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1920s J&T Cousins Silver Lamé Brocade Evening Shoes

$ 200.00

As the 1920s hemline rose to new (shorter) lengths, more emphasis was placed on footwear than ever before. Shoe makers began experimenting with geometric forms to create more innovative and fashionable footwear to compliment the new woman.

These fabulous evening shoes beautifully reflect all that was popular in shoe making during the Roaring 20s. They are fashioned in a single ankle strap Mary Jane design, which was one of the favored styles for ladies of the time, and covered in sparkling silver metallic thread brocade with a lovely leaf and berry pattern. 

Shoes have a canvas and leather upper and a hard leather sole with a French heel. Each strap is adorned with a pearlescent glass button.

The inside footbed is marked Made for J & T Cousins, Philadelphia. The heel is marked size 6 A (please see measurements and notes below for accurate sizing). 


Insole Length: 10" 

Insole Width: 2.75"

Heel Height: 2.5"

Size: Marked 6A

Label: J & T Cousins, Philadelphia

Condition: Very Good

There are no rips or tears in the material. Shoes show some darkening of the metal due to age. The heel uppers of the shoes are misshapen from improper storage. The trim around the inside edges of the shoes is stained and discolored. Toes of shoes show wear. Sole and heels are worn and will one day need to be replaced. Still wearable as is. Priced accordingly. 

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