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Corthay: RTW Goodyear welted shoes made in France beginning at EU780. They have a collection of shoes at the shop which you can have colored any way you like. This took 4 days to have done. Cifonelli: suits here are slim-fitting, beautifully constructed, ranging from very traditional to slanted pockets and ticket pockets. Shoulders are soft but with a little peak at the drop before the shoulder. RTW about EU1795/ Aubercy: overpriced, not that interesting once you get up close John Lobb: impeccable. Found some black boots here that fit unbelieveably well. JM Weston: yucky-looking, and that's being generous. The leather leaves much to be desired, and they were, for the most part, uncomfortable. Old England: I guess, short of Lobb, I don't like English styles. Lots of choices, but in a way they begin to look the same. Sorry. Time for dinner. Hope you boys in the States are well.
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Sounds like fun.. You might want to look around for Santoni - they do some pretty amazing models for the French market. And maybe Altan, and Marc Guyot at Cape Cod.
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Did you check out Albaladejo? How much are they at the Paris store nowaday?
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More importantly, have you seen or do you plan to see Ernest?
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Man, I'm jealous. Maybe I can hit Europe next summer though...
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If you see ernest, will you be wearing brown?
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Did you check out Albaladejo? How much are they at the Paris store nowaday?
I was by there last week, but did not go in as it was after closing. From the display in the window, cordovan shoes were 500 euros and regular calfskin were 395 euros, if I remember correctly. Printemps no longer had Lobbs, but had a large selection of Westons (larger than I remember from last year) including a double or triple soled demi-chasse, but it was about 880 euros versus 440 euros for the regular one. Oddly enough, I saw Alden cordovans in several places, including the Galeries as well as in an Heyraud (.?.). Not to hijack the thread, but I noticed quite a good selection of Aldens in Berlin as well at Quartier 206 and Budapester Schue. The Aldens seemed a little incongruous at Quartier 206, given that the clothing was very European and advanced (for me at least), but given the paucity of the brand in these parts, interesting to see. Budapester had more fashionable shoes in the forefront, but did also carry Crockett & Jones and the like.
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If you see ernest, will you be wearing brown?
I have a brown S150/Silk mix Loro Piana fabric suit, next time I'm going to Paris i'm wearing that suit and start the Ernest hunt.
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(RJMan @ June 03 2005,19:34) If you see ernest, will you be wearing brown?
I have a brown S150/Silk mix Loro Piana fabric suit, next time I'm going to Paris i'm wearing that suit and start the Ernest hunt.
lol... I heard a rumor that Ernest has a 'Brown is for Farmer' squad scouring Paris for people daring enough to pass the city walls (so to speak) wearing a brown suit. Be careful.
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(Roy @ June 03 2005,13:47)
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Originally Posted by RJMan,June 03 2005,19:34
If you see ernest, will you be wearing brown?
I have a brown S150/Silk mix Loro Piana fabric suit, next time I'm going to Paris i'm wearing that suit and start the Ernest hunt.
lol... I heard a rumor that Ernest has a 'Brown is for Farmer' squad scouring Paris for people daring enough to pass the city walls (so to speak) wearing a brown suit. Be careful.
I'll carry wooden stakes and silver bullets, don't you worry. I'd probably just have to go to Lanvin during sales time Anyway, in the opening post I read about Corthay. I am not familiar with the brand how would you guys rate those shoes?
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(RJMan @ June 03 2005,19:34) If you see ernest, will you be wearing brown?
I have a brown S150/Silk mix Loro Piana fabric suit, next time I'm going to Paris i'm wearing that suit and start the Ernest hunt.
"...be vewwy vewwy quiet I'm hunting Fwoggies..." If Corthay's goodyear-welted I'd say it's better value than Berluti, with similar styling and similar coloring options. Made in Portugal, I believe (RTW).
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I'll carry wooden stakes and silver bullets, don't you worry. I'd probably just have to go to Lanvin during sales time
Given that you are talking about the French, shouldn't it be deodorant you're carrying to ward them off? Sorry, sorry, low jibe.
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(Roy @ June 03 2005,13:55) I'll carry wooden stakes and silver bullets, don't you worry. I'd probably just have to go to Lanvin during sales time
Given that you are talking about the French, shouldn't it be deodorant you're carrying to ward them off?  Sorry, sorry, low jibe.
I was thinking about packing Garlic. But then I thought i'd probably just attract them
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Indiana is for farmer.
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Anyway, in the opening post I read about Corthay. I am not familiar with the brand how would you guys rate those shoes?
Corthay is a Paris shoemaker with an additional line of ready-to-wear. Apparently they acquired some financial backering, opened recently in Tokyo and have high hopes for world domination. http://www.paillette.net/ I cannot comment on the actual quality of the shoes, as I have never seen them in real life.
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