*Vintage FLORSHEIM Two-Tone Calfskin NORWEGIAN SPECTATOR, Circa 1950: 42D
Two-Tone Norwegian Spectator
This remarkable shoe is an icon of the era of “cool”. The alligator patterned vamp and quarter above the brown boxcalf cap and heel-cap make for a most handsome combination evocative of a another era. With your narrow lapels, stove-pipe trousers, and Sinatra hat, you are ready to shoot Craps at the tables at Las Vegas, the old Flamingo Hotel, before the families with kids took over, the good old days of hardcore drinking and gambling, the good-natured hookers and sealed lips; “What happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas”. Or… perhaps…you are somewhere else entirely, on the set of one of Godard’s or Truffaut’s Nouvelle Vague productions. Anna Karina smiles and Belmondo tips his hat at the sight of the Alligator Vamp of your Norwegians. The starlets gather ’round you, Audran, Aimee, Lafon, Moreau; where did you get those shoes, they ask. “America”, you reply. You are an instant hit. You turn to the camera to speak, but there is a new sound, a distant ringing, the bedstand clock announces morning and the year 2018. Where is Sinatra now? Vegas is Disneyland and Eric Rohmer tells his gentle tales to the angels. Was it real or just a dream? You look in your closet and there they are, your two-tone Norwegians. They are real and you were there.
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Size Details:9D (US)…..8E(UK)…..Continental 42D, for the mid-width foot.
Original Goodyear welted sole and heel in excellent condition. A fine example of a seldom, if ever, seen shoe.