*Neuwertig – JONES BOOTMAKERS, “Rough Out” Suede, All-Weather, Field Boot: 43-43.5D (US 10D)
Rough Out Suede, All-Weather, Field Boot
This is the perfect, all weather, zero-maintenance boot for town or country. Rough-out suede requires no more than a quick brushing to be ready for your next outing. Unlike smooth leather, it will not scratch nor chip, going through bad terrain, brambles or woods. This is a no-nonsense tramping boot or work boot and still looks smashing under your proper trousers. The rubber soles will get you through field and stream or bach home from the asphalt jungle, high and dry and in good style. A handsome boot and, to be sure, wonderfully practical too.
Jones Bootmaker was founded London in 1857 by Alfred Jones and his wife Emma. Alfred Jones was one of the first to install electric lighting in his shop and people flocked to the store to witness this new phenomenon. After lights out, Emma and Alfred produced a formidable family from which nine sons apprenticed to the shoe trade. Each of these went on to open his own store and to lead the field by introducing ready-made shoes in 3 different widths, starting what has become the tradition in shoe fitting.
By 1955 the number of shops had outgrown the factory’s production capacity and the company joined the Church’s group. Prada later acquired Church’s and in 2001 Jones was sold to private investors. In 2006 a financial consortium acquired a principal interest in Jones and today, after, mergers & acquisitions, off-shore ownership, the tribulations of the financial markets and the debasement of modern marketeers, Jones offer a pitiable down-market product through Amazon and other exponents of the lowest common denominator. May they one day again shrug of the bonds of Prada and the other base marketeers.
Size Details:Continental 43-43.5D......UK 9E... ..US 10D, for the medium to somewhat wider foot.
All original, perhaps worn once rt twice only to try on, otherwise 99% of its life ahead of it.