Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by ThinkDerm, May 19, 2009.
I'll just put this picture here while I get my lube and towel.
damn i LOVE those. Some of my favorite wingtips
I wore holes into the uppers of my suede Bob's in 2-3 years. B Nelson patched them up and they are now good to go.
It is about to happen to mine. Better see Nick. I pretty much have been making monthly trips to see good ole Nick these days.
thats really strange. mine were worn quite a bit...VERY light creasing.
I mean I have had them over 2 years at this point in rotation and they have held up the worst out of any of my other shoes that are much older and some much cheaper. They all get the same care and attention. I always felt that they felt pretty fragile, and light. It is hard not to attribute the wear to the thinness of the leathers they use.
i definitely agree with this. But i dont think corthay is aiming for durability quite frankly. theyre probably supposed to feel delicate.
It is clear they are going for the French/Italian vibe more than the robust English shoe thing. They are beautiful, but I don't think there is going to be many openings in my shoe rotation for another pair. Uppers cracking is a large reason why I am hesitant to go bespoke with shoes. Sure a better fit may lead to reduced stress on the uppers, but I have had so many well cared for shoes end up cracking I have a hard time justifying paying 4x + the amount to see their same demise. I am not a bigtimer like that.
Do not try the Berlutis if you think the Corthay's are fragile...
Corthay shoes are solid believe me..
I don't believe you.
This is the only subject where my opinion is actually valuable..
Not true. I value a lot of your opinions. You probably have some of the most diverse experience with tailors on this forum. Little do people know.
Patrick, I'm just an amateur compared to RSS or Rjamn...
They're gents with a wealth of tailoring experience and they helped me to discover the bespoke route without patronizing me at all..
I just enjoy my clothes without any real knowledge compared to some ops...
I hope you go bespoke even just once..
You will love it..
I will, I just need my leg pulled some more.
Of the high end French brands Corthay stacks up as a fairly robust offering. They aren't as durable as some English brands, but they should last at least a decade. Pierre Corthay likes to say that if cared for and worn every fortnight his shoes could last twenty years easily. I can't see any of the 4 models I have lasting more than fifteen years.
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