13 Nov '11, 9am

FT - How To Spend It - A cult shoemaker steps into the limelight: Men's shoes seem to have been getting a lot of...

FT - How To Spend It - A cult shoemaker steps into the limelight: Men's shoes seem to have been getting a lot of...

Men’s shoes seem to have been getting a lot of attention in recent times. Once, the names to conjure with were few and well known, but these days there are all sorts of cult brands, none more niche but becoming more sought-after by the day than Pierre Corthay. Corthay is a Frenchman who fell in love with leather when just a small boy. “My parents,” he tells me, “were actors and we lived in a sort of commune where people were always making things; there was leather lying around from the costumes and I started creating leather bracelets and wallets. I just loved it.” Fast forward a few years and he did a proper cobbler’s apprenticeship, worked at John Lobb and Berluti and, in 1990, he founded his own brand, Pierre Corthay, in a wonderful little atelier in Paris . He’s still there today, the bespoke shoes all made on the premises, but having found new business partners he is ...

Full article: http://www.howtospendit.com/articles/5983-van-der-posting...

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  1. 13 Nov '11, 2pm

    Need some new kicks :)

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