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New Corthays

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by tazmaniac, Feb 23, 2009.

  1. Michael Ay329

    Michael Ay329 Senior member

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    The antiqueing job on those shoes are a marvel to behold

    The design of the shoe...part stitching and part brogueing is hideously Parisian...yuck [​IMG]
     
  2. andyw

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    Got mine a couple weeks ago.........more antiguing than the OP. These are the "Kleber" model.
     
  3. acidboy

    acidboy Senior member

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    They look delicious. Good buy!
     
  4. Spatlese

    Spatlese Senior member

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    These are beautiful.

    I could quibble that some of the detailing isn't quite to my personal aesthetic taste, but overall, these are just stunningly beautiful! [​IMG]

    Congratulations & wear them well!


    You hit on what I was thinking. Still gorgeous.
     
  5. sf_esq

    sf_esq Senior member

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    Most impressive.
     
  6. Mr. Moo

    Mr. Moo Senior member

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    Corthay make the most manly dress shoe on the planet. Such a lovely shape.
     
  7. antirabbit

    antirabbit Senior member

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    Um, WOW
    What color are those in the OP?

    Thats hot action.
     
  8. Naturlaut II

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  9. tazmaniac

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    They are indeed the KlÃ[​IMG]ber. The patina that was applied is called "vieux noir". I actually saw them before the process. They were uniformly light brown. I think the work StÃ[​IMG]phane did is amazing. Styling may not be to everyones taste, but I think they are quite restrained for Corthays. I am curious as well how they will age...
     
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  11. Kuro

    Kuro Senior member

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    Beautiful color.

    How come Corthay doesn't do a bevelled waist?


    very, very nice. corthays definitely on my short list.

    I was wondering the same thing about the bevelled waist and fiddleback sole. Not that they aren't great as is, but I always think it's a nice touch to have both.


    Corthay's default for the waist appears to be outside square/inside round, but I have seen round waist both inside and outside. Workmanship is about EG (not top drawer) or JM Weston level.

    At Leffot in Manhatten they run about 1,100.00 plus trees.

    More Corthay eye candy...


    What do you mean plus trees? My 2 pairs came with trees and I do not recall a separate charge..

    - Nice..
    - Please post in a few months after wearing as I 'd be interested in how they age as to date.


    I'll try to remember to take a picture for you...
     
  12. orangina1

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    Has anyone bought direct from Paris shop with oversea mail order? I know some British shoemakers do, but not sure about Corthay.
     
  13. pledge

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    Has anyone bought direct from Paris shop with oversea mail order? I know some British shoemakers do, but not sure about Corthay.

    Yes, but unless you are fluent in French, it is a very, very difficult process. Not worth it, IMO.
     
  14. Fuuma

    Fuuma Senior member

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    Has anyone bought direct from Paris shop with oversea mail order? I know some British shoemakers do, but not sure about Corthay.
    They might do it but would rather have you come in the shop and know your size and the offerings. Discussing patinas on the phone is sorta fruitless anyway. They'll do it no problem if you're already a client. Yasu (? not sure about his name anymore) speaks perfect english so you might want to deal with him. I can validate his name if it's important to you.
     
  15. orangina1

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    Thanks for the info! Pledge and Fuuma. Like the Arca when tried them on at the store in Tokyo, but the price is almost doubled. Hope I have a chance to visit the store in Paris.
     
  16. ziggyosk

    ziggyosk Senior member

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    Just thought I'd share some pictures:

    [​IMG]



    [​IMG]
     
  17. BastiaanB

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    Amazing..... like always
     
  18. whnay.

    whnay. Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I'm thinking about selling mine...any interest out there for two pair (size 8.5)?
     
  19. haganah

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    Can I show my ignorance and ask how exactly one would polish shoes with such antiquing?
     
  20. itsstillmatt

    itsstillmatt Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Can I show my ignorance and ask how exactly one would polish shoes with such antiquing?
    I don't polish my shoes, and I don't have many antiqued pairs, but I would imagine that neutral polish would be useful.
     

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