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Thanks NC.  Final product will be brogue shoes.  They asked me if I want brogue on trial shoes but I felt a bit guilty about trial shoes receiving too much cosmetic effort.  If you try very special medalion or brogue patter, it perfectly makes sense to try it on trial shoes.

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Nutcracker, just out of curiosity, what are the prices like for the RTW StC at Trading Post? Just wondering what the prices comparisons are to the States and many other countries ($1,600 RTW and $1,800 Customized)

I contacted Trading Post, and they told me they had just discontinued selling Saint Crispins RTW shoes. They were originally sold for ¥140K~ JPY. Now they are being liquidated for ¥70K~75K JPY, if someone`s lucky, there are probably some left at the various Trading Posts in town (Aoyama store being the largest).
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Thanks NC.  Final product will be brogue shoes.  They asked me if I want brogue on trial shoes but I felt a bit guilty about trial shoes receiving too much cosmetic effort.  If you try very special medalion or brogue patter, it perfectly makes sense to try it on trial shoes.

If I recall correctly, Marquess`s trial shoes are complete with toe/heel stiffeners, shanks, and leather soles/heels. They should last for years, if not destined to be cut opened! How often are you planning to wear them before taking them in?
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Saint Crispins Trunk Show in Tokyo Feb 20~22

I dropped by the posh Mandarin Oriental Hotel to say hi to Mr. Carr, along with The Armoury Team. This is Saint Crispin`s first trunk show in Japan, and Philip will be offering the brand`s signature services such as the pattern/last customisation to the Japanese clients for the fist time (St.C RTW has just been discontinued at Trading Post). MTO shoes are offered at the price of 224K JPY / 2200 USD (import tax included). The show will end tomorrow.

AppleMark

The Armoury originals (designed by Ethan Newton) were also there, and they looked great.


Sueded, textured, and crust leather samples.


The famous hollowed trees are made from birch wood.


Myself in a pair of St.C sample shoes (in Classic last). Fit is generous and comfortable.


Philip and Ethan


Philip and Alan

My thanks to Herr Carr and The Armoury Team for their hospitality!

 

Fantastic colors and patterns ... I would have liked to be there ... really.

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Thanks NC.  Final product will be brogue shoes.  They asked me if I want brogue on trial shoes but I felt a bit guilty about trial shoes receiving too much cosmetic effort.  If you try very special medalion or brogue patter, it perfectly makes sense to try it on trial shoes.

If I recall correctly, Marquess`s trial shoes are complete with toe/heel stiffeners, shanks, and leather soles/heels. They should last for years, if not destined to be cut opened! How often are you planning to wear them before taking them in?

 

Yes.   Stiffeners, soles and heels are present as fully functional blake construction shoes.  I cannot visibly confirm shanks but I bet there are. 

 

Kawaguchi-san told me after 2-3 days will be necessary to get a feeling of the fit.   I should ask him if too much wearking and breaking-in ruin the purpose of fit check.

 

 

 

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Yes.   Stiffeners, soles and heels are present as fully functional blake construction shoes.  I cannot visibly confirm shanks but I bet there are. 

Kawaguchi-san told me after 2-3 days will be necessary to get a feeling of the fit.   I should ask him if too much wearking and breaking-in ruin the purpose of fit check.





I think they may be cemented (not that it matters). The last is presumably 70% complete at this point (another 30% after improvements!), but even at this point, I suspect they should fit you way better than any other RTW shoes. smile.gif
Have fun testing them!
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Yes.   Stiffeners, soles and heels are present as fully functional blake construction shoes.  I cannot visibly confirm shanks but I bet there are. 

Kawaguchi-san told me after 2-3 days will be necessary to get a feeling of the fit.   I should ask him if too much wearking and breaking-in ruin the purpose of fit check.



I think they may be cemented (not that it matters). The last is presumably 70% complete at this point (another 30% after improvements!), but even at this point, I suspect they should fit you way better than any other RTW shoes. smile.gif
Have fun testing them!

 

I stand corrected.  They are cemented construction.  What I touched inside sole looks more like hole made by stapler or some thing like that?  Anyway, it is not of importance at this stage.

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I contacted Trading Post, and they told me they had just discontinued selling Saint Crispins RTW shoes. They were originally sold for ¥140K~ JPY. Now they are being liquidated for ¥70K~75K JPY, if someone`s lucky, there are probably some left at the various Trading Posts in town (Aoyama store being the largest).

Hey, thanks for following up - $1,400 is a pretty good price considering many other shoes are at a higher mark up (assuming that's a recent price and not from many years ago).
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Hey, thanks for following up - $1,400 is a pretty good price considering many other shoes are at a higher mark up (assuming that's a recent price and not from many years ago).

Thats the price TD`s sales associate told me over the phone, but now I think about it, the SA may have been mistaken. $1400 sounds impossible, considering the massive tariff on shoes smile.gif

I also remember Philip telling me that he makes sure all the retailers around the world shares the minimum price (hence no price gouging). Either way, St.C is no more at the Trading Post (except for the clearance stocks)
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Il Micio / Hidetaka Fukaya Shoes Catalog

My homemade scans of the Il Micio / Hidetaka Fukaya catalog.
They`re not easy to come by, and I finally got mine during the past Il Micio Trunk Show.

The hardcover booklet features 28 stunning pictures of the maestro`s shoes.

Open the link (in a new tab/window) for a larger/ higher res. version!
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Enjoy the pictures! Be inspired!


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O gawd.

Thanks for the great scan!!!
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O gawd.

Thanks for the great scan!!!

fing02[1].gif Great stuffs, aren`t they?
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Very charming in their unique way.  Definitely not inconspicuous.

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Hello to all Japanese shoe lovers. Today,  I would like to share photos of TRIAL shoes of Marquees.  I took a plunge last summer and commissioned a pair when I had a chance to visit their Tokyo workshop. 

 

This pair is for fitting check only.  Material, finish and other details are different from final products. 

Kawaguchi-san told me shape of toe area would be different too.   I am looking forward seeing them in March to discuss the fit and design in detail.

 

I need to start trying them on to tell as much as feed back at the meeting.  They are really nice people and passionate about shoes.

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Very interesting, specially as I'm a few months behind you in the process. My trial shoes will be with the pattern I asked for, as I want to make absolutely sure that I want to proceed with the patterning. Cutting them up will be sad, but doing so should give the real deal even better fit.

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Thats the price TD`s sales associate told me over the phone, but now I think about it, the SA may have been mistaken. $1400 sounds impossible, considering the massive tariff on shoes smile.gif

I also remember Philip telling me that he makes sure all the retailers around the world shares the minimum price (hence no price gouging). Either way, St.C is no more at the Trading Post (except for the clearance stocks)

what sizes remain? any 9.5F?
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