I'm 47 and I was rocking all of old school kicks of the late 70's and early 80's...check out 36th and 8th ave. I Copped 2 pair back in November'05 in B-more the beige suede W/brown leather & blue suede W/brown leather.
Peace to my 80s old heads 1luv Citi Shoes on 57th St.
still sells Sanders shoes(Playboys) for about $220 a pair. and with a pair of your favorite jeans with your leather coat(from Orchard St) and matching leather or suede Sanders Shoes(Playboy).
Sanders shoes provides the best high end quality playboy shoes in the world. When I rock my leather or seude Sanders Shoes(Playboys) with a leather or suede coat that matches....
British Walkers were a two toned color suede shoe with tassles on the front. Guys sported them with Kangols, Mark Necks and a pair of Cazel frames. I'm from the Virgin Islands i do remember those shoes mad shoes up to now I have an almost brand new pair still ....... Pair of Calvins or Lees, Stradler 3/4 Trench or Sheepskin, Mock Neck or Alpaca sweater, (my favorite was a royal Blue with White, Lt Blue and Royal V's on the neck or the Carnigan sweaters w/ the stripes running down from Delancey. Anyway check out Mcreedy and Schreiber 213 E.59st NYC off 2nd/3rd Ave 212/759-9241...never stopped selling Playboys. Had a pair of red patent leather low cut..the shoe repairman could resole them when they wore out. About 2-3 years ago I copped the newer Britishers (tan pair, black pair). We also rocked the Calvin K.flavors and the Bill Blass wit the suede or leather front sweaters or the Levis suits wit the turtle necks in B-more in the 80S.
believe me and some day I was looking for a store that sells them and I found this site call old school british walkers. Burgundy was the colr slip on of course with the tassle. THE STORE SALES ASSOCIATE SAID THEY HAD BAD MANAGEMENT. Shark Skins or Plaids, and do not forget the Nylon Socks w/ White tube socks underneath or the Argyles w/ the Clarks Wallabees, Desert Boots or Clark Padmore. Was just up on 125th today and Men's Walkers is closed - I have no idea where they moved to, but a brotha has got to cop a couple pair of Playboy's (not the GBX fugazy's). When I would go to Brooklyn to visit my cousins I would see dudes rockin the mock necks and sheepskins or bombers,and the Cortifiels wit the beaver fur Kangols the styles were similiar but not the same.
It's been awhile now, now i'm back in the islands living ... Nothing like rocking a pair withe a matching CHAMS de BARON button down, Navy BLue Calvins Or LEE Demins ANd Of Course THEE KANGOL, A pair of Cazelle's And APeterbilt JACKET. And yes, cannot forget those Playboys, they are back???? OK I went over to Mike's Shoe Plaza just a little while ago and copped the brown suede Playboy shoes and they are having a sale right now; 0 a pair! i would like to thank you brothers for bringing me back, eventhough im not from newyork, i always admired style and newyork has style the early 80s were the best mocnecks,cazals,medilaion peices, kangols britishes, playboy, ballys, straight leg with permanent creases, plaids, chams, d hats,sheepskins, name belts, bombers, i lived that and it remains deep in my thoughts. But still yall did bang the Britishers and Playboys.well trust me I am going to copp some other ones I am original old school head and I had flavors of these. I saw the brown suede and black suede, and burgundy leather, black leather, and I think olive green leather and all those were also 0 a pair. peace to new york style forever oh i forgot black suede pumas with the silver stripes.????? I know Britishers were worn from B-more to Boston a East Coast thing for sure.My favorite was the Burgandy Lace up's These where hot. The British walkers were the official Uptown shoe and the clark wallabee's were the Brooklyn shoe. I went and copped the all black suede tie-ups but thats all they had. Yeah I long for those days Man you all bringing back memories, my favorite pair of British Walkers were a Blue and Light Blue pair of Suede and Leather BWs. Yo,..check out Zappos.com, free shipping on purchase and return..sell that Stacey Adams Sanders shoe from the previous note, and it's real close to Playboys...maybe they bought out the company. You could wear them to be fly......, then go play ball without changing into your Cons or Pro-Keds. About five years ago I found someone that had some DEADSTOCK 80's Britishers and I copped a pair, not thinking I should have picked up a few pair. They had all colors to match your sheepskin w/ the matching hat & gloves or puff leather bombers wit the Lee flavor straight legs. and Bruh man yeah I feel you on Bring back the suede Bally's I had Blue beige use to rock them with a suede Front jacket. They used to come in every color in the rainbow...were nylon.good like silk, especially when you were slow dancing to the Delfonics, or the Mad Lads,or Love Men the Temprees..had to be there... Nothin' like a pair of British Walkers (aka Britishers). He said to check back in a few weeks, he might have more. I submitted a comment on this subject on about 1-13-09 the comment was taken off later on that day. I also submitted a picture of a pair of Britishers and a sheepskin coat could somebody let me know what happened? I remember we used to rock the blue,gray,burgundy,creme,green,black,white,two tone or solid wit the leather stripes or suede on the front. Yeah I'm back with another comment about the classic British Walkers. But They don't make the hot joints like these no more. If you don't remember Paris underwear you ain't old enuf. My only regret is the only tie-ups were the suede ones the Saxons(slip-ons) are the only leather that came back out.