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Tuesday, 4 December 2012

Customer Contribution: Arca

Today we recieved a very nice picture from some Arca's in action, bought at "Shoes & Shirts", Maastricht, Netherlands.
The patine was created by the owner since the original colour was damaged.

Wednesday, 28 November 2012

Corthay Latest

Today we found a new model:
"Corthay Latest: Made to Measure moccasin in a marine blue suede... so divine"

Tuesday, 13 November 2012

Model Mahler in Croco and Ebony Calf

This is the model "Mahler" in a unique combination of pure excellence and taste!
A crocodile upper part of the shoe with an calf ebony leather on the lower part of the shoe! And notice the vivid red piping and laces...

Saturday, 10 November 2012

Customer contribution; Chukka, Vieux Bois

Today we recieved a very nice picture from some Chukka's in action, bought at Leffot, NY.

I recently bought my first pair of Corthays from Leffot in New York, and placed a special order for two additional pairs.

Your blog was a great resource while I was considering different color, piping, and lining combinations, and I hope that by contributing my photos to it, it will become even more useful to more people.

So, attached is a photo of my shoes in action: model Chukka in vieux bois. I'll send photos of the additional pairs when they arrive.

Thanks for creating a great resource for shoe enthusiasts.
Best, ....... "

Sunday, 7 October 2012

Wednesday, 3 October 2012

Customer contribution; Bespoke model Bosphore

This week we reseived some pictures of a rarely seen but very elegant model.
Bespoke model Bosphore in Black Box calf, combined with Elephant skin en finished with a red sole.


Thursday, 30 August 2012

Up coming: From our friends in New York

Pierre Corthay Trunk Show
Oktober 11th from 11:00 AM – 7:00 PM

Click HERE for more details

10 Christopher St., New York 


Tuesday, 21 August 2012

Maison Corthay Hong Kong: Soon open !

Maison Corthay in Hong Kong due to open next Friday ... still some work to do !

Tuesday, 7 August 2012

Yawl in Vieux Bois

Available at Leffot, NYC

Pierre Corthay’s Yawl is an extremely unique penny loafer. It’s all about the details: the sharp angles, the one-of-a-kind Vieux Bois stain, the narrow last, the stitched toe, and the exaggerated tongue. This is a shoe that you have to see to believe. Yet again, Pierre has brought his masterful art to our feet.

Wednesday, 30 May 2012

Sir Jeremy Hackett visits "Maison Corthay", London

This week "Maison Corthay", London, had a very special visitor!
Storemanager Francois Pourcher was very pleased to welcome "Mr Classic" himself, Sir Jeremy Hackett, accompanied by the well-known Japanese photographer and journalist, Shu Tomioka.

Sir Jeremy Hackett & Francois Pourcher
© Shu Tomioka

On his blog www.jeremyhackett.com, he says:

I don't know about you but the recent trend for coloured shoelaces had completely passed me by; keep up Jeremy! A friend of mine, who is a shoe nut, sent me a text telling me about this current fashion phenomenon that was sweeping Milan. How could I have missed this revolution in Men’s fashion?

A few days later, I was passing a new shoe shop in Motcomb St called Corthay, a French bespoke shoemaker. In the window was a pair of black shoes with red shoelaces. Immediately I purchased the laces from the very charming and knowledgeable shop manager.
It struck me that here was a way to freshen up a pair of sensible black shoes or add a touch of colour to a pair of broken down battered brown brogues for the cost of a pair of shoelaces...

Monday, 28 May 2012

Customer Contribution: Arca, Bella & Wallet

All the way from Brisbane (Australia) we've got this Customer Contribution!!
Marty, thank you for your effort !!!

Thomas Kalflo & Marty in front of Maison Corthay, 1 Rue Volney, Paris

Dear Pierre Corthay Blog,

Please find photos of my little Corthay collection - consisting of:

 - Bella boots in blue suede
 - Arca in brown
 - Wallet in blonde croco

All items were purchased in the Paris store with the help of Corthay's lovely Thomas Kalflo.

My favourite is the Bella's, Thomas showed these to me and I fell in love with them immediately. Thomas advises that the Bella’s in blue suede were originally made for shop staff in a limited run, but Thomas had one pair left in my small size - from what he tells Pierre wasn't able to source this suede again so I have quite a rare beauty!

As you can see I am no photographer, but hope your readers will enjoy.

All the best,



Arca's on the 001 last

Bella's in Limited run Blue Suede.

Friday, 25 May 2012

Corthay Arca: The Union Jack !!!

In Honor of Queen Elizabeth's Diamond Jubilee and to celebrate the "Maison Corthay" on Motcomb street London,
the bespoke team imagined the Union Jack shoe.

This unique piece of art will travel the world and be presented in all Maisons Corthay.

First stop London ...

Corthay: model Sergio

From a Dutch customer we recieved these pictures. A pair of Corthay, model Sergio, in Lie de Vin!

He already was the happy owner of a pair of Corthay, model Wilfrid.

1 Year Anniversary !!!

Exactly one year ago we started this "Pierre Corthay Tribute Blog" and posted for the first time!
Now we have 61000 pageviews from more than over 8300 unique visitors!!

Thank you all and keep following us !

Thursday, 24 May 2012

Corthay goes "Le Mans"

First picture of the Aston Martin DBR9 GT2 that will be at Le Mans later this year. Just watch the Corthay star go round the track !

Friday, 18 May 2012

"La Beauté du Geste": Tokyo, June 1st

Maison Corthay and Parisian Gentleman are hosting the private viewing of

"La Beauté du Geste"

in Tokyo on June 1st.

Wednesday, 2 May 2012

La beauté du geste World Tour, second stop: London

All photos © Parisian Gentleman and Maison Corthay.

"Pierre Corthay is a remarkable artisan/artist and gifted with contagious generosity. He is the voice of the movie, without being its subject, and conveys, with grace and wisdom, ideas that, far from being timeless, offer a very contemporary outlook on wonderful trades that have probably been given up on too early."

"The Master"

Pierre Corthay & Xavier de Royere

Xavier de Royere,  Hugo Jacomet & Tim Jefferies

"Based on the success of the movie and on the emotion it clearly inspires its audiences, Parisian Gentleman hase elected to screen “La Beauté du Geste” in Tokyo (Japan) on June 1st, before setting sail in Hong Kong, Macau, Seoul and New York prior to a public release in year end, possibly through television broadcast but most likely online or as a DVD including exclusive and bonus features."

On the right, Londons storemanager Francois Pourcher

On the right, Justin FitzPatrick (The Shoe Snob) with his business partner

On the right, Roald Dahl

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