Manufacturer Crayons

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The "Peacock Revolution" of the late 1960s had opened the door to increased variety and self-expression in menswear, and even as more conservative styles began to predominate by the late 1970s, a wider range of choices was available to those wanting it. Worn by a television fashion director, presumably a man with an elevated dedication to the latest styles, this pair of shoes combines two trendy elements of the period: the jazz-shoe style and the jelly sole. As an inexpensive, distinctively colored, all synthetic item of limited timeliness, the shoes can be understood as a response to the accelerating consumer culture and material disposability of 1980s.

Oxfords, Crayons, synthetic fiber, plastic, American

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