In the spirit of tolerance, I’m posting saddle shoes on the website, despite a strong personal allergy to them.
But they’re part of a campus-inspired outfit formula from 1940, courtesy of this vintage Brooks Brothers ad recently posted to our Facebook group. The formula consists of corduroy jacket, grey flannel trousers and saddle shoes. You might have all these items but for some reason never wore them together. Or you may have two but are missing one. So here you go. If you want to go full kit, add vest and bow tie.
Also, check out the ad copy above with the reference to buckskin shoes, grey flannels and odd jackets and “all the years they’ve served as campus landmarks.”
The shoes, by the way, are from Country Club Prep and will run you a hundred “bucks.” — CC