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post #1306 of 2750

28.5 cm to 29 cm, 4Es width in Japanese sizes, 3Es width in US sizes. Is there a cheaper place to order those shoes in Kanto then other than Betty's place?

 

I have tried MTO Regal shoes but they still did not fit as well as those from Betty's. They are a little bit more expensive. One of my Japanese supervisors orders his shoes from some shop close to Yokosuka base but I have not been there yet. 

 

 

But still where do you meet those guys with 250,000 worth of shoes? 

post #1307 of 2750
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Originally Posted by Fang66 View Post

Betty's are fitters for Miyagi Kogyo MTO shoes and boots. I have the same problem as you and I have found that they are the best value shoes in this price range in Japan, especially if your shoe size is 27.5 and wide or greater, If your size is 27 or less then you have more options. Regal shoes make decent RTW shoes that run slightly larger than most others and they have EE EEE widths, but in the 30K ~ 40K range they are not as nice as Miyagi Kogyo, and they won't fit as well. That is not saying they are not good shoes, I have a pair of regal split toes and I like them very much, they are nothing special though.

+1
In terms of size selection and quality/price ratio, Miyagi Kogyo's MTO shoes are hard to beat.
post #1308 of 2750
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Originally Posted by Pelotonia View Post

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. 

I found that the best place to see nicely dressed men is at the high-end stores/boutique on weekends.
post #1309 of 2750
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Originally Posted by paskaldjay View Post

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 smile.gif

Yes you're right. Theres lots of fine repair shops/boutiques in Tokyo, and I hope to do some report on them. The problem is, I'll feel kinda cheep if I don't get my shoes shined during the visits... but then I don't need my shoes to be shined so often either smile.gif
post #1310 of 2750
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Originally Posted by bozzkeren View Post

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Originally Posted by Fang66 View Post

3 pairs biotches.


Thanks for the tip nc.






man i envy you, i tried to proxy back then,
within 15 mins size 42 already sold out
such luck  baldy%5B1%5D.gif

Swings and roundabouts my friend, if I was size 42 I'd have a much more extensive collection of nice shoes.
post #1311 of 2750
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Originally Posted by Pelotonia View Post

28.5 cm to 29 cm, 4Es width in Japanese sizes, 3Es width in US sizes. Is there a cheaper place to order those shoes in Kanto then other than Betty's place?

I have tried MTO Regal shoes but they still did not fit as well as those from Betty's. They are a little bit more expensive. One of my Japanese supervisors orders his shoes from some shop close to Yokosuka base but I have not been there yet. 


But still where do you meet those guys with 250,000 worth of shoes? 

There is a shop near where I live that also fits for Miyagi Kogyo MTO and are slightly cheaper, not worth the price of a train ticket though. Really I don't think they could be profitable if they were much cheaper so I doubt you'll have much luck trying to beat the price at Betty's by a great deal.
post #1312 of 2750

Thanks. 

 

May I ask you a different completely question. If you have very wide feet, do you have any experience with CP sneakers. I am thinking of buying a pair, but I am worried a bit if they might be narrower? 


Edited by Pelotonia - 7/7/13 at 3:05am
post #1313 of 2750
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Originally Posted by Pelotonia View Post

Thanks. 

May I ask you a different completely question. If you have very wide feet, do you have any experience with CP sneakers. I am thinking of buying a pair, but I am worried a bit if they might be narrower? 

Sorry no experience.
post #1314 of 2750
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Originally Posted by Pelotonia View Post

28.5 cm to 29 cm, 4Es width in Japanese sizes, 3Es width in US sizes. Is there a cheaper place to order those shoes in Kanto then other than Betty's place?

I have tried MTO Regal shoes but they still did not fit as well as those from Betty's. They are a little bit more expensive. One of my Japanese supervisors orders his shoes from some shop close to Yokosuka base but I have not been there yet. 


But still where do you meet those guys with 250,000 worth of shoes? 

One of my ex co-workers (Japanese guy) has an extensive high end shoe collection, quite a few bespoke (English, European, and of course Alden), but he has few Japanese shoes, I pointed him to this thread and he told me that he had never heard of most of the makers in nutcracker's list.
post #1315 of 2750

il Quadrifoglio Bespoke Balmoral Shoes

Qnai's  latest work.

Amazing!

http://ilquadrifoglio.tumblr.com/

 


Edited by BespokeMakers - 7/9/13 at 3:27am
post #1316 of 2750
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il Quadrifoglio Bespoke Barmoal Shoes





Very nice!!! and nice photo too B-M!! fing02[1].gif
post #1317 of 2750
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I just realized that my 'go to' shoe repair shop RESH has 2 locations in South Korea

RESH KOREA AQGUJEONG (located inside UNIPAIR shoestore)
Gangnam-gu, Seoul Shinsa 646-18

RESH KOREA HYUNDAI (located inside a department store?)
Samsung-dong, Gangnam-gu, Seoul, Korea 159-7

They seem to carry a full lineup of Japanese shoecare products (M.Mowbray etc...) too

so if you need your shoe polished/fixed in Seoul, you know where to look fing02[1].gif



RESH KOREA homepage
UNIPAIR homepage
post #1318 of 2750

il Quadrifoglio Trunk Show at  World Footwear Gallery,Tokyo JAPAN

July 27- 29th 2013

Bespoke shoes price starts from ¥231,000 (including shoe trees)

post #1319 of 2750
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Originally Posted by BespokeMakers View Post

il Quadrifoglio
 Trunk Show at  World Footwear Gallery
,Tokyo JAPAN


July 27- 29th 2013


Bespoke shoes price starts from ¥231,000 (including shoe trees)


I'll mark my calendar. fing02[1].gif
post #1320 of 2750
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Was anyone @ the Spigola Show in theArmoury?

Here are some pics courtesy of thearmoury tumblr





The round toed loafers (MTO) have a certain English feel to them....


Koji Suzuki....Looks like he needs some sleep


Love the casual crocs
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