Tried and True; Summer Shoes
Founded by Henry Dunker at the end of the 19th century in Sweden. Known for life on & off the court, also for inventing the pressurless tennis ball. Put on the map when the winners of Wimbleton were wearing these after the tennis matches of the 1970's. The canvas and leather nylites were the only shoe to be seen wearing on North American campuses throughout the 1980's. The tretorn shoes was the first luxury sports shoe on the market.
Looks like summer in the Hamptons is getting closer. Not entirely extracurricular attire, but befitting the summer lifestyle. A definate dressier approach to killing time, but below the living is relaxed and summer is a push, pedal and pull away!
The canvas slip on's known for bare foot comfort that comes with there own terry cloth sock inside. A wildly popular shoe in the 1980's and available in classic white on white as well as pastels, plaids, and brights in canvas as well as leather. These are still available with colored "wings" or not. I am partial to the white on white version, these look ever so crisp in the dead of summer. Not seen too often, but dear to ones heart. Now even available in many more styles and colors. Good style never goes out; available at Lands End.
The Jack Purcell originally created for badminton play, but another crisp and clean look for white canvas tennis shoes. Arriving on the scene in the 1930's and worn by players and reborn again in the 1980's when a picture of James Dean was floating around wearing the simple & clean classic! A nice white canvas shoe that is heavy and sports the signature smile across the toe. But grab a sock when wearing Jacks, as they lack the cushion that other court shoes have. Great looking and seem to say, "welcome summer", all year long!
A defining description of the Tretorn brand in the 1980 version " Preppy Handbook".
Tretorn & Jack Purcell, PHB, BB