*Fine Vintage FRANK BROTHERS Oxford Spectator: 44.5C
Size: 44-44.5 [US.10.5-11] [UK 9.5-10}
Styles: Brogues, Collectors Shoes/Object d'Art, Oxfords, Spectators
488 Fifth Avenue, New York City
6-Eyelet Wing-Tip Oxford Spectator
Scotch Grain over Smooth Calf
Frank Brothers, exclusive haberdashers and designers of footwear for both men and women, was established in 1865. Their shoes were sold at their own Frank Brothers shoe shops, their main store at 488 Fifth Avenue in New York, and a handful of ultra-high end men’s clothing stores.
This particular shoe is a fine example of their earlier, traditional last, the modified spade sole of the mid-century. The hand-written serial numbers strongly suggest a special make-up. Whether a special order shoe or not, this is a classically lasted shoe, an elegant, elongated model to flatter the foot, finely finished and in a lovely white Scotch Grain calf under smooth brown calf.
Size Details:marked US 11C....UK 10D.....Continental 44.5C but by my measurements, this is a rather generous last, approachingso a "D".
Original soles and heels very lightly worn, thus EXTRA FINE!. Sold without trees.