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^^^Just superb Stefan!


Thank you, Jesper! :)

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Just superb Stefan!

Jesper is preparing the ground to borrow the shoes from time to time:

"Just chuck them across fjord, sound and Skagerrak in my direction!" biggrin.gif
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Jesper is preparing the ground to borrow the shoes from time to time:

"Just chuck them across fjord, sound and Skagerrak in my direction!" biggrin.gif


Haha, yeah. I might take advantage of some returns :D

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^^^:D

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Here are more pictures of my pair from Marquess. Imitation brogue on his chisel last, in the old stock Chocolate Freudenberg leather.

 

 

More pics! (Click to show)

 

 

 

 

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^^^ There's a lot to be impressed with of course, but to me the heels stick out extra much, Marquess' heels are always so nicely built.

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No need to take better photos when the Kawaguchis already have!
 

 

 

 


The fit really does feel perfect at this point. Will wear them a bit and see how they develop, but next pair has been put in motion!
The Kawaguchis really are superb people.

 

 

Oh my dear sweet baby jesus of mother mary... 

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Oh my dear sweet baby jesus of mother mary... 
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Took some time to take some pictures of the second pair I picked up this time around.
A straight cap oxford with skinstitch facing from Hiro Yanagimachi.
I wanted something classic with a twist, that's easy to wear. Nice addition to my growing collection. Done with dark brown soon?

This one is made up in dark brown Annonay, fully handmade, with beveled waist. Fit is very good for me, for various reasons.


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Stefan,

That's quite an impressive collection! Great shoes and great taste!

How do you compare the 2?
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Stefan,

That's quite an impressive collection! Great shoes and great taste!

How do you compare the 2?
For Marquess, I've gone through two pairs of trial shoes and one final pair on a round last, and two pairs of trial shoes before the final chisel pair you see here. It's bespoke.

The pair from Yanagimachi is a MTO on a last partly based off of my feet. (I contacted him some year and a half ago to discuss arranging pattern order fairs in Europe, and what's happening, including this last, is a product of that.)
It's been generalised though, so it's definitely not bespoke, but very close.

Fit wise they're both better than anything I've had before, but the Marquess is beyond my wet dreams. It's not a fair comparison though.

The leather is great on both, but the old stock Freudenberg is smoother and slightly nicer I think. The styles are different, giving off different vibes. Not being a craftsman myself, I'm unable to see the making of one being better than the other. I do however love that Marquess waist and heel.

Intend to stick to Marquess for formal shoes in the future, while I want a George boot or ptb from Yanagimachi.

Didn't you have a pair of nice boots from Brass? Ordered a pair of those too. Black latigo with the slight heel they offer! /nvm, that was someone else.
Edited by Stefan88 - 11/28/15 at 8:18am
post #3522 of 4063
Stefan,

Thanks a lot for the info!

The reason I asked is because when I was in hiro's workshop - I was pleasantly surprised to know that the international last (which I guess is based on your feet) is a perfect fit for me. I originally went there on a whim because his japanese last never fit me. However, after trying on his new last for almost 1 hour (while discussing leather, options, lasts, etc) I had zero fit issues whatsoever and hiro concluded that I need no adjustment whatsoever (not even insole adjustments that he normally does- he was also really surprised.)

Didn't pull the trigger because I was considering a few other shoemakers at the time. This means however, that if I were to go with this new last, the cost would be considerably less!

He did mention that he was also still working on a loafer last and was still doing fit surveys across the world.

I just hope that he won't adjust the international last!

Am seriously considering one of his ghillies in round toe shape. Not a big fan of his chiseled last.

But if this ever moves forward I'm going to have to buy you a beer for developing that last with him hahaha

What size are you btw?


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Originally Posted by agedashidofu View Post

Stefan,

Thanks a lot for the info!

The reason I asked is because when I was in hiro's workshop - I was pleasantly surprised to know that the international last (which I guess is based on your feet) is a perfect fit for me. I originally went there on a whim because his japanese last never fit me. However, after trying on his new last for almost 1 hour (while discussing leather, options, lasts, etc) I had zero fit issues whatsoever and hiro concluded that I need no adjustment whatsoever (not even insole adjustments that he normally does- he was also really surprised.)

Didn't pull the trigger because I was considering a few other shoemakers at the time. This means however, that if I were to go with this new last, the cost would be considerably less!

He did mention that he was also still working on a loafer last and was still doing fit surveys across the world.

I just hope that he won't adjust the international last!

Am seriously considering one of his ghillies in round toe shape. Not a big fan of his chiseled last.

But if this ever moves forward I'm going to have to buy you a beer for developing that last with him hahaha

What size are you btw?



Those are really beautiful.
I'm pleased to hear that the last isn't off on everyone. We had big luck with the last in Norway.

I wear his size 10 with a fitting pieces over the little toe, an done on the heel. The curve of his last went a bit too sharp into my heel, so needed a slight adjustment.

He has these pattern order fairs every now and then, with a further reduced price. Was very tempted to order his plan toe derby when I visited ;D
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Took some time to take some pictures of the second pair I picked up this time around.

A straight cap oxford with skinstitch facing from Hiro Yanagimachi.

I wanted something classic with a twist, that's easy to wear. Nice addition to my growing collection. Done with dark brown soon?


This one is made up in dark brown Annonay, fully handmade, with beveled waist. Fit is very good for me, for various reasons.




Excellent tally of fine Japanese be spokes Stefan! fing02[1].gif
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The question is...when will more Japanese makers visit America?

 

Right now I think the only one visiting is Koji Suzuki.

 

I would really like to work with Yohei Fukuda as well...I really like the British formality of some of his classic styles in his bespoke samples. 

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