Leather Arts & Crafts MOTO (Aoyama--Tokyo, Japan) Appreciation Thread - Page 11
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^ I can't afford to go again so soon. Another pair or two, and my MOTO collection will rival my Alden collection. Wife = not thrilled (though she admits they look great).
By the way, the long chukkas are wonderful. Very comfortable from the first wearing. I treated them with Obenauf's Leather Protector before wearing them (for rain protection) and then used a horsehair brush. They responded very well, giving a soft shine. I'll try to get some photos if I can do them justice. Highly recommended, if you can find your size. I got a size 1, the same as my camel chukkas. For reference, I wear an 8.5 on the Alden Tru-balance or Barrie lasts.
Also, the new models are up on the website now, so check them out! http://www.motostyle.jp/leather-silver/item/item-top.html
I saw the new line up today. The brogues are beefy and remind me of Tricker's. I managed to score a pair of the brown camel boots, size 3. The camel boots are on the way out; so I wanted to get a pair while they're still available. A quick change at my hotel, and they were out on the streets of Tokyo for the evening. Photos to follow once I get back state side.
^^^ Yes, indeed. I got a chance to see a pair of these that were worn by one of the owners during a cross country bike ride. It's very interesting to see and lay hands on the before and after boots. The leather starts out very stiff, but the well worn boots are incredibly supple. It was a difficult choice between the MOTO camel boots and the offerings at MOTOR. I need to find a second and a third job so I can save enough money to go back.