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RTW Corthay Wilfred spectators

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by gazman70k, Jun 15, 2009.

  1. gazman70k

    gazman70k Senior member

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    Here’s pair #2 as part of the recent shoe shopping spree – RTW Corthay Wilfred in old wood calf and Parisian brown suede calf.

    <EDIT>: These are referred by Will of A Suitable Wardrobe as a city shoe, which is a non-boot version of the galosh. <EDIT>

    These were made to the 002 last, which works better for me since the 001 last runs too long and narrow and the retailer didn’t carry half sizes or any widths other than E.

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    A bit of a close up…

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    Off we go on the 360 degree spin…

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    The finishing on the sole is very nice…

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    Let’s get into the details. The finishing is just first class.

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    The reverse burnishing works well with as the shoe darkens inwards.

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    Photo manipulated to bring out the way this would age.

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    Finally, the shoe trees look suspiciously like Berluti.

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    Thanks for reading

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    Gaz
     
  2. rebel222

    rebel222 Senior member

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    Nice. The quality is apparent from the pictures. I'm not a fan of that color, but the shoes look excellent.

    One thing I noticed. It seems stranged that the diamond punches aren't evenly spaced between the stitching... Nit picking, but you should be able to do that w/ a shoe of that price.
     
  3. Kuro

    Kuro Senior member

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    Recently I've been thinking that last 002 is more aesthetically pleasing than last 001. Also, the waist and finishing looks better here. Nice shoes, enjoy them.
     
  4. Sir James

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    Congradulations on the beautiful shoes. That design interest me. I would love to have the tones reveresed, with the leather portion being darker and the suede protion being lighter. I am not formiliar with this brand. Where are they sold in the US and at what price range?
     
  5. acidboy

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    wow. thats one love-it-or-hate-it pair right there. a rather interesting (to say the least) combination, Gaz... hope you post a WAYWRN post with these soon.
     
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    Wow, those are some funky looking specs![​IMG]
     
  7. lee_44106

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    I tell you, those French sure knows how to PIMP
     
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    definitely some interesting looking shoes. I'll withhold full judgment until I see them in action.
     
  9. MBreinin

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    I like those, very different.

    Mike
     
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    Those are sexy as hell...in the kinky, different kind of way, but sexy nonetheless [​IMG]
     
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    Those are absolutely badass! God I hope they are available in a US size 13, cause those definitely need to be my next pair of shoes.

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  13. Chips

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    A quick google only revealed a price in HK dollars. Converted to US, that lands it right around $1,650 or so. Is that about right?
     
  14. gazman70k

    gazman70k Senior member

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    Nice. The quality is apparent from the pictures. I'm not a fan of that color, but the shoes look excellent.

    One thing I noticed. It seems stranged that the diamon punches are evenly spaced between the stitching... Nit picking, but you should be able to do that w/ a shoe of that price.


    I noticed that too. I suppose one could argue that those uneven spaces are the result of less accurate hand finishing.

    Recently I've been thinking that last 002 is more aesthetically pleasing than last 001. Also, the waist and finishing looks better here. Nice shoes, enjoy them.

    Honestly, I prefer the 002 last since the 001 is way too narrow for my feet. I feel like even more of a clown if I wore the 001 last Arca in purple. [​IMG]

    Congradulations on the beautiful shoes. That design interest me. I would love to have the tones reveresed, with the leather portion being darker and the suede protion being lighter. I am not formiliar with this brand. Where are they sold in the US and at what price range?

    I don't like quoting prices but Corthay charges EU890 for MTO.

    wow. thats one love-it-or-hate-it pair right there. a rather interesting (to say the least) combination, Gaz... hope you post a WAYWRN post with these soon.

    I am still trying to build confidence to post on WAYWRN.

    Wow, those are some funky looking specs![​IMG]

    Thanks

    I tell you, those French sure knows how to PIMP

    It's PIMPed to the max. Have you seen some of his funkier stuff? Check out www.corthay.fr

    definitely some interesting looking shoes. I'll withhold full judgment until I see them in action.

    Will try to post some soon. Maybe Thursday when the HK iBlokes san PG hit the town at the Macallan whiskey tasting event.

    I like those, very different.

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    10/10.

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    Those are sexy as hell...in the kinky, different kind of way, but sexy nonetheless [​IMG]

    Those are absolutely badass! God I hope they are available in a US size 13, cause those definitely need to be my next pair of shoes.


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    They should

    A quick google only revealed a price in HK dollars. Converted to US, that lands it right around $1,650 or so. Is that about right?

    Got them at much less. Retailer had a VIP discount going.

    Gaz
     
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    Pretty good finishing indeed.
     
  16. jhcam8

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    I have a vague memory that these are galoshes not specs. Regardless, they're certainly interesting.
     
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    Excellent pictures and the reverse burnishing is a great touch....the 002 last was a good choice [​IMG]
     
  18. gazman70k

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    I have a vague memory that these are galoshes not specs. Regardless, they're certainly interesting.
    According to wikipedia, and not claiming that wikipedia is 100% accurate, "Galoshes (from French: galoches), also known as gumshoes, dickersons, or overshoes, are a type of rubber boot that is slipped over shoes to keep them from getting muddy or wet. The word Galoshes might be used interchangeably with boot, especially a rubberized boot. " Maybe you were thinking of something else but if I have misused the term "spectators" then I stand corrected.
    Excellent pictures and the reverse burnishing is a great touch....the 002 last was a good choice [​IMG]
    Thanks
     
  19. jhcam8

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    According to wikipedia, and not claiming that wikipedia is 100% accurate, "Galoshes (from French: galoches), also known as gumshoes, dickersons, or overshoes, are a type of rubber boot that is slipped over shoes to keep them from getting muddy or wet. The word Galoshes might be used interchangeably with boot, especially a rubberized boot. "

    Maybe you were thinking of something else but if I have misused the term "spectators" then I stand corrected.
    Thanks


    I'm far from an expert and haven't had a chance to search on the SF (it may have been AA). As I said, a vague memory of learned brethern discussing the various shoe classifications. Throw some pics up on the Spectator Porn thread for fun.

    Anyway - very nice shoes and an excellent score.
     
  20. dkzzzz

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    WOW.
    Not a fan of their pointy lasts, but this color and leather combo is awesome.
     

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