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post #1231 of 2722
Seriously guys is goat hair brush really that much better. I bought one too from Collonil and I will test it but did any of you notice any difference? I mean we horsehair, goat hair and now I hear about yak hair??
post #1232 of 2722
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Originally Posted by clee1982 View Post

Cheaper than AE brush, I should buy it the next time I am in London...

 

I always pick up a few brushes during their sale period - win/win situation...they tell me it's close to their wholesale prices...
post #1233 of 2722
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Originally Posted by laufer View Post

Seriously guys is goat hair brush really that much better. I bought one too from Collonil and I will test it but did any of you notice any difference? I mean we horsehair, goat hair and now I hear about yak hair??

Goat hair is commonly used for makeup brushes, but squirrel hairs are even softer lol8[1].gif
post #1234 of 2722
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Goat hair is commonly used for makeup brushes, but squirrel hairs are even softer lol8[1].gif

Seriously satisfied.gif ... what else is out there that I am missing?
post #1235 of 2722
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Seriously satisfied.gif ... what else is out there that I am missing?

I suppose all the wet shavers out there could use their super silver badger brushes???
post #1236 of 2722
Thread Starter 
A Visit to MISAWA & WORKSHOP, Tokyo

At the age of 32, Noriyuki Misawa already has 10 years of experience and numerous prizes under his belt. He spent the bulk of his career at Guild, where he split his time as a bespoke craftsman and as an instructor at their shoemaking academy. In addition to being a shoemaker, Misawa is also an accomplished artist. As a avid admirer of Viennese arts and crafts (and of course, shoes), he spent a year in Vienna studying art while working at several notable workshops, including Materna. Upon his return, he established MISAWA & WORKSHOP in 2011.

Although Misawa`s shoes aren`t necessarily rooted in the Viennese tradition, he considers the culture of the Viennese fin de siecle a major source of his inspiration. He consciously adheres to the classic shapes/patterns, and has a particular fondness for ornamentation and broguing (also the reason why he went to Materna).

Misawa-san does full handmade bespoke shoes only. Lead time is 6 months (incl. a fitting session). The quality of workmanship and the attention to detail are top notch, and the materials used are also top grade (vintage Carl Freudenburg, Baker soles etc...). So at the starting price of ¥200,000 yen (and even lower for the 2nd pair), I think these are an absolute steal.



Spectators.... quite stunning (open link for high rez)

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I really like this pair of derbies. Just the right amount of volume




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Sleek lazyman in red.

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The stitchwork is impeccable

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Another lazyman in deadstock Carl Freudenburg calfskin.


Punch cap oxfords. "My most conservative shoes"....


Country boots for ladies


Buttons and heel

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A gold medal! He received it while he apprenticed at Materna.

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The medal winner


Atelier/showroom interior.

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Display case. Lots of wonderful brogue shoes


Mr. Misawa Noriyuki. The object on the wall is also his creation.

My thanks to Misawa-san!

MISAWA & WORKSHOP
www.misawa-and-workshop.com
post #1237 of 2722

Holy gladiator!!!  That's going to be my next project after the current batch finishes.  At JPY 200K, its an absolute steal even comparing to the usual British RTW suspects.

 

Who makes his shoe trees?

 

p.s., talked to Paul Wilson and got a confirmation that the Marquese couple worked for and were trained by him.  He still talks with Shogi over skype regularly and receives packages of dry fishes.  He spoke highly of the wife, a former kitchen (or home?) designer.

post #1238 of 2722
JPY 200K, that looks amazing for full bespoke
post #1239 of 2722
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Originally Posted by chogall View Post

Holy gladiator!!!  That's going to be my next project after the current batch finishes.  At JPY 200K, its an absolute steal even comparing to the usual British RTW suspects.

Who makes his shoe trees?

p.s., talked to Paul Wilson and got a confirmation that the Marquese couple worked for and were trained by him.  He still talks with Shogi over skype regularly and receives packages of dry fishes.  He spoke highly of the wife, a former kitchen (or home?) designer.

Yeah, the price is quite unbelievable, considering he doesn`t skimp on using quality materials. He makes the shoes all by himself.
The atelier is actually located in the outskirt of the city, and he says the cheap rent allows him to keep the price at bay. Regardless, its a win win situation of us consumers biggrin.gif

oh, those old shoe trees are for display only smile.gif
I believe he uses standard shoe trees shaped to custom fit each shoes

And yeah, Yuriko-san is the other half of Marquess, and does the patterns, clicking/closing. Extremely talented to say the least.
post #1240 of 2722

another home run by NC  fing02[1].gif

love viennese influence on that shoes

by chance do you plan to sort your trips to bespoke artisan on first page?

post #1241 of 2722
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A Visit to MISAWA & WORKSHOP, Tokyo



I really like this pair of derbies. Just the right amount of volume

Agree, absolutley stunning pair with perfect balance!
post #1242 of 2722
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Originally Posted by bozzkeren View Post

another home run by NC  fing02%5B1%5D.gif
love viennese influence on that shoes
by chance do you plan to sort your trips to bespoke artisan on first page?

Thanks!!

I can't edit the first page anymore. I think you only get 14 days or so to edit your older posts.
post #1243 of 2722
Thread Starter 
Yamauchi Chihiro (Guild of Crafts) seems to be quite popular in Hong Kong. He just did a trunk show this past April. Now he's going to be on a TV show biggrin.gif





from Guild website
post #1244 of 2722
Thread Starter 
R&D, the former importer for La Cordonnerie Anglaise shoecare products, will be selling off their remaining stocks of LCA trees.
Online sale (from their webstore) starts from 7/3/12 12:00. All models are priced at ¥3150 yen, a phenomenal deal.
Sorry I won't be able to to proxy for overseas members (I expect them to be sold out quickly), though members living in Japan may want to take advantage of this sale smile.gif

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http://store.shopping.yahoo.co.jp/resources-shoecare/a5a2a5a6a5.html
post #1245 of 2722
That is a very nice price for LCA trees.
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