*Neuwertig – EDWARD GREEN, “Tuczek” Gusseted Slipper, Circa 1990: 41-41.5D (US 8-8.5D)
Size: 41-41.5 [US.8-8.5] [UK 7-7.5]
Styles: Collectors Shoes/Object d'Art, Loafers
Designed in the manner of Nikolaus Tuczek
Cap-Toe Brogued Elastic Gusseted Slipper
Lobb, Crockett, Shipton and perhaps others have made some version of this shoe –understandably, it is the last word in elegance- some with wing-tip, others with medallion toe or plain, but the present shoe is Tuczek’s exact design, even to the chisel toe, unchanged for 80 years and executed in a lovely, saturated black calfskin by Edward Green. Notice the closed channel welt and flaired sole, comparable to Edward Green’d bespoke shoes.
The late, lamented firm of Tuczek of #17 Clifford Street, W1, bespoke society shoemaker, is a legend in the trade among historians and collectors. The importance of this master is only confirmed by the fact that George Cleverley, began his career with Nikolaus Tuczek in 1920 and remained with the firm 38 years before opening his own workshop. Tuczek’s designs, which this Slipper follows closely, are exceptionally sleek and most often feature his characteristic chiseled toe and elastic side gussets. It can be conjectured that this was Tuczek’s legacy as there is little to compare with the dramatic lasting, the intricate detailing, and the painstaking construction of the Tuczek style. But finally it is the overall effect of the design, the harmony of decoration and sculptural form that distinguishes this shoe. There is very little to be found from the last half century that possesses the stylistic boldness or quiet equipoise of this present pair.
This is a wearable work of art and, unlike most modern shoes, this shoe will continue to increase in value as it has done these last 25 or 30 years.
Versand: Käufer zahlt, EUR 6,20 Versandkosten als versichertes Paket (innerhalb Deutschlands).
Size Details:US 8.5D.... (UK 8E).....Continental 42D, for the medium width foot.
Superb. Original soles fitted with new tips. Combination heels brand new, never worn. Tops excellent too. Overall, an excellent example of this classic shoe. Neuwertig.