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Corthay ‘Wilfred’ Archive

August 1, 2013

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Blog Makeover + Shoe Goodness

Dear Readers, Well the day has finally come that the blog will undergo a bit of changes through a new platform (wordpress) and a new design/layout. However, this means that in the morning, tomorrow (GMT time), the blog will be down for a few hours as the transition takes place. I hope that you all will enjoy the new updated feel of the blog and I look forward, as I hope that you do too, […]

August 28, 2012

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How To Become A Shoe Designer

(this will be ongoing until the end of it says “finished”) Part 1: I remember when I decided that I wanted to become a shoe designer and have a shoe brand that either had my name or a name that I created associated with it. I remember thinking, ‘how the heck am I going to get there?’  All I had known prior to that, was learning how to start a company while at University (as part […]

May 21, 2012

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The Beauty Of Made To Order Shoes

Gaziano & Girling St. James II, Courtesy of Zimmermann & Kim Have you ever seen the coolest shoe ever, only that it came in just black or just brown or just some other color that you really didn’t fancy, or just thought was plain boring. I have….about a million times. And what did you do when this happened? Probably nothing, because what could you do, especially if this brand did not have any custom offerings […]

August 8, 2011

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Paris Part 3 — Corthay Visit

For my last and final installment of my Paris trip, I present to you, my visit to the legendary Corthay shop on Rue de Volney. While there were so many places that I wanted to go, there is only so much you can do in a day in a half, especially when it’s your first time in a city that you don’t know the language. But thanks to my friend Mattieu, who so kindly took […]

July 4, 2011

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Corthay ‘Wilfred’

From self-taught shoe design to dabbling in pattern making, I have truly learned to love and appreciate the details and complexities of a shoe’s style/pattern/design and how the most minute of details, can truly make one shoe stand out from another. Probably the shoe/style that I appreciate the most, out of every shoe that I have ever seen, is the Wilfred by Corthay. You may look at it and think that it’s not that special […]