Wednesday, October 10, 2007

Fall 2007 T-Strap Shoes - 1930's Glamour Revisited

The late 1920s and the early 1930s were ruled by the T-strap pump. Above, you see the cover illustration for the French Magazine "Le Sourire", from November 1928. Entitled "Le Tentateur", or, "The Tempter", see what he is tempting her with? A catalog that reads "Winter Fashion, 1928-1929". Ah, the French!

Eighty years later, fashion and T-straps still tempt us. Here are some of this Fall's best "Tease-straps" — many of them come in other colors as well:

Christian Louboutin
Patent Platform T-Strap Sandal
$785 Neiman Marcus

Moschino Signature "Lamé"
Foil Leather Double Strap
$550 Nordstromicon

Oh Deer! "Naomi"
Black Patent Peek-a-boo
$91.95 Zappos

Carlos by Carlos Santana "Trace"
Old Silver Cracked Leather

Christian Louboutin "Hyde Park"
Gold Nappa & Black Satin
$576 Bluefly

Oh Deer "Jamocha" Pump
$94.95 (few sizes) Nordstromicon
$109.99 (more sizes)

Dolce Vita "Allure"
Patent Leather T-Strap
$138 Shopbop

Betsey Johnson "Leland"
Red Patent Button T-strap

BCBGirls "Tolm"
Black Kid Leather
$102.56 Zappos

French Connection "Sally"
Pewter Leather Peep-Toe
$136.76 Zappos

Beverly Feldman "Amazing"
Black Suede T-Strap Pump

Kenzie "Eric"
Black Patent Leather

Halé Bob "Olympia"
Pink Croc T-Strap D'Orsay

Franco Sarto "Irony"

Oh!  "Regal"
Metallic Cobra T-Strap

Nine West Women's "Rerdell"
Black & Gold Satin Sandal

Vigotti "Karmen"
Burgundy Red Satin Pump
$159.95 Zappos

MICHAEL Michael Kors "Dylan"
Animal Print Haircalf T-Strap

Linea Paolo "Sherilyn"
Gold & Black Lace
$109.95 Nordstromicon

Oh...DEER! "Coffee"
Brown & Black Zebra Heel

Nine West "Roise"
(worn by Blair in "Gossip Girl")
$92.95 Zappos

Via Spiga "Macro"
Two-tone Black & White
$198 Nordstromicon

Stuart Weitzman "Getty"
Navy Suede & Black Satin
$201 Zappos

Blue Woven Leather Sandal
$576 Bluefly

Aerosoles "High Demand"
Dark Blue Leather
$39.99 ShoeBuy

BP. "Plié"
Red Satin T-Strap Sandal
$59.95 Nordstromicon

Lela Rose for Payless
"Birchin" T-Strap Pump
$30 Payless

Christian Louboutin "Super T"
Navy & Black T-bar Shoes
$720 Net-a-Porter

Related Posts:
Fall 2007 Glam Shoe Guide: Criss Cross Pumps
Giant Post of Luscious, Affordable Mary Jane Pumps
Mary Me, Manolo Blahnik! I mean, Mary Jane me?
Christian Louboutin, I Loub You!
Fall 2007 Glam Shoe Guide Part I: Pumps (Heels)
Fall Leather Ankle Boots & Booties Under $100

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Caveat emptor: The prices quoted are the prices found as of the posting of this — prices may go up or down depending on the will of the shoe gods. I can't guarantee price, size availability or much else. I'm just posting shoes I, and I think my readers, like. No warranties express or implied intended.


shoeaddict said...

I love these shoes!!

Valley Girl said...

I am crazy for the first and last pairs of Loubous!!!

Katie said...

I love how great styles always seem to find their way back around again and these sexy shoes are no exception.

It was awesome to see the old French ad. Thanks for sharing!!

G.G. said...

I think my faves are the blue Loubous. I'm thinking of getting the Oh Deer Jamochas... they'd look fab with a plain black outfit and a little red clutch and red lips.

Moi said...

I love t-straps. I'd die for those Louboutins!

Lady N said...

I love t-strap shoes! They are my favorite to wear with everything, they make me feel like an exotic salsa dancer.

LADY said...

I am so happy to see all the T-straps! I tried on the Louboutins at Bergdorfs yesterday. It was so sad. I almost cried when I had to give them back.

G.G. said...

OMG, never try on a pair of shoes you can't buy, it's beyond cruel and unusual punishment. I've done it too. Shoe<3Break!

Anarchisys said...

And what about men?