*NEW – EDE and RAVENSCROFT Buckled Patent Leather Traditional Dress Shoe: 43-43.5D (UK 9E) (US 10D)
Size: 41-41.5 [US.8-8.5] [UK 7-7.5]
Styles: Collectors Shoes/Object d'Art, Evening/Formal, Loafers
EDE and RAVENSCROFT
H. M. Queen Elizabeth Royal Warrant
H.R.H The Price of Wales Royal Warrant
H.R.H. The Duke of Edinburgh Royal Warrant
Traditional Buckled Dress Shoe
This is an authentic full dress ceremonial slipper of the aristocratic variety, worn by the black rods (Serjeants-at-Arms) in the Houses of Parliament. Suitable, of course for any full dress, fancy dress, black or white tie, smoking or costume wear. A charming variation of, indeed the precursor to, the modern evening slipper.
Ede and Ravenscroft is London’s oldest tailor and robe maker, offering bespoke tailoring, classic ready to wear menswear, as well as academic robes, legal wigs and regalia.
Ede & Ravenscroft has been tailors and robemakers of choice for twelve coronations. Today the firm continues to service royalty, the judiciary, civic authorities, academia and business.
A most interesting and detailed history of an early bespoke ancestor to this particular court shoe is to be found at: http://vintagedressslip.net/vtg-ede-ravenscroft-bespoke-black-rods-dress-shoes-slip-ons-rrp-2200-uk10-5.htm
Size Details:UK 9E……US10D……43-43.5D, for the medium width foot.
New, never worn, in original box with polishing cloth by the maker and with travel trees..
Patent leather is difficult to photograph because of reflections but these shoes are flawless, in spite of the highlights in the snap shots.