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Main d`Or

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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So much shoe porn right now. I can't handle it. :bounce2:

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Incredible
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Those guys are just perfection.
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^^^ Agree!

 

Main d'Or's work really look amazing, especially like the natural coloured sole stitching on that light brown brogue.

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WOW those shoes are amazing !

Thx for the pictures : ) 

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Main d'Or looks great, but wish there wasn't so much wax on the shoes to bring a shine. I'd like to see the leather, not the mirror shine on top of it.

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Koji Endo to move in-house to LeatherFoot in Toronto

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Originally Posted by daizawaguy View Post

Koji Endo to move in-house to LeatherFoot in Toronto

Yes that is crazy good news for east coast potential customets.
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Originally Posted by daizawaguy View Post

Koji Endo to move in-house to LeatherFoot in Toronto

Which brand is Koji associated with
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Originally Posted by ThinkDerm View Post

Which brand is Koji associated with

Koji Endo Bottier / Gentile 79.
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Gentille 79
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Originally Posted by agedashidofu View Post

Gentille 79

pricing? will he be doing trunk shows in NYC?
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Just to follow up on my toe taps installation experience after my numerous questions about repair shops in Osaka (Tokyo gets more love around here I suppose shog[1].gif)

Was supposed to have the taps installed on my Enzo button boots at Rifare but they were closed on the day I went down (should have paid attention to their designated rest day as they're closed on Wednesday every week.)

With a heavy heart and on the last day of my trip, was wandering around Hankyu mens and Lucua1100 (ex Isetan Men) when I noticed the men shoes repair counter on the 8th floor. I only realized that Nutcracker has mentioned them here (i.e. RESH) on numerous occasions previously after my trip when I'm back home.

With all that said, here are the pictures of the work done (bandwidth intensive): Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

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Condition of sole before taps installation

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I was given 3 options for the type of taps to be installed by the staff (Mr Kida) and he recommended that I go with the one on the top left (dull brass) as he feels the one at the top right suits the more rugged style footwear (i.e. country boots, work boots, etc). The one (dull metallic) at the bottom right is similar to the one I had installed but he mentioned that both taps will wear the same in the long run (i.e. to white/grey metallic)

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End result in 30 mins. Just enough time for me to pop over to Maker's shirt to purchase a couple of their OCBDs at Osaka Geofront just beside Lucua1100.

Mr Kida (the staff that did the taps installation) has a great command of English and is a very experienced cobbler(12 years under his belt). Had a nice chat with him regarding the other possible repairs (i.e. single leather resole at 14,000JPY before tax) and additional 3000JPY for double sole) there. He also asked if I was comfortable with having the shoe waxed and polished by them at no additional charges. Paid 3780JPY for the work done and was very pleased with the result.

Got a name card from him for anyone who's interested:

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Edited by letsi - 4/13/16 at 11:23pm
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Originally Posted by letsi View Post

Just to follow up on my toe taps installation experience after my numerous questions about repair shops in Osaka (Tokyo gets more love around here I suppose shog[1].gif)

Was supposed to have the taps installed on my Enzo button boots at Rifare but they were closed on the day I went down (should have paid attention to their designated rest day as they're closed on Wednesday every week.)

With a heavy heart and on the last day of my trip, was wandering around Hankyu mens and Lucua1100 (ex Isetan Men) when I noticed the men shoes repair counter on the 8th floor. I only realized that Nutcracker has mentioned them here (i.e. RESH) on numerous occasions previously after my trip when I'm back home.

With all that said, here are the pictures of the work done (bandwidth intensive): Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

iUwGbvq.jpg

LDM2Zwx.jpg

68VEzIO.jpg

Condition of sole before taps installation

gMhm6we.jpg

I was given 3 options for the type of taps to be installed by the staff (Mr Kida) and he recommended that I go with the one on the top left (dull brass) as he feels the one at the top right suits the more rugged style footwear (i.e. country boots, work boots, etc). The one (dull metallic) at the bottom right is similar to the one I had installed but he mentioned that both taps will wear the same in the long run (i.e. to white/grey metallic)

G3EWcFS.jpg

I8vIvDB.jpg

ruO0msO.jpg

End result in 30 mins. Just enough time for me to pop over to Maker's shirt to purchase a couple of their OCBDs at Osaka Geofront just beside Lucua1100.

Mr Kida (the staff that did the taps installation) has a great command of English and is a very experienced cobbler(12 years under his belt). Had a nice chat with him regarding the other possible repairs (i.e. single leather resole at 14,000JPY before tax) and additional 3000JPY for double sole) there. He also asked if I was comfortable with having the shoe waxed and polished by them at no additional charges. Paid 3780JPY for the work done and was very pleased with the result.

Got a name card from him for anyone who's interested:

wvj2BV0m.jpg
1 hour?! The cobbler I went to in Ikebukuro station took a day due to their backlog. I may give Kida-san a visit for my Madras shoes when I pick them up next month.
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