Originally Posted by patrickBOOTH
Why is it considered a grail shoe? I have Corthay's and not the Arca... It's not like it is a further reach than any of the other shoes posted here. Grail shoes are bespoke shoes.
Grail shoes are shoes that either:
a) one aspires to acquire new at some point but can't justify the cost right now,
b) one can acquire right now but cannot find (or no longer in production, see my grail shoe, the RLPL/EG Addison in edwardian antique).
Grail shoes wouldn't be bespoke because one doesn't know how the final product would look, except in one's mind. Also, many bespoken shoes are str8 ugly.