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.
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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.
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.!
p.s. 150K JPY for St.C on their website may possibly be outdated info!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.
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.
You can view it via the link below on Youku.com. (you have to unblock youkou in order to view the video outside China)
Hasegawa san's section starts from the 11:40 mark. Enjoy!
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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)
Great photos of some lovely shoes!
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.
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.