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post #1261 of 3022
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Yuki Shirahama Bottier Trunk Show (6/29~6/30)

I had a chance to meet shoemaker Yuki Shirahama at his Tokyo trunk show over the weekend. Based in Fukuoka, Shirahama bottier is a relative newcomer to the bespoke scene (established 3 years ago), yet he already has a reputation for making some of the most exquisite shoes in Japan. An alumnus of Guild's shoemaking academy (Misawa-san from MISAWA & WORKSHOP is his classmate), and a former protege of Koji Suzuki (Spigola), he continued his training in Paris, at Altan Bottier. Having trained under Japanese / English / Italian / French shoemaking traditions, Shirahama-san is undoubtedly a versatile shoemaker. Yet it may be his ability to fuse the various influences, and to execute them in such high standard (the attention to detail & finish is simply superb), that makes him a rare and an extraordinary breed.

The bottier's shoes are available for bespoke only, and are available direct from his Fukuoka studio, or through his trunk shows in Tokyo and Osaka. Price for the first pair is ¥294,000 yen, with a lead time of 6 months.


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The Shirahama silhouette

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Full brogue adelaides with a patinated finish. Has a different kind of charm vs English brogues

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A robust sole with a classic French proportion (and a big heel).

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A pair of black chisel toes.

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The profile looks infinitely sleek

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The bottier's soles are among the prettiest I've seen.


We've seen this pair on the thread before. The heel is actually 1.3in tall


Fiddlebacks in black

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A pair of navy semi-brogues. Looking sharp and ready for delivery.

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Rubber soles done right


If you happen to need authentic French riding boots (or sandals), he got you covered

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Mr. Yuki Shirahama

Many thanks to Shirahama-san for his time!

Yuki Shirahama Bottier
http://ys-bottier.com
post #1262 of 3022
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Originally Posted by nutcracker View Post

Yuki Shirahama Bottier Trunk Show (6/29~6/30)

I had a chance to meet shoemaker Yuki Shirahama at his Tokyo trunk show over the weekend. Based in Fukuoka, Shirahama bottier is a relative newcomer to the bespoke scene (established 3 years ago), yet he already has a reputation for making some of the most exquisite shoes in Japan. An alumnus of Guild's shoemaking academy (Misawa-san from MISAWA & WORKSHOP is his classmate), and a former protege of Koji Suzuki (Spigola), he continued his training in Paris, at Altan Bottier. Having trained under Japanese / English / Italian / French shoemaking traditions, Shirahama-san is undoubtedly a versatile shoemaker. Yet it may be his ability to fuse the various influences, and to execute them in such high standard (the attention to detail & finish is simply superb), that makes him a rare and an extraordinary breed.

The bottier's shoes are available for bespoke only, and are available direct from his Fukuoka studio, or through his trunk shows in Tokyo and Osaka. Price for the first pair is ¥294,000 yen, with a lead time of 6 months.


AppleMark
The Shirahama silhouette

AppleMark


Full brogue adelaides with a patinated finish. Has a different kind of charm vs English brogues

AppleMark
AppleMark
AppleMark
A robust sole with a classic French proportion (and a big heel).

AppleMark
A pair of black chisel toes.

AppleMark
The profile looks infinitely sleek

AppleMark
The bottier's soles are among the prettiest I've seen.


We've seen this pair on the thread before. The heel is actually 1.3in tall


Fiddlebacks in black

AppleMark
A pair of navy semi-brogues. Looking sharp and ready for delivery.

AppleMark
AppleMark
Rubber soles done right


If you happen to need authentic French riding boots (or sandals), he got you covered

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Mr. Yuki Shirahama

Many thanks to Shirahama-san for his time!

Yuki Shirahama Bottier
http://ys-bottier.com

Nice looking shoes, and yes rubber soles done right, that's what I do as well, except it cost me close to 80 dollars a pair to do it in NYC (metal flash tab + rubber sole on the front half)
post #1263 of 3022
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Yuki Shirahama Bottier Trunk Show (6/29~6/30)


If you happen to need authentic French riding boots (or sandals), he got you covered

Interesting and quite unique boots they are, but French they’re not!

The boots with the wrinkles are Hessian Boots (named after the German state of Hesse).

http://www.museumofleathercraft.org/hessian-boot/

http://www.vads.ac.uk/large.php?uid=82519
post #1264 of 3022
Sadly I'm not back in Tokyo for a few months, and the only goat hair brushes I can find here are for horse grooming...
post #1265 of 3022
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Interesting and quite unique boots they are, but French they’re not!

The boots with the wrinkles are Hessian Boots (named after the German state of Hesse).

http://www.museumofleathercraft.org/hessian-boot/

http://www.vads.ac.uk/large.php?uid=82519

Thanks B-S!
but geez, what don't you know? lol8[1].gif

The 'wrinkles' are so packed they look more like an accordion. Fascinating structure
Apparentely this is the house style of Altan Bottier

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post #1266 of 3022
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Thanks B-S!
but geez, what don't you know? lol8[1].gif

As I was born in the state of Hesse, I couldn't let this attribution to the French pass.

After all, what did we Hessians give to the world: the Frankfurters and those boots! biggrin.gif
post #1267 of 3022
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As I was born in the state of Hesse, I couldn't let this attribution to the French pass.

After all, what did we Hessians give to the world: the Frankfurters and those boots! biggrin.gif

 

Bengal you originally from Hessen? I go out to Hessen (Frankfurt) and NRW (Dusselfdorf) for business every month.....................The Hesse boots are some spanking piece of art...the zig zag folds, is it for any functional purpose or just aesthetics??
post #1268 of 3022
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Thanks B-S!
but geez, what don't you know? lol8[1].gif

As I was born in the state of Hesse, I couldn't let this attribution to the French pass.

After all, what did we Hessians give to the world: the Frankfurters and those boots! biggrin.gif

Bags?
post #1269 of 3022
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As I was born in the state of Hesse, I couldn't let this attribution to the French pass.

After all, what did we Hessians give to the world: the Frankfurters and those boots! biggrin.gif

Frankfurters!!!
post #1270 of 3022
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Frankfurters!!!

I thought of the same thing, but I hesitated to write it out loud lol8[1].gif
post #1271 of 3022

I want this case, where and how can I purchase it? Thank you!
 

post #1272 of 3022
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A heads up to those living in Osaka / Kansai area

Corno Blu Trunk Show @ Coccinella boutique 7/5~7/6 (today and Saturday)


info/photo courtesy of Bespoke Makers
post #1273 of 3022

double post

post #1274 of 3022
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From 2013AW Tomorrowland collection, Hidetaka Fukaya's double monk shoes with antique buckles.

LAST Magazine FB

 

I had a look in Tomorrowland in Shibuya yesterday (sale on right now...) and took a look at this range. They are generally really nice, and certainly this particular model is not representative of what is generally a very tasteful but sharply Italian-style collection. Good stuff and the prices are not too bad for this level of RTW.

post #1275 of 3022
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Originally Posted by FlyingMonkey View Post

I had a look in Tomorrowland in Shibuya yesterday (sale on right now...) and took a look at this range. They are generally really nice, and certainly this particular model is not representative of what is generally a very tasteful but sharply Italian-style collection. Good stuff and the prices are not too bad for this level of RTW.

Nice! btw how much were the Fukaya shoes? (I assume they are on sale). I recall seeing some really nice textured leathers.

If you have a chance, check out the Hidetaka Fukaya bespokes at Tie Your Tie Aoyama (they have 30 or or Bespoke samples on display). They look phenomenal.
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