We are quite thrilled to let more people get acquainted with the the French brand Caulaincourt. It was founded 2008 by the entrepreneur Alexis Lafon and have a lot of fans in France, but are not too well known outside the domestic market. The shoes are made in the French region Maine-et-Loire, and they make both Blake stitched, Blake/Rapid, Bologna and Goodyear welted shoes.
Caulaincourt has managed to make their shoes look really sleek and elegant while still keeping the last lengtn quite standard, not too elongated (except with some models), which is very sought after by many. They specialize in gorgeous hand painted patinas made to the customers specifications, which are included in the price. The shoes cost between Ł350-430/â‚¬400-500, depending on construction method.
What I find to be particularly special about them is the way in which they managed to create a most elegant interpretation of the Ghillie shoes, as you can see below.
Yet another reason to come to the shoe and experience something you would never find in the UK offering!
Location: The Music Room, 26 South Molton Lane, Mayfair, London
Date: Saturday May 13, 2017
Full schedule for the day:
10.00-11:00: Trunk show VIP opening (150 pre-registered visitors, e-mail email@example.com to register)
11:00-20:00: Trunk show open for the public, FREE OF CHARGE AND NO REGISTRATION NEEDED. Exhibitions with Barbanera, Carlos Santos/Skoaktiebolaget, Caulaincourt, Hiro Yanagimachi, J. FitzPatrick Footwear, Norman Vilalta, Ramon Cuberta, Stefano Bemer, Vass, Yanko/Skolyx, plus a new shoe store that will be introduced later. Also exhibitions with the eventâ€™s main partner Saphir (shoe care) and the partners Fred & Matt (overshoes) and Oppermann London (leather bags and accessories).
15.00-15.30: World Championships in Shoe Shining in cooperation with Saphir, 1st prize shoes from Loake
18:00-18:40: Panel discussion about the future for the market of classic shoes. With Tony Gaziano, co-founder Gaziano & Girling, Peter Reed, Sales Director Crockett & Jones, Sarah Nelson, co-owner A Fine Pair of Shoes. Moderator Simon Crompton of Permanent Style.
20.00: Event closes