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post #601 of 2750
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Originally Posted by BespokeMakers View Post

Aoyama is one of the most sophisticated areas in the 23 wards of Tokyo.
Yuya Hasegawa of Brift H, His shoe shine technique is brilliant performance!








Where do you get that water bottle shown at 1:50?
post #602 of 2750
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Personally art-shoes aren't my cup of tea, but I surely can appreciate his creativity and talent!! worship.gif
I can totally see Egawa-san designing shoes for theaters and movies

I quite agreeicon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif

post #603 of 2750
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Where do you get that water bottle shown at 1:50?

Those are solvent dispensers
You can get them (in various shapes) from amazon

Of course, you can get them at Brift H too smile.gif
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post #605 of 2750
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Those are solvent dispensers
You can get them (in various shapes) from amazon

Of course, you can get them at Brift H too smile.gif

I'm too late ! rimshot.gif 

post #606 of 2750
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Originally Posted by BespokeMakers View Post





One of the younger fellows at Brift H, Niida-san, showed me how the dispenser is used with a goat hair brush. Goat hair brushes are incredibly soft, it feels like a lambswool. He moistened the brush by tapping it directly on the spout (releases about a drop of water), and started (wet) buffing the shoes (after a polish had been built). I recall him going back and forth between this and using a polish cloth to get the final shine. I may want to go back and document the process more carefully....
Edited by nutcracker - 5/12/13 at 9:06am
post #607 of 2750
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Originally Posted by BespokeMakers View Post

Osamu Egawa, his work is very spectacular !!!

The shoes of musical instrument

http://www.edogawa-art.jp/shoes/index.html





use all real strings!
Violin bow heels!musicboohoo[1].gif

Now this is a pair of true fiddle back shoes.
post #608 of 2750
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These are samples of an upcoming collection of Regal shoes designed by a fashion blogger called 'M'

The designs are more or less based on Regal's classic models from the 1960's (in the middle of the 'Ivy' fad in Japan)
What's potentially unique about these shoes is the combination of Horween and Japanese cordovan.
On each model, Horween's Whisky shell is paired with Japanese cordovan in either tan, wine, and olive.
While I'm not exactly sure how the Japanese cordovans are processed, they apparently age differently from Horween's shell variety.
The best of both worlds....I suppose





Whisky + Tan



Whisky + Wine



Whisky + Olive

From Editor's Blog 'M'
post #609 of 2750
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Originally Posted by nutcracker View Post

These are samples of an upcoming collection of Regal shoes designed by a fashion blogger called 'M'

The designs are more or less based on Regal's classic models from the 1960's (in the middle of the 'Ivy' fad in Japan)
What's potentially unique about these shoes is the combination of Horween and Japanese cordovan.
On each model, Horween's Whisky shell is paired with Japanese cordovan in either tan, wine, and olive.
While I'm not exactly sure how the Japanese cordovans are processed, they apparently age differently from Horween's shell variety.
The best of both worlds....I suppose Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)




Whisky + Tan



Whisky + Wine



Whisky + Olive

From Editor's Blog 'M'

Where to cop? I think I must have those whiskey and tan bluchers.
post #610 of 2750
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Originally Posted by Fang66 View Post

Where to cop? I think I must have those whiskey and tan bluchers.
I think they will be available in Isetan this Fall....
post #611 of 2750
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Shoeshiners @ Yurakucho, Tokyo




snapped these pics with my phone....too bad I was wearing suede today
post #612 of 2750
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Shoe Shopping in Ginza, Tokyo Part 1

Ginza is the Fifth Avenue of Tokyo, its premier shopping district. Anchored by 7 or so large department stores, and a countless number of boutiques with familiar names, it's easy to get lost here. While most visitors settle for either one of the department stores, there are plenty of gems if you know where to look. While Ginza is also the sartorial capital of Japan, for my purpose, I'll be listing places where you can find some real shoes for men.

On this post, I'll be listing the shoe brands available in the larger institutions of the area: Department stores and large Select Stores.


The Ginza landmark: Wako Department Store


East Ginza landmark: Kabuki Theater, anyone?

Ok lets get started...



Hankyu Men's
Corthay
Gaziano & Girling (incl. RTW Deco)
Crocket & Jones
Santoni
Magnanni
Paraboot
Napolitano Rachelle
Stefano Branchini
Alfred Sargent
Church's
Yanko
Jalan Sriwijaya
Harrys of London
Perfetto
Regal
Union Imperial
Scotch Grain



Barneys New York
Edward Green
Alden
Crockett & Jones
Max Verre
Gerard Sene
Trickers
Paraboots



Ginza Mitsukoshi
Edward Green
Mercariello
Silvano Lattanzi
Crockett & Jones
Santoni
Magnanni
Meermin
Sanyo Yamacho
Otsuka
Regal
Scotch Grain



Beams Ginza
George Cleverley
Church's
Alden
Enzo Bonafe
Crockett & Jones
Santoni
Paraboot
Beams (house brand)


Tomorrowland Ginza
Gaziano & Girling
Hidetaka Fukaya
Crockett & Jones
JM Weston
Church's


United Arrows Ginza
John Lobb
Church's
Crockett & Jones
Alden
Paraboot
Sanders
United Arrows (house brand)
post #613 of 2750
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Shoe Shopping in Ginza, Tokyo Part 2

Shoe Stores, Big and Small


Trading Post Ginza
Saint Crispins
Zonkey Boots
Carmina
Crockett & Jones
Allen Edmonds
Trickers
Sofice Solid
Trading Post (house brand)

AppleMark
World Footwear Gallery
Sutor Mantelassi
Bolllini
Silvano Sassetti
Santoni
Ducal
Di Mella
Lobb's
Miyagi Kogyo RTW
Central
Perfetto


Regal Tokyo: Bespoke salon on the 2nd floor


Sanyo Yamacho Ginza: high end RTW shoes

AppleMark
ABC Mart (Bespoke Salon Saion is on the 2nd Floor)

AppleMark
Lloyd Footwear for fine English shoes


Ginza Washington for shoes of every price range


Edifice for Joseph Cheaney shoes


Scotch Grain: Fine Japanese welted shoes


Madras: Try their MTO program with computer assisted measuring


Taya: A tie manufacturer (Miyagi Kogyo MTO available for order)


Yoshinoya Ginza: A Ginza institution. Handsewn welted RTW shoes


Berluti


Union Works: Shoe Repair & Sundry: They also stock Schneider Boots + Trickers


Sarto / Ball Works: Repair Specialists: Get your polishes and fine Edoya shoebrushes here


Guild: Bespoke and MTO orders (Hall & Marks)

AppleMark
Tetsujiya: Bespoke shoes


Sartoria Mario Pecora Ginza: Authentic Milanese Bespoke Suits. You can order Marquess Bespoke shoes here

So there you go. My comprehensive list of shoes available in the Ginza area (possibly the first in English) smile.gif. Pretty much every known RTW brands are available one way or another. If not enough, you can head to the neighbouring upscale Marunouchi area for more. fing02[1].gif
Edited by nutcracker - 5/14/13 at 9:14am
post #614 of 2750
looks like the only thing not there is Testoni and Vass. I assume you didn't list Ferragamo because you forgot, I wouldn't count Tramezza out as being nice shoes. I also assume they sell Zegna shoes in Japan?
post #615 of 2750
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Originally Posted by clee1982 View Post

looks like the only thing not there is Testoni and Vass. I assume you didn't list Ferragamo because you forgot, I wouldn't count Tramezza out as being nice shoes. I also assume they sell Zegna shoes in Japan?

Yeah, there is a large A.Testoni, several Zegna stores (one large one, and 2 small outlets in department stores), and a massive Ferragamo building here in Ginza.
I haven't had a chance to walk into a Zegna store in Tokyo (there are 11 I think), but I assume they sell shoes in one of the larger ones (like the 'Global' store in Shinjuku).
I might go back to Ginza to see whats up.

No Vass in Ginza. Only in Isetan, Shinjuku.
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