*Hand-Sewn FRANK WRIGHT Two-Tone Jodhpur Boot, Circa 1965: 44.5D
Size: 44-44.5 [US.10.5-11] [UK 9.5-10}
Styles: Boots/Stiefel, Collectors Shoes/Object d'Art, Jodhpur Boots
Hand-Made, Two-Tone, Jodhpur Boot
Made in England – Circa 1965
This charming and certainly unusual variation on the classic Jodhpur Boot, although very definitely in the western style, is an English product of considerable build quality. Everything about the making of this boots suggests a limited edition made largely by hand. A close inspection of the instep reveals the hand sewing of the outer sole to welt. Notice the pointed toe and the high, tapered, stacked, wooden heel, the so-called Military or Cuban heel, both characteristic of the Cowboy Boot. The front and straps of this boot have been hand tinted to a lovely medium brown, while the rest is a warm tan colour; an interesting conceit that shows beautifully under trousers.
Regarding Frank Wright Shoes: While the brand is of no interest today, producing or importing shoes of undistinguished quality, Wright is an old established name, in operation in Northamptonshire since 1885 and known to have provided boots for the cavalry officers at Chelsea barracks in London. The brand relocated to Kettering and with new innovative designs based on their military models set trends in the ‘Carnaby Street’ scene in London in the 1960s. The present shoe most likely dates from that period.
Size Details:10E UK, (11D US), (44.5D European), for the medium-width foot.
All original and very lightly worn, with thin rubber sole protector added. A deep polishing would be in order.