1560s Shoes for the Ruffiano!

September 16th, 2012
A new pair for the Ruffiano! A ruffiano (or roffiano) is a bawde, a ruffian, a swaggerer, a swashbucker (per Florio’s 1611 Italian dictionary). Also can be a…well…someone who protects certain lovely ladies who might happen to need protection =). Anyhow, these are your standard pair of welted 1560 shoes with no heel lifts, slashes and pinks, a whipped in heel-stiffener and wool sock.

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2 Responses to “1560s Shoes for the Ruffiano!”

  1. Martin Moser Says:

    Very nice work again!
    Did you build them after an actual find, a painting or …?

    Best,
    Martin

  2. raisedheels Says:

    Thank you! The welted construction is consistent with many 1570s shoes, although the exact slashing and scoring pattern was inspired from a variety of extant pieces. There are so many varieties of ornamentation, especially as you get later, that the sky is the limit.

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