LLOYD & HAIG (by Howard & Foster) Full Brogue Derby, Circa 1960: 42.5D (US 9.5D)
Size: 42-42.5 [US.9-9.5] [UK 8-8.5]
Styles: Brogues, Budapesters, Collectors Shoes/Object d'Art, Derbys
Howard & Foster
Lloyd & Haig
Vintage Full Brogue Derby
I am obliged to say that this pair of shoes is as finely made as any shoe in this website,better than most, and a tour de force in form and modeling, superior in build quality and detail to allmost anything on the market today, a shoe that dismisses any doubt that the American shoe industry of the last century was surpassed by any other. This is a shoe that leaves all commercial considerations aside and strives and achieves near perfection. The McAffee combination dove-tail heel and the 360 degree split-reverse-welt (storm welt) that adorns the Goodyear welted double oak-tanned sole are intended to serve for a lifetime and to serve beautifully! Apart from the best bespoke shoemakers, I would not know where to send you today to find the equal. My old clients know what I mean when I say that this shoe has my highest recommendation.
Lloyd & Haig was an American retailer with four locations in Manhattan until the mid-1990s. Together with their American-made cordovans and other shoes by Howard & Foster, they imported and re-branded the finest of ready-made English shoes, in short, top quality ready-made shoes. Lloyd & Haig served the New York business community for several generations and, accordingly, offered a very traditional and conservative line of shoes of which this is an excellent example.
I am grateful to Mr. Bill Tarlow, the last proprietor of the Lloyd & Haig who has generously provided much of the following detailed information about the history of this historic New York firm.
Lloyd and Haig was founded by two Englishmen in 1929 on Cedar Street in New York City. It failed shortly after and was taken over by Ed Meyer who a year later joined forces with Sherman Tarlow, Bill Tarlow’s father, a salesman for Alden Shoes in New York. They opened a store together on East 44th Street on the unusual proviso that the store show a profit in its first year otherwise Tarlow would be out and lose his investment. But successful they were and continued in partnership until Ed Meyer’s death in 1956. Bill Tarlow joined the firm a year later and was followed by his brother Alan 5 years later. The Meyer interests were purchased in 1958 and the firm became a family owned and run business. Sherman Tarlow died in 1977 and the firm continued under the direction of the two brothers. In 1959 Lloyd & Haig replaced Alden with Howard & Foster and the private label division of Bostonian as their suppliers. Hanover produced hand sewn loafers mainly for the firm and when they could not get cordovan leather they produced a plain toe oxford. In the early 70’s they were approached by a British firm of Joseph Cheaney and, at that time, reintroduced English shoes to their line but Lloyd & Haig designed almost all their own styles and chose materials to fit.
Size Details:US 9.5D ..........UK8.5E…..Continental 42.5D, for the medium width foot.
Very lightly worn.
Howard & Foster
Lloyd & Haig
Full Brogue Derby (Budapester)
“Lloyd & Haig” war ein amerikanisches Luxus-Geschaeft mit 4 Locations in Manhatten – bis Anfang der 90er. Er importierte die feinsten englischen Konfektions-Schuhe und, zusammen mit Hanover (U.S.A.), brachte sie unter eigenem Namen heraus, kurz also: ein Top-Qualitäts-Schuh. Lloyd & Haig haben der New-York-Business-Community für Generationen gedient und haben gleichzeitig eine sehr traditionsverbundene und im besten Sinn “konservative” Serie angeboten.
Size Details:US 9,5D.......UK 8,5E......Deutsche Grösse 42.5D, für den mittel-breiten Fuss.
Sehr leicht getragen. Goodyear welted, mit "split reverse welt" (storm welt). Verkauf ohne Spanner.