For my first commission, I asked for a pair of `masculine` looking dress shoes that diverges from the current trend of going sleeker and leaner . Full round toe, Baguette shaped last, Continental welts and square waists....there`s plenty of time to think over the design, but first, the last.....
Ryota Hayafuji: Well Dressed
Bespoke samples. Several are displayed on a year-round basis at Old Hat Tokyo.
Wide welt and stitchwork inspired by old American shoes
The black oxfords on his signature baguette shaped last (the `Paris Last`) look nostalgic and refreshing at the same time.
A recent article on a German newspaper
For those who can read Deutsch....
Footprints taken.... one of the elements of German orthopedae that Hayafuji incorporated into his last making.
and measured..... I`ll see you back in about 9 months!!