Here's an interesting pair of old bespoke half-brogues I picked up a few weeks ago. The maker is A. Rondepierre, 5 rue Volney, Paris (pres Opera). A google search shows a variety of tenants now at that location--the Kenyan Tourist Office, Chabad-Loubavitch Ctr, a pharmaceutical rep, and Serge Simitian's S'Coiffure. I have it on good authority that Corthay is down the street. The trees are among the most beautiful and precisely-lasted I've seen: Notice the high rolling curve on the outer side of the upper: The shoes came from a gentleman who was also apparently a devoted Henry Maxwell customer. I don't know where Rondepierre stood in the pantheon of Parisian bespoke makers, but he was certainly favored by the well-heeled.