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Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by bengal-stripe, Feb 14, 2005.

  1. bengal-stripe

    bengal-stripe Distinguished Member Dubiously Honored

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    It appears that Pierre Corthay and his brother Christophe, bespoke shoemakers extraordinaire in Paris, have acquired financial backers and aim for world domination: http://www.paillette.net/home.php Olga, you better watch out.
     


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    wow, the finish on these is pretty extraordinary [​IMG]
     


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    Those are just about the most beautiful shoes I have seen in my life. Heh heh. That leather is gorgeous.
     


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    That is amazing. At the toe, it almosts looks like it is wood.
     


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    After exploring the website, aside from the shoe posted by Renault, their styling leaves a little bit to be desired. Scratch that, a lot.
     


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    I'd say the bespoke collection is much better styled than the RTW models they have on the site.

    I wouldn't head for the (shoe-)fallout (ow.) shelter yet bengal. Looks like ol' Pete is a bit behind schedule -- didn't that timeline have him opening in the US last year? Apart from Grayson's saturnine imprecations I don't think more than a dozen people in the US know of Corthay. Well, before they read about it here...
     


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    Aubercy shoes look quite stunning as well.

    koji
     


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    Manton RINO Dubiously Honored

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    I you go to the shop in Paris, you can see that they will make (bespoke only) some very traditional-looking shoes. That, however, is far, far from the bulk of their business. I got the impression that they don't like to do it, and much prefer to work in the more forward styles.
     


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    the Arca is the same shoe as that custom pic, only RTW.
     


  11. bengal-stripe

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    I agree with you. That's why I used the term "world domination" rather tongue in cheek. There is that pyramid of business progression, aiming for sportswear and accessories.

    Also on the front page it says: Paris, Tokyo, New York. A bit like John Lobb (London) who still put London, Paris, New York into their shoes: Paris they sold some thirty years ago and were they were ever represented in NY, apart from the odd measuring session (maybe between the wars)?  

    I believe Corthay's Tokyo shop is due to open next month and the New York connection has made it to a vacation in the Hamptons. (Where even Mr Grayson could not lure him from, to come to Manhattan for a measuring session.) Actually I like Monsieur Corthay's laidback attitude: "I'm "˜ere on "˜olidays."

    I wonder if he can still do that with his new financial backers.
     


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