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Corthay

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by ThinkDerm, May 19, 2009.

  1. globobock

    globobock Senior Member

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    To be honest, I haven't any particular Modell in mind, but I would start with the classics first.
    I've never ried those long sleek French modells on, so I'm not sure how it will look on me.

    But the Pictures are gorgeous. so are the Reviews about the making Quality.

    A ppity they are hard to find here in Germany, but Germans are not known for the extravagant. I'll try to find some on my next Hamburg trip.
     


  2. sd2002

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    For whatever it is worth my first higher end shoe was Corthay Fantomas (I did get an Arca later) but definitely if I was gonna get one I would get the Fantomas. No body does Ghillie style better imho
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  3. Steven Cash

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    They are fantastic.

    I would find it a difficult decision between Arca, Arca Stream or Fantomas.

    Would you mind posting a photo of you wearing them? I understand Corthay use slightly thinner calfskin which I know some users attribute to excessive creasing however I would have thought thinner leather would minimize the appearance of any deep creases.
     
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  4. sd2002

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    I always thought my Corthay creased the least but never thought it might due "thin leather", honestly I can't say I noticed the leather to be thinner
    Here some pic :
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  6. Steven Cash

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    Beautiful shoes - thank you for the photos.

    The creasing is indeed minimal. So much more interesting than your conventional wholecut and a very bold move for your first venture - well played sir.
     


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    has anyone seen the Ebene color that Leffot carries in person ?

    on my monitor it comes across as a sort of black brown.
     


  8. sd2002

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    Thx Cash, it is my favorite .
    The Eben looks like black/grey hue to me. Seen a berluit like that
     


  9. sd2002

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    Sorry but that is from looking on screen, never been to Leffot in person unfortunately . Actually it is been too long since my last visit to NYC
     


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    Dude hands down arca stream got to see it in real life it's some thing else. But they didn't have my size [​IMG] Sadly other wise would be instant kop.
     


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    Both the stream and regular Arca are gorgeous. Love mine.
     


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    For me, it was the regular Arca, but the Arca boucle looks really good too. And the damned patinaed suede in grey was out of this world.

    However, their prices are getting a bit too high for me. Current prices are not too far away from Meccarriello's Aurum line. Different aesthetics of course.
     


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    I just got a pair of the patina suede in "flint". They are awesome. Probably going to do the boucle next at some point this year.
     


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    Would love to see some pictures please [​IMG]
     


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    Just wondering, were you the same gentleman I spoke to at the Paris Atelier in January this year?

    And yes, pics of the flint suede please.
     


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