*FLORSHEIM IMPERIAL Circa 1980,”Guardsman” Chukka Boot: 41.5D (8.5D US)

380.00

  • Florsheim Imperial
    “Guardsman“ Chukka Boot
    Circa 1980
    Euro 380

    This vintage boot by Florsheim is far superior in build and finish than most shoes on the market today. This is an indestructible, Goodyear welted Shoe/Boot with solid brass buckle, a handsome Monk style shoe for town and a rugged and protective Chukka Boot for country. The close-grained leather used in the making of this boot is easily confused with shell cordovan but it is, in fact, a full grain calfskin of very high quality. Moreover, this boot, with its glove-leather lining, is known to be tremendously comfortable, an ideal form for a gentleman with a high instep (Rist) or a foot wide at the toe. The replacement cost today from one of the better American or English shoemakers today may safely be estimated at over 700 Euros. John Lobb’s almost identical version, the “Varese” is closer to 1400 Euros!

    Both the Chukka Boot and the Jodhpur Boot derive from the 19th century British presence in India, and the discovery of the game of Polo in the 1850s by British tea planters on the Burmese border with India. (A ‘chukker’ is a period of play in Polo). Both boots were readily adapted by the British at home and quickly became staples of the Gentleman’s wardrobe. The Chukka Boot is a casual, sporting boot to just above the ankle, plain toed, fastening with two (although sometimes three or four) high lacings or strap (as in a Monk). The Chukka Boot is often called a Desert Boot for having been much adopted -in Suede- by British troops.


    Size Details:

    US 8,5D....(UK 7,5E)...(European 41,5D), for the medium width foot.

    Shoe Condition:

    Near new. Original sole and heel very lightly lightly worn.

  • Florsheim
    “Guardsman” Chukka Boot
    “Imperial Quality”
    Circa 1980
    Euro 380

    Dieses antike Paar von Florsheim ist aus Full-Grain-Kalbsleder gearbeitet, gefüttert mit feinem „Glove-Leather“, rahmengenäht, plus einer eichen-gegerbeten Ledersohle. Der Gummiabsatz ist Florsheim’s ureigenstes Hartgummi-Modell, eine der besten und haltbarsten in der gesamten Branche.

    Dies ist ein sehr feiner und äusserst luxuriöser Stiefel, absolut schlicht im Design; seine Schönheit entstammt dem aussergewöhnlichen Charme seiner Patina. Insgesamt ein glamouröses Stück, das nicht so bald wiederzusehen sein wird. Ein idealer Schuh für “Town or Country”.


    Size Details:

    41,5D (US 8,5D...UK 7.5E), fuer den mittel-breiten Fuss. Verkauf ohne Spanner.

    Shoe Condition:

    Neywertig. Orginal-Sohle und Absatz sehr leicht getragen.

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