NEW – NETTLETON Full Brogue Derby (Budapester), Circa 1980:44,5C

440.00

SOLD to Mr. D. W., South Africa
  • Nettleton
    für
    Wonder Arch
    Full Wing-Tip Derby Brogue
    Circa 1980
    Euro 440

    Nettleton, einer der einst grossen amerikanischen Schuhmacher, wurde 1879 in Syracuse, New York gegründet und blieb für fast genau 100 Jahre in Betrieb. Die Fabrik wurde in den 80ern in Apartments und Räume für Grosshandel umgewandelt. Nettleton hat exzellente Qualitäts-Schuhe gearbeitet, denen von Hanover und Florsheim durchaus ähnlich. Nettleton ist ebenfalls bekannt dafür, dass die Firma den 1. Loafer weltweit patentiert bekam! Unter ihren Kunden fanden sich Charles Lindbergh, General “Black Jack” Pershing und die Wright Brüder; eine wichtige und einflussreiche Firma in der Geschichte amerikanischer Schuhmacherkunst.

    Dieses antike Paar von Nettleton ist aus Full-Grain-Kalbsleder gearbeitet, gefüttert mit feinem Glove-Leather“, rahmengenäht, plus “split reverse welt” (Sturm-Welt) (Bild #11), und einer eichen-gegerbten Ledersohle. Dies ist ein sehr feiner und äusserst luxuriöser Schuh, absolut schlicht im Design. Insgesamt ein glamouröses Stück, das nicht so bald wiederzusehen sein wird. Ein idealer Schuh für “Town or Country”.


    Size Details:

    44,5C (US 11C)….(UK 10D), für den etwas schmaleren Fuss.

    Shoe Condition:

    Neu und ungetragen.

  • Nettleton
    marketed by the retailer
    Wonder Arch
    Full Wing-Tip Derby Brogue
    Circa 1980
    Euro 440

    Nettleton, one of the great erstwhile American Shoemakers, was founded in 1879 in Syracuse, New York and remained in existence for almost exactly 100 years. The cost to produce shoes of this quality made Nettleton uncompetitive with the, then, relatively new influx of stylish but light-weight Italian shoes and the firm, with its old fashioned management and its aging workforce, unable to adapt to changing market condition, succumbed to the inevitable. The factory was converted to apartments and retail space in the 1980s.

    Nettleton produced an excellent quality shoe, similar to those of Hanover and Florsheim, and they are remembered for having patented the first loafer in the world! Their clients included Charles Lindbergh, General “Black Jack” Pershing, and the Wright Brothers; they were an important firm in the history of the American shoemaker.

    It is sad to note that for many years the old firm of Nettleton was bankrupted out of existence, their good name sold to marketing interests to adorn contemptibly plebian product made off shore. But good news is on the way; an inspired group of seasoned shoe manufacturing professionals has taken over the remnants of the old Nettleton firm and is preparing to produce a fine custom range of traditional models under this grand old name. More information on this presently.

    This vintage Full Brogue by Nettleton is far superior in build and finish than most shoes on the market today. This is an indestructible shoe with additional “split reverse welt” (Pic.#11), oak-tanned double sole and hand-set cordwainer heel with cleat. Notice, please, the hand-sewn welt with contrasting colour stitching. The build quality competes with Florsheim’s best and positively superior to almost any ready-made shoe today, including J. Lobb and E. Green…and more than a few custom-made shoes as well.


    Size Details:

    US 11C (UK 10D) (European 44,5C), for the slightly narrower foot.

    Shoe Condition:

    New and unworn.

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