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post #151 of 2032
PSA: Oi Polloi will be putting up some boots this Friday. Apparently there will only be 7 pairs available...
post #152 of 2032
The penny loafer w/ a crepe sole is sweet. In fact, the thing that separates Yuketen is their nice, thick crepe soles.
post #153 of 2032
http://www.oipolloi.com/brands/Yuketen-100.html

Oi Polloi has the new Sports Hunt Boots available. Look nice (especially the peanut suede) and I'd prolly get if I hadn't just spent my last pennies on a TOJ varsity and new Visvims.
post #154 of 2032
I just bought an Yuketen plain toe oxford(made in Canada), can someone enlighten as to what is a "VISCOLIZED SOLE"? The heel has something called "Cat's Paw"


I got this exact pair, pretty not your typical Yuketen shoes, but what's your guys view on it, and what kind of pants you will wear it with?
post #155 of 2032
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Originally Posted by Lostinthesupermarket View Post
There aren't any stockists because they haven't been made yet. The buying is going on now and you may see them next spring if the deal with Bergdorf is over by then. If not you will probably have to get them from Europe or Japan. Bergdorf's buy is pretty small/ lame.

There are something like 30 different models in the collection and only 5 pictured. These wouldn't have been my highlights, although I like most of them except the chukka and the ones with kilties ( which personally I think should not appear anywhere except golf courses).

Oops, thought they were F/W 09.
post #156 of 2032
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I just bought an Yuketen plain toe oxford(made in Canada), can someone enlighten as to what is a "VISCOLIZED SOLE"? The heel has something called "Cat's Paw"
Where did you find them? Viscolizing is a method of making a leather sole resistant to water by treating it with special oils. The process has probably been around for over a hundred years I think, and Alden's flex welt soles go through a similar process. Cat's Paw heels were a special brand of heels back in the day and were commonly found on work boots, engineer boots, etc. I'm not a fan of them personally (they wear down kind of fast), but the hardcore vintage/repro folks love them for their authenticity.
post #157 of 2032
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I just bought an Yuketen plain toe oxford(made in Canada), can someone enlighten as to what is a "VISCOLIZED SOLE"? The heel has something called "Cat's Paw" I got this exact pair, pretty not your typical Yuketen shoes, but what's your guys view on it, and what kind of pants you will wear it with?
I like those. That's one of the S/S 2010 shoes. I would give them a go with most things short of skinny jeans. You got these from a retailer already?
post #158 of 2032
Robin, thks for your explanation. I bought this shoes in a Hong Kong store called Lane Crawford, and it is a S/S 2009 model, on the back of the shoe's tongue, it mentions made in January 2009. I want to get the brown suede dirty buck, but it was sold out in my size.

Originally I do have some reservation in buying this pair as its shape looks rather plain vanilla from a distance and there are those tabs at the heels and tongue. But when I try it on though, i think it is a nice change from those cap toe and wingtips that I had. And this pair is rather comfortable due to its bigger round toebox. I am looking to incorporate the shoes into few of my more causal looks, I guess need a bit of more planning than wearing the brown dirty buck but hopefully I will make it work.
post #159 of 2032
Those are pretty cool. Lucky to find a pair because no retailer in North America would step to those I don't think. I would wear them happily with some Engineered Garments trousers, tucked in BD shirt and a casual sport coat. Roll up the pants. Or maybe with some dark denim with a nice cuff and some interesting socks.
post #160 of 2032
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Those are pretty cool. Lucky to find a pair because no retailer in North America would step to those I don't think.
I don't know why because they are actually a pretty conservative, military-inspired shoe. The plain-ness of them is what I like about them. It allows the shape of the last to come through. I didn't know they were also part of the SS09 collection but they will definitely be available again for next year. edit: as will the dirty bucks you were originally looking for.
post #161 of 2032
The shoes look a lot like a pair of shoes that were made for the US army for soldiers to wear when they were on leave... Amazing shoes. Great buy.

What really surprises me is that Yuketen is using Cat Paws. I thought that mainly hardcore Japanese repro brands like McCoy used them. They are pretty hard to get hold of, as they aren't produced anymore and one would have to find them deadstock.

Does anybody know who could have made them?


And on a sidenote, what is "interesting socks"?
post #162 of 2032


When and where will these be available...?
post #163 of 2032
^S/S 2010. That model is called the Angler Mocc. I don't know where you will be able to get them outside Japan.
post #164 of 2032
I have a pair of Yuketen boots (I think the most precise description would be monkey boots) and I am quite pleased with them. Nothing extraordinary honestly.

I just noticed (I must be blind) that they aren't made in the US, but they are Canadian made. Does anybody know who could be making boots for Yuketen in Canada?

Just found the old OiPolloi link http://www.oipolloi.com/store/Yukete...rown-3845.html


Hope someone could be helpful with some info.
post #165 of 2032
Opening Ceremony has three styles right now.
Native Chukka Boots (two colors)
Ranger Moccasins (leather/suede)
Ripple Sole Oxfords (two colors)
I bought a pair of the Chukka Boots, they're amazing.
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