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.
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
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
On a recent trip to Paris I paid visit to our friend Pierre Corthay. Pierre’s shoes are cool and urbane like the man himself, a true pleasure to encounter and a special treat to wear. A delivery of Corthay MTO shoes has arrived and we present a few for your viewing pleasure.
Arca Sévres Last, Bleu Fonce Patent Leather, Red Piping – MTO
Bucy, Sévres Last, Lie de Vin – MTO
Casanova, Casanova Last, Caviar Patina, Red Piping – MTO
Rascaille, Sévres Last, Ecureuil Suede, Contrast Stitching – MTO
Arca Sévres Last, Olive Patina – MTO
Wilfrid, Odeon Last, Canon de Fusil /Grey Suede, Lilac Laces – MTO
Our trunk show with Pierre Corthay is coming up this Thursday. At the show, you can see samples of shoes styles and leathers and speak directly with the Pierre when placing your order.
To give you some ideas of the various shoes that can be custom made with Corthay, take a look at some of the shoes below, all custom made for our customers to their exact specifications.
Arca 001 Last, Framboise Patent, Silk Ribbons with Pom-Poms – MTO
Bella 001 Last, Lie de Vin Calfskin, Granny Apple Piping – MTO
Yawl 001 Last, Bleu Calfskin – MTO
Kleber 001 Last, Bergerone Calfskin – MTO
Arca Monk 001 Last, Lie de Vin Calfskin – MTO
Kleber 001 Last, Lie de Vin Calfskin – MTO
We cordially invite you to join us for a trunk show with master shoemaker Pierre Corthay on October 11th from 11:00 – 7:00 pm.
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 one day only to accept custom Ready to Wear, and Bespoke orders.
In addition we have received five new models (below) which will be available at the show. When a master shoemaker visits it’s a rare opportunity, and one you won’t want to miss.
Yawl Loafer, Olive Box Calf
Arca Monk Strap, Black Calf
Vendome, Olive Calf
Belphegor, Bordeaux Calf
Chukka, Vieux Bois