I follow quite a few historic groups on facebook, including a great “Buy and sell group” for people living in Sweden.
About two weeks ago I found the best ad ever.
A pair of American duchess black “Kensington” in my size, for about half what it would have cost me o order them over seas.
They even came with “Valois” shoe buckles.
I’ve been dreaming of adding a pair of these to my growing historical wardrobe. So I hurried and snatched them up.
A few days later they arrived.
Looking so pure and perfect.
Pic from American Duchess site.
Using a small awl to make wholes in the tongue for the buckle.
I had a bit trouble to get the buckle to sit nicely without making the tongue pucker.
I’m so happy with my new shoes, and love them to death.