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Posts by agjiffy

^ impressed by wearing them or looking at pictures of them?
^ sure. The leather on my Koji shoes is dull and waxy. I'd say it's the equivalent of what you get in a pair of Vass. Nowhere near the quality of high-end RTW, let alone bespoke. No gradation in color and nothing particularly interesting. The quality of the sole and stitching of the sole were...not good. They needed a resole in six months after the sole stitching frayed and the sole wore a hole. I've had a pair of cleverley for 6 years that have yet to need a resole....
Not sure about that. It can be hard to compare from pics on the internet, and the only Japanese maker I've used is Koji Suzuki, but they don't compare favorably to the English and French makers that I've used, and at the price one pays to get them in the US are an absolute ripoff. I think it's pretty easy to take a picture of a shoe that looks amazing and post it on Instagram. Much harder to make a bespoke shoe that fits well and isn't flawed when you wear it. I'm sure...
Can't forget Frank Shattuck.
I think you've got the Taub photo mislabeled. The image you posted is a lightweight blazer. This is his peacoat:
You're right. Apologies. I will edit the original.
I will admit that I don't truly think that one must be a new yorker to understand The New Yorker.
Well, the publication is called "The New Yorker". If you are not a New Yorker, interpreting the piece is a a little bit like a moron trying to pole vault in the olympics, or an English person trying to act European, or trying to teach a moral code to a rhinoceros: it just won't work. Honestly - all the literary criticism and opinions from the style forum peanut gallery are truly valued - except that we all moved here and strated our own magazines to get away from you. We...
Thanks for posting the article. It was a fun read. I thought the anecdote about tipping was a little unfair and there are better ways to make the point that Taub doesn't have a lot of money. For someone who doesn't have a much experience with bespoke I thought the writer did a really good job of describing some of what it is about.
Delivered today, a bespoke Lobb button shoe in Parisian brown leather and brown suede. I'd never used a button hook to put a shoe on before but it works like a charm:
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