*JOHNSTON & MURPHY “Crown Aristocraft” SHELL CORDOVAN Tassel Loafer: 44D

280.00

  • Johnston & Murphy
    “Aristocraft”
    Shell Cordovan – Pferdeleder Tassel Loafer
    Euro 280

    Dies ist Johnston & Murphy’s äusserst beliebter und seltene “Aristocraft” Shell Cordovan Tassel Loafer, circa 1980. Johnston & Murphy war für den Grossteil des 20. Jahrhunderts Horween’s Stammkunde. Dieser Schuh trägt die Bezeichnung “Aristocraft” und kann daher um die Spät-70-er oder 80-er datiert werden, doch war dieses Modell bereits in den 50-ern existent. Ein Klassiker, eine Antiquität, für alle Shell Cordovan-Liebhaber ein absolutes Sammlerstück, seltener als jeder andere Cordovan Loafers; kurz, DER Repräsentant in der Welt der “American university style”.


    Size Details:

    44D (10.5D US) (UK 9.5E), für den mittel-breiten Fuss.

    Shoe Condition:

    Suberb, Orginal Sohle und Absatz sehr leicht getragen.

  • Johnston & Murphy
    “Aristocraft”
    Shell Cordovan – Pferdeleder Tassel Loafer
    Euro 280

    This is Johnston & Murphy’s much-loved and much sought-after signature “Aristocraft” Shell Cordovan Tassel Penny loafer, a loafer like few other, with hand-sewn apron.

    Until its decline and move overseas, Johnston & Murphy was Horween’s second largest customer for shell cordovan (after Florsheim) and the quality of the hides used in making this shoe can be said to be, simply, the best. This shoe is marked “Aristocraft”, Johnston & Murphy’s top boutique line, so may be dated to as late at the 1970’s or early 1980s, but the model was already in evidence in the 1950’s. A classic, an antique, for the Shell Cordovan lover a historic collectors item, an authentic representative of the American university style of the mid-century, and, in any case, its rich history aside, a splendid shoe for your relaxed wardrobe, one of the handsomest cordovans you will ever own and one of the most charming.


    Size Details:

    10.5D US.....9.5E UK.....Continental: 44D, for the mid-width foot.

    Shoe Condition:

    Superb original condition, very lightly worn and with a dramatic patina. I have said it repeatedly; there is nothing better than new cordovan...except old cordovan. This level of patina can hardly be bought; it has to be earned. Sold without trees.

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