*Fine – BESPOKE Unknown American Master, OSTRICH Blucher: 43-43.5D (US 10D)
Size: 43-43.5 [US. 10] [UK 9]
Styles: Collectors Shoes/Object d'Art, Derbys, Exotic Leathers
Unknown American Master
Ostrich Hide, 6-Eyelet Derby (Blucher)
Let me begin by saying that these are one of the best made shoes in the collection, all the more intriguing for being of unknown provenance. Obviously made to measure, hand made and the work of a master, they were acquired along with a collection of exotics assembled by an American gentleman client. The double sole, hand sewn channeled welt and additional 360 degree split-reverse-welt (storm welt) bespeak an American hand at work and custom-made. In any case, there are not, to my knowledge, ready-made ostrich shoes.
Apart from its robust construction, this shoe is a tour de force of elegance. Its strength is its simplicity and lack of ostentation, its delightfully traditional rounded toe-box, its complete dependence for its beauty on the quiet elegance, the richness of the leather. To reproduce such a work of art today would cost in the many thousands.
My old clients know what I mean when I say this shoe comes with my highest personal recommendation.
Size Details:43-43.5D….US 10D….UK 9E, for the medium width foot.
Superb. Showing very little wear to bottoms and none to tops.