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Arca from Corthay THE must

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Georges5, Nov 28, 2010.

  1. lasbar

    lasbar Senior member

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    I picked up these Vass which seem to be quite a cheap alternative to the Arca. Not sure what model name they are but I'd be interested in seeing them in Brown / Ox-Blood:

    [​IMG]


    Vass is going a bit sleeker nowadays...
     
  2. MalfordOfLondon

    MalfordOfLondon Senior member

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    Vass is going a bit sleeker nowadays...

    It's on the "U". Angle might exaggerate the sleekness I think.

    I found a photo of them in Brown here:

    [​IMG]
     
  3. IndianBoyz

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    eggplant = aubergine
     
  4. fritzl

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    I picked up these Vass which seem to be quite a cheap alternative to the Arca.

    there are rumours that the quality is better on the vash...
     
  5. MalfordOfLondon

    MalfordOfLondon Senior member

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    there are rumours that the quality is better on the vash...

    I will quite happily believe that rumour! [​IMG]
     
  6. Jorge

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    there are rumours that the quality is better on the vash...
    Best to not spread rumor, if you have an opinion - out with it.
     
  7. Holdfast

    Holdfast Senior member

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    This Arca buzz is trending.

    Dangerous.


    Defcon 3...
     
  8. culverwood

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    Rave review stage reached. Prepare for take off.
     
  9. RSS

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    That's a stunning pair.


    The Arca are stunning...

    I love them ...


    Another who likes them. Beautiful!
     
  10. lasbar

    lasbar Senior member

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    I will quite happily believe that rumour! [​IMG]

    You can't really compare them...

    I don't know Vass products well enough to give you an informed opinion...

    Vass look quite solid and well built a la Eastern European...

    That also come up with certasin shortcomings.
     
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    Best to not spread rumor, if you have an opinion - out with it.

    wrong, not on that. thanks
     
  12. JamesX

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    eggplant = aubergine

    I thought Aubergine is lighter shade of purple?

    Eggplant is Deeper Purple I think.
     
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    luk-cha Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I thought Aubergine is lighter shade of purple?

    Eggplant is Deeper Purple I think.


    same same from my POV
     
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    Some used Corthay's :
    Thank you.
     
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    same same from my POV

    this would makes sense in order not to confuse buyers since as noted above aubergine IS french for eggplant.

    A really nice color by the way!
     
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    So, just wanted to get some information about the sizing of Corthay. My pair of Arcas are a size 11.5 on the 001 last. I am a regular US 10D. I have given some sizing info to some people who sent me PMs. Is my size completely strange, or is their sizing kind of wonky? I have read some old posts wherein people have mentioned that they fit into the same US size as Corthay size, other people say they size down, while still others have said that they size up. Have they changed their sizing system over the years?
     
  18. luk-cha

    luk-cha Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    this would makes sense in order not to confuse buyers since as noted above aubergine IS french for eggplant.

    A really nice color by the way!


    oh really i just thort it was only the difference between English and American
     
  19. Jangofett

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    So, just wanted to get some information about the sizing of Corthay. My pair of Arcas are a size 11.5 on the 001 last. I am a regular US 10D. I have given some sizing info to some people who sent me PMs. Is my size completely strange, or is their sizing kind of wonky? I have read some old posts wherein people have mentioned that they fit into the same US size as Corthay size, other people say they size down, while still others have said that they size up. Have they changed their sizing system over the years?

    Ya, completely strange.

    Corthay is half a size big unless I guess you have narrow feet.
    Their problem is compounded cos they do US and European market and marked according to those sizes. So if you know your UK size, and buy a US shoe, its 1.5 size more.

    I've got 2 Corthays on the same last. I knew the US one would be 1.5 size more.
    When I got both and compared, both were of the same size and the US one was 1.5 size more.

    Lobbs always use UK sizing I think and same for Pradas.
    I think to avoid all the BS, all shoe makers should just use the Italian sizing and leave the weird Japanese sizing to them.

    Some of the Corthays can be frigging tight though. Sene which has an even more ridiculous long last, aint that tight.
     
  20. lasbar

    lasbar Senior member

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    oh really i just thort it was only the difference between English and American

    Separated by the same language..
     

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