Manufacturer John Hardy

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In the era dubbed "The Peacock Revolution" by Esquire magazine, men’s fashions took a dramatic turn in the late 1960s. Modish clothing styles shifted from conservative cuts and subdued tones to colorful, youthful, and exuberant designs. This pair of oxfords, worn by a television fashion director, exhibits the exaggerated child-like style and flamboyant piecing and color scheme favored by the young and fashion-conscious. Women's footwear styles at the time were very similar, due in part to increased openness to unisex clothing. The red and blue color scheme was frequently seen around the time of the U. S. bicentennial.

Oxfords, John Hardy, leather, probably American

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