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Instagram (patlof)- new models launched tomorrow - are those GG`s?
Dear Sir, The single part fits at the back, and the buttons are fastened to the trousers and not the shirt...
Lovely shoes Tony. If you have some photos of the shoes as they take wear, please do post. I`m very interested how bespoke shoes age and how they develop over time.
Thats very interesting. A model was made for Anthony Cleverly called `Nakagawa`, and although it was denied by all, it is known that EG makes the AC range. Wonder if this is whats behind this. Nakagawa is the man behind `Union Works`s`, the finest shoe repair shop in Tokyo.
http://www.styleforum.net/t/47111/leather-sole-care-not-topys-or-taps     Theres quite a bit online, but because the sole is seen as the `dirty` part, it gets very TLC...most people I`d say do nothing, but I occasionally just use a neutral cream, it is leather after all. The main problem I see with your sole is the accumulated grit from the wet and rain, that can do a serious amount of damage, a lotion or cream will help get that out and condition the leather. Depending...
You will only need a resole when a hole appears in the middle.  The stitches can even wear out at the sides, and it won't be an issue. But I`d try and alternate shoes more often, and condition the sole - all that grit is going to add to additional wear. Any idea of the sole leather he uses?
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...
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