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post #1021 of 3025
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Originally Posted by bengal-stripe View Post


The Freudenberg tannery (based in Weinheim, Germany) closed down in 2001/02. Weinheimer leather is a management buy-out, using the Freudenberg formulae and recipes but not the Weinheim production facilities. The leather is produced by tannery Kegar in Poland and sold/distributed from Weinheim.

http://weinheimer-leder.com/welcome.html

I have seen old images of this Freudenberg logo, it is possible that all Freudenberg hides were marked this way, but it might only have been done for the display articles at one of the leather fairs. Weinheimer does not use the logo (all the items I have seen had a 'Weinheimer' paper sticker), nor does Weinheimer use (officially) the Freudenberg name in any of it's products..

In this case, the Freudenberg leather might indeed be dead-stock; they could even be ex-display hides and of superior quality. Whether or not it is desirable for leather to be stored for a decade or more, is somewhat questionable.

As always, thanks B-S!
I remember G&G up charging 200 GBP for old Feudenburgs in Brown (a while ago). Not sure if they still have them.
post #1022 of 3025
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A Visit to Tokyu Hands Shinjuku

There's quite a lot of places in Tokyo where you can buy fine shoe care products. However, the most extensive collection can be found in Tokyu Hands, a big box home improvement center with 10 or so locations in the city. I managed to snap some photos at a Tokyo Hands in Shinjuku.

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The shoecare section is massive. It goes all the way back to the elevators.

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Shoe polishes and brushes. Saphir (blue and black), Colonil, Kiwi, Woly, Lexol, Boot Black, M.Mowbray, Columbus etc...

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Shoe Trees

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Demos


Try as much as you want

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The exceptional Hirano brushes for M.Mowbray

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Hirano's ultimate suede brush
post #1023 of 3025
that place is insane. theres nothing that cant be found @ tokyu hands
post #1024 of 3025
Thanks for the info guys smile.gif
post #1025 of 3025

TYE shoemaker

Bespoke casual shoes for summer vacation.

 

http://www.tyeshoemaker.com/diary/

 

post #1026 of 3025
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A Visit to Tokyu Hands Shinjuku


Try as much as you want

That's what we need in Manhattan, make it much easier to compare between products
post #1027 of 3025
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Originally Posted by clee1982 View Post

That's what we need in Manhattan, make it much easier to compare between products

Yeah definitely would be nice, but most stores may not be willing to carry a full lineup of polishes from multiple brands. Tokyu Hands is the only place I know that offers this service in Japan.

post #1028 of 3025
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Originally Posted by BespokeMakers View Post

TYE shoemaker
Bespoke casual shoes for summer vacation.

http://www.tyeshoemaker.com/diary/



Not that intrecciato for shoes is new, but its' quite fascinating to see the whole process done by one craftsman.

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post #1029 of 3025
Hi Nutcracker,

I wanted to find out if the shoe tree between #s 14 and 15 (in your shoe tree photo) were actually boot trees?

Thanks!
post #1030 of 3025
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Originally Posted by ThinkDerm View Post

Hi Nutcracker,

I wanted to find out if the shoe tree between #s 14 and 15 (in your shoe tree photo) were actually boot trees?

Thanks!

TD,

The photo is not very clear (from iphone), but they do seem like ankle boot trees. Not sure of the brand though.
That store used to carry the nice boot trees by La Cordonerrie Anglaise, but not anymore
post #1031 of 3025
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Originally Posted by nutcracker View Post

TD,

The photo is not very clear (from iphone), but they do seem like ankle boot trees. Not sure of the brand though.
That store used to carry the nice boot trees by La Cordonerrie Anglaise, but not anymore
Thank you. Any way to find out the pricing of those boot trees?

=)
post #1032 of 3025

That Tokyu Hands place feels like all those cloth/electronics/cellphone component sales buildings in Shenzhen...

post #1033 of 3025
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Originally Posted by chogall View Post

That Tokyu Hands place feels like all those cloth/electronics/cellphone component sales buildings in Shenzhen...

lol8[1].gif yeah, Tokyu Hands started as a DIY hardware store, now they sell practically everything. The craziest thing I've seen there was an escape pod in case of tsunami disaster.
post #1034 of 3025
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Seems like the Summer trunk show season is coming along.....

Yuki Shirahama Bottier is having his Tokyo Bespoke Show on 6/29~6/30 @ L'Antico Guardaroba in Harajuku
Priced from ¥294,000 ($3000 USD or so)


I took these pics the last time I was there. Mr. Bottier will bring along many more samples.
post #1035 of 3025
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Originally Posted by nutcracker View Post

Seems like the Summer trunk show season is coming along.....

Yuki Shirahama Bottier is having his Tokyo Bespoke Show on 6/29~6/30 @ L'Antico Guardaroba in Harajuku
Priced from ¥294,000 ($3000 USD or so)


I took these pics the last time I was there. Mr. Bottier will bring along many more samples.

Gorgeous!
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