Hiro Yanagimachi Workshop
, Tokyo Part 2
The semi-annual Pattern Order Fair is currently running from 5/18 to 6/2, and the atelier is open for anyone to visit. Limited to 5 staple designs and 5 leathers to select, these MTO shoes are handsewn welted, machine soled, and shares the same quality standard Hiro's Bespoke shoes are known for. Due to the limited run, these limited MTO shoes are priced ¥30K ($300) lower than his regular MTO shoes (good news). Price starts from ¥115,500, or $1150 USD.
Full handmade MTO shoes (with over 50 designs to choose from) and full Bespoke shoes are available for order at all times.Bespoke and MTO Samples
Saddle Loafer in Croc: quite stunning....
Baby Croc Detail
Single Monk....simple and refined
Bevelled Waist....Crisp details
Wingtip Boots: Classic Country
The casual / country shoes lineup is quite strong for a Japanese bespoke.Pattern Order Fair Samples
MTO Shoes, Handsewn Welted
5 Models and 5 Leathers
Ghillie oxfords, Hiro Yanagimachi's signature design
Sizes available from 23.5cm~28cm (in D,E width). Custom shoe trees also available.MTO Test Fitting
True to his Bespoke roots, Hiro's MTO shoes are meant to provide a 'tailored' fit, unavailable form RTW shoes. The sample shoes provided ample support for the arch, a tight heel, and perhaps most importantly a great support on the instep. While the last itself can not be re-shaped, custom leather insoles could be made on the spot (behind at the workshop), and brought out to adjust the fit. I needed a lil more push up from under the ball of my feet, so an insole with varied thickness (extra layer right at the spot) was made. After a few tries, I must say the fit was spot on, not something I expect from non-Bespoke shoes.
Please pardon my clown socks....
my thanks to Mr.Yanagimachi & Ms.Egawa
http://www.hiroyanagimachi.comEdited by nutcracker - 5/21/13 at 8:43pm