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post #151 of 2965
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They are hand lasted and handsewn welted. The soles are machine stitched. I was told that Mr. Koji Suzuki has his hands on all of the shoes.

The selection of grained/textured/shrink leather is the best I've seen from any Japanese bespoke maker.

Thanks Nutcracker. Any idea on lead time for MTO shoes?
post #152 of 2965
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Originally Posted by Ilovelobbs View Post

Hello Bespoke Maker - posting some more wholecut samples from your collection would be fantastic.

 

Thanks

 

 

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that wholecut derby is awesome.

Thanks a lot. I recommend these wholecut shoes.

il Quadrifoglio, Atushi Qnai

post #153 of 2965
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Originally Posted by cgo View Post

Thanks Nutcracker. Any idea on lead time for MTO shoes?

lead time for MTO is officially 3 months. If you order them through a visiting trunk show like in Tokyo or Hong Kong, then you get it on the next scheduled show. I believe Tokyo MTO shows are scheduled every 3-1/2 months.
post #154 of 2965
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Interesting, I thought there are more Asian with wider foot, especially around the toe. I personally would prefer all manufacture offer wider width (guess it doesn't help that one of my left foot is shorter and wider, while the right foot is longer and slimmer satisfied.gif )

My dad know a guy who used to retail for Testoni in Taiwan before Testoni decide to have their own presence. He had to show Testoni his own feet to convince the Italian to come up with either a different last or offering more width. That was more than 10 years ago.

I've asked a Japanese shoemaker about this. I told him, 'Asians have fat, wide feet.' but he thinks its more a matter of length than width. He considers asians to have generally 'shorter' feet than caucasians, hence proportion-wise, its naturally stockier. I guess he means asians with longer feet will naturally be narrower, and not massively wide?

Yet Even among similar height asians, i think japanese feet are a bit slimmer than folks in taiwan. Thats from my observations. Perhaps its more lifestyle and environmental factors than genetics, not sure

 

First of all, thanks for starting this great thread.  I will try to upload pictures of Japanese MTOs.

 

About JL offerings, Hong Kong shop has only EEs.   I hear from several shops that Chinese people have wider foot than Japanese, which I did not realize before shopping shoes in Hong Kong.

post #155 of 2965
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Originally Posted by bamboo View Post

First of all, thanks for starting this great thread.  I will try to upload pictures of Japanese MTOs.

fing02[1].gif great! plz post pics!!!!
post #156 of 2965
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Yuki Shirahama Bottier

Shirahama apprenticed at Spigola, and then at Altan Bottier, Paris. His style is based on the French, with a dose of Japanese-Italian flavour acquired from Spigola.



Semi-brogues
Spigola's signature chiseled sides are very much alive with Mr. Bottier


I say this one is more French. Classic full bodied, and full bottomed cap toe.


Semi Brogue

Chukka Boots

U-Tip Derby with Shadow Stitch

Matte Croc Penny Loafer

I always like these full bodied, short vamped split toes. In line with Weston's Demi Chasse and Hunt.

I just missed his Tokyo trunk show (last week). Maybe I'll show up for the next one to see what's up.
Edited by nutcracker - 4/9/13 at 5:57pm
post #157 of 2965
that side is cut really straight, is that his signature style, did it originate from somewhere else?
post #158 of 2965
The more I see these pictures, the more I laugh at my English bespoke shoes.
post #159 of 2965
Thank you for the response nutcracker.
post #160 of 2965
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Originally Posted by clee1982 View Post

that side is cut really straight, is that his signature style, did it originate from somewhere else?

I'm pretty sure they're Italian
but I wouldn't pinpoint it to certain maker like Ugolini. Suzuki's style seemed to have evolved over the years with trials and errors. I recall he even tried English style shoes a while back. his new lasts are distinctively his own, but still hold a strong Italian taste.
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Thank you for the response nutcracker.

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Edited by nutcracker - 4/9/13 at 4:49pm
post #161 of 2965
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The more I see these pictures, the more I laugh at my English bespoke shoes.

 

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icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif The more I see these pictures, the more I laugh at my shoes.
post #163 of 2965
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The more I see these pictures, the more I laugh at my English bespoke shoes.

I'd be more than happy to swap my Spigola MTO's with yo G&G seemless whole cuts.....drool.gif
post #164 of 2965
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+1. The finishing looks significantly better. If only they traveled to the US....
post #165 of 2965
I like some of the Union Imperial and Miyagi Kogyo shoes.
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