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  • n. a style of boot with a severely pointed toe fashionable in the 1950s


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  • I'm halfway through my screenwriting MA course, I'm two months into a mentoring project working with an established writer-director and I've also working hard to get my winkle-picker shod toes in several other, interesting doors.

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  • The suits are often worn with pointy winkle-picker shoes that extend far, far in front of the toes, like peninsulas or penis extensions or the prows of a brace of racing sloops.

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  • The 'Tomboys' had their hair styled in "Rockabilly" quiffs and wore tailored trouser suits, Trilby's, and winkle-picker style, pointy-toe lace-ups. - Telegraph online, Daily Telegraph and Sunday Telegraph

  • The book's cover features a previously unseen photograph of a solitary, young Gordon Brown looking bohemian with floppy hair and wearing a brown overcoat and 'winkle-picker' shoes.

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  • Solitary figure: A youthful Mr Brown on the book cover, looking bohemian with floppy hair and winkle-picker shoes

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  • The punky theme runs through the rails with gothic cobweb knitwear for Halloween time that can also be worn over skinny jeans and flat winkle-picker brogues. - Frontpage RSS Feed

  • Except for the cabdriver, they all wore neo-Brummellian wardrobe such as Lacoste tennis shirts, Slim Jim pants, windbreakers with the collars turned up, "fast" shoes of the winkle-picker genre, and so on. Article Feed


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