We have a very special client upstate New York, Dr. V. He’s is a terrific guy, and one who has an extraordinary appreciation for exceptional shoes. We’ve collaborated on several pairs in the past by Pierre Corthay all of which have been posted here. One of the most enjoyable aspects of collaborating with Dr. V. is his ability to “see” the shoes in his mind, something that is not easy for everyone to do. As for Pierre he himself is a phenomenal artiste, which is evident the moment you gaze upon a pair of his shoes, a fact not at all lost on Dr. V.
We began working on this pair last November. Dr. V. had the idea of doing a shoe with olive crocodile. We talked about the Vendome, which would have been impressive but ultimately decided on the Wilfrid, which is truly the perfect shoe for a calf and croc combo.
What impresses me most about this pair is the balance Corthay achieved. The skins are perfectly matched in size, color and position. The color is so natural you almost expect the shoes to grow legs and crawl off. We’ve made many versions of the Wilfrid solid calf, calf and suede and one in calf and patent leather and all were beautiful. But the depth of texture and color of this pair is what is particularly appealing. Not only are they an outstanding piece of fine craftsmanship they capture perfectly Dr. V’s sense of style, which in my opinion makes for the ultimate Wilfrid.
Wilfrid 002 Last Olive Calf & Croc – MTO