Here is a great rarity and a piece of exemplary kit that strikes the chord of epitomised English boot refulgence. Cordings at their best, before coarse manufacturing and monied price points sullied quality.The photographs give good tell of these fine specimens - they are the ultimate treat for your lallies, the best accompaniment to tweed and corduroy. There are few items of clothing that define - here is one - quite unmistakable! Sole length - 12 inches. Sole width - 4 inches.
Height - 19 and 3 eighths inches. Opening circumference - 15 inches. Used, but carefully so and they remain clean. The leather's colouring is beautiful (elegant fade) and fully useable.A small degree of surface rust on some of metal work on the trees, but not impeding function. I have seen a number of pairs of these over the years and most have been poorly stored and the canvas/ rubber denuded and dry - these are fine. Here is an extract from Cordings' history. And riding, exploring continents, going off to war, the list is endless. Cordings boots were worn by the great and good for over a century, famously both the Queen Mother and Mrs Simpson commissioned a pair, and Mr Stanley confidently strode off to find Dr Livingstone wearing leather Cordings boots. The canvas and leather Newmarket boot in the window, half submerged in a glass tank, became so famous that not only was it part of the London taxi drivers knowledge but it was the subject of correspondence in the Telegraph letters page, as late as 2004!
Sadly Cordings no longer make them, but examples of the boots showing the immaculate craftsmanship you would expect from Cordings, can still be seen around the store today. The old workshop, in the basement with its parquet floor is still there, and the carefully written ledgers, with details of boot orders are to be found in the ladies room. So there you have it and here are the boots! The item "Exceedingly Rare Vintage Cordings Newmarket Leather & Canvas Boots.
9" is in sale since Thursday, October 05, 2017. This item is in the category "Clothes, Shoes & Accessories\Vintage Clothing & Accessories\Men's Vintage Shoes". The seller is "edartist123" and is located in st albans, Hertfordshire. This item can be shipped to United Kingdom, Antigua and barbuda, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Australia, United States, Russian federation, Canada, Brazil, Japan, New Zealand, China, Israel, Hong Kong, Norway, Malaysia, Mexico, Singapore, South Korea, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, Bangladesh, Belize, Bermuda, Bolivia, Barbados, Brunei darussalam, Cayman islands, Dominica, Ecuador, Egypt, Guernsey, Gibraltar, Guadeloupe, Grenada, French guiana, Iceland, Jersey, Jordan, Cambodia, Saint kitts and nevis, Saint lucia, Liechtenstein, Sri lanka, Macao, Monaco, Maldives, Montserrat, Martinique, Nicaragua, Oman, Pakistan, Paraguay, Reunion, Turks and caicos islands, Aruba, Saudi arabia, South africa, United arab emirates, Ukraine, Chile.