Another great catalogue from the past:

Of general interest is the balance of the patterns, the clean and simple upper offerings, and the complete lack of casual/sport shoes.  Of specific interest is the wingtip oxford (clean as a whistle….nothing out there now as good), how the heavier patterns and materials were detailed with larger dented welts while the black captoes got tight welt decoration….love the metal eyelets on dress patterns….and note how the formal oxford was NOT available in anything but ‘dull’ calfskin.  Times have changed, for sure.

Ron

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