*Neuwertig NETTLETON Ranch OXHIDE Full Brogue Oxford, Circa 1975:45D

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  • Nettleton
    Ranch Oxhide
    Full Brogue Oxford
    Circa 1970-1980

    Nettleton, einer der einst grossen amerikanischen Schuhmacher, wurde 1879 in Syracuse, New York gegründet und blieb für fast genau 100 Jahre in Betrieb. Die Fabrik wurde in den 80ern in Apartments und Räume für Grosshandel umgewandelt. Nettleton hat exzellente Qualitäts-Schuhe gearbeitet, denen von Hanover und Florsheim durchaus ähnlich. Nettleton ist ebenfalls bekannt dafür, dass die Firma den 1. Loafer weltweit patentiert bekam! Unter ihren Kunden fanden sich Charles Lindbergh, General “Black Jack” Pershing und die Wright Brüder; eine wichtige und einflussreiche Firma in der Geschichte amerikanischer Schuhmacherkunst.

    Dieses antike Paar von Nettleton ist aus Full-Grain-Ranch-Oxhide-Ochenleder gearbeitet, gefüttert mit feinem “glove-Leather“, rahmengenäht, und einer eichen-gegerbten Doppel-Sohle. Dies ist ein sehr feiner und äusserst luxuriöser Schuh, absolut schlicht im Design. Insgesamt ein glamouröses Stück, das nicht so bald wiederzusehen sein wird. Ein idealer Schuh für “Town or Country”.


    Size Details:

    45D (US 11,5D)….(UK 10,5E) für den mittel-breiten Fuss.

    Shoe Condition:

    Neuwertig. (Mit orginal Nettleton Karton)

  • Nettleton
    Ranch Oxhide
    Full Brogue Oxford
    Circa 1970-1980

    Nettleton, one of the great erstwhile American Shoemakers, was founded in 1879 in Syracuse, New York and remained in existence for almost exactly 100 years. They produced an excellent quality shoe, similar to those of Hanover and Florsheim, and they are remembered for having patented the first loafer in the world! Their clients included Charles Lindbergh, General “Black Jack” Pershing, and the Wright Brothers; they were an important firm in the history of the American shoemaker. The firm succumbed to off-shore competition and the factory was converted to apartments and retail space in the 1980s, a tragic end to one of the greatest and eldest American shoemaking firms.
    It is sad to note that for many years the old firm of Nettleton was bankrupted out of existence, their good name sold to marketing interests to adorn contemptibly plebian product made off shore. But good news is on the way; an inspired group of seasoned shoe manufacturing professionals has taken over the remnants of the old Nettleton firm and is preparing to produce a fine custom range of traditional models under this grand old name. More information on this presently.

    On a happier note, the present vintage Nettleton Full Wing-Tip Brogue Budapester is far superior in build and finish than most shoes on the market today. This is an indestructible, Goodyear welted Shoe with the factory-special addition of a double oak-tanned sole. The build quality is on a par with Florsheim’s best, and positively superior to almost any ready-made shoe today, including J. Lobb and E. Green…and more than a few custom-made shoes as well.

    Notice the hand-sewing that reinforces the sole at the toe. In short, you are considering an extremely robust shoe, both elegant and sportive, suitable for, Town or Country, beautiful no-nonsense, no compromise footwear for the gentleman.


    Size Details:

    US 11.5D (UK 10,5E) (European 45D), for the medium width foot.

    Shoe Condition:

    Perhaps tried on for size once or twise, otherwise like NEW. Sent to you in period Nettleton box.

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