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post #1591 of 2750
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Fellow Guild alumnus Masaru Okuyama-san (who also make spectacular shoes btw), was trained alongside Ohno-san. I heard they keep in touch regularly.

The ¥315,000 price for shoes doesn't include trees. With trees included, they would be ¥345,000 or so.
The riding boots go for ¥493,000, but I would expect those massive trees to cost quite a bit (but no where near what JL St.James charge)

The price is not cheap indeed, but actually on par with most Tokyo-based shoemakers (many have also raised their prices recently). Unfortunately TYE doesn't do MTO shoes.
post #1592 of 2750
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Trial shoes by TYE Shoemaker

The shoes I posted a lil while ago in their 'completed' forms.... and ready for the trial session...

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The burgundy one on the right is actually made from a single piece (whole cut).


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I must say the client is a very lucky man.... they both look quite stunning.


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I wonder... Which one did he choose?.....


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post #1593 of 2750
Very nice, I would pick the burgundy if I was the client
post #1594 of 2750

Would be hard not to say "both, and make me a blue one and a tan one too".

post #1595 of 2750
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Originally Posted by clee1982 View Post

Very nice, I would pick the burgundy if I was the client

I'm actually feeling some love for that black one.....a sleek plain toe with just enough details to differentiate

AppleMark
post #1596 of 2750
needs a medalion to balance the desgn and the ging else where, basicall it make the toe look bould IMO
post #1597 of 2750
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Originally Posted by nutcracker View Post

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I must say the client is a very lucky man.... they both look quite stunning.

FTFY biggrin.gif

post #1598 of 2750
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Originally Posted by nutcracker View Post

Trial shoes by TYE Shoemaker

The shoes I posted a lil while ago in their 'completed' forms.... and ready for the trial session...

Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

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The burgundy one on the right is actually made from a single piece (whole cut).


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I must say the client is a very lucky man.... they both look quite stunning.


Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

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I wonder... Which one did he choose?.....


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And these are only test shoes!  The attention to details is amazing, look at how he lines up the broguing on the tongue of burgundy pair to those on the facing. 

post #1599 of 2750
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Originally Posted by nutcracker View Post

I'm actually feeling some love for that black one.....a sleek plain toe with just enough details to differentiate

AppleMark

Many Hong Kong shoemakers used this method for lasting (the extended lining), it is much better than make a stupid hole on the upper like some Englsh shoemakers baldy[1].gif

However, I saw Masaru Okuyama San used a even better trick to do it.



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Nice, I just bought all 6 books, but I use my normal source of http://www.books.com.tw/

thanks for the lead of this series of books.

Nutcracker, got the books today, very good colourful information, very happy.
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Many Hong Kong shoemakers used this method for lasting (the extended lining), it is much better than make a stupid hole on the upper like some Englsh shoemakers baldy[1].gif

However, I saw Masaru Okuyama San used a even better trick to do it.




That is some true attention to detail by Okuyama.

Some English shoemakers intentionally tack at the heel counter to hint the shoes are bespoke. And for my G&G orders, I specifically requested to not tack at the heel counter to avoid that not-so-carefully-concealed hole. But such request is null at JLP.
post #1602 of 2750
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Nutcracker, got the books today, very good colourful information, very happy.

They're not particularly deep in content, but a nice set of handbooks with lotsa visuals (of Ivy-boys, of course!)
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However, I saw Masaru Okuyama San used a even better trick to do it.




Thats a clever and a thoughtful trick indeed! biggrin.gif
post #1604 of 2750
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OK, here is something that is truly amazing.....

Below are the pictures of a brand new pair of bespoke croc (nubuck) loafers made by TYE Shoemaker for an eccentric client. This gentleman apparently has a penchant for wearing multiple layers (4 layers) of socks. The loafers (in a style of JMW's 180 and Alden's LHS) came out a bit on a wider side as a result, but I think TYE did a good job putting it all together....

The client also asked Ohno to somehow have his own name marked on the shoes to make them more personal. He envisioned something like his initials stitched on the shoes' quarters etc.... but left it for Ohno to decide.

This is what Ohno-san came up with to surprise his client.

Since the shoes were penny loafers, he designed a pair of sterling silver coins with the client's face on one side, and his family crest on the other to be inserted into the shoes.

I was speechless when Ohno-san showed me the coins. I can only imagine how his client reacted to this surprise. Perhaps this is something that was practiced long ago in the UK or US?? Not sure, but still, an amazing effort.

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Penny loafers in Croc Nubuck w/ sterling silver coins (with the client's face and family crest)

Seriously, I would like to see if anyone can top this worship.gif

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post #1605 of 2750
Harder to be born into aristocracy than having a pair of croc loafers made lol.

Is this the omakase type of order? Clever way of filling the spec.
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