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Corthay trunk show, May 19 and 20

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. 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.

Joining us from the workshop, one of Corthay’s patina artists will be here to apply custom patinas. Bring a pair of your Corthays for a makeover, or just drop by to see the process in person.

Schedule
Trunk show
May 19 and 20
11am – 7pm

Patina sessions
May 19, 20, and 21
12pm – 6pm

Meet Pierre Corthay
May 19
12pm – 7pm

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Hiro Yanagimachi trunk show, today and tomorrow

Our trunk show with Japanese shoemaker Hiro Yanagimachi is underway. He’ll be here today and tomorrow to offer his shoes in North America for the first time. A variety of samples are on hand, as well as fitting shoes so you can determine your size.

Hiro offers a line with machine-stitched soles, as well as a fully handmade line. You’ll be able to create a shoe from over 45 models and 50 leathers. Fit and pattern modifications are also available. For more information about his offerings, as well as pricing, see this post on his website.

Since 1999, Hiro has been making hand-welted bespoke shoes in the English tradition. Trained at the London Cordwainers College, he learned the techniques and culture of bespoke shoemaking at places such as John Lobb. In 2012 he began offering a made-to-order line, and until recently has focused on making shoes for local customers in Japan.

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Hiro Yanagimachi Trunk Show, May 13 and 14

You are cordially invited to join us on May 13 and 14 for Hiro Yanagimachi’s first North American trunk show. He will be taking orders for made-to-order and made-to-measure. A variety of samples will be on hand, as well as fitting shoes so you can determine your size.

Hiro offers a line with machine-stitched soles, as well as a fully handmade line. You’ll be able to create a shoe from over 45 models and 50 leathers. Fit and pattern modifications are also available. For more information about his offerings, as well as pricing, see this post on his website.

Since 1999, Hiro has been making hand-welted bespoke shoes in the English tradition. Trained at the London Cordwainers College, he learned the techniques and culture of bespoke shoemaking at places such as John Lobb.

In 2012 he began offering a made-to-order line, and until recently has focused on making shoes for local customers in Japan. This trunk show will be the first time he’s offered his MTO and MTM program to the North American market.

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