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^ I believe that one is by Maison Fugly

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I love the unique brogue side tassel elastic design!



Corrected!
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I'll be in Tokyo and Nagoya this summer. Any suggestions for where to go for good quality RTW, traditional/conservative style (i.e. no iGent double monk pointy-toed nonsense). Flexible on price point...
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I'll be in Tokyo and Nagoya this summer. Any suggestions for where to go for good quality RTW, traditional/conservative style (i.e. no iGent double monk pointy-toed nonsense). Flexible on price point...


Contact Joe Works and visit their factory (I believe in Asakusa). Another member here has made some very nice purchases there.

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JP shoe experts, there was a shop in Harajuku down the street from Harajuku station toward Shibuya. It was really small and they sold some RTW calfskin joints made in Asakusa as well as some Tricker's. Their shoes seemed like a step up from AE and were, I think, around 40,000 yen per pair, but I cannot remember the name for the life of me.

Anyone familiar?
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JP shoe experts, there was a shop in Harajuku down the street from Harajuku station toward Shibuya. It was really small and they sold some RTW calfskin joints made in Asakusa as well as some Tricker's. Their shoes seemed like a step up from AE and were, I think, around 40,000 yen per pair, but I cannot remember the name for the life of me.

Anyone familiar?

Sounds like it might be World Footwear Gallery.
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Sounds like it might be World Footwear Gallery.

Looked at their website and it wasn't that, but WFG looks like another nice place to check out.
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For Japanese brands:
I say for nice goodyear welted shoes, ¥30,000+
Most Japanese RTW shoes fall under the ¥55,000 yen. Exclusive models (or shell cordovan model) cost more

I say you won't find many foreign brands of quality to be priced under ¥50,000

Carmina, Meermin, Church, Cheaney, AS, C&J, Weston, Alden etc.... all fall in the ¥50,000~¥100,000 bracket

C&J benchgrade: ¥60,000+
C&J handgrade: ¥77000
Alden Calf: ¥76,000
Alden Shell: ¥100,000
Carmina: ¥63000
Meermin: ¥58,000

Edward Green: ¥130,000+

I'm so glad i found out about this topic. Thanks to Nutcracker for provided all of this information :slayer:; Me and my family will travel to japan in the next month, hopefully i can pick up some alden 975 and EG piccadilly loafers. I was wondering, how much should i pay for those two these days in japan? Any advice or suggestions would be greatly appreciated :cheers: 

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I'm so glad i found out about this topic. Thanks to Nutcracker for provided all of this information :slayer:; Me and my family will travel to japan in the next month, hopefully i can pick up some alden 975 and EG piccadilly loafers. I was wondering, how much should i pay for those two these days in japan? Any advice or suggestions would be greatly appreciated :cheers: 


Foreign brands are generally a lot more expensive in Japan than elsewhere due to their 30% tax on leather footwear.

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Foreign brands are generally a lot more expensive in Japan than elsewhere due to their 30% tax on leather footwear.

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Sure thing!

well..... the yen seems to get weaker each day, so thats good news for you fing02[1].gif
The monsoon / rainy season starts from early June and ends early July......you may want to avoid this period.
Summer sales tend to start early July. Isetan already announced they are having theirs on July 17 this year icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif
 
Too bad, thanks for the fast response stefan. I was wondering if Isetan Shinjuku still have the summer sales program, some insight would be greatly appreciated.
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JP shoe experts, there was a shop in Harajuku down the street from Harajuku station toward Shibuya. It was really small and they sold some RTW calfskin joints made in Asakusa as well as some Tricker's. Their shoes seemed like a step up from AE and were, I think, around 40,000 yen per pair, but I cannot remember the name for the life of me.

Anyone familiar?


There are a lot of shoe shops concentrated where United Arrows have their main shop, which is the largest street to the left of the Takeshita Street from Harajuku Station, running parallel to it. Don't remember the names now, but guess its that area...

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The English shoe prices are quite old I`m afraid...EG is now 170,000 or so, and Alden Shells I`m afraid would be 120-140k if you can find them...

 

How about Clematis Ginza Ready to wear at 70-80,000...A bargain I`d say...

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The English shoe prices are quite old I`m afraid...EG is now 170,000 or so, and Alden Shells I`m afraid would be 120-140k if you can find them...

How about Clematis Ginza Ready to wear at 70-80,000...A bargain I`d say...

Clematis Ginza RTW is a bargain - if they have your size!

EG at Strasburgo in Kyoto is a lot less expensive than the same EG in Ginza. Rent factoring in here?
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Originally Posted by Brian SD View Post

JP shoe experts, there was a shop in Harajuku down the street from Harajuku station toward Shibuya. It was really small and they sold some RTW calfskin joints made in Asakusa as well as some Tricker's. Their shoes seemed like a step up from AE and were, I think, around 40,000 yen per pair, but I cannot remember the name for the life of me.

Anyone familiar?

Sounds like the Jingumae 6-chome branch of Trading Post, which is on a nondescript stretch of Meiji Dori, nearish to where it forks off into 'Cat Street'.

Some of the better TP stores (Ginza, Kitaaoyama) carry Carmina, C&J and a few Italian brands. But, seem to remember that this one is mostly house label.

It was still there last time I was in Tokyo in January, and according to Google Maps, it still is...
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Posting this here too. Repaired shoe. Kawaguchi-san took it apart, gave me a new toeshape, and relasted it to an updated last. 
Extreme service that I'm utterly humble to receive. Third pair will now be in production.

 

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