On the weekend I wore a pair of chelsea boots that I had done a custom patina on and I must have had a dozen compliments. Mine were Gieves & Hawkes chelseas and the patina I had done took over 3 months to get right (I do it myself). Caulaincourt Paris, which is holding a trunk show this weekend at our Studio in Sydney can make you an even better pair. A stunning pair. A pair that will make mine look like child's play. There's no shill in this. I am not making a buck out of it. I would merely like my customers to have a chance to own a pair of these wonderful shoes of which they can custom select their patina colours. Caulaincourt also does patina in carry bags, belts, briefcases, wallets, passport covers and more, all of which can be ordered on the day. See some of their recent work here.
If you are conservative, they can still make you a pair of black Oxfords for the city - the kind that will turn investment banker heads that pass you, but to my mind it is the patina, which I think is so Australiana that I can't believe it's European, that I wish my customers to indulge in.
To sweeten the deal I will be putting out a whole bunch of brand new Moth of Sydney collared t-shirts that are just off the bench. Winter long sleeves, summer weights too. They will be on sale but as to the % discount I could not tell you right now. We'll also be offering 40% OFF all custom made bow tie and tie orders (normally 235AUD starting price) and 40% OFF any of our other stock you can find in the store including silk flowers, bow ties, ties, cravattes, fabric, shirting, shirt samples, smoking jacket samples, robes, braces, cummerbunds and more. Whatever you can find, just make me an offer.
Caulaincourt Paris Australian Trunk Show
When : Saturday 30th of April from Midday till 3pm
Where : Le Noeud Papillon studio in Vaucluse (36 New South Head Road)
Price Range: 800AUD up to 2500AUD.