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post #16 of 71
Need more close picture of welt stitching and waist.
Shoe is very very good. icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif
post #17 of 71
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Originally Posted by mmkn View Post

I've been told that only the big French houses (Lobb, Berluti) can get the really nice leather.
What say you with your experiences?
- M

What do you mean by "really nice leather"? i.e. what are the differentiating characteristics of this leather that other bespoke houses cannot obtain? Both Lobb and Berluti have their own house special antiqued leathers but what else? As I understand it, JM Weston is the only company with complete vertical control of their leather supply, all the way from raising the cows to tanning.
post #18 of 71
wow, awesome shoes, but thin skins, take care of them.biggrin.gif
post #19 of 71
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Originally Posted by sstomcat View Post

Fantastic...one of the nicest I have seen. How long was the wait?

I think about 2 years.
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Originally Posted by meister View Post

What's it like to reach cordwainer Nirvana?

Bliss. biggrin.gif
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Originally Posted by chogall View Post

Wow talking about the ultimate Christmas present.  One pair of shoes from Delos and another pair from Suzuki!!!

Such a lucky man. 

What kind of Calf skin is it and how many baby seals are sacrificed to get past Suzuki's wait list?

I do not recall what type of leather exactly. It was made in Italy, I do know that. Email Koji and he will give a better estiimate of many virgins must sacrificed. biggrin.gif
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Originally Posted by Holdfast View Post

Very beautiful! I'm delighted that the shoes fit you well, and meet (exceed?) your expectations.

One question: was the thinner/more supple leather part of your concept for the shoe's purpose, or a recommendation from the maker?

It was my choice. I really liked the leather.
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Originally Posted by mmkn View Post

I've been told that only the big French houses (Lobb, Berluti) can get the really nice leather.
What say you with your experiences?
- M

Lobb Paris gets among the best leather I have seen. That being said, JP Myhre's leather really impressed me. Delos, Koji and Cleverly were no slouches either. smile.gif
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Originally Posted by BlueStien View Post

Looks good, thanks for posting the pics
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I am glad you enjoyed the photos.
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Originally Posted by Son Of Saphir View Post

Need more close picture of welt stitching and waist.
Shoe is very very good. icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif

Thank you.
post #20 of 71
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Originally Posted by poorsod View Post

What do you mean by "really nice leather"?

I am only asking from an end consumer point of view.

Don't know if that makes sense.

- M

post #21 of 71
chikor, are you happy about the medallions not being an equal distance from the welt,look at the first angle and it 's quite obvious.After such a long wait and a hefty price is it what to one would expect from such a highly touted maker.
post #22 of 71

Edited by iroh - 1/4/12 at 7:28am
post #23 of 71
Koji is definitely the ultimate bespoke shoemaker. It really doesn't get better than him in my book. You are very lucky! Wear them in good health! That is, if you can get yourself to wear them!
post #24 of 71
awesome shoes. thanks for posting.
post #25 of 71
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Originally Posted by musicguy View Post

Koji is definitely the ultimate bespoke shoemaker.

what makes you think that? a two years wait is not reasonable?

understood, that op had the most expensive journey known on sf for his bespoke shoes and garments. good thing. he travelled a lot and this is always a benefit in a man's portfolio.
post #26 of 71
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Originally Posted by iroh View Post

this fred just got interesting...
and OP you forgot to answer my 2 questions above...

Please contact Mr. Suzuki for prices. I am sorry that I did not answer your question about the time. I answered it for another member in this post. It was about 2 years.
post #27 of 71
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Originally Posted by musicguy View Post

Koji is definitely the ultimate bespoke shoemaker. It really doesn't get better than him in my book. You are very lucky! Wear them in good health! That is, if you can get yourself to wear them!

Thank you.
post #28 of 71
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Originally Posted by in stitches View Post

awesome shoes. thanks for posting.

You're welcome
post #29 of 71
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by musicguy View Post

Koji is definitely the ultimate bespoke shoemaker. It really doesn't get better than him in my book. You are very lucky! Wear them in good health! That is, if you can get yourself to wear them!

I have to agree with you there. Thank you for your compliements.
post #30 of 71
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Originally Posted by the.chikor View Post

I have to agree with you there. Thank you for your compliements.
Can you describe fit of both maker?
Who maker do best fit?
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