If you don't quite know what Spectator Shoes
are, you'll know them immediately once you see them. Spectator type shoes are quite simply, an oxford style dress shoe that is two-toned with contrasting colors. Basically what you see is a black and white color shoe or a brown and white color shoe. They first came out in the mid 1800s and became hugely popular in the 1920s and 1930s as is evidence for the swing dance and zoot suit eras due to their flashier look. In fact if there is an event in which you are going to wear a Zoot Suit, I highly recommend wearing a zoot suit with a pair of Spectator style shoes. Stacy Adams Shoes
have always had some tasty styles available.
In the HBO hit series "Boardwalk Empire" you will see all best dressed characters in that show, including the main character Nucky Thompson sporting Spectator Shoes. Spectator Shoes traditionally were shoes for watching sporting events when you needed not to be dressed in formal attire. People would often wear Spectator Shoes to horse races and other outside events in the warmer months. Often times Spectator Shoes would have the lighter contrasting color made of fabric for better breath-ability in the summer months.
You can find Spectator Shoes in the same traditional oxford styles that business shoes come in like Cap Toe shoes and wingtip brogues. You will see that on a cap toe shoe, the cap and heel part will be the dark color and the middle part of the vamp will be the lighter color. Spectator Shoes are a huge hit these days for people in Entertainment business as well as people who like Swing dancing like it's the prohibition era. If you enjoying being a Cool Cat, you may need to get yourself a pair of Spectator Shoes. Clean up the right way with your own stylish Tuxedo
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