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Originally Posted by VRaivio View Post

...and I just noticed that PG has used Nutcracker's scanlations on their article. Did they ask for permission, nutcracker? If not, this is infringement of the naughtiest kind.

Haha, the scanlations I did are copyright infringed too (towards the original Japanese publishers) censored.gif
and if I understand correctly, SF owns the rights to the materials posted here? so maybe he should have at least credited SF lol8[1].gif
Edited by nutcracker - 10/3/13 at 5:32pm
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... and talking about Yukiko Bassett Okawa, our very own VRaivio's Keikari has an interview up! icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif

http://www.keikari.com/english/interview-with-yukiko-okawa-bassett-from-bench-made/


I'm hoping to visit Ms. Bassett Okawa later this month during her annual Open House / Student Exhibition Day at the workshop.
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Haha, the scanlations I did are copyright infringed too. censored.gif
and if I understand correctly, SF owns the rights to the materials posted here? so maybe he should have at least credited SF lol8[1].gif

 

It's fair use anyway.

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It's fair use anyway.

Yeah, as long as no one is making money out of those materials, I have absolutely no qualms about the pics I took being reposted (I actually feel quite honored smile.gif

I have been told that some Japanese publishers have seen some scanlations I've done and posted on SF, and their reactions were...quite good, surprisingly biggrin.gif
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Yeah, as long as no one is making money out of those materials, I have absolutely no qualms about the pics I took being reposted (I actually feel quite honored smile.gif

I have been told that some Japanese publishers have seen some scanlations I've done and posted on SF, and their reactions were...quite good, surprisingly biggrin.gif

 

I'm sure it does their sales no harm at all. It certainly reminded me to buy copies of several magazines!

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Yeah, as long as no one is making money out of those materials, I have absolutely no qualms about the pics I took being reposted (I actually feel quite honored smile.gif

I have been told that some Japanese publishers have seen some scanlations I've done and posted on SF, and their reactions were...quite good, surprisingly biggrin.gif

I wouldn't be surprised because you are giving them free publicity to an English speaking audience that they wouldn't have otherwise reached.
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thank you nutcracker for all of your hard work
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Oooo, the new MEN'S EX and MEN'S Precious are out today. Lots of pretty fall/winter clothes and shoes!
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Oooo, the new MEN'S EX and MEN'S Precious are out today. Lots of pretty fall/winter clothes and shoes!

 

I've never even seen MEN'S Precious before...

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Any feedback on the shoes being sold by the Trading Post under their own name?

 

http://tradingpost.jp/collection/trading-post-original/

 

I'm thinking of getting one of their cap toes.

 

Quality and finishing looks very good, and pricing is just a bit above AE.

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Any feedback on the shoes being sold by the Trading Post under their own name?

http://tradingpost.jp/collection/trading-post-original/

I'm thinking of getting one of their cap toes.

Quality and finishing looks very good, and pricing is just a bit above AE.

They look very decent and reasonable value to me, and I think the pricing is actually below AE in Japan. I really don't know much about them except that I believe they are imported into Japan by a company called Life Gear, a subsidiary of The Mitsubishi Corp (they also own Trading Post I believe), so they are not made in Japan.
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...I still feel PG should have at least mentioned the source for nutcracker's scanlations. Loaning is fine but it's only courteous to give credit where credit is due.

On another note, I don't remember reading about nutty's favourite Japanese cordwainers. There's much to choose from, but do you have favourites?
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They look very decent and reasonable value to me, and I think the pricing is actually below AE in Japan. I really don't know much about them except that I believe they are imported into Japan by a company called Life Gear, a subsidiary of The Mitsubishi Corp (they also own Trading Post I believe), so they are not made in Japan.

 

The sales lady told me that the shoes are made in Japan. But she could just be saying that too. In any case, the finishing and detailing were very good -- definitely better than AE's. From what I saw, I would even say that the finishing is at par (or close) to C&Js. 

 

And yeah, AEs in Japan are twice their US prices. When I said AE was cheaper, I was referring to US AE prices.

 

I just might go ahead and get a pair this weekend. Hopefully, they're really as well made as they (initially) appear to be.


Edited by jasonmx3 - 10/4/13 at 4:29am
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Originally Posted by Fang66 View Post

They look very decent and reasonable value to me, and I think the pricing is actually below AE in Japan. I really don't know much about them except that I believe they are imported into Japan by a company called Life Gear, a subsidiary of The Mitsubishi Corp (they also own Trading Post I believe), so they are not made in Japan.

The sales lady told me that the shoes are made in Japan. But she could just be saying that too. In any case, the finishing and detailing were very good -- definitely better than AE's. From what I saw, I would even say that the finishing is at par (or close) to C&Js. 

And yeah, AEs in Japan are twice their US prices. When I said AE was cheaper, I was referring to US AE prices.

I just might go ahead and get a pair this weekend. Hopefully, they're really as well made as they (initially) appear to be.

Pics when you do.
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Originally Posted by jasonmx3 View Post

Any feedback on the shoes being sold by the Trading Post under their own name?

http://tradingpost.jp/collection/trading-post-original/

I'm thinking of getting one of their cap toes.

Quality and finishing looks very good, and pricing is just a bit above AE.

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Originally Posted by Fang66 View Post

They look very decent and reasonable value to me, and I think the pricing is actually below AE in Japan. I really don't know much about them except that I believe they are imported into Japan by a company called Life Gear, a subsidiary of The Mitsubishi Corp (they also own Trading Post I believe), so they are not made in Japan.

Trading Post Originals are made by Central Shoes in Tokyo. The lasts were developed jointly by Trading Post and Central, and apparently they are inspired/modelled after English bespoke samples to look and fit as authentic as possible. The leathers are sourced from Italy.

Central Shoes makes Goodyear welted shoes in various price points (to their clients' needs), and I've only heard good words about them. Central also makes for Corno Blu, Sanyo Yamacho, and they also have their own collection (with their namesake) sold at the World Footwear Gallery. They are all a bit more expensive (vs TP Originals).
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