NEW-FLORSHEIM IMPERIAL Hand-Sewn PENNY LOAFER, Circa 1985: 42E

320.00

VENDUTO a Sig. M. S., Rome
  • The Original Penny Loafer
    des herausragenden amerikanischen Traditionshauses
    Florsheim
    das Spitzen-Produkt, der Imperial
    Hand-Sewn,Circa 1985
    EURO 320

    Es handelt sich bei dem angebotenen Paar um einen Penny Loafer der hochwertigen Firma Florsheim. Von den 200 amerikanischen Schuhmachern, die es zu Beginn des vergangenen Jahrhunderts in Neu England gab, ist leider nur eine Handvoll übriggeblieben: Cole-Haan, Allen Edmonds, Alden, und J&M gehören zu den wenigen, die diese Schuhe nur noch herstellen.

    Käufer zahlt EUR 6,90 Versandkosten als versichertes Paket. Verkauf ohne Schuhspanner.


    Size Details:

    Eine Standard-deutsche 42E (eine amerikanische 9E......UK 8F), für den etwas breitered Fuss.

    Shoe Condition:

    Neu und ungetragen.

  • Florsheim Imperial
    The Original Penny Loafer
    Hand-Sewn, Circa 1985
    Euro 320

    These delightful hand-antiqued pair is from Florsheims last years of American production, related to the “Comfortech” line, with cushion inner-soles for extraordinary comfort and, unlike many Penny Loafers, it is fully leather lined. Quite a find in this new, especially after 25 years.

    The Penny Loafer originated in the 1930’s and took its present form when John Bass introduced the split strap resembling a pair of lips. Virtually unchanged since 1936, this classic Americn model is characterized by the raised moccasin front and the broad split strap. In Florsheim superior version, the apron is hand tied and the strap too is, as can easily be seen in Picture #10, hand reinforced. This point, where the vamp meets the sides, is the weakest point in every loafer and often the casualty of repeated flexing…but never with this shoe!

    Ubiquitous on collage campuses, a favourite of the “bobby socksers” of the 1930’s and 1940’s, of the preppies in the 1950’s and 1960’s and again today of the yuppies, bless them all, the Penny Loafer has never been out of style since its inception 80 years ago. Often worn without socks, with or without pennies, they complement jeans, kakis, or corduroys perfectly. I have even seen them worn with a suit, the ultimate statement of studied insouciance. Charming!


    Size Details:

    9E (US).....8F (UK).....42E Continental size: for the slightly wider foot.

    Shoe Condition:

    New and unworn. In Original Carton and with two American pennies.

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