*Fein – LUDWIG REITER 5-Eyelet, Patent Leather, Dress Oxford, Circa 1980: 42D
Size: 42-42.5 [US.9-9.5] [UK 8-8.5]
Styles: Evening/Formal, Oxfords
Established 1885 in Vienna
5-Eyelet Patent Leather Evening Dress Oxford
In 1885 Ludwig Reiter I, with his wife Anna established their first workrooms in Vienna’s 4th District. Within a few years they were providing custom-made boots and welted shoes for the Officers and Guardsmen of the Keiser.
Today, in the 4th generation of family ownership, Ludwig Reiter employs 60 skilled artisans, owns and operates 13 stores in Austria, Germany and Switzerland, and sells their product through a further 200 shops and boutiques throughout Europe, Japan and America and is rightly considered to be among the finest shoemakers of central Europe.
The present pair, an elegant dress shoe in a fine grade of Patent Leather is equally correct for smoking/black tie (Tuxedo) or full dress/white tie (Tails). Ready-to-wear Reiter shoes are in th 600-700 Euro range, plus MwS (VAT). This shoe was a special order in its day and is the model worn, then and now, by gentlemen at the opening ball of the Vienna Opera
Size Details:US 9D (UK8E) (Continental 42D), for the medium width foot.
All original, very lightly worn. Sold without trees.