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Don't be a tease, shoe the whole shoe man! biggrin.gif
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Don't be a tease, shoe the whole shoe man! biggrin.gif

Here's one pair

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Hi Crat,

Those shooz look great.

Are they French?

-G.
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Hi Crat,
Those shooz look great.
Are they French?
-G.

Corthay Arcas. Pierre Corthay's workshop is in Paris.
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Corthay Arcas. Pierre Corthay's workshop is in Paris.

Thought I recognized that tongue shape. Now that you mention it I can make out the name on the trees. DuH!

Corthay shop opening in London in December.
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I just polished my shoes smile.gif
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o/s shine
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Thought I recognized that tongue shape. Now that you mention it I can make out the name on the trees. DuH!
Corthay shop opening in London in December.

I had to sell my Arca's because they did not fit properly. Never been so sad to let something go.
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I had to sell my Arca's because they did not fit properly. Never been so sad to let something go.

Dey on my radar.....................................................................fing02[1].gif
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Woo hoo! Apologies for the terrible indoors picture, but my first Crockett and Jones:

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These are Belgraves in Chestnut A Calf from the Handgrade collection. They were purchased at the C&J store in NYC this past weekend. I must have spent two hours there; I nearly went with the Belgraves in suede, but felt that these would be a more versatile for me. I tried quite a few shoes and nothing fit quite as well as the 337 last.

I considered the Weymouth, but the brogue pattern on the sides of the heel was something of a turnoff. Looked like a shower head or something?

I also tried the Bradford shell cordovan on the 341 last and it wore incredibly well. It wasn't quite what I was looking for, but I was intrigued by the Harlech which is the same cordovan, same sole. Apparently not too many of them out there; the store has sold four. Each had to be ordered, and now the manager is checking to see if one might be out there in my size.

There was another gentleman in the store who picked up five pairs of shoes. Most were loafers, from what I could tell. Apparently they were sample sizes? Didn't quite make out the price but my fiance who was with me thought she heard ~ $350. The guy seemed quite pleased that his size just happened to be their sample size... about 9.5 or so. What is the story with samples?

My fiance was intrigued by some of the slippers.
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Recently I saw a couple-months old thread about Church's revival of their Royal Collection, so I went to a Church's to have a look-see.

Went home with these double-monks in chestnut calf [Burghley - Chestnut - Betis, it says]:

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Pity the Church's are still stitched aloft. Nice hinged trees though.
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Here's one pair

and here's the pair I'm wearing today

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Pity the Church's are still stitched aloft. Nice hinged trees though.

While I also prefer the look of the channeled soles of some of my other shoes, user Leather Man did provide an explanation for Church's exposed stitching, for those interested in the subject -
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...I can shed some light on why Church's don't do it. It was in a conversation with Dean Girling that I found out the reason - Dean Girling said that back in the day when Church's concealed the stiching on many of their shoes they got so many complaints from uneducated customers ( shoewise!) about the flap lifting with wear that in the end they gave up concealing the channel stiching. Dean was telling me this because Gaziano and Girling are getting a lot of complaints in a similar way - customers seem to think when the flap lifts a little , as it often does at the toe, it is a manufacturing fault. Dean said he could quite understand why Church's just walked away from the whole business of concealing the sole stiching....

As for me, I'm not above using sole protectors and as such am ambivalent regarding the matter of the function of channeled soles.
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