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Well, he is good but he works very much in streetwear styles, so probably not so interesting to readers of this thread. For those who are interested, there are some pictures here.

(The gallery / shop they are sold in is owned by my wife's friend, and it's a really well-curated collection of Scandanavian and Scandanavian-influenced home design stuff for those in Tokyo).

And now, back to normal service...

Theres always room for casual shoes/boots in our wardrobes, and they seem to be priced very generously (¥35K~¥45K) for handmade shoes. I wish him the best luck.

Would definitely order a pair of those plain toe bluchers if I had the chance.

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Interesting shoes. Very transparenty or foresty.

Turn out construction. Hopefully the stitches are just to mid sole and outsole is just glued. Looks very comfy.
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Theres always room for casual shoes/boots in our wardrobes, and they seem to be priced very generously (¥35K~¥45K) for handmade shoes. I wish him the best luck.

 

The price is indeed, right. I will be going to visit and inquire about materials and whether he makes to order, or fully bespoke too. I certainly don't limit myself to CM styles and probably have as many SW&D type shoes.

 

The real star of handmade work shoes and boots in Tokyo is Moto in Aoyama - they have a whole thread to themselves over in SW&D: http://www.styleforum.net/t/299228/leather-arts-crafts-moto-aoyama-tokyo-japan-appreciation-thread

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Not sure if those are hand made. But most likely hand lasted from the tag holes...
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Nice intro B-M! If I may, here is another pair of Bonta Bespoke.

Hasegawa san (Bonta) is well known in his native Osaka, and has been prominently featured in LAST Magazine before. Too bad he doesn't travel to Tokyo for shows. I know he trained at Guild, and also spent some time in Italy under Silvano Lattanzi.

A pair of full handmade Bespoke oxfords with HAF soles (above) costs ¥163,800 ($1650 USD).
Shoemakers in Osaka seem to be price their shoes quite generously. I recall Atsuta Kutsuten also charges ¥150K or so for their full bespoke.

Bonta blog

Thank you N-C!

Bonta leather sandals for his customer.

I've never seen anything like this.

 

http://bontajp.blog134.fc2.com/blog-entry-676.html

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Thank you N-C!
Bonta leather sandals for his customer.
I've never seen anything like this.
 
http://bontajp.blog134.fc2.com/blog-entry-676.html








Beautiful ....vintage sandal meets modern shoe.
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Beautiful ....vintage sandal meets modern shoe.

 

IMHO some things should never meet, and these two are amongst them. The craftsmanship is undeniable; the end product is unholy.

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^^ They should call them gladiators.

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I think the way windows are open needs more consideration.  They should be larger and have some sort of curve instead of straight cut.

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Corno blu Bespoke shoes for rainy day

Vachetta leather upper & Red dainite sole

 

Corno blu on FB

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^^ They should call them gladiators.

 

I bet the makers are thinking Glad we sold a pair...
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Crack repair by Brift H

Can you tell what they did to repair the cracks on the vamp?

BEFORE:






AFTER:





They actually covered the entire vamp piece with a new piece of calfskin. The new piece is stitched impossibly close to the edges of the captoe and the welt, the seems are almost invisible.


They named this method 'Charles style patch' after Prince Charles's (in)famous shoes with multiple patch repairs.



Brift H blog
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Man. Who said you had to toss the shoes if the uppers are destroyed.

This is probably a noob-ish question, but out of curiosity, what's the reason why shoes can be re-soled for approximately a set number of times? Is it because by the 4th resole, the uppers would likely have been destroyed, or is it just the case that the welt (and the part where the welt is attached) just wouldn't be able to handle more?
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Crack repair by Brift H

Can you tell what they did to repair the cracks on the vamp?

BEFORE:






AFTER:





They actually covered the entire vamp piece with a new piece of calfskin. The new piece is stitched impossibly close to the edges of the captoe and the welt, the seems are almost invisible.


They named this method 'Charles style patch' after Prince Charles's (in)famous shoes with multiple patch repairs.



Brift H blog

That's a lot work for an end product that is still not great (not their craftmenship, just reality). I am sure it's more for sentimental reason than any economical concern...
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That's a lot work for an end product that is still not great (not their craftmenship, just reality). I am sure it's more for sentimental reason than any economical concern...

The shoes are 10 years old, and looks pretty beat up elsewhere too. Not sure if they are bespoke., bu yeah, I assume the owner just doesn't want to let it go..... smile.gif
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