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post #616 of 2955
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Originally Posted by nutcracker View Post

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.

well in any case, you can pretty much buy anything in Japan. You won't get the same range of offering in NYC/London or Paris
post #617 of 2955

 

I went back 5 pages and couldn't find the Bespoke Pron Thread....so I thought I'll add this pair of bespoke boots made in the 1920's somewhere in the City. 

post #618 of 2955

^^ WOW!

post #619 of 2955
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Originally Posted by Ilovelobbs View Post

I went back 5 pages and couldn't find the Bespoke Pron Thread......

Here you are!

http://www.styleforum.net/t/187914/the-ultimate-hardcore-shoe-porn-thread-bespoke-only/1875
post #620 of 2955
Thread Starter 
Shoe Shopping in Isetan, Tokyo

Isetan in an upscale department store located in Shinjuku, Tokyo. A.k.a. the 'Fashion Museum', the Art Deco structure dating from the early 1930's is quite impressive, and just about every luxury brand is represented here. Isetan Mens, a satellite wing devoted to men's fashion, also happens to have a massive selection of high-end shoes.




The current Isetan was built in 1933, in a Neo-Gothic / Art Deco style


AppleMark
AppleMark
External details. Quite pretty


The men's shoes floor. Domestic Shoes on the left side, and nicer shoes on the right. A repair/polishing shop is located on the far left. There are about 20 sales associates here

Entry Price Shoes
Isetan Men's (house brand)
Jalan Sriwijaya
Madras
Regal
Otsuka Since 1872
Scotch Grain
Shetland Fox
Union Imperial
+whole bunch of other minor brands I never heard of


The area on the right is the Upper range RTW shoes / Italian shoes section
Upper Range Section
Alden
Alfred Sargent
Brooks Brothers
Cheaney
Church's
Corno Blu
Crockett & Jones
Grenson
Meermin
Otsuka Shoten
Paraboots
Perfetto
Sanyo Yamacho
Trickers

Italian Section
A. Testoni
Bally
Betanin Venturi
Campanile
Frateli Rossetti
Magnanni
Mercariello by Napolitano
Santoni
Salvatore Ferragamo
Tod's


The Prestige / High End Area is semi enclosed, so small timers like me won't walk in by mistake.

Anthony Cleverley
Corthay
Edward Green
JM Weston
John Lobb
Napolitano Rachele
Otsuka Limited
Santoni Limited
Silvano Lattanzi
Stephano Bemer
Vass
Zintala
Yohei Fukuda (MTO & Bespoke)

There are about 8 or so of Yohei Fukuda's sample shoes displayed at all times. You'll see my fingerprints on each and every one of them lol8[1].gif

So there you go. If you're lucky, you may bump into an order fair /bespoke show of some sort, or even better, visit during the semi-annual sale when most brands go 30% off or more.
Edited by nutcracker - 5/15/13 at 5:12am
post #621 of 2955

Thanks so much; great great great; surprised to see Vass in prestige when they are so cheap direct.

post #622 of 2955
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Originally Posted by TehBunny View Post

Thanks so much; great great great; surprised to see Vass in prestige when they are so cheap direct.

You are not accounting for import duty, tax on imported shoes here is astronomical. 30 ~ 60% I believe. I've seen various used Vass shoes going for more than European retail.
post #623 of 2955
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Originally Posted by nutcracker View Post

Shoe Shopping in Isetan, Tokyo

Isetan in an upscale department store located in Shinjuku, Tokyo. A.k.a. the 'Fashion Museum', the Art Deco structure dating from the early 1930's is quite impressive, and just about every luxury brand is represented here. Isetan Mens, a satellite wing devoted to men's fashion, also happens to have a massive selection of high-end shoes.

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The current Isetan was built in 1933, in a Neo-Gothic / Art Deco style


AppleMark
AppleMark
External details. Quite pretty


The men's shoes floor. Domestic Shoes on the left side, and nicer shoes on the right. A repair/polishing shop is located on the far left. There are about 20 sales associates here

Entry Price Shoes
Isetan Men's (house brand)
Jalan Sriwijaya
Madras
Regal
Otsuka Since 1872
Scotch Grain
Shetland Fox
Union Imperial
+whole bunch of other minor brands I never heard of


The area on the right is the Upper range RTW shoes / Italian shoes section
Upper Range Section
Alden
Alfred Sargent
Brooks Brothers
Cheaney
Church's
Corno Blu
Crockett & Jones
Grenson
Meermin
Otsuka Shoten
Paraboots
Perfetto
Sanyo Yamacho
Trickers

Italian Section
A. Testoni
Bally
Betanin Venturi
Campanile
Frateli Rossetti
Magnanni
Mercariello by Napolitano
Santoni
Salvatore Ferragamo
Tod's


The Prestige Area is semi enclosed, so small timers like me won't walk in by mistake.

Anthony Cleverley
Corthay
Edward Green
JM Weston
John Lobb
Napolitano Rachele
Otsuka Limited
Santoni Limited
Silvano Lattanzi
Stephano Bemer
Vass
Yohei Fukuda (Bespoke)

There are about 8 or so of Yohei Fukuda's sample shoes displayed at all times. You'll see my fingerprints on each and every one of them lol8[1].gif

So there you go. If you're lucky, you may bump into an order fair /bespoke show of some sort, or even better, visit during the semi-annual sale when most brands go 30% off or more.

Probably been in that store 20 times and I never once noticed the facade.

Thanks for the posts nt.
post #624 of 2955
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by Fang66 View Post

You are not accounting for import duty, tax on imported shoes here is astronomical. 30 ~ 60% I believe. I've seen various used Vass shoes going for more than European retail.

If I recall correctly, import duty for shoes is 30%. Vass goes for ¥89,000 in Isetan. So yeah, they belong in the 'high end' area lol8[1].gif
post #625 of 2955
Quote:
Originally Posted by nutcracker View Post

Shoe Shopping in Isetan, Tokyo

Isetan in an upscale department store located in Shinjuku, Tokyo. A.k.a. the 'Fashion Museum', the Art Deco structure dating from the early 1930's is quite impressive, and just about every luxury brand is represented here. Isetan Mens, a satellite wing devoted to men's fashion, also happens to have a massive selection of high-end shoes.




The current Isetan was built in 1933, in a Neo-Gothic / Art Deco style


AppleMark
AppleMark
External details. Quite pretty


The men's shoes floor. Domestic Shoes on the left side, and nicer shoes on the right. A repair/polishing shop is located on the far left. There are about 20 sales associates here

Entry Price Shoes
Isetan Men's (house brand)
Jalan Sriwijaya
Madras
Regal
Otsuka Since 1872
Scotch Grain
Shetland Fox
Union Imperial
+whole bunch of other minor brands I never heard of


The area on the right is the Upper range RTW shoes / Italian shoes section
Upper Range Section
Alden
Alfred Sargent
Brooks Brothers
Cheaney
Church's
Corno Blu
Crockett & Jones
Grenson
Meermin
Otsuka Shoten
Paraboots
Perfetto
Sanyo Yamacho
Trickers

Italian Section
A. Testoni
Bally
Betanin Venturi
Campanile
Frateli Rossetti
Magnanni
Mercariello by Napolitano
Santoni
Salvatore Ferragamo
Tod's


The High End Area is semi enclosed, so small timers like me won't walk in by mistake.

Anthony Cleverley
Corthay
Edward Green
JM Weston
John Lobb
Napolitano Rachele
Otsuka Limited
Santoni Limited
Silvano Lattanzi
Stephano Bemer
Vass
Yohei Fukuda (Bespoke)

There are about 8 or so of Yohei Fukuda's sample shoes displayed at all times. You'll see my fingerprints on each and every one of them lol8[1].gif

So there you go. If you're lucky, you may bump into an order fair /bespoke show of some sort, or even better, visit during the semi-annual sale when most brands go 30% off or more.

 

Thank you for this NC - Isetan makes the combined Harrods and Selfridges men shoes department look small....We must meet up when I do

visit next.

 

I am very priviledged to know my favourite shoes are classed as prestige, especially when I can source them at a fraction of Isetan prices.


Anthony Cleverley
Corthay
Edward Green
JM Weston
John Lobb

Napolitano Rachele
Otsuka Limited
Santoni Limited
Silvano Lattanzi
Stephano Bemer
Vass

Yohei Fukuda (Bespoke)

 

post #626 of 2955
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by TehBunny View Post

Thanks so much; great great great; surprised to see Vass in prestige when they are so cheap direct.

Thanks TB! I've never seen an English guide to shoe shopping in Tokyo, so I thought why not. Hope it'll be useful when you visit!! smile.gif
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Originally Posted by Fang66 View Post

Probably been in that store 20 times and I never once noticed the facade.

Thanks for the posts nt.

Yeah, the building doesn't look all that distinctive until you stop and look at the details......fyi Mitsukoshi at Nihonbashi is quite nice too (built in 1914)
post #627 of 2955
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Ilovelobbs View Post

Thank you for this NC - Isetan makes the combined Harrods and Selfridges men shoes department look small....We must meet up when I do
visit next.

I am very priviledged to know my favourite shoes are classed as prestige, especially when I can source them at a fraction of Isetan prices.

Anthony Cleverley

Corthay

Edward Green

JM Weston

John Lobb


Napolitano Rachele

Otsuka Limited
Santoni Limited

Silvano Lattanzi
Stephano Bemer

Vass


Yohei Fukuda (Bespoke)

Thanks!! AC and Lobb Prestige shoes both go for ¥210,000 +.....(1340 GBP or so, 5%VAT included) uhoh.gif
post #628 of 2955

U got bemer's lobb; please post (post in shoe porn as would be offtopic)!

post #629 of 2955
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Originally Posted by TehBunny View Post

U got bemer's lobb; please post (post in shoe porn as would be offtopic)!

 

Bunny - it's a copy & bold error on my side...I don't have a Bemer.  If I ask Justin (Shoe Snob) nicely I am sure he can source me a pair.

 

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Originally Posted by nutcracker View Post


Thanks!! AC and Lobb Prestige shoes both go for ¥210,000 +.....(1340 GBP or so, 5%VAT included) uhoh.gif

 

I thought Lobbs Prestige JLP be at least double in Japan.... £1340 isn't far off from European prices....

 

JLP Lobbs in Geneva about 1800 to 2000 CHF = £1500......when I walk past the Geneva shop every lunch time, there a nice smirk

on my face - knowing I can get these in the UK for Vass kinda money....

post #630 of 2955
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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!








Is that Kiwi polish I see on the table?!
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