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post #136 of 357
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Originally Posted by stilmacher View Post
In effect I think there are better, more exclusive and more stylish shoe-makers around (Corthay, Aubercy...) who make an equally exciting product in terms of design, with much better quality and at the same price-level.
I will post some pictures later on today.

I haven't seen enough Corthay or Aubercy shoes to know whether or not I agree with this, but I certainly think this is the correct comparison. People who compare Berluti to C&J or Vass or Allen freaking Edmonds are missing the point - they are a completely different shoe aimed at a completely different audience.
post #137 of 357
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Originally Posted by bryce330 View Post
I haven't seen enough Corthay or Aubercy shoes to know whether or not I agree with this, but I certainly think this is the correct comparison. People who compare Berluti to C&J or Vass or Allen freaking Edmonds are missing the point - they are a completely different shoe aimed at a completely different audience.

Wise words. Here are some Corthays to illustrate the point:


post #138 of 357
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Originally Posted by stilmacher View Post
I love the colour and toe on those boots. The green and aubergine colours are also very nice Edit: You caught the code problem
post #139 of 357
WOW, nice polish job and pictures
post #140 of 357
I am feeling neither the Corthays nor the Berlutis.
post #141 of 357
You clearly don't know what's good for you
post #142 of 357
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Originally Posted by iammatt View Post
I am feeling neither the Corthays nor the Berlutis.

Wow, the middles shoes are absolutely beautiful. That you don't feel these Matt definitely suggests, despite your leanings towards more Italian inspired shoes (I don't know if that's necessarily a proper characterization of Corthay's, but I see it), you have a completely different aesthetic. These are neither pimpish nor garish. What's there not to like? That shoe belongs in a museum.
post #143 of 357
Corthay (like Berluti and Aubercy) is actually French. I think the French make the most delicate shoes, not so everydayish as the British and not so blunt as the Italians.
post #144 of 357
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Originally Posted by teddieriley View Post
Wow, the middles shoes are absolutely beautiful. That you don't feel these Matt definitely suggests, despite your leanings towards more Italian inspired shoes (I don't know if that's necessarily a proper characterization of Corthay's, but I see it), you have a completely different aesthetic. These are neither pimpish nor garish. What's there not to like? That shoe belongs in a museum.
Honestly, I like the boots well enough. I am not crazy about that flat fronted last and the middle pair strikes me as neither fish nor foul. I do like a more continental syle shoe, but not these. Of the French shoemakers I really like Gomez, Lobb Paris Bespoke (the RTW is more British and the newer stuff I do not like) and the guy RJMan uses (from the little I have seen). I do not like Aubercy, Corthay or Ber-lewd-y.
post #145 of 357
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Originally Posted by stilmacher View Post
Corthay (like Berluti and Aubercy) is actually French. I think the French make the most delicate shoes, not so everydayish as the British and not so blunt as the Italians.

Well, I know Corthay is French, along with Berluti and Aubercy. I was just trying to make the point that ianmatt is known for his propensity for Italian styling, which itself is a broad spectrum from the deplorablly pimpish and tacky on one end, to the elegantly chiseled and wonderfully constructed on the other end. I would characterize the Corthays falling within the good part of this spectrum and was just coming to the conclusion that if these shoes aren't convincingly beautiful, I have no clue what the hell ianmatt actually likes (not that it matters that much to me in the first place). But it is becoming clear to me that even beautifully designed shoes come across as pimpish and tacky.
post #146 of 357
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Originally Posted by iammatt View Post
I do like a more continental syle shoe, but not these.

I wouldn't mind seeing the style you prefer, that is, if you wouldn't mind sharing a pic or two. Imo, those shoes are fantastic looking.
post #147 of 357
I'm a fan of Corthay.
post #148 of 357
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Originally Posted by LSeca View Post
I wouldn't mind seeing the style you prefer, that is, if you wouldn't mind sharing a pic or two. Imo, those shoes are fantastic looking.

Here are some of mine.
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post #149 of 357
Love the rug in the 3rd pic!
post #150 of 357
These light brown C&J are more beautifull to me than any fish faced atrocities.
Elegance is in proportion and simplicity/cleanliness of lines.

If Berluti/Corthay were cars they would be Lamborghini Countach or Pontiac Aztec.
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