Ok quick question chaps, I have a summer outfit(very Terry Thomas) I am working on consiting of dark navy blue blazer, white cotton 'flannels'...I am thinking a canvas belt with leather ends? white open neck shirt, red polka dot cravat but what shoes to wear......? I did think of navy blue plimsoles with white rubber toes etc......would these be appropriate for UK wear circa 1950's.hopefully going to Goodwood and I intend to wear this outfit weather permitting!
Some white bucks?
Sounds good: what about white plimsolls? They work well for a casual outfit from that period. I certainly have photographs showing my father wearing them in the late 40s/early 50s. Or white shoes, for the nautical look. That will of course depend on budget.
I rather like the look of these:
And they are a good price: £59 (certainly the best priced white shoes i have seen). Rather more than the £5 you would pay for plimsolls, but cheaper than most white shoes.
I hope you'll be posting photos of the outfit once assembled.
... or white canvas cap toe oxfords (if you find any i want a pair too).
I did contemplate getting a pair made at a factory who offer a service to make any shoe in their range, in any leather/fabric (I won't mention their name on here, since I am not sure whether this is an official service or something that just sometimes gets put through the factory). I think the price was around £250.
If in doubt - overdress.