Thanks Nutcracker. Any idea on lead time for MTO shoes?
Japanese Shoes: Bespoke & RTW Super Thread - Page 11
Thanks a lot. I recommend these wholecut shoes.
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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.
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 )
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
Edited by nutcracker - 4/9/13 at 4:49pm