1910s John Strootman Men’s Captoe Button Shoe

Pardon the expression but this is one Fancy Ass shoe.

From the winged and pointed tail rampant dragon logo to the gold printed scripty box to the striped welt and gorgeous patent-on-kidskin, this beauty was clearly purchased by someone with an avant-garde sense of fashion.

This beauty is practically identical to the men’s shoe pictured at right from the McElroy-Sloane Shoe Company catalog from 1917.