Very nice, how do you intend to polish them
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Love the llama skin, very soft supple, and best of all the grain / textures are all natural
They do absorb moisture a lot more than calfskin. The leather seem to take a light polish quite well, but i wouldnt put too much wax on it
MTO prices depends the model. In Japan, price starts from about ¥100K JPYor about $1200 USD direct from Spigola's Kobe studio. Prices are a bit more at his travelling trunk shows in Tokyo etc. (which happens to be on right now until Sunday)
Ok, I was looking to make a pair of dress shoes with a little casual flare, I always liked the look of John Lobb City III with grain leather and metal eyelets. Sure Ive seen classic oxford shoes from ages ago with metal eyelets, but yeah, just thought it would look cool
the llama skin was an unexpected surprise, he just happened to have enough for one more pair.
The guy who took my order, Mr Suzuki (actually the brother of the famous Koji) suggested for a more casual sole/natural edge/rubber heels, but I didnt like the look of it, so I stuck with a dress sole treatment (which I like very much)
Overall, I'm very satisfied to say the least
gorgeous spigolas nutcracker! makes me all the more impatient for my wingtips to arrive in jan
do you happen to have contact details for koji's workshop in kobe? am likely to be in kyoto next spring so want to stop by
thanks! koji's wingtips look really gorgeous
I dont have his info with me, but try his website
Thanks guys! I can understand that some have problem with that many eylets, but I really like it on this particular model, gives it a character.
Some pics of the latest addition in my shoe wardrobe, a pair of JM Weston Flore Line 402. A wholecut with seven pairs of eylets. The color is burgundy, but since the pics are taken in indoor lighting they look more brown than they do irl.
More pics here. (Click to show)
good, looking shoe,
wear in good health