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My bespoke lasts and fitting shoes from Masaru Okuyama.

Final pair will be with grain leather on top.

I had my first fitting few weeks ago,the fit was almost perfect!

can't wait for my next fitting:slayer:

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Paid a visit to Bolero Truck Show in Hong Kong and pulled trigger to solve my RTW fitting issue - low volume, low instep, slender heel, bony feet with derby monk.

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Just received my pair of Joe Works Apron Front Derby in Italian shoulder leather.

Construction is top notch with very tight sitiching. Worth noting is they packed the bubble wrap and shoes very neat and very "imagined Japanese"





The shoulder leather on shoe reminds me of my old sofa - probably the same leather at all. Very soft and hug my slender feet comfortably.

Fitting wise, as made to measure, James and his 2 other partners had done well. My feet as mentioned in last post, is low volume, low instep, slender heel and bony all around. We discussed the modifications to last for a while back in August and marked:

1. Adding toe box space for left pinky toe to solve diverged sizing and width of feet (9C/8.5DE) 2. Adding few millimetres on right foot instep and 3. Expect size US7.5 will still have heel slippage on right foot.

With wearing it spot on downhill after work, I found I should have add another 2mm on left foot instep, and the minor heel slippage/lifting of heel indeed happens on left foot. Still have it lace it tightly to grab the heel, while at least it feel much much better than other RTW shoes I bought previously. Even with Anthony Cleverley, while the shoe gripped the heel well, there are still some pressure on left pinky toe and feels tight - wheres Joe Works pair is like my old pair with first wear.

James have told me they are not bespoke, and that's the best they could help and now i realised that. I assume oxford close-laced style should work better but after all, I'm ordering the pair to wear with jeans and less formal use.

So, I know I have to and has gone bespoke.

post #4039 of 4059
Congratulations mate. The Italian calf looks great.
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My second pair of shoes from Hiro Yanagimachi is on it's way.






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Shiitake mushrooms!
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My second pair of shoes from Hiro Yanagimachi is on it's way.







That looks awesome. Congrats.
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Jesper took some nice photos of my new pair from Marquess in Tokyo. Turned out like I hoped. Bit special but still classic and easy to wear.

Number 4 is a rather fun project. Omakase! Shoji comes up with the design, and I'll do the fitting blindfolded sometime next year.






Edited by Stefan88 - 11/3/16 at 12:10am
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Superb Sartorial Style Stefan and Shoji!

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New Brass/Clinch work shoes - makeover on toe-cap

 

 

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Number 4 is a rather fun project. Omakase! Shoji comes up with the design, and I'll do the fitting blindfolded sometime next year.

 

This is such a cool idea.  Did you give him any basis to work off of, like color or material?  Excited to see how they turn out!

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Jesper took some nice photos of my new pair from Marquess in Tokyo. Turned out like I hoped. Bit special but still classic and easy to wear.

Number 4 is a rather fun project. Omakase! Shoji comes up with the design, and I'll do the fitting blindfolded sometime next year.





Very nice shoes. Lovely beveled waist and transition to the heel.

I would say the alignment of the medallion on the right toe is a bit off -- too much to the inside. This is always a challenge when lasting a shoe to have everything line up -- if the pattern is at all off, it makes getting that medallion properly centered difficult.
post #4048 of 4059
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Very nice shoes. Lovely beveled waist and transition to the heel.

I would say the alignment of the medallion on the right toe is a bit off -- too much to the inside. This is always a challenge when lasting a shoe to have everything line up -- if the pattern is at all off, it makes getting that medallion properly centered difficult.

Thanks :)

I noticed too that it may be slightly off, or it could be the angle of the picture. Will see when I get it in my own hands. Don't think it's such a biggy though.

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This is such a cool idea.  Did you give him any basis to work off of, like color or material?  Excited to see how they turn out!
I basically told him I'd want something a bit more casual. Not an Oxford, and not a suede leather either. It's all in his hands now!
post #4050 of 4059
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I basically told him I'd want something a bit more casual. Not an Oxford, and not a suede leather either. It's all in his hands now!

For all we know, making a pair of trainers might be the (so far unfulfilled) ultimate goal in Shoji's life as a shoemaker..
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