*Vintage STUART McGUIRE Sharkskin Norweger: 42D

550.00

  • Vintage Stuart McGuire
    Special Order – Circa 1970
    Genuine Sharkskin
    Split-Toe Norwegian
    Euro 550

    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, entirely edge-bound. 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 deep, dense Ink-Black with 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. The colour is also absent the red undertones characteristic of many sharkskin shoes; thus we see a very direct and quietly elegant pure Black. A glamourous shoe, extravagantly elegant in the handwork, finishing and 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 Details:

    US 9D....(UK 8E)..... Correct for a European 42D, medium width.

    Shoe Condition:

    Excellent, superb, very lightly worn.

  • Vintage Stuart McGuire
    Special Order – Circa 1970
    Genuine Sharkskin
    Véritable Cuir de Requin de Baha-Californie
    Derby Demi-Chasse Norwégian
    (Split-Toe Norwegian)
    Euro 550

    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 fort appréciable, 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.

    Paiement accepté : virement bancaire de préférence.
    Frais de poste : 14,20 € en France; pour le reste d’Europe contacter moi, s.v.p.


    Size Details:

    42D

    Shoe Condition:

    pratiquement 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 (traces d'usure). La chaussure est entièrement doublée d'un des meilleurs cuirs de Box-calf.

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