NEW – Vintage English Half Brogue for LEFCOURT, 400 Madison Ave.: 40-40.5D.

440.00

SOLD to Mr. M. K., Yokohama, Japan
  • Cap-Toe Half Brogue Oxford
    Made in England
    für
    Lefcourt
    400 Madison Ave, New York
    Euro 440

    Lefcourt das von der Familie betriebene Geschäft in Manhatten war einer der ersten die Hochqualitäts-Produkte als Importware in den USA einer breiteren Kundschaft vorstellte. Man konnte nur sehr selten englische Schuhe im Amerika der 50-er finden, ausser Church’s, Peal & Co, vertrieben durch Brooks Brothers, Lloyd & Haig und dem legendären McCreedy & Schreiber, 17 West 45th St. Lefcourt spielte ein bedeutende Rolle bei der Bekanntmachung der Namen “Grenson” und “Crockett” auf dem amerikanischen Markt.

    Käufer zahlt EUR 6.90 Versandkosten als versichertes Paket.


    Size Details:

    40-40.5D, für den mittel-breiten Fuss (7D US)....(6E UK)

    Shoe Condition:

    Neu und ungetragen.

  • Cap-Toe Half Brogue Oxford
    Made in England
    for
    Lefcourt
    400 Madison Ave, New York
    Euro 440

    Lefcourt, the legendary family-operated Manhattan shoe store, was among the first to introduce a wide range of high quality imported men’s shoes to the United States. Apart from Church’s, Peal & Co., marketed by Brooks Brothers, Lloyd & Haig and the great McCreedy & Schreiber at 17 West 45th St., there were few English shoes to be had in America in the 1950s. Lefcourt played an important role by introducing Grenson and Crockett to America, and is also associated with the development of the modern loafer….as recounted below.
    In 1948, the actor Paul Lukas, remembered for his role in Casablanca and other films of the period, brought a pair of favourite European tasseled oxfords to New York shoemakers Farkas & Kovacs to reproduce with some variations. The result was not entirely satisfactory so Lucas dropped one shoe off at Lefcourt and took the other of the pair to Morris in Beverly Hills, asking each for an improved version. Lefcourt never produced its own shoes and so took the request to Alden who, ironically, had also received the other sample from Morris! The result was a completely new design which became one of the most popular models in history, today’s ubiquitous loafer, a slip-on with top-side lacing and tassels.

    The present shoe, a finely made Medallion Toe Half Brogue, is on a level with today’s best ready-mades. The richness of the leather is most impressive, the depth of colour and texture are enviable, that of old French-polished mahogony. With channeled Goodyear welted sole. This shoe comes with my highest recommendation.


    Size Details:

    7D US, (6E UK), (40-40.5D European), for the mid-width foot.

    Shoe Condition:

    New and unworn.

  • Cap-Toe Half Brogue Oxford
    Made in England
    für
    Lefcourt
    400 Madison Ave, New York
    Euro 440

    Si vous êtes intéressé par les plus grandes références dans le domaine de la chaussure de luxe pour homme de fabrication artisanale, par les noms des ateliers les plus traditionnels, Edward Green, Crockett & Jones, Alden, Grenson, John Lobb, Church’s English Shoes, Allen Edmonds, et, en particulier, les exceptionnels – mais en France trop peu connu – bottiers américains FLORSHEIM, LLOYD & HAIG, CORDWAINER, FOOTJOY et HANOVER, n’hésitez pas à me consulte. Etant donné que mes textes figurant sont pour la plupart rédigés en anglais ou en allemand, je répondrais volontiers de manière plus détaillée à vos questions en français, en vous demandant de montrer de l’indulgence pour mon français approximatif.

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