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Comprehensive List of Links to High-End Shoes

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by von Rothbart, Mar 10, 2006.

  1. von Rothbart

    von Rothbart Well-Known Member

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    Shoemakers Site

    J. Amesbury bespoke shoemaker.

    Alden

    Allen-Edmonds

    Altan Bottier

    Artioli

    Artioli Japan

    Aubercy

    Aubercy Bespoke

    Balint of Vienna

    Barrett of Italy. Wonderful shoes

    Stefano Bemer

    Mischa Bergshoeff, one of the best bespoke bootmakers in the Netherlands

    Berluti

    Berluti Japan

    Riccardo Freccia Bestetti, an Italian artisanal shoemaker.

    Stefabo Bi

    van Bommel, a Dutch maker

    Bontoni

    Stefano Branchini

    Stefano Branchini Japanese version, lots of pix

    Carmina aka Albaladejo

    Atelier CarrÃ[​IMG]

    carrÃ[​IMG]ducker

    Carmina with pictures.

    Cheaney

    Cleverley

    John Cornforth , a British bespoke maker in N. Yorkshire

    Il Corno blu, a Japanese cobbler

    Corthay

    Corthay Japan

    Crockett & Jones

    Crockett & Jones Paris

    Anthony Delos Bottier, formerly of John Lobb Paris.

    Dimitri Bottier, C&J Paris last & shoemaker's own site.

    Heinrich Dinkelacker

    Perry Ercolino, PA-based bespoke shoemaker with appointments accepted in NYC.

    Ducker & Son of UK, now made by Grenson according RJMan.

    Donegan of France. Nice shoes at reasonable prices.

    Gaziano & Girling, Tony Gaziano is formerly of Edward Green bespoke. Catalog, courtesy of Centipede.

    Gentry Complex, a Japanese maker.

    Edward Green

    Grenson

    Guild of Crafts, a Japanese seller and maker of super high end hand-crafted shoes. Retail $3000 to $4000.

    Marc Guyot

    Heschung

    Kiton Shoes, click on "production" then "shoes" for shoe making process and click on "lines" then "shoes" for pix of shoes.

    Klemann Shoes, a German cobbler.

    Koronya, Budapest bespoke maker and SF member MarcellHUN.

    Silvano Lattanzi

    Loake

    John Lobb Paris

    John Lobb St. James

    The London Shoemaker

    Alain Madec, a French maker.

    Maftei of Vienna, RTW from €300, bespoke from €500.

    Calzature Marini

    Raymond Massaro, Paris bespoke maker.

    Janne Melkersson, top Swedish custom shoemaker and also a fellow forum member. Extremely high quality bespoke and RTW shoes with attractive prices. He also offers shoemaking classes in a serene northern Swedish village.

    Moreschi

    Sutor Mantellassi

    Georg Materna of Vienna

    Eduard Meier

    J. P. Myhre, also a fellow forum member.

    New & Lingwood, also sells online.

    Pape, a Parisian maker and retailer.

    Peron & Peron, an Italian shoemaker.

    Calzature Petrocchi

    Ludwig Reiter, an Austrian shoemaker.

    St. Crispins

    Santoni

    Alfred Sargent

    Paolo Scafora

    Scheer of Vienna

    Schnieder Boots, Royal warrant holder, supplier of equestrian boots to the Royal Household and makers of "Jack Boots" to the Queen's Life-guards and Blues & Royal's

    [​IMG]rard SenÃ[​IMG]

    Stanislas Bottier

    Koji Suzuki, a Japanese shoemaker, some of the most beautiful shoes I've ever seen.

    Tanino Crisci

    Tanino Crisci Japan

    James Taylor & Son

    Testoni

    Tricker's

    Roberto Ugolini

    Vass. 46-page Catalog in pdf format. http://www.vass-cipo.hu/

    E. Vogel, a shoe and bootmaker (equestrian) in Little Italy/Chinatown.

    J M Weston

    Yanko


    Retail Sites

    Alden of Carmel

    Alden Shop of San Francisco

    Armenak, a French retailer of JL, C&J and Santoni

    Bennie's Shoes, Chris is a member of ours. Watchout for its upcoming Grenson Masterpiece sale!

    Bodileys of Northampton, retailer of C&J and Sargent.

    Bootsonline, an Aussie retailer specializes in boots and RH Williams products.

    La Botte Chantilly, French retailer of C&J.

    Edward Jones, a Japanese retailer, lots of EG & C&J pix. Currently EG is on sale.

    Franco's, our own Ron Rider

    Kokon, A Japanese retailer, lots of pix of Japanese-made high end shoes.

    Lifegear Trading Post, a Japanese retail of high-end shoes, lots of pix.

    Loding, a French shoemaker, incredible price €130 for a pair of Goodyear welted shoes.

    Old Vic, a Japanese retailer

    Pediwear, a British retailer

    Plal, a Malaysian retailer, C&J Handgrade prices can't be beat.

    Riflesso, a Tokyo clothier, check out Meccariello Shoes, absolutely beautiful.

    Robert Old , for some rare C&J offerings.

    Otsuka M-5, online shop for the Japanese maker.

    Shipton & Heneage, selling rebadged C&J, Sargent, Yanko and others. Shipton & Heneage Paris, with some exotic designs.

    Shoes International, a British retailer.

    SW1 of Milan sells Italian-made British-inspired shoes.

    UKism, a Japanese site for fine English clothing including C&J.

    Upper, a French retail site. With C&J and Mantellassi.

    Upper Shoes of Lyon, France carries Lobb, StefanoBi and Corthay.

    Virtual Clothes Horse

    Word Footwear Gallery, another Japanese retailer of the usual suspect JL, C&J, Santoni, Mantellassi and some more obscure brands.

    The Shoemart of Norwalk, CT. The only known Alden seconds outlet in the world. Alden also produces some models exclusively for this store. The site doesn't list any Alden seconds, you must visit or call the store to purchase Alden seconds. Additional 10% off during their semi-annual sale.

    Skyvalet of D.C. carries Edward Green, Alden, Weston and Yanko. The site has many pictures of the shoes the store carries. It is currently clearing its Vass stocks at 20% off.


    Porn Sites

    Picture blog of Edward Green bespoke by Tony Gaziano.

    TimelessRider's shoe porn picture blog, Part 1of 3 (dial-up warning), Part 2 of 3, part 3 of 3 and still growing! Tons & tons of pictures he scouted in various auction and shoe sites. Bravo, TR!

    Jun Kuwana's, arguably the best porn site.

    Jun Kuwana's bespoke , with to-die-for shoes. One of the best.

    souliers.net, A French porn site and its sub-menu. Lots of pics, they are being re-posted on this forum by Georges5.

    Japanese porn, tons of pix.

    Japanese porn specialized in British vintage shoes

    More Japanese porn

    Another Japanese porn

    Another Japanese porn , specialized in English shoes.

    Centipede, an incredible Japanese site from our own member Centipede, rivaling June Kuwana's. Hidden in the same site, a rare Edward Green catalog, Anthony Cleverley portfolio page 1 and page 2, real treasures.

    Another excellent Japanese porn site with plenty of pix of Ugolini.

    Some examples of works from Japanese makers: Yamacho 2, Hiro Yanagimachi 2, otsuka M-5.

    A Japanese site devoted to bespoke shoes with Maxwell, Arcando Milano, EG for Flusser (707 last), Stefano Bemer, Tuczek, Corthay, both Cleverlys, Ethos Club, Benjamin Klemann, Jason Amesbury, Foster & Son, Balint, Materna, a whole slew of Polish bespoke makers, and Golden Shoe Hokkaido. "It's a bit difficult to navigate since it is apparently only possible to link to the main page. From the main menu select the 4th, 5th, and 6th entries and then from each of those use the menu scrolling on the left hand side."


    Other

    Cowboy Boots site

    Cordwainer Guild, an organization for cobblers with message board, pictures and discussions of different techniques.

    Daily Shoes, a German site devoted to shoes.

    History of boots, from Curtin Univ. of Australia.

    Union Works , a Japanese shoe repair shop specialized in high-end shoes.

    Online Shoe Museum

    Shoe discussion forum, an Italian site.

    Italian shoe manufacturer directory, from a Japanese site.

    Snug Shoe School, a Japanese shoe making school.
     
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  2. TKDKid

    TKDKid Well-Known Member

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    Of some reason, I belive I should be a part of that list presenting high end shoes and makers. The enclosed picture is a Closed Derby Style, made recently to one of my best clients. This was his 10th. Bespoke pair of shoes, which is quite impressive to be a norwegian. The leather is Grinded Waxed Calf which gives a lot more transparent depth to the upper compared to standard aniline calf. The shoe is welted normally by hand and the sole is attached with 8 stitches to the inch. The sole thickness is 3/8" inch which makes the style a solid look and feel for city wear. There is also a toe-plate on this particular shoe, which is decided by the customer when ordered. The heel top lift is the standard Philips Superfine, which is not being produced any longer. That is pretty sad for those who loved a durable rubber lift. Since the shoe is a single piece of leather, except for the tounge, the lining also is. It is natural in color and vegetable tanned.
    There is not much more to say except that the shoe fitted very well, so I have to prepare making him the 11th. pair, I assume!

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  5. j

    j Well-Known Member

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    Of some reason, I belive I should be a part of that list presenting high end shoes and makers. The enclosed picture is a Closed Derby Style, made recently to one of my best clients. This was his 10th. Bespoke pair of shoes, which is quite impressive to be a norwegian. The leather is Grinded Waxed Calf which gives a lot more transparent depth to the upper compared to standard aniline calf. The shoe is welted normally by hand and the sole is attached with 8 stitches to the inch. The sole thickness is 3/8" inch which makes the style a solid look and feel for city wear. There is also a toe-plate on this particular shoe, which is decided by the customer when ordered. The heel top lift is the standard Philips Superfine, which is not being produced any longer. That is pretty sad for those who loved a durable rubber lift. Since the shoe is a single piece of leather, except for the tounge, the lining also is. It is natural in color and vegetable tanned.
    There is not much more to say except that the shoe fitted very well, so I have to prepare making him the 11th. pair, I assume!

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    Thanks for introducing yourself and showing a very interesting shoe! We look forward to your participation here.

    I actually visited this topic to post this link: www1.odn.ne.jp/~aab38980/shoes.htm
     
  6. aportnoy

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  7. von Rothbart

    von Rothbart Well-Known Member

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    List updated for 6 additions; 2 shoemakers, 3 retailers & 1 porn.

    Thanks to TKDKid, Andrew and LabelKing for the links.
     
  8. mussel

    mussel Well-Known Member

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    Don't forget Bontoni, I think you posted the link but didn't make to the list before the crash.

    And our own member J. P. Myhre.
     
  9. von Rothbart

    von Rothbart Well-Known Member

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    Don't forget Bontoni, I think you posted the link but didn't make to the list before the crash.

    And our own member J. P. Myhre.


    I remember there're handful of links not yet incorporated into the list and lost to the Crash of 2006.

    Stanley Korshak is the only store that I know carries Bontoni. Picture of Bontoni shoes:

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  10. aportnoy

    aportnoy Well-Known Member

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    I remember there're handful of links not yet incorporated into the list and losted to the Crash of 2006.

    Stanley Korshak is the only store that I know carries Bontoni. Picture of Bontoni shoes:

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    VR--I thought Louis, Boston was carrying them too??
     
  11. LabelKing

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    Wilkes Bashford also carries Bontoni.
     
  12. von Rothbart

    von Rothbart Well-Known Member

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    You both are probably right. I got the picture from SK and that's the only store I knew that carries Bontoni. Time to make a shopping trip to Boston. When's the next Louis sale?
     
  13. aportnoy

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    When's the next Louis sale?

    August. And they won't take phone orders on the first weekend. Drat!
     
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  16. ron williams

    ron williams New Member

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    for your information, i sell men's shoes at saks fifth avenue in new york city. on may 4, 2006 (thursday) we will have a edward green trunk show for custom-made shoes. you are all invited. contact me for further information. my e-mail address is: xeroid@verizon.net
     
  17. von Rothbart

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    for your information, i sell men's shoes at saks fifth avenue in new york city. on may 4, 2006 (thursday) we will have a edward green trunk show for custom-made shoes. you are all invited. contact me for further information. my e-mail address is: xeroid@verizon.net

    Welcome Ron. And thanks for the heads up on EG trunk show. Please keep us informed on any EG new arrivals, special events and sales. I'll seeks you out for my next EG purchase at Saks.
     
  18. ron williams

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    SAKS FIFTH AVENUE IS HAVING AN EDWARD GREEN TRUNK SHOW IN NEW YORK CITY ON THURSDAY, MAY 4, 2006. IT WILL BE HELD IN NEW YORK CITY AT THE MANHATTAN LOCATION OF SAKS FIFTH AVENUE. LOCATION: 50TH STREET AND FIFTH AVENUE FROM 11:00 A.M. TO 6:00 P.M. IN THE 6TH FLOOR MEN'S SHOES DEPARTMENT. PLEASE CONTACT ME, RON WILLIAMS, FOR FURTHER INFORMATION. I SELL MEN'S HIGH-END SHOES AT SAKS. MY E-MAIL ADDRESS IS: xeroid@verizon.net
     
  19. designprofessor

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    I want those Testoni's (#2)
    Web site doesn't offer much. For those that own any, I'd appreciate any input on this style or endorsement /complaint of the maker.
     
  20. mussel

    mussel Well-Known Member

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    How about Fratelli Peluso out of Naples? Wonderful looking shoes...

    http://www.fratellipeluso.com/pelusoHome.html

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    The best of the bunch is the Testoni, Mantellasi second. The Rossetti is ugly. I've seen plenty of Peluso at discount stores, they are about the same level as Mezlan, mid-range, ok quality, kind of blah nothing special.
     

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