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Yup, the same guy. The Japanese video was taken many years ago. He has since honed his SOP so it is easier to learn.
Hi folks! Check out the new Shoeshine Video we made in collaboration with Yuya Hasegawa (Brift H) and GQ Taiwan!!! The video will be played around the country in the Mitsukoshi Dept and Eslite Bookstores. and of course, in OAK ROOM TAIPEI! The actual run took about 20~30 minutes, this video was cut to under 2 min since it will be played in public spaces. I hope to get hold of the full version from GQ. and here is the...
Nice!Haha, its just a big piece of sole leather. The 2nd trial will be made from the final upper leather (shark)
The first trial shoes are made of grained leather.Will look more or less exactly this shape, with seamless heelsSharkskin feels really nice. I would have mistaken it as shrunken leather.
Haha, yes, Japanese demin. and yes, very new
Dropped by CLEMATIS for my chukka boots` first fitting Great fitting. 2 trial fitting for boots at Clematis. Sharkskin for my chukkas. Love the texture Also getting these gorgeous custom hollowed trees
I know several bespoke shoemakers that offer these exact trees now (they are made by the same Tokyo based lastmaker). These would probably cost some extra (for Clematis, these hollowed trees are 5000 yen extra vs regular trees), but well worth it!
Japanese hollowed shoe tree prototype that I spotted today. Very nicely finished. European hornbeam.
There are quite a few Leather-makers / tanners organisations / associations, JLIA probably the most visible one (with many shoemakers / manufacturers). JLIA runs its own gallery in Ginza (TIME & EFFORT), where they sometimes organise shoes-related events, including exhibitions of bespoke shoemakers` works, or theme-related shows (such as inviting only female shoemakers). However, many of the best Japanese makers we are familiar with here on SF are not involved with these...
Yes, 4 years was what I was told too for new orders. I think I lucked out with 1 1/2 yrs wait
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