RTW Corthay Wilfred spectators

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  1. jhcam8

    jhcam8 Senior member

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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]
     
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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
     
  4. jhcam8

    jhcam8 Senior member

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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.
     
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    WOW.
    Not a fan of their pointy lasts, but this color and leather combo is awesome.
     
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    Beautiful, and perhaps the only pair of spectators I think I could wear and not look like, well, someone wearing a pair of spectators.
     
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    I'm usually not a big spectators fan but those are absolutely sublime. [​IMG]
     
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    Very nice. Very French.
     
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    Corthay is doing great shoes like Anthony Delos or Dimitri Gomez..
    They have great cobblers in Paris and great compagnons...
    I like the idea of the Arca but my problem are the patinas..
    I want some extremely wooden and dark at the same time...
     
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    They look like they've survived a chemical spill.
     
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    The shoes look like they've been salvaged
    from a particularly nasty industrial accident.
     
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    There's an Edit button, comrade.

    As unusual as they are, I think they'd be fairly versatile. The colours are mostly neutral.
     
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    I know it's been said, but... WOW [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]
     
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    Awesome shoes. Finally got to see Corthay in person recently and I really like them! Longing for a few pair!
     
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    My AMEX is enjoying the love..
     

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