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Found these at Hankyu Ginza. Reminded me of a botched plastic surgeons job, with all due respect. With prices running north of $2000, and about the only place to be able to buy GG in Tokyo, given the high standards of Japanese consumers, I'd have this off the shelves. Granted they are hand stitched , but compared to what's offered in Japan in bespoke, at not even more than double the prices I was surprised by the work.
Just tell them you want to have a look, and take 10-15 minutes and not one hour! These guys have a year or more backlog, and will appreciate that. But for a bespoke where you cant try, I`d say you really want to be pretty sure you want to order...Imagine going into Huntsman and taking an hour then walking out!
Wow, it looks like Japan has already made its place as the bespoke shoe capital of the world! I remember when I arrived in 1987, I could not find a decent shoe repairer...how things have changed! Union Works is the best shoe repairer in the world, and just look at the bespoke makers...
What absolute perfection and moves the hurdle up for the makers of classic shoes.   Shows how great attention to detail and a commitment to produce the perfect classic shoe can be done by a skilled artisan who has passion and love for the craft. Well done Marquess!   And the fact that he offered to re-do something in the shoes to make sure its perfect shows the standards he holds. It reminds me of a gentleman a year or so ago who was praising the beauty of his London...
I think he`s seen the modern Lobbs, and wouldn't touch them with a bargepole! Cant blame him. Bet he really wants a Marquess or Murata, but that wouldn't do down well!
A few pairs left of this beauty on the site...and prices still lower after Brexit...        
Although I expressed a few issues earlier, and stand by them, one has to give credit where credit is due, and my Isham`s are a fine pair of shoes - all lacquered up with spit and polish...         The design has to be one of the best esthetically balanced  shoes in history...
So interesting to see top English and Italian and top Japanese bespoke on the same page....the standards are so different they almost cant be compared. And the irony is the prices might be inverted compared to quality - wonder how long that will last? Possibly travel and fittings won't make this converge, but it must be an eye opener and tear drawer to those paying such a large price for a bespoke pair from the finest UK and European makers...   With the utmost due...
Thanks for the feedback. The funny thing is that my Kudu Isham's don't have that problem, and as I say the shoe fits well. I can post pics comparing but to me the fact that the exact same shoe in the same last but different leather produces this must be the leather and not the fit, with all due respect.
Thanks for the comments. It was really after rain, and as I said the uppers were untouched. The same thing happened to my Isham's in Kudu tAhat have never been in rain. And the more puzzling and worrying thing is that these dents occurred from my office chair and not on the pavement. They come from no pressure at all just by placing them on the pedestal of a revolving chair. As I said my Kudu Isham's never worn in the rain are exactly the same. This is really surprising...
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