MORE TRUE VINTAGE 1940’S FOOTWEAR FROM THE SHOE MUSEUM

MORE FORTIES FOOTWEAR FROM THE SHOE MUSEUM

Here’s a real variety of styles in a more casual group. They all look very Spring-like!

Also, imagine these cute, stylish versions in full leather and/or other quality materials, hand-made.  No wonder they’re still around for us to admire.  What a dream . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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ANOTHER TAKE ON THE TRUE VINTAGE OXFORD STYLE SHOE – THIS TIME FROM GERMANY

ANOTHER TAKE ON THE TRUE VINTAGE OXFORD STYLE SHOE – THIS TIME FROM GERMANY.

TRUE VINTAGE “EIGHTIES DOES FORTIES” OXFORDS: WHAT GOES AROUND COMES AROUND

CLASSIC, CLASSIC, CLASSIC LEATHER OXFORDS TO WEAR WITH MY FORTIES FASHIONS . . . .

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About this time of year, the fashion magazines begin showing the “new” Fall styles and, inevitably, I see clothing and accessories that echo many of the wonderful true vintage items in my closets.  These oxfords are officially “vintage” from the Eighties, even though they’re styled after shoes from forty years before that!

Just goes to show that everything that goes around comes around and that is so true with fashion. Of course, some decades do it better than others and having some superbly made originals can be the ultimate best.  I’m happy with these, because they’re still made of good leather with Vibram soles, and should continue to last as long as the 1940’s originals would do.

My original 1940’s ones are still my favorite, but they’ll come later. I’ve got a ton of shoes to photograph and you’ll be seeing lots over the next few weeks. These are from…

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TRUE VINTAGE “EIGHTIES DOES FORTIES” OXFORDS: WHAT GOES AROUND COMES AROUND

TRUE VINTAGE "EIGHTIES DOES FORTIES" OXFORDS: WHAT GOES AROUND COMES AROUND.

TRUE VINTAGE 1960’S TWO-TONE OXFORDS BY JOHANSEN – THEY’RE “IN” AGAIN . . . . .

TRUE VINTAGE 1960'S TWO-TONE OXFORDS BY JOHANSEN – THEY'RE "IN" AGAIN . . . . ..

TRUE VINTAGE 1960’S TWO-TONE OXFORDS BY JOHANSEN – THEY’RE “IN” AGAIN . . . . .

I’ve come across many shoes by this company – made in the U.S. for many years. Just love these little oxford flats for summer! They echo the blue-and-green trend that went on in the early 1960’s.

As always happens, what goes around comes around in the fashion world. Just read that flats are back in again, after the recent trend of heels so high that they aren’t flattering to our legs anymore.

When it comes to design, there’s a “sweet spot” with every style that is absolutely the most attractive cut and shape. A few designers get this just right. A few more stay pretty close, but so many miss the mark altogether.

These shoes are cute and elegant at the same time. I think Audrey Hepburn would approve . . . . . . . . . . .

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ANOTHER TAKE ON THE OXFORD STYLE – THIS TIME FROM GERMANY

ANOTHER TAKE ON THE OXFORD STYLE – THIS TIME FROM GERMANY.

ANOTHER TAKE ON THE TRUE VINTAGE OXFORD STYLE SHOE – THIS TIME FROM GERMANY

ANOTHER TAKE ON THE OXFORD STYLE - THIS TIME FROM GERMANY

A very European “walking shoe” that is smart for the city and goes with lots of things. Practical and well-dressed women in the U.S. liked shoes of this sort a lot in the 1930’s, 1940’s and early 1950’s when they were busy at work, or shopping or . . . . . . . . . .  Worn with dresses, suits and slacks.

Not sure of the age of these definitely – somewhere between 1970 and 1995. They are, of course, full leather including  the soles and superbly constructed.  Nothing could be more elegant or classic for sporty day-wear.

Of course, I always love mid-century & war-time styles.  Just couldn’t pass these up when I found them, because you rarely encounter this type of quality and that’s always my standard, especially for footwear. I think that they would suit Miss Moneypenny very well, don’t you? . . .

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TRUE VINTAGE “EIGHTIES DOES FORTIES” OXFORDS: WHAT GOES AROUND COMES AROUND

TRUE VINTAGE "EIGHTIES DOES FORTIES" OXFORDS: WHAT GOES AROUND COMES AROUND.

TRUE VINTAGE “EIGHTIES DOES FORTIES” OXFORDS: WHAT GOES AROUND COMES AROUND

About this time of year, the fashion magazines begin showing the “new” Fall styles and, inevitably, I see clothing and accessories that echo many of the wonderful true vintage items in my closets.  These oxfords are officially “vintage” from the Eighties, even though they’re styled after shoes from forty years before that!

Just goes to show that everything that goes around comes around and that is so true with fashion. Of course, some decades do it better than others and having some superbly made originals can be the ultimate best.  I’m happy with these, because they’re still made of good leather with Vibram soles, and should continue to last as long as the 1940’s originals would do.

My original 1940’s ones are still my favorite, but they’ll come later. I’ve got a ton of shoes to photograph and you’ll be seeing lots over the next few weeks. These are from the ’80’s and look great with suits, pants, dresses and skirts from the 1940’s, as well as many other outfits. There’s nothing more classic than a good oxford shoe. And, if they;re made well and fit well, nothing more comfortable except bare feet.

Especially if you have a lot of walking ahead, from hideout to hideout . . . . . . . . . . .

MORGANA MARTIN, THE MAGICVINTAGESPY

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