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post #2131 of 2750
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These came out quite nicely. How have they been wearing?

Well, I've only worn them twice. I'll let you know in due course how the leather behaves in the mid- to longer term.

Funny thing, I had a pair of llama shoes already: chukka boots by Silvano Sassetti for the last eight years or so. It a textured leather, but I didn't know what beast it came from.

I'm pretty sure now, they are in llama leather.
post #2132 of 2750
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Originally Posted by The False Prophet View Post

Thanks very much! I am excited and a little scared. Do I recall that people line up from the early hours of the morning? What time should I come, if I would actually like to get in?

Edit: I had a good look at Spigola after your earlier post, thank you. I think that I could probably afford it now, but you mentioned that there was a price hike due which would probably put it beyond my range for the future, alas.

The line is there only during the store opening, and yes, they are very very long by the time the store opens at 10:30. Fortunately it moves quite fast, and if I recall correctly, you should be able to enter the store in 5~10 minutes or so. Honestly I have no idea why people line up hours before the opening (supposed to snow tomorrow morning!).

I highly recommend you to check out the Spigola shoes (whether you`ll order one or not). They definitely look better in person. I think Mr. Suzuki (Etsuo) will only show up on the weekend, and UA staffs are there to take orders instead.
Edited by nutcracker - 1/14/14 at 6:23am
post #2133 of 2750
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Punched Cap Oxfords by Yohei Fukuda





Fukuda san changes his box color every year, and for the year 2014, it is brown w/ green interior. The box is accompanied by brown tweed cloth & shoe bags.




Yohei Fukuda blog

I have heard that despite having expanded the workshop, Fukuda san is busy up to his neck and may soon stop taking new clients.
love these shoes and the punch mini-swan neck
post #2134 of 2750
Thanks again! Check your PMs smile.gif
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Originally Posted by nutcracker View Post

The line is there only during the store opening, and yes, they are very very long by the time the store opens at 10:30. Fortunately it moves quite fast, and if I recall correctly, you should be able to enter the store in 5~10 minutes or so. Honestly I have no idea why people line up hours before the opening (supposed to snow tomorrow morning!).

I highly recommend you to check out the Spigola shoes (whether you`ll order one or not). They definitely look better in person. I think Mr. Suzuki (Etsuo) will only show up on the weekend, and UA staffs are there to take orders instead.
post #2135 of 2750
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ISETAN MEN`S Winter Clearance Sale

Plenty of sale-hungry men came to line up, despite being the coldest day of the year so far.




Hurray!


B1F Shoes Section!



The selection was good, but not spectacular IMO. EG were on sale from ¥94,000 and up (Dover priced at ¥115K). Vass shoes were all going for ¥60,000, Bemer RTW for ¥130K or so. C&J Handgrades (a decent selection) were priced at ¥63,000, and there were plenty of benchgrades too. Other sale brands that caught my eyes were Sanyo Yamacho, Meermin, Trickers, Paraboot, Santoni (regular/limited), BB (Peal & Co) Perfetto, Otsuka, Shetland Fox, Jalan Srivijaya. However, a lot of high end RTW brands were not on sale at all, including Foster & Son, Corthay, Anthony Cleverly, JM Weston, Alden.
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Spigola MTO shoes just arrived at bespoke SUIT 110

Photos from bespoke SUIT 110

 

post #2137 of 2750
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Spigola MTO shoes just arrived at bespoke SUIT 110
Photos from bespoke SUIT 110

Those are some really good stuffs!!! Also love the new shoe bags made from tweed(?)

Tokyo Trunk show starts tomorrow!!!
post #2138 of 2750

il Quadrifoglio Phenomenon

Now's the Time!

Trunk show starts tomorrow @ Concierge de World Footwear Gallery

 

Bespoke Balmoral Shoes  Over 1,300 reactions on tumblr

post #2139 of 2750
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Bespoke Balmoral Shoes  Over 1,300 reactions on tumblr

How did you get so many notes? That is crazy eek.gif
post #2140 of 2750
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How did you get so many notes? That is crazy eek.gif

 

Everyone loves il Quadrifoglio.

They really wants these shoes.

 

This thread have a great deal of influence.

NC,you are making a great contribution to bespoke shoes culture.

Keep up the good work!

post #2141 of 2750
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Originally Posted by bengal-stripe View Post

Well, I've only worn them twice. I'll let you know in due course how the leather behaves in the mid- to longer term.

Funny thing, I had a pair of llama shoes already: chukka boots by Silvano Sassetti for the last eight years or so. It a textured leather, but I didn't know what beast it came from.

I'm pretty sure now, they are in llama leather.

Nice shoes indeed!

Talking about llama, below is an interesting image that I snapped from MEN`S EX Nov. 2011 issue.



The shoes are Bollini, and the leather is llama calf, a shrunken baby calf leather made to look like llama. From the pictures, the grains/textures look indistinguishable from the real ones.
post #2142 of 2750
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Originally Posted by BespokeMakers View Post
 

Spigola MTO shoes just arrived at bespoke SUIT 110

Photos from bespoke SUIT 110

 

Beautiful shoes...compliments

post #2143 of 2750
Even the vomit yellow color is not putting me off those excellent shoes.
post #2144 of 2750

il vagabondo by Motoji Suga

Bespoke apron front shoes

 

Photos from il vagabondo

 

post #2145 of 2750
Very nice. I wonder if it would look proper on myself.

Anyway, since I have praised and thanked Nutcracker before for his excellent contributions(all deserved), I must do the same for you BespokeMakers.
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