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post #301 of 2963

Guild of Crafts MTO.  This pair was bought in 2006/7, back then their shoe trees were normal 3 pieces one.

 

After couple of years, it became a bit loose.  It is partly because my preference change, but I think they tend to make shoes slightly roomier.

 

 

AppleMark

 

 

AppleMark

post #302 of 2963
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Originally Posted by bamboo View Post

Guild of Crafts MTO.  This pair was bought in 2006/7, back then their shoe trees were normal 3 pieces one.

After couple of years, it became a bit loose.  It is partly because my preference change, but I think they tend to make shoes slightly roomier.


AppleMark





AppleMark

That is pretty impressive. The shoe must look good for the feet, but not on picture.
post #303 of 2963

That is pretty impressive. The shoe must look good for the feet, but not on picture.

 

Thanks.  I bought one two eyelet derby prior to this and got this one as I liked the style.  I have to admit that I do not see any other particular style I like from their offerings. 

post #304 of 2963
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Thanks.  I bought one two eyelet derby prior to this and got this one as I liked the style.  I have to admit that I do not see any other particular style I like from their offerings. 

The brand seems to do best unique designs in the Japanese bespoke shoe market. I am not surprised if most of them are not the taste of an ordinary shoe-lover.
post #305 of 2963
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Spigola MTO.   Sorry for my poor photographic technique.

I agree that they have nice collection of leather with texture.







very very nice!

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Originally Posted by bamboo View Post

Guild of Crafts MTO.  This pair was bought in 2006/7, back then their shoe trees were normal 3 pieces one.

After couple of years, it became a bit loose.  It is partly because my preference change, but I think they tend to make shoes slightly roomier.


AppleMark





AppleMark

Is that Guild's Rusty?

I don't own a pair of Guild, but I've handled them quite a bit. Although the styling looks quite iffy on photos, I found their shoes quite palatable in person. My biggest impression was that these shoes were made very very well.

btw they still have wooden trees. Their infamous leather shoe trees are optional, I think.
Edited by nutcracker - 4/21/13 at 5:27am
post #306 of 2963
Those Spigola grained split toes are jizz worthy nice job!
post #307 of 2963
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Interview with Masaru Okuyama by the forum's very own VRaivio @ Keikari.com

Nice job! and great pics fing02[1].gif


http://www.keikari.com/english/interview-with-masaru-okuyama/
post #308 of 2963
Is Koji still visiting the States? I know at one point he was going to NYC and I foolishly missed out.
post #309 of 2963
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The shoe on center fore front in lilac with purple tip, what a sublime patination. Simply outstanding.

It's amazing how much talent these japanese makers have in all aspects.
post #310 of 2963
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Is Koji still visiting the States? I know at one point he was going to NYC and I foolishly missed out.

Yes that was some time ago, but I say why not again? All he needs is an assurance that he'll get enough orders during the visit, and judging from the interest I see on this thread, I don't see that as a problem at all.

I won't be surprised if he is already working with some retailers/sponsors for a comeback show.....just a speculation
post #311 of 2963
Why don't you get in touch with him and ask?
post #312 of 2963
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Why don't you get in touch with him and ask?

During a show in Tokyo, I asked Koji's brother about possible overseas shows other than Hong Kong, and I don't recall him saying yes. But sure, I can email him and ask smile.gif

I'm more interested to know about Suzuki being hired as a director/designer of the new shoe collection by a "world famous" Fashion brand....so far the name is yet to be revealed, but the news have been around in several fashion publications
post #313 of 2963
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The shoe on center fore front in lilac with purple tip, what a sublime patination. Simply outstanding.

It's amazing how much talent these japanese makers have in all aspects.

 

A patinated purple lazyboy of serious quality, with a natural shape and rakish chiseled toe.  I can barely think of anything better to make one feel smug in weekend wear.  Brilliant.

post #314 of 2963
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A patinated purple lazyboy of serious quality, with a natural shape and rakish chiseled toe.  I can barely think of anything better to make one feel smug in weekend wear.  Brilliant.



A bigger photo biggrin.gif
post #315 of 2963
Wow!, what a shoe
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