*Near New – JOSEPH FENESTRIER (Paris) All-Weather Full Brogue Derby: 44D/E
Size: 44-44.5 [US.10.5-11] [UK 9.5-10}
Styles: All Weather, Brogues, Derbys, Rubber Soled
23 Rue du Cherche-Midi, 75066 Paris
Fine All-Weather Full Wing-Tip Brogue Derby
Presented here are a pair of superb Full Brogues by the great 100 year old firm, the boutique French bootmaker, JOSEPH FENESTRIER, Paris, since 1895. They are, as you can see, a robust and supremely elegant quotation of a familiar classic model. The discrete lacing, the 360 degree split reverse welt (storm welt) the hand-sewn welt, the suede lined heel counter, and the molded toe all conspire to make this a very smart shoe and a supremely comfortable one. The proprietary Fenestrier soles make this an almost indestructible all-weather shoe, as robust as it is elegant….this is “custom-made” build quality.
In a world of overpriced, second-rate, glued together (or Blake-stitched) shoes masquerading as luxury under inflated brand names such as Prada, Gucci, Vuitton and others, this minor masterpiece by Fenestrier is the true luxury item. What distinguishes Fenestrier is the superb quality of the leather, the meticulous interior work (which the picture can only hint at) and the unadulterated classic line. All in all, a top, top quality shoe, and the best of the ready-mades to come out of France, and I include the giant Weston in my remark.
Size Details:US10.5D/E........(UK 9.5E/F)......Continental 44 D/E, for the medium width to somewhat wider Foot.
Showing trivial wear to bottoms or tops. Near new/neuwertig.