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nutcracker, are people gearing up for the sales? anything available in king sizes? (UK 9.5 and up?)

The sales are actually gearing towards the end (except for Isetan, which starts on 7/17)

I've looked around, and shoe sales (in general) have been quite uninspiring. Unfortunately, not many choices for big sizes too (I asked Sanyo, Otsuka, and World Footwear Gallery for Miyagi Kogyo and Central Shoes). Isetan tends to have a wider range of sizes for sale, so I'll keep an eye on that.

Isetan carry some lines bigger than 9./9.5 but it is still the minority of the overall product range.
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Spigola Croc Bit Loafer & Straight Tip

 

http://www.spigola.jp/blog/

 

 

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Spigola Croc Bit Loafer & Straight Tip


http://www.spigola.jp/blog/






The master of exotics...
nice to see him finally updating his blog lol8[1].gif
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By the way, I'm not English, but I have been living in England for a very long time.

Yes, I recall you're originally from Hesse!
Of course that doesn't make your insights (on English shoemaking) any less valuable smile.gif
post #1340 of 3060
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Something interesting....Shoeshine Lunch @ The Ritz Carlton

Hinokizaka, an upscale Japanese kaiseki restaurant located in the Ritz Carlton Hotel, Tokyo, is offering a special lunch package called the 'Shoeshine Lunch'.

As with most kaiseki restaurants, guests take off their shoes and sit on the tatami floor with low rise chairs. While the 8 course meals are served in a private room, Yuya Hasegawa from Brift H will be present to shine the shoes.
A great way to impress your corporate clients lol8[1].gif


A 200 yrs old tea room relocated to the 45th floor of the Ritz Carlton Hotel. An 8 course kaiseki meal will set you back ¥9,800 yen


Garden and City Scape...nice view


Mr. Hasegawa from Brift H

from Brift H blog
Shoeshine Lunch (Ritz Carlton HP)
Edited by nutcracker - 7/12/13 at 7:38am
post #1341 of 3060
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World Footwear Gallery is having a MADE IN JAPAN FAIR, starting today (7/13)

All Japanese shoes (Miyagi Kogyo RTW, Central Shoes, Union Imperial, Perfetto, WFG originals) receive a 5% discount off the retail price. With a members card (free), you can get an additional 5% off. That is 10% total discount. Not too much, but it applies to their entire line (minus sale items)


Miyagi Kogyo Double Monks (orig. ¥49,350 yen)

WFG HP
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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.

 

I will be meeting him next week to discuss some casual boots I would like made, so I will keep you guys updated.

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Not exactly a shoemaker, but I had a chance to visit and chat with Mr. Fujii Yukihiro from FUGEE

AppleMark
Fujii Yukihiro, master craftsman


Got a peek at his latest bespoke project. A wine/glass carrier in tanned shrunken leather. Impeccably made (fully handsewn) with custom hardware also made by Fujii-san


A bespoke project like this one is designed from scratch, and requires multiple meetings before finalization. Much like bespoke shoes, trial/test model(s) are also made in the process.


Another handmade beauty with an awesome texture.....the ridge in the center corresponds to the goat's spine

AppleMark
I was actually looking for a new wallet....croc...calf....lizard...and ah yes, some elephants (bottom left and center)

AppleMark
Was quite tempted to get this one.....a bill holder in hippo

Many thanks to Fujii-san and Kinbara-san for their time

www.fugee.jp
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A pair of bespokes made for my friend and blogger M
by Zinryu & Matsumoto Shoes

A combination of Horween Whiskey Shell Cordovan & Russian Calf. Not something you see everyday!






from M's blog
post #1345 of 3060
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A pair of bespokes made for my friend and blogger M
by Zinryu & Matsumoto Shoes

A combination of Horween Whiskey Shell Cordovan & Russian Calf. Not something you see everyday

Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

 







from M's blog

 

 

 

It is an interesting pair of shoes.  I get Mr. M  really likes cordovan. 

To be very honest, NC, I think you should encourage him to improve his photo skills and design of his blog.  I bet that will make a big difference.

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It is an interesting pair of shoes.  I get Mr. M  really likes cordovan. 
To be very honest, NC, I think you should encourage him to improve his photo skills and design of his blog.  I bet that will make a big difference.

Yes M-san seems quite obsessed with cordovan....he's actually releasing his own collection of cordovan shoes co-produced by Isetan/Regal...coming this Fall.

The majority of Japanese blogs use somewhat outdated formats/templates. Tumblr or wordpress looks more polished, and possibly easier to use. I'm not sure if he just uses his phone or a compact camera....

but his blog gets 4000 visitors a day, he must be doing a lot of things right biggrin.gif
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I got a mail from Ms. Emiko Matsuda about the upcoming Fosters & Son Trunk Show in Tokyo.
She will be present to take orders between 8/9~8/13 @ ANA Intercontinental Hotel

If interested, contact Fosters to book an appointment
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Hi?, is Marquess a MTO company only? Or do they have RTW, also, may I know an indicative price for their shoes?
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Hi?, is Marquess a MTO company only? Or do they have RTW, also, may I know an indicative price for their shoes?

Hi there,
Marquess is a bespoke shoemaker. They don't have an MTO, or a RTW line. Shoes start from ¥333,900 yen ($ 3360USD), plus ¥30,000 or so for shoe trees. Current lead time is 1 year.
post #1350 of 3060
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Il Quadrifoglio Penny Loafers (with Ostrich leg leather)
I hope to see it in person @ the upcoming Tokyo Trunk Show (7/27 ~ 7/29)

from bespoke-makers



B-M, you take these photos right? you have to teach me one day.... smile.gif
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