I'd like to have trousers made from heavyweight Bedford cord, it seems like one of the strongest fabrics available.
Which weavers or cloth merchants could supply me with some good stuff just enough for one pair?
Nutcracker, is there a meta union or organization in Japan for all the cordwainers around the country? Given that the land of the rising sun now lives a renaissance of shoemaking, it would be fascinating to have a show pair made at each maker, just to be kept in an archive for posterity. This is a case for material or cultural history, you know, we're not talking shoes only.
Seamaster took the words from my mouth, so here's another thumbs-up from Finland (of all places). Gus shows us how much can be accomplished when a discerning customer finds a discerning tailor. Both are rare in 2015, and rarer still when combined.
...yeah, you all need to stop sending him money or orders so he has a bit of spare time to answer my interview questions. There's not many one-man bag or case operations out there, so I'd really value his taking part. All the Vuittons of the world need no additional publicity, but the lone casemen can only benefit from some.