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Spigola is having a Bespoke Trunk Show this weekend in Tokyo @ United Arrows Harajuku Men`s (4/12~4/13) Price has gone up (weak yen / new 8% VAT) to ¥430,000 JPY ($4300 USD) Somehow Tokyo`s price is much higher than Hong Kong (The Armoury)`s price for a pair of Spigola Bespoke http://www.united-arrows.jp/news/2014/04/col-spigola-order-made.html http://thearmoury.com/en/artisans/spigola-by-koji-suzuki
Awesome shoes Chogal Had to look carefully to figure out that pattern
gentille & 79 by Koji Endou Bottier Bespoke 2-eyelet derbies in Japanese lacquered leather (Kurozan-gawa) gentille&79 FB
If you can read Chinese, check out Gentry. Its a relatively new website, but is already a favorite destination for i-gents in Taiwan (like SF)http://www.gentry.com.tw
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A nice ad from the current MEN`S EX Isetan Mens X Men`s EX`s Menswear Bespoke Extravaganza `Japanese Meisters of Menswear` (4/12~4/13) from left: Shigeaki Naoi: tailor Hideaki Sato (Mario Pecora Ginza): tailor Yohei Fukuda: shoemaker Osamu Nemoto (Lid Tailor): tailor Shoji Kawaguchi (Marquess): shoemaker Hayato Osaku: pantsmaker (pantolonaio) These 6 tailors and meisters are among the many artisans that would be in Isetan this weekend (to showcase their work and to...
Thanks for bumping the thread!
You mean Japanese oiled cordovan?Here is one by Hiro Yanagimachi (from the recent exhibition). I think this one is by Shinki Hikaku. Not as heavily oiled as Horween`s, but still, a great sheen. (Clematis`s above is not Shinki)
Clematis charged ¥47000 JPY ($470 USD) for a full resole. With a pitch that small, it will be too impractical to thread through the existing holes, so my guess is that he recrafts the entire sole (rewetting).Shoes made with 10~12 spi soles are way better suited for resoling.
A better view of Clematis`s tight out stitching. (borrowed from an earlier post)
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