*Neuwertig – CROCKETT & JONES for Polo, Full Brogue GHILLIE Boot: 41.5D
Size: 41-41.5 [US.8-8.5] [UK 7-7.5]
Styles: Boots/Stiefel, Collectors Shoes/Object d'Art
Crockett & Jones
Polo – Ralph Lauren
Scotch Grain Calfskin
Full Wing-Tip Brogue Ghillie Boot
This is truly a spectacular item and very unusual, one of Ralph Lauren’s designs, inspired by traditional Highland Regimental footwear and made up by Crockett for the Polo boutique line. This model incorporates in one shoe the three most distinguishing footwear elements of the Highlands, the Ghillie lacing, a full compliment of Brogueing and Scotch Grain leather. Leave it to Ralph to revive such an interesting classic; we are not likely to see another such marvelous boot very soon.
Scottish and Irish Ghillies, derived from simple ancestral footwear, have evolved into shoes of more modern construction, often worn with traditional costume for ceremonial wear and for Highland country dancing. Originally Ghillies were made of soft leathers and easily distinguished from other shoes by the use of loops in the leather in place of eyelets, with laces criss-crossing across the vamp. Ghillie Brogues, another variation, generally have no tongue. In modern parlance, the term ghillie has come to encompass any shoe laced through loops projecting over the tongue or top of the foot, as in the case of the present example.
Size Details:US 8.5D.....UK 7.5E.....Continental 41.5D, for the medium width foot.
A very well made shoe, extremely robust with Goodyear welted triple sole and 360 degree Storm Welt (split reverse welt) to repel water. As seen in the pictures, this is very lightly a and lightly worn, indeed near new. Tops indistinguishable from new. (Sorry, this one example is the only one available.) Sold without trees.