*Vintage FRENCH, SHRINER & URNER, SHELL CORDOVAN Full Brogue Oxford: 43-43.5C (US 10C)
Size: 43-43.5 [US. 10] [UK 9]
Styles: Brogues, Oxfords, Shell Cordovan
French Shriner & Urner
6-Eyelet, Shell Cordovan Full Brogue Oxford
Little more needs to be said of this excellent shoe than that it one of the dozen basics in the gentleman’s wardrobe, useful for daytime or business or informal evening dress. Please notice that this is an example from French Shriner’s top range collection of the immediately post-war period, the heyday of this great traditional American house. I never tire of saying that there is nothing better than new cordovan except old cordovan, a matter of rich patina.. It will be the center piece in any collection.
Quality: This shoe should not be compared to the current off-shore production marketed under the French Shriner name. These are vintage American-made, hand-welted shoes comparable to the great Florsheim’s, Nettleton’s or Hanover brogues of the period, superior to any and all modern production.
Size Details:US 10C....UK 9D......43-43.5C Continental, for the somewhat narrower foot.
Original double sole showing trivial wear. First slight rounding of Goodyear Neolite heels. Invisible fraying under the tongue. Overall, excellent. Sold without trees.