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post #5896 of 19808
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Originally Posted by Jermyn View Post
Now, if Corthay were included in the Harrods sale I'd be more tempted

Harrods Sale starts tomorrow, June 18th.

I rather doubt, Corthay will be included: they've only just started stocking them.
post #5897 of 19808
I actually got my Corthay from this shop in Lyon, but they stocked both of the colors in the last I wanted, and I really did not want to deal with customs and all that if I had them shipped upon completion in a couple weeks.

But thanks for all the compliments on the kicks, I am surprised so many people like them!
post #5898 of 19808
^ You bought them from Upper Shoes in Lyon? They even sell them online, and have two models on sale (700-800 euros). No experience with this hsop though.
post #5899 of 19808
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I am surprised so many people like them!

corthays have always been forum darlings.
post #5900 of 19808
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Originally Posted by clausc View Post
^ You bought them from Upper Shoes in Lyon? They even sell them online, and have two models on sale (700-800 euros). No experience with this hsop though.

Yes, I bought them there. The shop was completely legitimate--they have three locations within about a mile of each other in Lyon. Probably the best shoe store I have ever been in--but keeping that in mind, I have been in neither Leather Soul nor Leffot. I am in Lyon for the next month and a half, so I figured I would just shop local.
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post #5902 of 19808
^ Those spade soles look freaking awesome. Never thought I'd see you post regular calfksin shoes
post #5903 of 19808
Now those I can get behind Ishi!
post #5904 of 19808
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Originally Posted by isshinryu101 View Post

very interesting look
post #5905 of 19808
I love spade soles. Well done.
post #5906 of 19808
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Originally Posted by sinnedk View Post
very interesting look

+1 But the leather looks low quality.
post #5907 of 19808
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Originally Posted by HORNS View Post
+1 But the leather looks low quality.
What makes you say that, friend? They are approximately 70- 80 years old, and worn. It will take some time, using regular conditioning & polishing to fully rejuvenate the leather. In their time, Crosby Square made, arguably, the nicest shoes in the US.
post #5908 of 19808
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Originally Posted by isshinryu101 View Post
What makes you say that, friend? They are approximately 70- 80 years old, and worn. It will take some time, using regular conditioning & polishing to fully rejuvenate the leather.

In their time, Crosby Square made, arguably, the nicest shoes in the US.

No offense! What led me to my comment was the homogeneous shininess of the leather, which looks like corrected grain. I didn't know they were that old - good find.
post #5909 of 19808
I'm sure CS made some great shoes, but I had a pair that was almost certainly corrected grain and iirc it had cloth lining and a fiberboard insole.
post #5910 of 19808
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Originally Posted by HORNS View Post
No offense! What led me to my comment was the homogeneous shininess of the leather, which looks like corrected grain. I didn't know they were that old - good find.

My apologies. I didn't mean to sound snippy. You're always a gentleman poster & I appreciate your observations. That's the whole point of posting. THANK YOU.

I guess I'm always prepared to be "lambasted" on this thread. MY tastes seem to invoke all kinds of emotions... which, good or bad... is a good thing. It's all in good fun!

They actually belong to a friend, a true "vintage aficionado" with much 'better' (but similar) taste than mine.
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