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post #2071 of 3044
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Happy New Year from Tokyo! Akemashite Omedeto Gozaimasu!

Happy New Year!

Wishing you the very best for the year 2014.

 

Men’s Ex September 2013 on Japanese Shoemakers

“If you put your best foot forward, you will succeed.”

post #2072 of 3044
Thread Starter 
Happy New Year folks!
Before you can think of a New Year resolution, the Winter Sales are already starting! Here are some of the worthy mentions...

Otsuka Shoe Manufacture (Roppongi): 1/1~
Scotch Grain (Ginza): 1/1~ (for extra value Fukubukuro sets)
Sanyo Yamacho (Ginza): 1/2~
Ginza Yoshinoya (all locations): 1/2~
Guild of Crafts (Ginza): 1/2~1/3 (Bespoke/semi-bespoke sample sale)
World Footwear Gallery (Harajuku, Ginza): 1/2~
Shetland Fox (Hibiya): 1/2~ (B-Grade sale)
Lloyd Footwear (Aoyama, Ginza): 1/4~
Foot the Coacher (@ Gallery of Authentic): 1/6~
Trading Post (all locations): 1/2~ (selected C&J handgrades down to ¥58K yen, and Carmina down to ¥42K yen)

BEAMS: 1/2~
United Arrows: 1/2~
Tomorrowland: 1/2~
Mitsukoshi: 1/15~

Isetan MENS: 1/2~ (for extra value Fukubukuro)


Isetan's Fukubukuro! Priced ¥5K~¥52K JPY
Isetan link (Japanese)


Isetan MENS Winter Sale:1/15~
Alfred Sargent
Buttero
Francesco Benigno
Grenson
Isetan Men's
Magnanini
Max Verre
Otsuka Shoes
Napolitano Rachele
Santoni
Stefano Bemer
Stefano Lattanzi

The list seems quite subdued compared to the Summer sale (with plenty of high end shoes like EG). Hopefully more will be added.
post #2073 of 3044
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Probably this thread's final WOW of the year

TYE Shoemaker
2 pairs of bespoke shoes for a gentleman

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Combined Oxford Shoes: Camel Linen & Grain calf upper


Combined Oxford Shoes: Beige Linen & Grain calf upper. With driving shoes insole


TYE Shoemaker Diary


BEAUTIFUL IDEA...FANTASTICS

post #2074 of 3044
 
A pair from Sanyo Yamacho 2014SS collection, plain toe with double buckle & square toe.
 
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post #2075 of 3044
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For those who understands French, Hiroki Imai was featured in the shoe magazine Pointure

Open the link for higher resolution of the article.






from: Imai Hiroki Website

Nice-looking magazine - I need to find a pace that sells it in Manhattan.
post #2076 of 3044
Thread Starter 
Guild of Crafts Bespoke
`NORTON` Apron Front Derby
Olive Brown Calf

AppleMark
AppleMark
AppleMark

AppleMark

My loot from Guild`s Bespoke Samples Sale smile.gif
post #2077 of 3044
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Originally Posted by nutcracker View Post

Guild of Crafts Bespoke
`NORTON` Apron Front Derby
Olive Brown Calf

AppleMark
AppleMark
AppleMark

AppleMark

My loot from Guild`s Bespoke Samples Sale smile.gif

 

Hi NC, care to share the damage for that shoe?

looks like you have certain fondness to Dover type derby  :D

post #2078 of 3044
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Hi NC, care to share the damage for that shoe?
looks like you have certain fondness to Dover type derby  biggrin.gif

These are actually my very first pair of a `Dover` type apron front derby. smile.gif
I got these for a bit over ¥80K JPY, quite a bargain from a full priced bespoke (80% off)
post #2079 of 3044
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These are actually my very first pair of a `Dover` type apron front derby. smile.gif
I got these for a bit over ¥80K JPY, quite a bargain from a full priced bespoke (80% off)

 

not bad at all for bespoke sample, what kind of leather guild use for that bespoke shoe?

post #2080 of 3044
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not bad at all for bespoke sample, what kind of leather guild use for that bespoke shoe?

Thanks!
While I can`t really say if top notch leathers are used for sample shoes, I was told these are made from Dupuy calf.
post #2081 of 3044

Bolero Bespoke Shoe & Bootmaker

 

Photos form : http://boleroshoe.exblog.jp/

 

 

post #2082 of 3044
Hey NC I've spent the past few days reading this entire thread and first off I have to say you are some sort of majestic wizard when it comes to knowledge of Japanese shoes and shoes in general. Great job not only giving us info but answering any and all questions brought forth by SFers regarding Japanese bespoke shoes.

I have a question regarding the materials, mainly leather, used by the top Japanese bespoke brands (Il Quadrifoglio, Spigola, Guild, Marquess, Saion etc) vs the leather used by the top European brands (JLP, EG, Berluti, Cleverley, etc). I know the Japanese shoemakers blow the Europeans out of the water when it comes to standard of quality and attention to detail. But when it comes to the straight up materials used by each, is it the same quality because these Japanese shoemakers source their leathers from Europe? Thanks and keep up the good work!
post #2083 of 3044
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Originally Posted by jaythejet View Post

Hey NC I've spent the past few days reading this entire thread and first off I have to say you are some sort of majestic wizard when it comes to knowledge of Japanese shoes and shoes in general. Great job not only giving us info but answering any and all questions brought forth by SFers regarding Japanese bespoke shoes.

I have a question regarding the materials, mainly leather, used by the top Japanese bespoke brands (Il Quadrifoglio, Spigola, Guild, Marquess, Saion etc) vs the leather used by the top European brands (JLP, EG, Berluti, Cleverley, etc). I know the Japanese shoemakers blow the Europeans out of the water when it comes to standard of quality and attention to detail. But when it comes to the straight up materials used by each, is it the same quality because these Japanese shoemakers source their leathers from Europe? Thanks and keep up the good work!

Thanks for your kind words! I just happen to have access to the goodies here in Tokyo, thats all!!

Keep in mind that most shoe makers in Japan are tiny local businesses (mostly 1 or 2 man shops), so I wouldn`t compare them with what big European maisons with international clientele like JL Paris (Hermes), Berlutti (LVMH), F&S, Cleverly etc... are able to offer (especially when it comes to exotics).

That being said, most of the shops I have visited to do have a decent selection of imported leather, some obviously better than another. Some of the top makers you mentioned do source directly from Europe (like Spigola, IQ and Marquess), while others source locally (where top grade European leather is indeed available but probably with higher cost). If they don`t have the leather you want in stock (for example, a vintage Carl Freudenberg calfskin, or a green Hippo hide), they should be able to specially source it for you.

Among the Japanese makers that I have visited, Spigola has the most extensive selection.
post #2084 of 3044
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Thanks for your kind words! I just happen to have access to the goodies here in Tokyo, thats all!!

Keep in mind that most shoe makers in Japan are tiny local businesses (mostly 1 or 2 man shops), so I wouldn`t compare them with what big European maisons with international clientele like JL Paris (Hermes), Berlutti (LVMH), F&S, Cleverly etc... are able to offer (especially when it comes to exotics).

That being said, most of the shops I have visited to do have a decent selection of imported leather, some obviously better than another. Some of the top makers you mentioned do source directly from Europe (like Spigola, IQ and Marquess), while others source locally (where top grade European leather is indeed available but probably with higher cost). If they don`t have the leather you want in stock (for example, a vintage Carl Freudenberg calfskin, or a green Hippo hide), they should be able to specially source it for you.

Among the Japanese makers that I have visited, Spigola has the most extensive selection.

Thanks for the info! Also, I have a question regarding the Freudenberg calf. As a purist when it comes to leathers, I prefer calfskin over exotics (for now). What characteristics of Freudenberg calf makes it preferable than most other calf leathers?
post #2085 of 3044
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Guild of Crafts Bespoke
`NORTON` Apron Front Derby
Olive Brown Calf

AppleMark
AppleMark
AppleMark

AppleMark

My loot from Guild`s Bespoke Samples Sale smile.gif

gorgeous. about $770ish?
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