NEW – Vintage STUART McGUIRE Sharkskin Full Brogue Derby: 44D

650.00

  • Vintage Stuart McGuire
    Special Order – Circa 1970
    Genuine Sharkskin
    Full Brogue Derby
    Euro 650

    Judging from the workmanship and treatment of the lining, this shoe most likely dates from the 1970’s. These marvelous Sharkskin Norwegians are beautifully hand-lasted, Goodyear welted. The skins are soft and pliable as new; Sharkskin is extremely durable as evidenced here. This pair is in superb condition. The colour of these shoes is a medium to light Brown with Black undertones and has the characteristic subtle natural shimmer of Sharkskin; a beautiful and eye catching effect. This material, among the rarest from which shoes can be made, far more rare than any Alligator shoe, possesses a quiet elegance that signal extremes of luxury without the slightest ostentation.

    The use of Sharkskin in the making of shoes, now no longer done for reasons of conservation, is a largely American phenomenon. The two major producers were Footjoy and Allen Edmonds but this Stuart McGuire example makes a fine showing. One does see quite some variation from one pair to the next in the selection of skins; these being a rather more dramatic grain than used in the usual examples. The effect is rather striking and very luxurious. A glamourous shoe, extravagantly elegant in the use of materials and still absolutely understated and without a hint of ostentation.
    I cannot sufficiently emphasize the rarity of such a shoe. It is far more rare than any Alligator shoe, or, indeed, any other exotic skinned shoe. An indestructible and, not surprisingly, rather waterproof shoe. Only available today from a custom shoemaker, thus the replacement cost must be seen to be in the thousands. Certainly one of the most beautiful and glamourous shoes ever made in America, superior in construction, materials and appearance to any modern offering.
    Size: US 10.5D….(UK 9.5)….. Correct for a European 44D, medium width.
    Condition: New and unworn, showing slight scuffing of the soles from shelf storage.

  • Vintage Stuart McGuire
    Special Order – Circa 1970
    Genuine Sharkskin
    Véritable Cuir de Requin de Baha-Californie
    Euro 650

    Voilà une chaussure classique on ne peut plus soigneusement montée, datant des meilleures années de fabrication d’un grand bottier, et faite dans le plus admirable des cuirs Requin Pacifique. Son grain caractéristique confère à cette chaussure un charme discret tout en dotant votre garde-robes d’une touche luxueuse que ce soit pour votre tenue de tous les jours, de sport ou de campagne. Somme toute, c’est une chaussure fortappréciable, d’une belle ligne classique, élégante et robuste à la fois (le roquin étant un des cuirs les plus solides qui soient), et qui se patinera au cours des années d’un lustre inégalable. Nous nous trouvons devant une véritable rareté censée soulever l’intérêt de mes clients-collectionneurs les plus exigents.
    Etat: Tout neuf. Malgré leur âge, 40 ans environ, le dessus est d’un toucher parfaitement doux et souple, les semelles d’origine ne présentant que de légères éraflures.
    Pointure française : 44D
    Frais de poste : 14,20 € en France; pour le reste d’Europe contacter moi, s.v.p.

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