1966: Mod Men
The “Mad Men” season four finale was set in October 1965, so we can logically assume that the fifth season, premiering in March 2012, will be set in 1966, the same year a subway strike brought New York City to a standstill. I can’t wait to see how they integrate that into the show.
1966 was a year of ups. Inflation was up, race tensions were high, the war in Vietnam was escalating, hemlines soared, and the U.S. and Soviets were involved in a little space race to the moon. Up, up and away! 1966 also marked the year the Black Panther Party was formed and when feminists founded the National Organization for Women (NOW).
On the fashion front, 1966 was all about London’s Carnaby Street look. André Courrèges had recently invented go-go boots and the mini-skirt, Pierre Cardin was doing the space age thing and Twiggy, dubbed “The Face of 1966,” dominated fashion magazines.
This week, we are getting in the mod mood with some 1960s-flavored shoes and boots. Get them now before season five begins and you will be way ahead of the curve. Click on each image below to see the full listing.
Vintage 1960s space age white patent pumps on eBay. $75.
Vintage 1960s patent leather white and caramel shoes from whiteflufflyclouds on etsy. $46.
Vintage 1960s white buckle loafers on eBay. $35.
Vintage Florsheim white and brown leather loafers on eBay. $35.
Vintage 1960s CHRISTIAN DIOR mod gladiator heels on etsy. $178 or make an offer.
Vintage 1960s white patent mary janes from DJVintage on etsy.
Vintage 1960s white patent leather heels from salvagehouse on etsy. $20.
Vintage 1960s beige patent leather heels from 101Vintage on etsy. $19.
Vintage new old stock 1960s white patent leather loafer pumps from llandr on etsy. $34.
Vintage “Joyce of California” white leather mary janes on eBay. $45.
Vintage dead stock 1960s mod white shoes with tassel. $50 on eBay.
Vintage 1960s NEVER WORN navy blue patent loafers from Mirror Mirror Boutique. $70.
Insta-gators! Transform your shoes into go-go boots. Vintage 1960s black vinyl go-go stockings from snapitupvintage on etsy. $110.
Vintage 1960s mod leather boots, made in Brazil. From suffer4fashionvintag on etsy. $50.
Jones New York off-white square toe ankle boots on eBay. Current bid $7.99.
Vintage 1960s go-go boots on eBay. $50 or make an offer.
Vintage 1960s white vinyl go-go boots from alfa3 on etsy. $90.
Vintage Twiggy white patent leather short boots from GreatShoesandBags on etsy. $60.
Vintage 1960s red patent go-go boots from Mirror Mirror Boutique. $65.
PRADA black leather mid-calf boots on eBay. $170 or make an offer.
Vintage 1960s gold metallic stretch boots from hillbillyfilly on etsy. $72.
Vintage 1960s dead stock go-go boots from snapitupvintage on etsy. $158.
Vintage 1960s white patent gladiator boots from retrothreadz on etsy. $300.
Vintage 1970s cream stretch vinyl go-go boots on eBay. Buy it Now for $9.99.
Vintage 1960s white leather cutout boots from sadiedeluxe on etsy. $165.
Vintage 1970s navy blue stretch vinyl go-go boots on eBay. Buy it Now for $9.99.
Vintage 1960s golden metallic go-go boots from retrothreadz on etsy. $125.