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post #3676 of 4066
I think it's great. I live not more than three hours from the coast and occasionally we wander into shops that sell nautical knick-knacks such as portholes etc.. I'm gonna look for one next time I'm over there.

I might remark, however, that it's often useful to have a relatively straight surface...like there would be at the top of a jug turned on its side. Sometimes you have a straight, or relatively straight, run and you just want to push (or pull) through it. You still get parings falling away from the work area but the "feel" would be more like on a flat piece of glass or marble.

FWIW....

edited for punctuation and clarity
Edited by DWFII - 3/5/16 at 6:05pm
post #3677 of 4066

Some pictures of domestic brands at Isetan Men's. A report and lots of more pics on my blog, can't post everything here. A selection:

 

Shetland Fox:

 

 

 

 

Union Imperial:

 

 

 

 

MORE PICTURES HERE! (Click to show)

Otsuka:

 

 

 

Perfetto:

 

 

 

 

 

Sanyo Yamacho:

 

 

 

Otsuka Shoten:

 

 

 

 

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post #3678 of 4066
Thread Starter 
IL QUADRIFOGLIO X SARTORIA CAVUTO TRUNK SHOW in HONG KONG

March 11~13 2016, Kowloon Shangri-La Hotel

Thanks for everyone who showed up and ordered!

Here are some lovely photos taken by my friend Maslow from Patina HK (who does a much better job with photoshooting than I do)


















Atsushi Qnai


Yusuke Kabuto (with Masaru Okuyama)
Edited by nutcracker - 3/14/16 at 9:19pm
post #3679 of 4066
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Originally Posted by Stefan88 View Post

http://www.rifare.jp/blog.html
I've seen that these do it. Couple of places in Tokyo.
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Technically, I guess you could re-do the welting without changing the insole since the inseam should be left intact. But if you wish to change the insole, I strongly suggest you go back to the original maker. Going to any other shoe maker, regardless how good, would involve him doing a whole lot of guess work on how to last the shoe again. It's going to affect the fit. You might be in for a surprise when you collect your shoes. Unless of course, B Nelson has access to the original last, in the correct size, your shoes were made in.

Sorry for missing your reply. I guess I'll just take my luck with the Japanese cobblers with my beaters first before I try them with my EGs and the like.

On the other hand, may I know if anyone here knows of other cobblers that I could take my shoes to in Osaka for resole or metal toe tap installation other than Rifare?
post #3680 of 4066
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Originally Posted by letsi View Post


Sorry for missing your reply. I guess I'll just take my luck with the Japanese cobblers with my beaters first before I try them with my EGs and the like.

On the other hand, may I know if anyone here knows of other cobblers that I could take my shoes to in Osaka for resole or metal toe tap installation other than Rifare?

You could have brass in Tokyo rewelt them by hand if need be wink.gif

I've previously had a resolving by trading post whom I was happy with too. They have a store in Osaka too.
post #3681 of 4066
Thanks for the update
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You could have brass in Tokyo rewelt them by hand if need be wink.gif

I've previously had a resolving by trading post whom I was happy with too. They have a store in Osaka too.

Thanks for the heads up! May I know how long did TP take to resole your shoes? Also, were they able to match the existing welt holes when sewing on the new outsoles?
post #3682 of 4066
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Originally Posted by nutcracker View Post

IL QUADRIFOGLIO X SARTORIA CAVUTO TRUNK SHOW in HONG KONG

March 11~13 2016, Kowloon Shangri-La Hotel

Thanks for everyone who showed up and ordered!

I can't believe that I missed this trunk show! baldy[1].gif

Wish to meet you next time in Hong Kong, Nutcracker! smile.gif
Edited by Fishball - 3/18/16 at 7:03pm
post #3683 of 4066
Finally, I got my shoes from the best shoemaker in Hong Kong, Mr. Masaru Okuyama!

This is a very special project, which is neither "fully bespoke," nor MTO.
A pair of whole cut single monk made on my own last with sterling silver buckle, handwelted, machine sewn out sole.





Photo Credit: Marlow So & Masaru Okuyama

From what I see, I think Mr. Okuyama MTO is one of the best value in the market.
I have few pairs of G&G MTO, I will say Okuyama San shoes are much better than G&G Deco in leather quality, construction, and finishing at almost same price range. The only downside is you have to wait longer facepalm.gif

Thanks Masaru!
post #3684 of 4066
Nice! Where did you get the sterling silver buckle cast if I may ask?
post #3685 of 4066
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Originally Posted by jerrybrowne View Post

Nice! Where did you get the sterling silver buckle cast if I may ask?

It is Mr. Okuyama own cast, I think he was a jewelry designer before entering shoemaking business.
post #3686 of 4066
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Originally Posted by Fishball View Post

Finally, I got my shoes from the best shoemaker in Hong Kong, Mr. Masaru Okuyama!

This is a very special project, which is neither "fully bespoke," nor MTO.
A pair of whole cut single monk made on my own last with sterling silver buckle, handwelted, machine sewn out sole.





Photo Credit: Marlow So & Masaru Okuyama

From what I see, I think Mr. Okuyama MTO is one of the best value in the market.
I have few pairs of G&G MTO, I will say Okuyama San shoes are much better than G&G Deco in leather quality, construction, and finishing at almost same price range. The only downside is you have to wait longer facepalm.gif

Thanks Masaru!

You serious? Masaru now has a MTOservice ?
post #3687 of 4066
Thank you!
post #3688 of 4066
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Originally Posted by add911_11 View Post

You serious? Masaru now has a MTOservice ?


Yes! Go to check it out! cheers.gif
But I think he just has two different lasts that you can choose though lurker[1].gif
post #3689 of 4066
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Originally Posted by Fishball View Post

Finally, I got my shoes from the best shoemaker in Hong Kong, Mr. Masaru Okuyama!

This is a very special project, which is neither "fully bespoke," nor MTO.
A pair of whole cut single monk made on my own last with sterling silver buckle, handwelted, machine sewn out sole.





Photo Credit: Marlow So & Masaru Okuyama

From what I see, I think Mr. Okuyama MTO is one of the best value in the market.
I have few pairs of G&G MTO, I will say Okuyama San shoes are much better than G&G Deco in leather quality, construction, and finishing at almost same price range. The only downside is you have to wait longer facepalm.gif

Thanks Masaru!

 

How much does the MTO run?

post #3690 of 4066
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Originally Posted by takashi78 View Post

How much does the MTO run?

HKD 15k, little bit less than USD 2k
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