MORE SIXTIES – STYLE SOUVENIRS – BASS WEEJUNS LEATHER PENNY LOAFERS

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This super-fun summer version of the classic Weejuns is still true vintage but a more recent incarnation – made in the 1980’s or 1990’s, sometime before 1993.  As we would expect, they are completely of leather excepting for some parts of the insoles.  So, that means that they can be repaired forever when some wear appears.

Completely classic.  How could I resist?

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CAN’T BELIEVE IT!! 1970’S WHITE LEATHER FRINGED MOCCASIN BOOTIES

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This is so bizarre – more true vintage white leather shoes with magnificently clean uppers.  Moccasin booties are especially rare and fun to find.

A BIG fad for women in the 1950’s, they were often brought back from vacation as Southwestern U.S. souvenirs.  People have been fascinated with the American West and the Native American culture for decades.

Just the thing to wear with jeans and they were perfect with Native American-made circle skirts and dresses, which were also very popular among more adventurous white American housewives in the Fifties and Sixties.  These were probably made a decade later, but the style is classic.  Also, with the Thunderbird – my personal totem . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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TRUE VINTAGE SHOES OF THE 1960’S – IMMORTALIZED AT THE SHOE MUSEUM

SHOES OF THE 1960'S - IMMORTALIZED AT THE SHOE MUSEUM

 

Examples from the decade, preserved and displayed beautifully. Stilettos and little strappy things. Cute, chic and sexy.  In alligator, suede, satin, patent leather – such a fabulous collection!

These are mostly dressier styles on this side of the display case.  You can catch a glimpse of some more everyday heels on the other side.

From Carnaby Street to The Man from Uncle to early James Bond . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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A Few 1940s Wardrobe Staples

A FEW TRUE VINTAGE 1940’S SHOES AND HANDBAGS FOR FALL

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A Few 1940s Wardrobe Staples

Here are a few items that I ran across by surprise – from the 1940s (or so). Mary-jane all leather shoes (always a classic), Capezio soft leather dance (?) shoes and a couple of simple woven bags – a drawstring and one with a metal zip in the top. It’s fun to find things in such good condition (and at very good prices). You just never know . . . .

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TRUE VINTAGE SHOES BY JOYCE – 1960’S COLORFUL FLATS

COLORFUL SIXTIES SHOES FOR SUNNY DAYS . . . . . .

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TRUE VINTAGE SHOES BY JOYCE - 1960'S COLORFUL FLATS

I’ve found a number of mid-century true vintage sporty-type items by Joyce. One label said Joyce of Chicago, so maybe the same company. Some companies have changed their labels somewhat over the years.

These flats are leather, of course, but only the uppers and interiors. The soles are a good synthetic like Vibram (will last for decades). I always love cut-out styles and these carnival colors are so much fun!

Just the ticket to wear with capris, cigarette pants, a cute dress or skirt – or shorts.  ’60’s casual fashions were all about playful and surprising. The ’50’s certainly have those moments, too, in a BIG way but, overall, there’s more loyalty to the conservative classics in the 1950’s.

With the closed toe and elegant styling, these  “summer” shoes are easily worn Spring through Fall.  My main challenge here  is finding the right clothing  and colors to accompany them.  But…

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SOME OF MY CUTEST LITTLE TRUE VINTAGE FLATS – AND A VERY RARE FIND!

SOME OF MY CUTEST LITTLE TRUE VINTAGE FLATS – AND A VERY RARE FIND!.

SOME OF MY CUTEST LITTLE TRUE VINTAGE FLATS – AND A VERY RARE FIND!

SOME OF MY CUTEST LITTLE TRUE VINTAGE FLATS - AND A VERY RARE FIND!

These shoes are so unusual! I believe that they were made for dancing at a performance level because of the soft leather soles. Something worn by a modern dancer in the 1940’s or 1950’s, perhaps.

Made by Capezio, which made dance shoes and street shoes for many years, since the 1800s. I’ve never seen a pair like this before or since. Maybe worn by an elf . . . . . . . . .

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