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Paris update

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by johnapril, Jun 3, 2005.

  1. Roy

    Roy Distinguished Member

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    I think more fashion forward.
     


  2. Walter

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    I dont mean to be annoying, but the eternal city is Rome. Paris is the city of lights.
     


  3. ernest

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    There were 2 shops.

    The big one is closed and you have nothing in the small one...
     


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    What's the leather of Berluti bespoke like? Does it crease badly? How do they hold up over time? (Berluti bespoke seems like a really delicate shoe).
     


  5. globetrotter

    globetrotter Stylish Dinosaur

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    (globetrotter @ June 03 2005,18:38) John, have fun and enjoy yourself in the eternal city. if you have a free evening, try brassarie balzar by the sorbonne. I am very very jealous.
    I dont mean to be annoying, but the eternal city is Rome. Paris is the city of lights.
    you are right, as usual Walter, both in that I am sure that you don't mean to be annoying (it appears to come naturally to you), and in that paris is the city of lights and rome is the eternal city [​IMG]
     


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    (Walter @ June 04 2005,06:34)
    John, have fun and enjoy yourself in the eternal city. if you have a free evening, try brassarie balzar by the sorbonne. I am very very jealous.
    I dont mean to be annoying, but the eternal city is Rome. Paris is the city of lights.
    you are right, as usual Walter, both in that I am sure that you don't mean to be annoying (it appears to come naturally to you), and in that paris is the city of lights and rome is the eternal city [​IMG]
    I thought it was singular: city of light. As in light as a more abstract concept. You know the light that the city gets before sunset, reflected in impressionist paintings, etc etc. But I don't mean to be annoying.
     


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    I do believe you are right, it is singular in English. La ville lumière in French, named thusly as of the 1900 world fair, where the use of electricity (still a novelty at the time) was extensive (see "Palais de l'Ã[​IMG]lectricitÃ[​IMG]", among other exhibits).
     


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    I never went to Aubercy, only to Corthay's store on Volney street, three times. The experience is worth more to me than the shoes my husband ultimately purchased.
     


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    I was at Berluti yesterday and mentionned that i was flying to London this month to buy some EG s result... the manager and salesman both started to rave at how "fabuleux and extraordinaire" EG is nuff said, meanwhile i ll wait n see at how fabuleux my Berluti "lasso" shoe in cognac with red piping turns out :)
     


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    ah yes while i m at it there is a store on the champs diagonaly across from rue marboeuf that has 3 size 40 and 42 kitons cotton suits in its window for a 1000 euro a crack, not my size unfortunately or they would no longer be there, 1 blue pin stripe one off white forget the other, they will try to bait n switch to some st andrews for 1500 euros a piece so be obnoxious and persistant :)
     


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    Not that st. adrew @ 1500 euros a bad deal.
     


  12. bengal-stripe

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    Just like the manager at the (then) newly opened JM Weston store in London. He was absolutely amazed that EG offered a choice of lasts for special orders (unlike Weston where a certain style comes on a certain last). He had nothing more urgent to do, just arrived in London, then to place his order for a pair of EGs.
     


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    Paris acquisitions: John Lobb: black calf boots with medallion toe detail [​IMG] [​IMG] Corthay: RTW, made in France, custom patina performed in 4 days at the shop at 1 rue Volnay [​IMG] [​IMG] Cifonelli: SB wool suit, charcoal with pinstripes, ticket pocket, flat front pants, burgundy lining, and buttons to match my Corthays [​IMG] [​IMG]
     


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    Even though the pictures are too dark, they're wonderful beautiful shoes. I especially love the Corthay. See if you can post better pictures for us to drool over the custom patina. Do you mind telling us how much you paid for them? Did you get anything at Aubercy and Albaladejo?
     


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    I don't know why everybody is obsessed by boots on the forulm but i don't like boots. They look like shoes for disabilited, like the medical shoes you see in FOREST GUMP . Do you run faster with them?
     


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