*Neuwertig – CROCKETT & JONES für POLO, Full Wing-Tip Brogue, Kiltie, Tassel Loafer: 42.5D
Size: 42-42.5 [US.9-9.5] [UK 8-8.5]
Styles: Brogues, Loafers
Crockett & Jones
Polo – Ralph Lauren (Boutique)
Full Wing-Tip Brogued Kiltie Tassel Loafer
This handsome and extraordinarily complex loafer was produced by Crockett after Ralph Lauren’s design, exclusively for Polo’s flagship boutiques in New York, San Francisco and London and should not to be confused with their several lesser offerings under the “Polo” brand. The attention to detail in the shoe is remarkable; double layer kiltie, medallion wing tip, extra-fine pinking (zig-zag) of the edges and suede-finished sole, all add up to a very well-made and very eye-catching model, perfect with a blazer and flannel “bags”, not to mention any casual dress; kakis, tweeds, checks, corduroys or any earth-tones suitings. This loafer has it all and in perfect balance, an elegant, comfortable and finely made shoe. Originally a Euro 650+ value.
But finally, a warning. For reasons best known to themselves, many ladies have a general antipathy toward loafers, brogued loafers in particular. Moreover, tassel loafers are held in particular disdain, while the full measure of contempt, of unrestrained disparagement is reserved for the kiltie loafer. A loafer like the present one, with all the shocking attributes of brogueing, kiltie and tassel, are considered anathema, the devil’s work, in some lady’s lunch circles. As to the reasons for this, theories abound; “the ‘golf widow’ traumatized by the kiltie” is the one I prefer but others cite “the wife deceived by a husband seeking a second youth with his secretary”; also certainly credible. Suffice it to say, not every man, not even the faithful non-golfer, is man enough to withstand the withering glances of she-who-must-be-obeyed. Be warned!
Size Details:US.9.5D......UK 8.5E....Continental 42.5D, for the medium width foot.
Excellent, showing only the first scuffing of soles and heels.