Four Seymour Troy Shoes

Manolo says, At the Manolo’s Pinterest, he has been pinning many pictures of the historical shoes, and so now he wishes to share with you some of the things that have caught his fancy, in this case, the shoes of the Seymour Troy, one of the first famous America fashion shoe designers, famous starting in the 1920s and continuing on through the early 1960s.

Seymour Troy Button Strape Suede Pump

The first shoe, above, is this dramatic Seymour Troy button-strap suede pump, dated to the circa 1929. To the Manolo, this shoe looks totally wearable in the present day, and is probably more comfortable than you would imagine.

Seymour Troy Rhinestone Sandal

Here is the Seymour Troy rhinestone pump from 1933, ayyyy! Super fantastic!

Seymour Troy Slingback Pump, 1942

The perfect example of World War II fashion, this Seymour Troy slingback pump dates from 1942, and uses plastic laces in its construction because of the rationing.

Seymour Troy Print Pumps, 1947

Finally, it is 1947, and you are exuberantly celebrating the triumph of democracy with these Seymour Troy pink, print pumps, with the crazy happy design.

7 Responses to “Four Seymour Troy Shoes”

  1. Sasha July 17, 2012 at 2:13 pm #

    I pine for those button-strap suede pumps. I may even cry into my pillow a little tonight because I cannot have them.

  2. Jeanne H July 17, 2012 at 3:50 pm #

    The rhinestone pumps are pretty interesting considering the year during which they appeared. An emotional reaction to the hard time of the Depression perhaps?

  3. pamela July 17, 2012 at 4:20 pm #

    exquisite and really modern. or rather, timeless. the slingbacks i can imagine on marlene dietrich

  4. Fausta July 17, 2012 at 5:10 pm #

    Good design is timeless.

  5. g-dog July 17, 2012 at 10:27 pm #

    I would not be surprised to see the slingbacks for sale today! They strike me as very on trend now (well as much as I ever know about trend) — all are quite lovely!

  6. Charlotte Allen July 18, 2012 at 2:13 pm #

    What happened to the vibrant and creative U.S. shoe industry that flourished until about 1970? The talented designers–I. Miller, Beth Levine, etc.–and the high standards of craftsmanship made U.S. shoes the equal of anything coming out of France or Italy. Now the industry is mostly gone, except for a few manufacturers here and there. It seems so sad.