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  • It was close to Carnaby Street, where he roamed each morning in winklepicker boots and tinted spectacles.

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  • I chose to challenge myself, learn some new skills and make a concerted effort to get a winklepicker-clad foot in the door of TV drama.

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  • Like I can preach, since my picture is of my winklepicker shoes.

    Stunned by the digital generation

  • True enough -- but before we write off the White Lady as an embarrassment, let's recall that the sophistication of that Punch critic's particular moment included such things as Nehru jackets and winklepicker boots.

    A ghost of a cocktail past

  • I arrived feeling good: I was wearing a new baggy black cotton top over a short black and white skirt, with black tights and my best black winklepicker shoes.

    John

  • In her short shirt waist dress and white winklepicker shoes she was the height of fashion.

    Dangerous Lady

  • Swept off his feet by Bailey’s cool, Haslam immediately copied his mod look, from the dark hair brushed forward down to the exaggerated points of his “winklepicker” boots.

    Truly, Madly, Nicky

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  • A style of shoe or boot with a long pointed toe, favored in the 1950's. The shape of the toe called to (the British) mind the pointy instrument winkle-pin used to extract cooked water snails (winkles) from their shells for eating.

    September 1, 2010

  • uses a winkle-pin

    June 17, 2009