Corno Blu RTW Lazyman Shoes
via Bespoke Makers
These shoes are MTO,approx.￥76,000.
additional cost for Annonay calf: ￥5,000, leather laces: ￥2,000.
Guys, I have a very simple question.
Where do you meet/see those guys with order made shoes? Or, what type of clients do those high-end ateliers have? I do not claim to know everyone in Tokyo or look at everyone shoes, but you could very rarely see good quality shoes without rubber soil and made of true leather. I am not sure about the correct term but 90% of the shoes seem to be made of rubber resembling leather. My line of work involves at least three or four meetings with clients per week, sometimes ten or more, and not that I stare all the time at their footwear or ask them where they get their shoes, but rarely I see a shoe with leather soil. Sometimes we meet the owners or CEOs of companies and rarely anyone with great looking shoes, as wll.
True, I do not socialize with talentos or celebrities, but I know several what is called here magazine models and they are rarely greatly dressed, largely slaves of the major brands.
For me, currently, it won't be sensible to buy anything at those rates - 200,000 plus, but since I have a very wide foot, it's hard for me to find anything ready-made that suits, so I am using MTM shoes. I go currently to a place called Betty's in Yokohama http://www.bettys-0707.com/ Approx. 30,000 JPY for normal derbys with captoes. 35,000 plus for boots. Overall, I am satisfied with the quality and people ask me from time to time where I have bought them. In the past, I have used this place as well http://www.tk4192.com/ - but is a bit expensive for me and I was not so much satisfied with the product. - 60,000 or so for shoes.
To dear Mr.Nutcracker,
I thought it will be nice if there's some reports about the scene of shoe shining store/boutique in Tokyo. I saw that the number of stores growing each time, from Brift H to Kutty & Shoe Shine Tokyo (Not to mention Maestro or other countless non-boutique/person shoe shine service).
If we have more & more bespoke shoes in the future, of course we need a better choice of shoe shining specialist IMO. If you don't mind to visit them of course