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post #61 of 223


I'll just put this picture here while I get my lube and towel. shog[1].gif
post #62 of 223
damn i LOVE those. Some of my favorite wingtips
post #63 of 223
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Originally Posted by patrickBOOTH View Post

I have a pair. Probably my least favorite shoes I am sorry to say. I love the styling, but I find them too light and flimsy. The leather is very thin. I don't have high hopes for their longevity.

I wore holes into the uppers of my suede Bob's in 2-3 years. B Nelson patched them up and they are now good to go.
post #64 of 223
It is about to happen to mine. Better see Nick. I pretty much have been making monthly trips to see good ole Nick these days.
post #65 of 223
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Originally Posted by patrickBOOTH View Post

They are goodyear welted, not blake stitched.
The leathers do crease, Trust me. I have had my pair for a few years. I can already see where I cam going to begin to develop cracks.

thats really strange. mine were worn quite a bit...VERY light creasing.
post #66 of 223
I mean I have had them over 2 years at this point in rotation and they have held up the worst out of any of my other shoes that are much older and some much cheaper. They all get the same care and attention. I always felt that they felt pretty fragile, and light. It is hard not to attribute the wear to the thinness of the leathers they use.
post #67 of 223
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Originally Posted by patrickBOOTH View Post

I always felt that they felt pretty fragile, and light. It is hard not to attribute the wear to the thinness of the leathers they use.

i definitely agree with this. But i dont think corthay is aiming for durability quite frankly. theyre probably supposed to feel delicate.
post #68 of 223
It is clear they are going for the French/Italian vibe more than the robust English shoe thing. They are beautiful, but I don't think there is going to be many openings in my shoe rotation for another pair. Uppers cracking is a large reason why I am hesitant to go bespoke with shoes. Sure a better fit may lead to reduced stress on the uppers, but I have had so many well cared for shoes end up cracking I have a hard time justifying paying 4x + the amount to see their same demise. I am not a bigtimer like that. frown.gif
post #69 of 223
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Originally Posted by DerekS View Post

i definitely agree with this. But i dont think corthay is aiming for durability quite frankly. theyre probably supposed to feel delicate.

Do not try the Berlutis if you think the Corthay's are fragile...

Corthay shoes are solid believe me..
post #70 of 223
I don't believe you.
post #71 of 223
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Originally Posted by patrickBOOTH View Post

I don't believe you.

This is the only subject where my opinion is actually valuable..smile.gif
post #72 of 223
Not true. I value a lot of your opinions. You probably have some of the most diverse experience with tailors on this forum. Little do people know.
post #73 of 223
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Originally Posted by patrickBOOTH View Post

Not true. I value a lot of your opinions. You probably have some of the most diverse experience with tailors on this forum. Little do people know.

Patrick, I'm just an amateur compared to RSS or Rjamn...

They're gents with a wealth of tailoring experience and they helped me to discover the bespoke route without patronizing me at all..

I just enjoy my clothes without any real knowledge compared to some ops...

I hope you go bespoke even just once..

You will love it..
post #74 of 223
I will, I just need my leg pulled some more.
post #75 of 223
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Originally Posted by lasbar View Post

Do not try the Berlutis if you think the Corthay's are fragile...

+1

Of the high end French brands Corthay stacks up as a fairly robust offering. They aren't as durable as some English brands, but they should last at least a decade. Pierre Corthay likes to say that if cared for and worn every fortnight his shoes could last twenty years easily. I can't see any of the 4 models I have lasting more than fifteen years.
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