I am the Vintage Shoes Addict, and I I love custom made suits, 7-fold ties and Egyptian cotton shirts. I Love looking good and really appreciate the best of the best in ANY arena. There is just something about the work that goes into making an excellent pair of shoes, and the fact that they are all that lies between you your feet and the cold, hard pavement. We live in the "sneaker age" where a man can actually go on a First Date in
Men's, ladies and childrens fashions in the 's Fashion and Accessories of the 's The End of Rationing and the Beginning of Excess During World War II and the 's , clothing was greatly influenced by rationing and limited quantities of fabrics, threads and needles, so the most popular look was a simple outfit using as little of these much in demand resources as possible. Once World War II and rationing ended, a new availability of different types of fabrics and larger quantities of these fabrics allowed a new type of fashion to bloom during the fifties, especially in the United States. Women's dresses in particular exploded with excess fabric, showing off intricate gatherings, a multitude of pleats, poofy petticoats, and fabulous collars, all made of the best taffeta, nylon, rayon, wool and leather in the brightest and boldest patterns and colors. The 's marked the beginning of one of the biggest economic booms in US history and spurred the rise of consumerism and American excess that has defined a lot of our culture in the US and worldwide for the past sixty years. Style Clothing became an important part of culture in the s, with the country going through many societal and cultural changes. It would showcase one's place in society more so than ever before and became a way to express conformity and individual identity. This meant that two of the primary driving forces behind the consumerism of the s were housewives and the baby boom.
While the toe cap, heel counter and eyelet tab were made of a solid type of leather often calf, but any manner of exotic leather could be used as well , the vamp top of the shoe was made of a Mesh material. This mesh was either textile or synthetic, and it s the reason these shoes got their name. Probably the best known model today is the Allen Edmonds "Strawfut" which is still manufactured today in limited quantities.