The spectator shoe is constructed from two contrasting colors, normally having the toe and heel cap and sometimes the lace panel in a darker color the the main body of the shoe (like in the images above). This style of shoe dates from the nineteenth century but reached the height of popularity during the 1920s and 1930s.
Here we have the "Cutter Brogue" from the Paul Smith Mainline collection. The uppers of these shoes have been immersed in dyes and tumbled in large wooden drums to dye the upper leather, the lining and the stitching for intense color. This Blake constructed shoe features punch toe detailing onto pre-worn look leather, contrast brown toe and heel and cream main body.
100% leather (Buffalino) uppers and sole
Made in Italy
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