NEW – Vintage NETTLETON for Arnold’s, Plain Front Derby, Circa 1975: 43-43,5D

480.00

SOLD to Mr. M. L., Hereford, England
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  • Nettleton
    für
    Arnold’s Boot Shops
    New Haven
    Plain Front, Scotch Grain Derby (Blucher)
    Circa 1975
    Euro 480

    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-Kalbsleder gearbeitet, gefüttert mit feinem Glove-Leather“, rahmengenäht, plus “split reverse welt” (Sturm-Welt) (Bild #8), und einer eichen-gegerbten Ledersohle. 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:

    43-43,5D.....(US 10D)…...(UK (E), für den mittel-breiten Fuss.

    Shoe Condition:

    Neu und ungetragen.

  • Nettleton
    marketed by the retailer
    Arnold’s Boot Shops
    New Haven
    Plain Front, Scotch Grain Derby (Blucher)
    Circa 1975

    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. The factory was converted to apartments and retail space in the 1980s. 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.

    To my recollection, until at least the late 1960’s, Arnold’s Boot Shops, located at 900 Chapel Street in New Haven, was a fashionable shoe store catering to both ladies and gentlemen. This was a “downtown” shop, too expensive for most Yale undergraduates, at least the ones I knew, but the owner, Merwin Brochin, was well know to young and old in New Haven, as he also managed rock ‘n roll groups, including the Hall of Famer, Gene Pitney, and the local Doo Wop/R&B vocal quartet The Pyramids. Mr. Brochin was an eminently fashion conscious gentleman and remarkably well dressed. His uncompromising taste was fully reflected in his buying the best American men’s shoes for his store. These superior Nettletons are a prime example of Mr. Brochin’s discerning eye.

    This vintage Full Brogue by Nettleton is far superior in build and finish than most shoes on the market today. This is an indestructible shoe with additional “split reverse welt” (Pic.#8), oak-tanned double sole and hand-set cordwainer heel with cleat. Notice, please, the hand-sewn welt with contrasting colour stitching. The build quality competes 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.


    Size Details:

    US 10D......(UK 9E).....(European 43-43,5D), for the mid-width foot.

    Shoe Condition:

    New and unworn.

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