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Retroshu for Alternative Footwear Gothic, Punk and Retro shoes and boots - Made In The UK
Website Retroshu
Details Retroshu is a family business run by Andy and Sarah providing a wide range of alternative footwear with our unique past and present styling.

Andy began making shoes with his father from the age of 12, and to this day still enjoys making quality footwear for his customers.

Sarah brings 14 years of high level customer service to the company, which is why together we believe this is what makes Retroshu a thriving and successful business.

At Retroshu we manufacture a wide choice of gothic, punk, retro and related alternative footwear right here in the UK.

Whether you are looking for winklepickers, punk boots, bowling shoes, pointed toe boots, brogues, platform boots, saloon boots, 70s glam boots or - pretty much anything alternative, this is the website for you.

Email: sales@retroshu.com

Tel: 07908549456

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19-60.com - Steps to worldwide Winklepicker domination
Website 19-60.com
Details Winkle Pickers were originally worn in the late 1950s by the new breed of British youngsters called rock fans. This group of young people were followers of the new rock music and developed a look of their own that included the new  pointed shoes.

Winkle pickers were popular in the early 60ís with modernists, (forerunners of the Mods). The true mod was a sharp dresser, but their era was 1963 to 64, either side of this was fashion developing. Londonís West End was where you bought your gear off the peg from the likes of Lord John, John Steven etc. Outside of London the guys would go to Burtons, John Collier Hepworths etc. to have their suits made to measure. From late 1963 winkle pickers had the toes chopped and became chisel toes. The Mods were by now wearing penny loafers and moccasin styles. Alas winkle pickers were out...

Winkle pickers again made, yet another comeback in the late 70ís and 80ís with the punks, Rockabillies and latterly with the Goths. These shoes simply will not rollover and die!

Today, Winklepickers are once again popular with certain segments of the populace. This includes some well known members of bands and celebrities, as well as the vogue Goths and Punks. The style has never disappeared completely though, as revivalists have always worn them. However it is very difficult to get true Winklepickers and any secondhand versions are like gold dust. Some very dubious versions of this cult footwear are on offer but in general are absolute crap.

Some high street chains are now turning out narrow toe shoes, but they are certainly not winkle pickers! However the modern male seems to be looking fondly at the winkle picker look ! Fortunately or unfortunately depending on your outlook on life I have now reproduced what I term the real winkle picker. I was 13 years old when they first entered my life (three years before hearing about this new group called the Beatles) the year was 1960.

I have been in the forefront of fashion all my life. (What a sad bastard I am) I have now gone back to my grass roots and reproduced winkle pickers as they should be ! This is where I came in!!!!! I must confess however I have changed  one thing and that is, these winkle pickers will not give you the same ugly mother fÖÖ toes as I have.

My winkle pickers are made in the home of footwear, Italy and anyone wearing them will be amazed at the comfort...I really cannot be responsible for crippling another generation! Robert Burnside.

Contact: Rebecca Burnside
Email: winkle.pickers@19-60.com
Telephone:+44 1993 822878

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