This iconic brand has its roots in the French Resistance where Etienne – born in Hungary to a close-knit Jewish family – and his Parisian-born wife Suzanne supported their family by hand-stitching leather goods; after it was safe to return to Hungary Etienne began honing his skills for handbag design working with ateliers of famed couturiers Christian Dior and Jacques Fath. It is not coincidence that his iconic logo was styled to resemble a horse shoe – the universal symbol of good luck - as the Etienne Aigner brand was fortuitous enough to come to the US in 1950s and he & Suzanne opened the first Etienne Aigner Atelier in New York City in 1959. Belts, boots and handbags are what has made this brand so universally recognized, although in later years the brand also started creating outerwear such as trench coats and jackets. The company was sold in 1969 and Etienne passed in 2000 at the age of 95. These fabulous riding boots are reminisce of the infamous Cordovan riding boots of the 1960s with supple black leather, ankle strap with logo buckle, satin olive equestrian motif lining, full side zipper, rounded toe, low heel, elastic top gusset, rubber logo sole and silver logo zipper pulls. Marked size 7, excellent condition, c 1990s. Boots measure 9 ¾ inches inside measurement toe to heel, 10 ½ inches outside measurement toe to heel, 3 ½ inches wide, 16 inches tall, 1 ½ inch heel, 12 inches circumference around ankle, 13 inches circumference around calf and 15 inches circumference around top of boot.