gentille & 79
Shoe repair and order salon gentille
opened just last year, tucked in the small neighborhood of Fudomae. Already known as one of the few repair shops in Tokyo that can do full blown hand stitched recrafting, owner Koji Endou
is also an accomplished shoemaker. With over 10 years of experience in shoemaking and repairing, he also apprenticed briefly under Anthony Delos at the Loire atelier.
Endou's bespoke line, '79 soixante-dix-neuf', is available for order at the atelier. Price starts at a generous ¥190,000 yen for full handmade bespoke shoes.
A chic storefront in a cozy neighborhood
Bespoke line '79 soixante-dix-neuf' on display
The smooth silhouette is very pleasing to the eyes. A shape inspired by Delos.
Oxfords with Norwegian welts.
More norwegian welts.
Whole Cut Oxford
Wholecut Oxford with a characteristically short nose
Whole Cut Derby in English Suede
Koji Endou bottier
A newcomer to the busy Tokyo Bespoke scene, Endou bottier is definitely worth keeping an eye on. Would like to thank Endou-san for his time!gentille & 79
www.gentille-79.comEdited by nutcracker - 5/9/13 at 6:17pm