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i've been catering to the denim crowd over in the streetwear section. i'm in tokyo and i'm providing a service to ship things you can only get in japan to everywhere in the world. while going out to buy denim today i walked past a lot of high end shoe stores- i'm not sure if there's stuff that you can only get here that you can't get elsewhere (i assume so, because japan always gets everything) and i know there were a few japanese shoemakers that i saw in the LAST magazine. I'm not very familiar with high end shoes- but if there is in fact stuff you can get here that you can't get anywhere- i can learn. hopefully i don't get sucked into it though. haha. i walked past this store today among some others. world footwear gallery
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Originally Posted by xcoldricex
i've been catering to the denim crowd over in the streetwear section. i'm in tokyo and i'm providing a service to ship things you can only get in japan to everywhere in the world. while going out to buy denim today i walked past a lot of high end shoe stores- i'm not sure if there's stuff that you can only get here that you can't get elsewhere (i assume so, because japan always gets everything) and i know there were a few japanese shoemakers that i saw in the LAST magazine. I'm not very familiar with high end shoes- but if there is in fact stuff you can get here that you can't get anywhere- i can learn. hopefully i don't get sucked into it though. haha. i walked past this store today among some others. world footwear gallery
OMG. You may want to retract this post NOW! Do I hear a wooshing sound? Maybe it is a vortex caused by SF members suddenly scurrying to catalogues and japanese shoes sites
post #3 of 15
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oops. what have i done.
post #4 of 15
Hmm, anyone heard of Trivia (a Turkish brand)?


http://www.wfg-net.com/tvw.html
post #5 of 15
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Originally Posted by skalogre
OMG. You may want to retract this post NOW! Do I hear a wooshing sound? Maybe it is a vortex caused by SF members suddenly scurrying to catalogues and japanese shoes sites


lol, xColdRicex, you might want to tell your girlfriend to not bother showing up as you'll be tied up scouring the city looking for shoes or standing in line at the Post Office. still, mighty white of ya to extend yourself this way!
post #6 of 15
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Originally Posted by j
Hmm, anyone heard of Trivia (a Turkish brand)?


http://www.wfg-net.com/tvw.html


Not here. Well, not surprising naturally; I doubt I would have seen a turkish brand of shoes in Cyprus
post #7 of 15
The shoes look pretty good. I think those look blake stitched?
post #8 of 15
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Originally Posted by MilanoStyle
The shoes look pretty good. I think those look blake stitched?
Probably, for 33000 yen retail (~$300ish).
post #9 of 15
Price aside, one problem with shoe shopping in Japan is that sizes max out at around 9.5. If you wear size 10 or larger you'd have a hard time finding shoes your size.
post #10 of 15
They have Corthay RTW in Japan that is not available anywhere else. As well as the name sake of StefanoBi, Stefano Branchini. And then there is Stefano Bemer for Valextra, which I found appealing.
post #11 of 15
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Originally Posted by xcoldricex
i've been catering to the denim crowd over in the streetwear section. i'm in tokyo and i'm providing a service to ship things you can only get in japan to everywhere in the world. while going out to buy denim today i walked past a lot of high end shoe stores- i'm not sure if there's stuff that you can only get here that you can't get elsewhere (i assume so, because japan always gets everything) and i know there were a few japanese shoemakers that i saw in the LAST magazine. I'm not very familiar with high end shoes- but if there is in fact stuff you can get here that you can't get anywhere- i can learn. hopefully i don't get sucked into it though. haha.

i walked past this store today among some others. world footwear gallery

World Footwear Gallery has a special relationship with Guild of Crafts. Guild's shoe called the "Rusty" was voted the best shoe in the world (just ahead of Green's Dover and Lobb's William) in Last Vol. 1. I suspect there was a bit of bias in favor of the hometown favorite.

Guild will make a made to order pair in one of several colors for around $850.


Bic
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The Rusty.
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Originally Posted by whnay.


The Rusty.

No doubt, a beautiful shoe.
post #14 of 15
I am sorry. I should have looked at the link before I posted. Trading Post has the special relationship with Guild.

http://www.lifegear-tradingpost.com/faq/index.htm

Bic
post #15 of 15
Thread Starter 
i walked by a trading post store today also. so i can get shoes from there.
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