|New American Duchess “Hamilton” / “Schuyler” 18th Century Shoes for men and women.|
We based the Hamilton / Schuyler design on late 18th century examples in museums, such as this wonderful pair in The Met…
|Shoes, late 18th century. The Met. 2002.537.2a,b These shoes are associated with William Cowper and are noted as being quite ordinary and typical of the time.|
…and, of course, the names were a given ;-).
|This pair of men’s court shoes from c. 1780 – 1800 are much fancier than the more common style from the same period, above. The Met, 2009.300.2179a,b|
|Pair of shoes owned by Immanuel Kant. c. 1800. Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden, i.0116.01|
Gentlemen, you can wear these refined 18th century shoes for both day, evening, and formal occasions. They are sturdy enough for outdoor wear, with thick leather soles and a short, 1/2 inch heel. Pop any of our buckles on for various looks – we highly recommend the men’s reproduction Dandridge buckles for a blingy late 18th century look.
Ladies, if you portray working class, cross-dress as a gentleman or soldier, or just want a low-heeled 18th century option, Schuyler is for you.
There *is* crossover between sizes. You can translate the sizes using this handy chart here…
(example – if you normally wear a women’s 9.5 extra wide, you can order a men’s 8)