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post #31 of 45
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Originally Posted by lee_44106 View Post
Beautiful color.

How come Corthay doesn't do a bevelled waist?

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Originally Posted by teddieriley View Post
very, very nice. corthays definitely on my short list.

I was wondering the same thing about the bevelled waist and fiddleback sole. Not that they aren't great as is, but I always think it's a nice touch to have both.

Corthay's default for the waist appears to be outside square/inside round, but I have seen round waist both inside and outside. Workmanship is about EG (not top drawer) or JM Weston level.

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Originally Posted by Harrydog View Post
At Leffot in Manhatten they run about 1,100.00 plus trees.

More Corthay eye candy...


What do you mean plus trees? My 2 pairs came with trees and I do not recall a separate charge..

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Originally Posted by Phat Guido View Post
- Nice..
- Please post in a few months after wearing as I 'd be interested in how they age as to date.

I'll try to remember to take a picture for you...
post #32 of 45
Has anyone bought direct from Paris shop with oversea mail order? I know some British shoemakers do, but not sure about Corthay.
post #33 of 45
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Originally Posted by orangina1 View Post
Has anyone bought direct from Paris shop with oversea mail order? I know some British shoemakers do, but not sure about Corthay.

Yes, but unless you are fluent in French, it is a very, very difficult process. Not worth it, IMO.
post #34 of 45
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Originally Posted by orangina1 View Post
Has anyone bought direct from Paris shop with oversea mail order? I know some British shoemakers do, but not sure about Corthay.
They might do it but would rather have you come in the shop and know your size and the offerings. Discussing patinas on the phone is sorta fruitless anyway. They'll do it no problem if you're already a client. Yasu (? not sure about his name anymore) speaks perfect english so you might want to deal with him. I can validate his name if it's important to you.
post #35 of 45
Thanks for the info! Pledge and Fuuma. Like the Arca when tried them on at the store in Tokyo, but the price is almost doubled. Hope I have a chance to visit the store in Paris.
post #36 of 45
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Originally Posted by tazmaniac View Post
Just thought I'd share some pictures:




post #37 of 45
Amazing..... like always
post #38 of 45
I'm thinking about selling mine...any interest out there for two pair (size 8.5)?
post #39 of 45
Can I show my ignorance and ask how exactly one would polish shoes with such antiquing?
post #40 of 45
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Originally Posted by haganah View Post
Can I show my ignorance and ask how exactly one would polish shoes with such antiquing?
I don't polish my shoes, and I don't have many antiqued pairs, but I would imagine that neutral polish would be useful.
post #41 of 45
Light neutral polishing. Too much will remove the patina, weird in that way.
post #42 of 45
Wow. These are beautiful!
post #43 of 45
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Originally Posted by iammatt View Post
I don't polish my shoes, and I don't have many antiqued pairs, but I would imagine that neutral polish would be useful.

They can make you some mixes like at Berluti. I think the best idea is to pick the colour you want your shoes to age toward and polish with it. For example I use a blue-ish polish on one of my pair and they'll go toward eggplant (not really but you get the idea).
post #44 of 45
post #45 of 45

Hi everyone!

 

About the Corthay shop in Paris, more and more employees speak english (Karim, the young patineur, speaks fairly well and Yasu is fluent).

 

About the polish for a Caviar patina (such as the Kleber on the front page), I would use a black colour on a regular care base, and swap to light brown once in a while if you feel it is getting too dark.

 

It is a main advice that I give about polishing: Always use a darker colour! It gives a lot of depth to the patina, without changing the colour. It is more of a coloured influence. And use a lighter colour from time to time to keep the balance.

 

Keep in mind that polish (wax) have no nourishing effects on the leather!! Moistening cream is necessary to keep the leather soft and resistant! Also, avoid natural polish for patinated shoes (leaves white marks on the creases and have a tendency to take the dyes off on vegetaly tanned leather like berluti's).

 

Let me know if you have any question!!

 

Thomas

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