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post #61 of 93
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johnapril, I have been corresponding with Xavier Aubercy (a charming man, btw).  If you have any technical questions, I can add them to my list. Fabienne
It would be helpful to understand if Aubercy is made with the goodyear or norvegese method, or are they blake-stitiched? Is there a range of levels, such as, a lower-priced end with blake construction, and a higher end line with the goodyear method? Also, which models does he carry in stock? I can list the models I am interested in, if that would help. Also, I don't know how to tell my size because the French system is probably going to be different from the English or the US. It would help to know if he has a conversion table for shoe size. Also, although I am sure Aubercy is designed in France, where are the shoes manufactured? Merci.
post #62 of 93
Aubercy shoes are made in Italy, except for their full bespoke (Grande Mesure). I would bet money they are Blake-stitched. Beautiful shoes though. Someone said that they have similar creasing problems to Berluti. The only French-made good quality shoes of which I know are Weston, Paraboot and Charvet (which obviously rebrands them). Corthay I _think_ is made in Portugal; Aubercy and Berluti in Italy, Lobb mostly in England with some boots made by Heschung in Alsace. Heschung is trying to launch a more elegant line -- that's also French. Most French shoe brands are made in Italy or England. Nothing wrong with that, just don't go expecting to get a pair of shoes made in the Hexagone.
post #63 of 93
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(cuffthis @ April 23 2005,03:01) These were my most desired pair of shoes. This past Thursday on my visit to Paul Stuart in NYC, I made them mine. Grenson black velvet dress slippers with Pirate fronts.
Are you a metal head? (heavy metal). What's with the cross bones?
I am not into Heavy Metal. I am an ardent fan of reggae though, but have yet to find a pair of dress slippers with an embroidered Ganja leaf on them. But if you find one, please let me know, ok?
post #64 of 93
RJ, Is the creasing problem due to inferior skins? And does that generally occur across the toe?
post #65 of 93
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(marc37 @ April 25 2005,06:34)
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Originally Posted by cuffthis,April 23 2005,03:01
These were my most desired pair of shoes. This past Thursday on my visit to Paul Stuart in NYC, I made them mine. Grenson black velvet dress slippers with Pirate fronts.
Are you a metal head? (heavy metal). What's with the cross bones?
I am not into Heavy Metal. I am an ardent fan of reggae though, but have yet to find a pair of dress slippers with an embroidered Ganja leaf on them. But if you find one, please let me know, ok?
Now that would be one of Edward Green's more unusual commissions.
post #66 of 93
I just emailed your questions to Mr. Aubercy. I think I remember seeing Goodyear stitching examples on their website. But the montage most certainly depends on the style/range of shoe, as does any potential creasing. RJman, are you saying petite mesure is then made in Italy as well?
post #67 of 93
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I just emailed your questions to Mr. Aubercy.  I think I remember seeing Goodyear stitching examples on their website. But the montage most certainly depends on the style/range of shoe, as does any potential creasing. RJman, are you saying petite mesure is then made in Italy as well?
Je crois que oui.
post #68 of 93
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RJ, Is the creasing problem due to inferior skins?  And does that generally occur across the toe?
From our froggy friends (I keed because I lurv) at souliers.net: http://www.souliers.net/php/dossier/...g/DSCN1342.jpg Note that the shoe has apparently been treed and still looks like the San Andreas Fault. I believe they were selling that olive wholecut for 1100 euros last year. Green and Vass will make the more presentable styles found at Berluti or Aubercy (the wholecut, the sleek loafer) and they'll be more durable. If you want Frankenshoes, go to Berluti. Given Olga's fixation with disfiguration (scarified and tattooed shoes, now the Frankenshoes) perhaps she should offer "shoe facelifts" for her existing shoe owners whose purchases have gone all lined and pouchy.
post #69 of 93
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Originally Posted by johnapril,April 25 2005,10:32
RJ, Is the creasing problem due to inferior skins?  And does that generally occur across the toe?
From our froggy friends (I keed because I lurv) at souliers.net: http://www.souliers.net/php/dossier/...g/DSCN1342.jpg Note that the shoe has apparently been treed and still looks like the San Andreas Fault.  I believe they were selling that olive wholecut for 1100 euros last year. Green and Vass will make the more presentable styles found at Berluti or Aubercy (the wholecut, the sleek loafer) and they'll be more durable.  If you want Frankenshoes, go to Berluti.  Given Olga's fixation with disfiguration (scarified and tattooed shoes, now the Frankenshoes) perhaps she should offer "shoe facelifts" for her existing shoe owners whose purchases have gone all lined and pouchy.
That Aubercy leather looks like shit.  I have Ferragamos five years old that look better than that. No interest in Berluti. Marc Guyot confirmed that his dress shoes are Blake-stitched. That Alsacian brand looks a bit too informal for my needs. I guess that leaves Corthay and Weston. RJMan, could you clarify the manufacturer Charvet and Paraboot?
post #70 of 93
The shoes on the JM Weston site are pretty unbelieveable. Anyone know the price range for RTW?
post #71 of 93
In the US of A, Weston is about $500-$600. I don't know who makes Charvet shoes. Manton? Cusey? Bengal? Paraboot make their own shoes, they're very good quality and very durable although not as elegant as Weston. A good cheap English-made French shoe is Loding.
post #72 of 93
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In the US of A, Weston is about $500-$600. I don't know who makes Charvet shoes.  Manton? Cusey? Bengal? Paraboot make their own shoes, they're very good quality and very durable although not as elegant as Weston. A good cheap English-made French shoe is Loding.
I just e-mailed the manager of the JM Weston store in the first arondissment about a few of these issues.  I'll post her reply, if anything comes back. Thanks for all your responses, RJ.  They will surely make for more productive shoe shopping. p.s. somewhere, in the back of my mind, I have this feeling I am going to end up at Old England, 12 boulevard des Capucines, in the ninth...
post #73 of 93
Argh, take me with you. Old England: Fantastic Edward Green corner, also sell Lobb and Grenson. Otherwise very Anglophilic though decidedly not English -- despite the Turnbull & Asser, Trumpers, Fortnums tea and the rest. Fascinating place.
post #74 of 93
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In the US of A, Weston is about $500-$600. I don't know who makes Charvet shoes. Manton? Cusey? Bengal?
I've never seen Charvet shoes, so I can't help you there. Weston has recently raised their prices. The 180 loafer is now over $500 in calfskin, and I believe that most of the lace-up shoes are pushing $700. I don't even want to think about how much the Chasse is. I should have snapped it up at $800 a few years ago when I had the chance.
post #75 of 93
i think i have led a sheltered life, but now that i've seen these, i feel like there's not much more to see. ebay link http://www.imagehostplus.com/v2/is.p...rn_lucas_1.jpg
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