journal: Pierre Corthay

Corthay MTOs

Our spring trunk show with Pierre Corthay will be this Thursday and Friday from 11 to 7. Pierre is arguably one of France’s most dynamic shoemakers; his shoes are elegant and ultra sophisticated, like small works of art. He began his shoemaking career at Les Compagnons du Tour de France, a venerable crafts guild. He later worked for John Lobb Paris before taking over as atelier head at Berluti. In 1990 he struck out on his own and has not looked back.

Pierre will be here for two days to accept custom ready-to-wear and bespoke orders. When a master shoemaker visits it’s a rare opportunity, and one you won’t want to miss.

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Corthay Trunk Show

We cordially invite you to join us for a trunk show with master shoemaker Pierre Corthay on April 3 and 4 from 11:00 to 7:00.

Corthay is arguably one of France’s most dynamic shoemakers; his shoes are elegant and ultra sophisticated, like small works of art. He began his shoemaking career at Les Compagnons du Tour de France, a venerable crafts guild. He later worked for John Lobb Paris before taking over as atelier head at Berluti. In 1990 he struck out on his own and has not looked back.

In 2010 he was awarded the honor of “Master of Art” by the government of France and creates shoes that are simply genius. The Master of Art designation of France, while not widely known in the States, is not bestowed lightly. In short, it means that the individual or firm is a cultural icon.

Pierre will be here for two days to accept custom Ready-to-Wear and Bespoke orders. When a master shoemaker visits it’s a rare opportunity, and one you won’t want to miss.

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Corthay MTOs

Our spring trunk show with Pierre Corthay will be on April 3 and 4. Corthay is arguably one of France’s most dynamic shoemakers; his shoes are elegant and ultra sophisticated, like small works of art. He began his shoemaking career at Les Compagnons du Tour de France, a venerable crafts guild. He later worked for John Lobb Paris before taking over as atelier head at Berluti. In 1990 he struck out on his own and has not looked back.

Pierre will be here for two days to accept custom ready-to-wear and bespoke orders. When a master shoemaker visits it’s a rare opportunity, and one you won’t want to miss.

We recently received some MTOs from Corthay, and we present them here for your viewing pleasure.

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Spring 2014 Trunk Shows

Believe it or not, spring will be here next month, and for us at Leffot that means trunk shows. We organize trunk shows with our vendors twice a year. This is a fantastic opportunity to meet the shoemakers or their representatives who are extremely knowledgeable about their products. It is also an excellent chance to see first hand many sample styles.

Our spring schedule of shows kicks off early next month when Phillip Car of Saint Crispin’s visits to help you choose the perfect fit, leather, and last for your Saint Crispin’s shoes. Dean Girling from Gaziano & Girling and Pierre Corthay of Corthay will also be here later this spring. You can check out the dates for the rest of our fall shows HERE. We’ll be posting more dates once they’ve been confirmed.

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Corthay Arca

The ever elegant and versatile Arca by Pierre Corthay is now available in Aubergine and Black calf with red piping. Without doubt the quintessential Corthay model, the Arca is stylish and sophisticated, utterly genius in its simplicity, and fits like a glove. If you buy one pair of Corthay shoes this year, you won’t go wrong if it’s an Arca.

Pullman Last, Aubergine Calfskin, Single Leather Soles

Pullman Last, Black Calfskin with Red Piping, Single Leather Soles

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Corthay Gator MTO

Pierre Corthay’s shoes are not for the faint of heart, and these Arca Monkstraps are no exception. The simple design, meticulous execution, and use of exquisite materials sets Corthay in a class of his own. A client of ours had these made up in gator skin, and since they’re so gorgeous and unique, we felt we had to share them with you. Another shoe like this would be hard to find.

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Corthay Kleber

Urban, sophisticated, and elegant are three words that accurately describe shoes made by Pierre Corthay. The Parisian craftsman and his team produce wonderfully beautiful welted footwear.

The captoe oxford Kleber is one of those that can be worn for business, a special event or casually. This run of stock Kleber are in Lie de Vin that pairs very well with grays and blues.

Pullman Last, Lie de Vin Calfksin, Single Leather Soles

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Corthay Sergio

Pierre Corthay makes shoes with singular style, and the Sergio is no exception. It’s a classic blucher done in grey suede with a unique flint patina that makes other suedes look boring. They’re made with an Evalite sole, which is very lightweight, and looks more elegant than other rubber soles. If you’re looking for a classic shoe with an understated twist, Corthay’s Sergio is it.

001 Last, Gris Suede, Evalite Soles

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