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My first bespoke (Corthay) shoes!

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by stilmacher, May 30, 2007.

  1. stilmacher

    stilmacher Senior member

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    I just got back from Paris where I collected my first pair of bespoke shoes. Some of you may remember my Corthay thread some month back of when I had my measure taken. The result you see below. My girlfriend and I spent a couple of hours at the shop with Pierre Corthay talking about his craft. He really is an extraordinary (though very French) guy. I will write a full account tomorrow and post some more pictures I am sure some would like to see. [​IMG] Some of you might be interested to hear that I will offer two pairs of Corthay shoes on eBay. One of them is a pair of graphite Arcas I bought too small (size 11 US) and hence never wore. The other one I managed to source in Paris, amazingly is an unworn pair of Corthay bespoke classic black box-calf Oxfords aproximatly size 9 US. If anyone is interested in either pair, let me know or check my auctions. For lovers of fine shoe rarities I also received a mint, bespoke pair of Henry Maxwell tassel loafers in dark brown and an identical bespoke pair in medium brown by John Lobb Paris.
     


  2. LSeca

    LSeca Senior member

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    The tiles on those appear to be almost perfectly sized and matched. Very nice, looking forward to your write-up.
     


  3. Omegablogger

    Omegablogger Senior member

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    Wow! A touch fashionable for my taste but wow all the same.
     


  4. Maharlika

    Maharlika Senior member

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    The shape is distinctively French. Enjoy them!
     


  5. whnay.

    whnay. Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Fine looking shoes. Congrats on your decision.
     


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    LabelKing Senior member

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    These are very nice. Are they crocodile?
     


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    toniok Well-Known Member

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    nice ones.

    btw, does that make them 'bespoke' if you have only two lasts[​IMG] to choose from?
     


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    Dragon Senior member

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  9. sho'nuff

    sho'nuff grrrrrrrr!!

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    nice nice.

    but how do they run a bit small? is the 11 US fit like a 10 you are saying?

    have any photos of the ones you will be putting up on ebay?
    thanks
     


  10. gdl203

    gdl203 Affiliate Vendor Dubiously Honored Affiliate Vendor

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    These are very nice. Are they crocodile?

    These big square scales look like alligator to me
     


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    odoreater Senior member

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    I know pimpin' ain't easy, but those should make it a little easier.
     


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    Soph Senior member

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    What do u wear them with?
     


  13. luk-cha

    luk-cha Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    those are pretty cool can not wait to see the better pictures![​IMG]
     


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    acidboy Senior member

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    He really is an extraordinary (though very French) guy.

    I don't know what that means [​IMG] but those are very very extraordinary shoes. I love the Corthay shape! Congratulations!

    Have you posted the Corthays on ebay? Would love to see those graphite Arcas!
     


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    gdl203 Affiliate Vendor Dubiously Honored Affiliate Vendor

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    What do u wear them with?
    Something along the lines of your avatar on AAAC? [​IMG]
     


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