*Vintage STACY-ADAMS 3-Eyelet Black-on-Black Spectator, Circa 1950: 42 Narrow (US 9)
Size: 42-42.5 [US.9-9.5] [UK 8-8.5]
Styles: Brogues, Collectors Shoes/Object d'Art, Derbys, Spectators, Suede/Wildleder
3-Eyelet, “Black on Black”, Full Brogue Spectator
This very nicely made earlier example of the Full Brogue Spectator by Stacy-Adam uses smooth over suede leather to great advantage both at the vamp and the edges of the quarters (the opening of the shoe). A lovely combination of leathers set off by very discreet brogueing throughout, to compliment the rather bold and dramatic extension of the toe-box. The shoe is from the 1950s but harkens to an earlier time both stylistically and in construction technique and is not, I hasten to add, to be compared to the products of Stacy Adams’s descendent firm, who have long since failed to produce anything qualitatively comparable to this shoe.
Size Details:US 9 NARROW........UK 8 NARROW.........Continental 42 NARROW.
The tops are in excellent condition, with hardly visible creasing, remarkable for a vintage shoe this age....in short, a rare example of a delightful shoe. Sold without trees.