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May 1, 2012

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A Shoe Night To Remember

Pierre Corthay, Courtesy of Parisian Gentleman When I was younger, I used to always flip through GQ and Esquire magazines (back in the States) and wish that I could attend the events (that they love to display each month), where the cool of the cool within the style industry go to mix and mingle. Well, for the first time in my life, I was actually invited to one of those events. However, it was not […]

February 27, 2012

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Random Beauties

Gaziano & Girling courtesy of Rugged Old Salt Louis Vutton Salvatore Ferragamo Salvatore Ferragamo Pierre Corthay courtesy of Nikow Blog Dear Readers, I know that normally I write a long post for Monday, but today I am super busy, absolutely knackered, and frankly just can’t be asked. That being, I will keep the long post for tomorrow and thought that instead of writing a bunch today, would just leave you all with a bit shoe […]

January 30, 2012

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Corthay Visit Part 2: London

Back in late July of 2011, I went to Paris for a quick business trip and happened to have enough time to pop into the Corthay shop in hopes to meet the legend himself, Mr. Pierre Corthay. Unfortunately, at the time, he was away and therefore was unable to meet him but did meet his brother, who is also very much involved in the company. While it was still a lovely visit, I knew that […]

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 […]

May 26, 2011

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Customer’s Shoes – Corthay

I have never had the pleasure of actually dealing with a pair of Corthay shoes in the flesh before but just two days ago I was able to actually hold, admire and put a wicked shine on a pair of his classic two eyelet derby’s called ‘Arca.’ Let me tell you, they are absolutely stunning and are the real deal. You could easily tell the quality was superb and that the shoes had all of […]

May 14, 2011

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Shoes Of The Week – Corthay

You can never go wrong with a simple and beautiful burgundy shoe. And while this statement, in my mind, rings truer than true, it is still strange to me the lack of burgundy shoes that you will notice on the shelves of shoe stores/departments. It’s funny too, because the most simple design, which could be construed as boring, can also be the most elegant and beautiful, when it comes to a burgundy shoe. With black […]

February 9, 2011

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Today’s Favorites – Black Shoes

Two Above: Gaziano & Girling Two Above: Corthay (Pictures Courtesy Of: Leffot) Boot Above: Carreducker Shoe Above: Dimitri Bottier Today, one of my readers told me that he was under the impression that I was anti black shoes and disagreed with me on that regard. While I assured him that it was not the case, I understood why he may have been under that impression due to my recent writing as well as some in […]

February 4, 2011

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Shoes Of The Week

The shoes made by Pierre Corthay are simply indescribable. I wouldn’t know what to do if I actually could afford to own a pair. Take this shoe for example, I would have a love/hate relationship with it. Part of me would want to wear the hell out of it and rock it proud on the streets of England but another part of me would want to stick it on my shelf as a piece of […]

November 29, 2010

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Colored/Contrasting Laces

Shoes By: Markowski When it comes to French shoemakers and French men, in general, I have to say: THEY ARE THE MOST DARING!!!! Even more so than the stylish and bold Italians, the French will do things that no one else does or even tries. A close second may be the Japanese. But where else can you find bright blue shoes paired with pink laces and actually see someone wearing these on the streets? Some […]