In the 18th century, even the shoes were naughty…

21 March, 2012 at 10:46 pm 3 comments

… or so the maker of this exquisite piece of footwear must have thought. At first glance, it’s a shoe as worn by a fashionable lady in the mid-18th century. But at the second glance – well, at the second glance, it’s the roaring twenties in all their glory.

Now’s the moment to hit the back button if you’re not old enough for naughty shoes.

(Germany, 1920ies – shoe probably older)

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  • 1. dewvintage  |  21 March, 2012 at 11:10 pm

    Reblogged this on dewvintage and commented:
    There is something about a outright rude and erotic vintage items that stirs an interest in modern day culture. At least it does in my modern day culture! and to be honest these shoes are shocking, but very very chuckle worthy. It makes me wonder what sort of lady would of worn them?! and indeed what circles she moved in. I mean was it common for ladies to wear such images on their shoes, or maybe these shoes would have been a hidden symbol worn under a floor skimming hemline? i mean surely they were not worn combined with a shorter hemline?!! But if these are indeed 1920’s shoes then it makes me smile to think they were worn for frequent visits to jazz clubs for a dance or two, completely on show for everyone to see. Even then they must have attracted some attention, be it good or bad! How very cheeky! i cant help but love them though 🙂

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  • 2. Keith  |  22 March, 2012 at 6:53 am

    Well I never did!!!
    Keith.
    http://woodsrunnersdiary.blogspot.com.au/

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  • 3. irishhistoricaltextiles  |  27 March, 2012 at 5:55 pm

    Excellent! Reminds me of naughty bits in the margins of illuminated medieval manuscripts.

    Reply

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