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A Visit to Tokyu Hands Shinjuku

There's quite a lot of places in Tokyo where you can buy fine shoe care products. However, the most extensive collection can be found in Tokyu Hands, a big box home improvement center with 10 or so locations in the city. I managed to snap some photos at a Tokyo Hands in Shinjuku.

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The shoecare section is massive. It goes all the way back to the elevators.

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Shoe polishes and brushes. Saphir (blue and black), Colonil, Kiwi, Woly, Lexol, Boot Black, M.Mowbray, Columbus etc...
 

Hi NC,

Apologies for quoting an old post but may I know if Tokyu Hands stocks the Cordovan creme series from Saphir as well?
May I know how much do these saphir products sell for on average?

Thanks again for providing us all these interesting information from Japan icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif

 

They should carry one.   Noir series cordovan cream is JPY 2100 and normal one is JPY 1700.

 

If they do not have ones in stock, you may try this shop.

 

http://www.orange-heal.com/ (all in Japanese sorry)

 

They have one shop in Nihombashi and  another in Shibuya.

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Hi NC,

Apologies for quoting an old post but may I know if Tokyu Hands stocks the Cordovan creme series from Saphir as well?
May I know how much do these saphir products sell for on average?

Thanks again for providing us all these interesting information from Japan icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif

Thanks letsi!

Yes, Tokyu Hands Shinjuku (where I took pictures at) do stock the Cordovan creams by Saphir (the square ones), in 4 colors. I recall they also stock cordovan creams made by Columbus (Japanese). The good thing about TH is that they also allow you to test the products out (on the shoes you`re wearing). If Shinjuku store is not convenient for you, Tokyu Hands in Ginza (above United Arrows) has an equally good selection of shoe care products.

Bamboo is right on with the price. 1800 for shoe cream, 2100 for cordovan cream / Reno.
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lexmann, with GoC's prices, using machines would just be naughty. If memory serves, nutcracker mentioned that they are the most expensive Japanese cordwainer shop.
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lexmann, with GoC's prices, using machines would just be naughty. If memory serves, nutcracker mentioned that they are the most expensive Japanese cordwainer shop.

Guild`s repair shop (`Guild Arms`) charges ¥31K~ JPY (310 USD) for Hand rewetting, and ¥10K~ JPY (100 USD) for hand out stitching. The boots on the video probably goes for ¥41K JPY and up ($410 USD).

The boots above were factory made (maker unknown) that were recrafted by hand at Guild (apparently the original manufacturer refused to repair). Guild also offers exclusive service for repairing bespoke shoes (from any maker).

http://www.guild-arms.com/Repair_Menu/repair.html
http://www.guild-arms.com/Repair_Menu/handsewn.html
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Some great advice, and certainly the Ginza/Marunouchi area has an outstanding selection of different menswear and department stores.

After you've visited the very narrow World Footwear Gallery store (which, if I remember correctly, is all of about 2m wide!), you could go next door and have a refreshing cup of tea at the Mariage Freres teahouse.
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Some great advice, and certainly the Ginza/Marunouchi area has an outstanding selection of different menswear and department stores.

After you've visited the very narrow World Footwear Gallery store (which, if I remember correctly, is all of about 2m wide!), you could go next door and have a refreshing cup of tea at the Mariage Freres teahouse.

 

It's also worth going to the Peter Bar at the Peninsula Hotel for happy hour cocktails (5-7), and then, if you fancy slumming it, going for cheap grilled seafood or meat and beer at one (or several) of the packed, completely unsophisticated and atmospheric places under the railway arches south of Yurakucho station - these are the last remnants of post-WW2 Tokyo in the area.

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Shoemaker MASARU OKUYAMA from Hong Kong featured on Wallpaper Tudor Style File (including a video interview)

Link to Wallpaper

Some of the excellent pictures from the lengthy feature:




Nice Photo...and also nice article!!

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Marquess 

Shoji Kawaguchi



 

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Marquess 



Shoji Kawaguchi


Yes, the man himself!

Those pictures are from a VIP invitation only event held by Isetan (I`m still waiting for mine...). VIPs are given opportunities to order from a number of distinguished craftsmen gathered together by Isetan, Marquess among one of them.
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They should carry one.   Noir series cordovan cream is JPY 2100 and normal one is JPY 1700.

If they do not have ones in stock, you may try this shop.

http://www.orange-heal.com/ (all in Japanese sorry)

They have one shop in Nihombashi and  another in Shibuya.

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Thanks letsi!

Yes, Tokyu Hands Shinjuku (where I took pictures at) do stock the Cordovan creams by Saphir (the square ones), in 4 colors. I recall they also stock cordovan creams made by Columbus (Japanese). The good thing about TH is that they also allow you to test the products out (on the shoes you`re wearing). If Shinjuku store is not convenient for you, Tokyu Hands in Ginza (above United Arrows) has an equally good selection of shoe care products.

Bamboo is right on with the price. 1800 for shoe cream, 2100 for cordovan cream / Reno.

Thanks a lot Bamboo and NC for the prompt response!
I'll only be dropping by Japan in Jul (Japanese summer ugh...) so I'm planning to piggy back on a friend who's going there during spring.
Appreciate the heads up and I look forward to learning more in this thread for my "shopping trip" later in the year.
The boot repair video posted earlier is sick, would love to have a pair of shoes that's worthy of his service in the future icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif

Cheers!
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lexmann, with GoC's prices, using machines would just be naughty. If memory serves, nutcracker mentioned that they are the most expensive Japanese cordwainer shop.

Wow!
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I dropped by Tie Your Tie Aoyama today, and met the Artist himself. His shoes were indeed breathtaking. I wasn`t allowed to take pictures, but was graciously given a nice booklet/catalog of Il Micio. I will try to upload the pics some time later smile.gif

Il Micio is available for order until today(!), for a princely sum of 740K JPY (5300 EUR/7260 USD) and above, if I recall correctly.
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I dropped by Tie Your Tie Aoyama today, and met the Artist himself. His shoes were indeed breathtaking. I wasn`t allowed to take pictures, but was graciously given a nice booklet/catalog of Il Micio. I will try to upload the pics some time later smile.gif

Il Micio is available for order until today(!), for a princely sum of 740K JPY (5300 EUR/7260 USD) and above, if I recall correctly.

I really like the showcase ...and the arrangement of shoes.
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For himself.... Bespoke by HIRO YANAGIMACHI Workshop

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Hiro Yanagimachi Workshop FB


I will be posting more about the upcoming March exhibition Real Bespoke (co-hosted by Hiro Yanagimachi Workshop (shoes), Hitsujiya (tailor), Fugee (bags) some time later. Til then, please check out their FB page.

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That exhibition looks great, I will be sure to go.

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