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Originally Posted by Petepan View Post


Starting leather colour is light brown yellowish on the toes. Shades of brown to create a caramel like effect, which will hopefully darken with age for an antiqued effect.

This is the Pullman last. Sizing is narrow with low instep. The shoe is size 8, which is also my size for Carmina Rain, JL 9795 last, EG 888 and 82.

 

They are exquisite and I have no doubt they will age wondefullyl.

 

Interesting on the fit - other users have reported wildly different sizing with Corthay compared to the usual (Northampton) suspects.

 

I shall make a visit this year and get measured up. The patinas are just so hard to resist.

post #287 of 321
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They are exquisite and I have no doubt they will age wondefullyl.

Interesting on the fit - other users have reported wildly different sizing with Corthay compared to the usual (Northampton) suspects.

I shall make a visit this year and get measured up. The patinas are just so hard to resist.

Sorry, my size is 7.5 on JL 9795 last. Corthays definitely run narrow and low, and the Pullman is their widest last. Blind buy is not recommended. There are shops in Hong Kong and Beijing now. The purchase comes with shoes trees and they will touch up the patina at any time for free, the leather is very good for such a flimsy looking shoe, construction is decent, so there is some value to the high price.The service is exceptional, in both HK and Paris.
post #288 of 321
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Originally Posted by Petepan View Post


Sorry, my size is 7.5 on JL 9795 last. Corthays definitely run narrow and low, and the Pullman is their widest last. Blind buy is not recommended. There are shops in Hong Kong and Beijing now. The purchase comes with shoes trees and they will touch up the patina at any time for free, the leather is very good for such a flimsy looking shoe, construction is decent, so there is some value to the high price.The service is exceptional, in both HK and Paris.


​Thanks for the clarification.

 

Nice to know about the offer of free patina touch up. Sounds like a nice company to deal with.

 

Wear in good health.

post #289 of 321
Yeah sizing is very interesting. I actually wear a 12.5F on the GG tg73 last and had to do a 13.5 on the Pullman. Gorgeous though. Can't wait for my pairs to come in.
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Yeah sizing is very interesting. I actually wear a 12.5F on the GG tg73 last and had to do a 13.5 on the Pullman. Gorgeous though. Can't wait for my pairs to come in.

Pullman last is wider fitting (about 5cm) and Corthay comes in US sizes. At least that's what I was told at Leffot.
post #291 of 321
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Pullman last is wider fitting (about 5cm) and Corthay comes in US sizes. At least that's what I was told at Leffot.

5cm wider? So 2 inches wider? Or did you mean mm?
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Whoops, definitely meant millimeters
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Where can we order these from?
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I all most picked one up from leffot site.
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How is the sizing compared to Aubercy and C&J? The French sizings confuses me since their lasts are usually running long.... On paper it is the same as EU sizing (as in EU41 or US8 for UK7), but on reality it is not really.

post #297 of 321
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How is the sizing compared to Aubercy and C&J? The French sizings confuses me since their lasts are usually running long.... On paper it is the same as EU sizing (as in EU41 or US8 for UK7), but on reality it is not really.


​Cannot advise regarding the sizing but all I can recommend is that you get sized at a Corthay boutique before making any online purchases. Their lasts are very sleek and you would be extremely lucky to guess the correct size based on other SF user's findings.

 

Corthay are a definite for me this year - the level of detail seems second to none.

 

Very underrated and underappreciated on SF in my opinion.

post #298 of 321
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​Cannot advise regarding the sizing but all I can recommend is that you get sized at a Corthay boutique before making any online purchases. Their lasts are very sleek and you would be extremely lucky to guess the correct size based on other SF user's findings.

Corthay are a definite for me this year - the level of detail seems second to none.

Very underrated and underappreciated on SF in my opinion.
Thanks. Unfortunately, stores offering them or Aubercy are hard to find.
post #299 of 321
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Thanks. Unfortunately, stores offering them or Aubercy are hard to find.

 

Tell me about it.

 

I have resigned myself to the fact that the Aubercy box will only be ticked if I feel like a trip to France. I am lucky in that there is a Corthay boutique in London and my conversations (both verbal and email) have been a pleasure thus far.

 

I have resisted the temptation to order "blind" online but from the conversations I have had with the London branch I expect their service to be second to none - this (in my experience) cannot be said for other English brands.

 

Which model are you looking at out of interest?

post #300 of 321
Any Corthay collection must start with the Arca. That's his signature shoe.
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