Rock Your Socks- show your sock, shoe & pant combos

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  1. Gdot

    Gdot Senior member

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    Cool!

    Check out Septieme Larguer while you are there - or if you really want to get a shoe woodie seek out Pierre Corthay's shop.
     
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    in stitches Kung Joo Moderator

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    grrrrrrrr
     
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    Vass
    Marcoliani
    Howard Yount
     
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  4. Burton

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    Great trousers - who?
     
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    Sir F Senior member

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    Thanks for the tip, maybe will check that out tomorrow. Were in Paris can I find these stores?
     
  6. Gdot

    Gdot Senior member

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    theres this thing called the internet - all you gotta do is type in a couple of snippets of information into a search box and BOOM! there it is! :nodding:

    http://www.corthay.fr/corthay_en.html
     
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    mymil Senior member

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    Thanks! Howard Yount. Added rest of the details to the original.
     
  8. Burton

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    I am going to have to try a pair from them. I have seen their stuff but have only purchased socks and pocket squares. Thanks!
     
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    very cool color combo. the general would approve i think.
     
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    The transparent dye you mention is called analine dye. It allows the grain of the leather to show through rather than a "paint-job", which covers nuances of the grain. Also, the fading in the creases is because G&G gets their hides dyed a solid color that is usually pretty flat and boring and applies what is called a "crust" finish, which is color deposited with waxes and creams. When the shoe is flexed these waxes and creams separate to show the lighter analine dye.
     
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    I must be one of the few here that truly appreciate the effect. I love shoes that looked worn and cared for--its like a bike someone has spent a lot of time riding. (Apologies for waxing - pun intended - poetic.)
     
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    patrickBOOTH Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I agree with you. You can tell a pair of beat up cared for shoes over just a beat up pair. The former has charm, the latter looks slovenly.
     
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    I certainly appreciate a well patinated and cared for pair of shoes. You have many good examples. I just hate the phase they can through when new but worn in which the creases can just look a bit tatty, to me anyway.
     
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    cigar wt boot
    marcoliani merino wool argyles otc
     
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    ty brosef :fonz:



    I need to see the belt G. I love the shoes
     

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