or Connect
Styleforum › Forums › Men's Style › Classic Menswear › Japanese Shoes: Bespoke & RTW Super Thread
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

Japanese Shoes: Bespoke & RTW Super Thread - Page 125

post #1861 of 3042
Quote:
Originally Posted by barky View Post

I don't know whether it is the factory or not but there was a factory with a huge Kamioka sign painted on the whole roof right at the exit/entry into the freeway. 

Hmm. They are not exactly right next to the ramp to freeway... It's located about 10-15 minutes off freeway on a major road. Their parent co does OEM for shoe brands.
post #1862 of 3042
Quote:
Originally Posted by chogall View Post


Hmm. They are not exactly right next to the ramp to freeway... It's located about 10-15 minutes off freeway on a major road. 

You're probably right.  I saw it when the car was rounding a corner heading into a major road, probably mistook it for the ramp into the freeway.  I wasn't driving and dozed off pretty soon thereafter.

post #1863 of 3042
Quote:
Originally Posted by nutcracker View Post


Yup, still in short sleeves and pants in Taiwan!! (finally getting cooler though)

+1 to Hankyu Men`s, probably the best selection in Osaka. Kobe is just an hour or so away too!!!! but I`m sure you`ll be busy and having fun with all the `non-shoe` activities in Kyoto and Nara.! smile.gif

p.s. 150K JPY for St.C on their website may possibly be outdated info!

Food wise, yeah.  Sightseeing, not so much.  There will be a sea of people during that weekend at all the sights.   wrt to St C, that makes more sense although the rest of the pricing seems correct.

post #1864 of 3042
Thread Starter 
The new issue of LAST magazine is finally out. Woohoo!

*
post #1865 of 3042
Quote:
Originally Posted by nutcracker View Post


TP Originals are excellent for the price, probably the best regarded among the `house brand` shoes.
There`s lots of shoes available in the ¥40K or so price range, I`ll just mention some that I know. Others probably have their preferences too. Feel free to chip in!

Otsuka Shoes starts at sub ¥40K (they also have a higher end RTW line)
The above mentioned Kamioka also fits right into the price range (40K). They are a Taiwanese brand, made in Laos, but the quality (leather, construction) are very good for the price. They also make shoes for D.C.Lewis/Kent Wang across the pond in US.
Lloyd Footwer in Ginza and Aoyama (I think their shoes are actually made in the UK but sold exclusively in Japan)

If you`re willing to spend up to ¥50K, MIYAGI KOGYO`s high end RTW line and CENTRAL shoes are highly regarded. They`re available at World Footwear Gallery. MK captoes cost ¥49K, but with free membership, I think you get 5% off

There are also MTO only brands that start from ¥40K or so, such as Hiroshi Arai[ or WASO RYOKA, (both produced by Miyagi Kogyo).

 

Thanks, NC! Very helpful as always. I'll try to check these other brands as well.

post #1866 of 3042
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by jasonmx3 View Post

Thanks, NC! Very helpful as always. I'll try to check these other brands as well.

The LAST magazine mentioned above is always a good source to look (f you don`t already). Its pretty much a big catalog book (for better or for worse)
post #1867 of 3042
Thread Starter 
Shoeshiner extraordinaire Yuya Hasegawa from BRIFT H was recently profiled on a Japanese TV Show 'Mirai Theater' (11/08/2013 episode).

You can view it via the link below on Youku.com. (you have to unblock youkou in order to view the video outside China)

http://v.youku.com/v_show/id_XNjMyNDE0MjEy.html

Hasegawa san's section starts from the 11:40 mark. Enjoy!


Brfit H Homepage
post #1868 of 3042
Thread Starter 
Latest shoes in the works by the talented Yuki Shirahama Bottier

*
Almost seamlessly matched

*
Apron front derby, French style

*
*
*
*

As expected....even the soles are finished in style
*
*

YUKI SHIRAHAMA Bottier
Facebook
Homepage
post #1869 of 3042
Quote:
Originally Posted by nutcracker 

Insanely beautiful.
post #1870 of 3042
This thread is amazing. Thank you so much. I've been to Japan over twenty times and I didn't know the shoe culture was so amazing. Thanks!
post #1871 of 3042
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by venividivicibj View Post

This thread is amazing. Thank you so much. I've been to Japan over twenty times and I didn't know the shoe culture was so amazing. Thanks!

fing02[1].gif

The history of the shoe culture may not be as long (a mere 140 years), but today there are probably more bespoke shoe businesses operating in Japan than anywhere else in the world. The depth of talent is quite extraordinary (don't need to understand the language to see that)!, and they"re finally getting some well deserved recognition from the outside world (GQ, Robb Report etc... to our favorite fashion portal KEIKARI)
smile.gif
post #1872 of 3042

il Quadrifoglio Trunk Show at Hankyu Nishinomiya, JAPAN

November 23rd-24th 2013

 

 


Edited by BespokeMakers - 11/20/13 at 4:58am
post #1873 of 3042
Quote:
Originally Posted by BespokeMakers View Post
 

il Quadrifoglio Trunk Show at Hankyu Nishinomiya, JAPAN

November 23rd-24th 2013

  usual suspects

 

  photos from il Quadrifoglio Official Site : http://ilquadrifoglio-kobe.com/


Edited by BespokeMakers - 11/20/13 at 4:58am
post #1874 of 3042
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by BespokeMakers View Post

  usual suspects

  photos from il Quadrifoglio Official Site
 : http://ilquadrifoglio-kobe.com/ Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)








Great photos of some lovely shoes! fing02[1].gif

I also noticed that Qnai-san upgraded his complementary shoe trees to classy beechwood ones (with curved wood handles). He also engraves the owner's name on each shoe tree.
post #1875 of 3042
While usually not a fan of exotic skins, that first example from Shirahama Bottier might be enough to swing from a baller outfit to a baller pimp outfit. Very nice.

BespokeMakers: Pricing of Quadrifoglio? While I got my United Nations bit on(Japanese, English and Italiano on the site) I did not see any numbers which I expected though missing them
is entirely possible.
I think I like the styling, overall, as a collection for myself more than some of the other makers in this thread.
Many of the others I find lovely as pseudo art pieces or maybe just one or two would be good for actual wear in my case.

Thank you, gents, as usual. Again, a fab thread.
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: Classic Menswear
Styleforum › Forums › Men's Style › Classic Menswear › Japanese Shoes: Bespoke & RTW Super Thread