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RTW Corthay Wilfred spectators

post #1 of 49
Thread Starter 
Here’s pair #2 as part of the recent shoe shopping spree – RTW Corthay Wilfred in old wood calf and Parisian brown suede calf.

<EDIT>: These are referred by Will of A Suitable Wardrobe as a city shoe, which is a non-boot version of the galosh. <EDIT>

These were made to the 002 last, which works better for me since the 001 last runs too long and narrow and the retailer didn’t carry half sizes or any widths other than E.



A bit of a close up…



Off we go on the 360 degree spin…













The finishing on the sole is very nice…







Let’s get into the details. The finishing is just first class.







The reverse burnishing works well with as the shoe darkens inwards.



Photo manipulated to bring out the way this would age.



Finally, the shoe trees look suspiciously like Berluti.



Thanks for reading



Gaz
post #2 of 49
Nice. The quality is apparent from the pictures. I'm not a fan of that color, but the shoes look excellent.

One thing I noticed. It seems stranged that the diamond punches aren't evenly spaced between the stitching... Nit picking, but you should be able to do that w/ a shoe of that price.
post #3 of 49
Recently I've been thinking that last 002 is more aesthetically pleasing than last 001. Also, the waist and finishing looks better here. Nice shoes, enjoy them.
post #4 of 49
Congradulations on the beautiful shoes. That design interest me. I would love to have the tones reveresed, with the leather portion being darker and the suede protion being lighter. I am not formiliar with this brand. Where are they sold in the US and at what price range?
post #5 of 49
wow. thats one love-it-or-hate-it pair right there. a rather interesting (to say the least) combination, Gaz... hope you post a WAYWRN post with these soon.
post #6 of 49
Wow, those are some funky looking specs!
post #7 of 49
I tell you, those French sure knows how to PIMP
post #8 of 49
definitely some interesting looking shoes. I'll withhold full judgment until I see them in action.
post #9 of 49
I like those, very different.

Mike
post #10 of 49
10/10.
post #11 of 49
Those are sexy as hell...in the kinky, different kind of way, but sexy nonetheless
post #12 of 49
Those are absolutely badass! God I hope they are available in a US size 13, cause those definitely need to be my next pair of shoes.

WOW
post #13 of 49
A quick google only revealed a price in HK dollars. Converted to US, that lands it right around $1,650 or so. Is that about right?
post #14 of 49
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Originally Posted by rebel222 View Post
Nice. The quality is apparent from the pictures. I'm not a fan of that color, but the shoes look excellent.

One thing I noticed. It seems stranged that the diamon punches are evenly spaced between the stitching... Nit picking, but you should be able to do that w/ a shoe of that price.

I noticed that too. I suppose one could argue that those uneven spaces are the result of less accurate hand finishing.

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Originally Posted by Kuro View Post
Recently I've been thinking that last 002 is more aesthetically pleasing than last 001. Also, the waist and finishing looks better here. Nice shoes, enjoy them.

Honestly, I prefer the 002 last since the 001 is way too narrow for my feet. I feel like even more of a clown if I wore the 001 last Arca in purple.

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Originally Posted by Sir James View Post
Congradulations on the beautiful shoes. That design interest me. I would love to have the tones reveresed, with the leather portion being darker and the suede protion being lighter. I am not formiliar with this brand. Where are they sold in the US and at what price range?

I don't like quoting prices but Corthay charges EU890 for MTO.

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Originally Posted by acidicboy View Post
wow. thats one love-it-or-hate-it pair right there. a rather interesting (to say the least) combination, Gaz... hope you post a WAYWRN post with these soon.

I am still trying to build confidence to post on WAYWRN.

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Originally Posted by Omega Man View Post
Wow, those are some funky looking specs!

Thanks

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Originally Posted by lee_44106 View Post
I tell you, those French sure knows how to PIMP

It's PIMPed to the max. Have you seen some of his funkier stuff? Check out www.corthay.fr

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Originally Posted by anon View Post
definitely some interesting looking shoes. I'll withhold full judgment until I see them in action.

Will try to post some soon. Maybe Thursday when the HK iBlokes san PG hit the town at the Macallan whiskey tasting event.

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Originally Posted by MBreinin View Post
I like those, very different.

Mike

Thanks

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Originally Posted by Mr. Moo View Post
10/10.



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Originally Posted by CaesarSTL View Post
Those are sexy as hell...in the kinky, different kind of way, but sexy nonetheless

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Originally Posted by Chips View Post
Those are absolutely badass! God I hope they are available in a US size 13, cause those definitely need to be my next pair of shoes.


WOW

They should

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Originally Posted by Chips View Post
A quick google only revealed a price in HK dollars. Converted to US, that lands it right around $1,650 or so. Is that about right?

Got them at much less. Retailer had a VIP discount going.

Gaz
post #15 of 49
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Gaz


Pretty good finishing indeed.
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