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Tongue: Sea Turtle


 

 

Please tell me this was some kind of ancient vintage stock at least....

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Looks like a dog's breakfast.

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Please tell me this was some kind of ancient vintage stock at least....

Yes, they are vintage stock. Turtle hides (mostly from S.America) were abundant in Japan 20yrs ago or so (before import ban), and old stocks are still available in small amounts through wholesalers.
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Takayuki Maruyama Handmade Shoes

MTO Tassel Loafer with Red Sole

 

Photos from  Takayuki Maruyama Handmade Shoes on FB

 

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Le Scarpe di Cabiria (Toshiaki Wada)
Diamond Captoed Oxford `Seven Sisters Shoes`

Wouldn't "Shoes of the whore" be a better translation?

I'm refering to the Fellini film "Le Notti di Cabiria" (1957) where the heroine (Giulietta Masina), a proverbial tart with a heart has the misfortune to fall in love with each one of her punters and gets heartbroken by everyone of them. (Subsequently turned into the musical "Sweet Charity").

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nights_of_Cabiria

Only a streetwalker should/would/could wear something like that! biggrin.gif
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Wouldn't "Shoes of the whore" be a better translation?

I'm refering to the Fellini film "Le Notti di Cabiria" (1957) where the heroine (Giulietta Masina), a proverbial tart with a heart has the misfortune to fall in love with each one of her punters and gets heartbroken by everyone of them. (Subsequently turned into the musical "Sweet Charity").

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nights_of_Cabiria

Only a streetwalker should/would/could wear something like that! biggrin.gif

Le Scarpe di Cabiria is the brand name, I had no idea what the name was referring to til now! I hope the maker isn`t implying that his customers are shoe-whores and would all experience heartbreaks from buying his shoes lol8[1].gif

`Seven Sister Shoes` is the name of the model.
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nutcracker, I don't want to go through this mega thread for one small quote of yours, so I'll just ask. How many hours do Japanese cordwainers usually spend on a bespoke order? Not all offer trial shoes, so these can be left out of the rough estimate.
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Originally Posted by VRaivio View Post

nutcracker, I don't want to go through this mega thread for one small quote of yours, so I'll just ask. How many hours do Japanese cordwainers usually spend on a bespoke order? Not all offer trial shoes, so these can be left out of the rough estimate.

I was once told by a shoemaker how many hours it took, but I just can`t seem to remember. crazy.gif
I will try to ask about that again, will let you know. I assume it varies a lot from one maker to another.
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Takayuki Maruyama Handmade Shoes

MTO Tassel Loafer with Red Sole

 

Photos from  Takayuki Maruyama Handmade Shoes on FB

 

Nice model

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I guess I should ask directly, but do you think that Miyagi Kogyo would be able to place a metal toe taps on their MTO shoes? What is their benefit in longer term?

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I guess I should ask directly, but do you think that Miyagi Kogyo would be able to place a metal toe taps on their MTO shoes? What is their benefit in longer term?

Miyagi Kogyo MTO shoes are sold through selected retailers (MK don`t sell shoes directly), and most if not all of them should be able to accommodate metal toe taps.

Metal toe taps would keep your toes from wearing down, probably saves a trip or two to the cobbler before your soles require full recraft.
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Interview with Koji Suzuki of Spigola

You will find it interesting.

 

Article from mb.mercedes-benz

 

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Interview with Koji Suzuki of Spigola
You will find it interesting.

Article from mb.mercedes-benz




Very nice! Thanks for the link!!

The article says Suzuki-san will be in NYC soon to take orders! (presumably via The Armoury)
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To both of you Bespokemakers and Nutcracker a big thank you for being the pioneers of this thread. There are so many bespoke makers that it becomes difficult for me to fully comprehend the nuances that each maker brings let alone understand them completely.

I would like to know your opinion as to who would you think as the top three of Japanese bespoke at the present time?
Cheers
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To both of you Bespokemakers and Nutcracker a big thank you for being the pioneers of this thread. There are so many bespoke makers that it becomes difficult for me to fully comprehend the nuances that each maker brings let alone understand them completely.

I would like to know your opinion as to who would you think as the top three of Japanese bespoke at the present time?
Cheers

fing02[1].gif thanks!

Who`s the best 3 shoemakers? I don`t feel qualified to answer that (especially not having tried them), but I `m sure a good argument can be made for a number of fine Japanese shoemakers.

If we`re talking about a popularity contest (who`s most recognised / talked / written about), I suppose the winners are Il Micio (Hidetaka Fukaya), Spigola and Yohei Fukuda? I could be wrong.

I`ve heard Fukuda`s wait list is over 2 years right now.
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Originally Posted by nutcracker View Post

fing02[1].gif thanks!

Who`s the best 3 shoemakers? I don`t feel qualified to answer that (especially not having tried them), but I `m sure a good argument can be made for a number of fine Japanese shoemakers.

If we`re talking about a popularity contest (who`s most recognised / talked / written about), I suppose the winners are Il Micio (Hidetaka Fukaya), Spigola and Yohei Fukuda? I could be wrong.

I`ve heard Fukuda`s wait list is over 2 years right now.

Thanks,I understand what you are saying totally. I think Fukaya even though Japanese is based in Italy and I feel Marquess and Quadrifoglio to be excellent as well.
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