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Japanese Leather Goods/Accessories

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by chiefhk, Apr 28, 2013.

  1. chiefhk

    chiefhk Active Member

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    Hi All,

    The thread on Japanese shoemakers has got me wondering if there are artisans that craft exceptional quality leather goods (travel holdalls, duffels, document portfolios, etc.) made with the same attention to detail the shoemakers seem to exhibit in their work?
     
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  2. BespokeMakers

    BespokeMakers Well-Known Member

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    Hi,chiefhk.
    Japanese Leather and Leather Goods is high Quality.
    However,not well known.

    Examples of Japanese Leathercraft

    JLIA : http://www.jlia.or.jp/index.php?pg=catalog_en
    Japan Leather : http://www.facebook.com/Japanleather
    Leather Navi : http://www.leather-navi.com/brand/japan.html

    for more...
    Japanese Shoes on SF : http://www.styleforum.net/t/343005/japanese-shoes-bespoke-rtw-super-thread
    Bespoke Makers on tumblr : http://bespoke-makers.tumblr.com/

    Thank you for your interest in Japanese culture.
     
  3. BespokeMakers

    BespokeMakers Well-Known Member

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  4. BespokeMakers

    BespokeMakers Well-Known Member

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    il Quadrifoglio : http://ilquadrifoglio.tumblr.com/

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    il Quadrifoglio by Yucca Qnai (Yuka Kyunai)
    She learned her skill as an apprentice in firenze.
    Handmade seamless small leather goods, traditional techniques of tuscany, Italy.
    il Quadrifoglio based in Kobe.
     
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  5. chiefhk

    chiefhk Active Member

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    Wow, thanks for all info! Amazing!
     
  6. clee1982

    clee1982 Well-Known Member

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    How about presence in Asia outside Japan?
     
  7. add911_11

    add911_11 Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for sharing.
     
  8. nutcracker

    nutcracker Well-Known Member

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    Why no start from the BEST

    Fugee by Fujii Yukihiro
    Round Bottom Briefcase
    Perlinger Box calf
    Full hand sewn construction

    Perfection....
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  9. BespokeMakers

    BespokeMakers Well-Known Member

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  10. nutcracker

    nutcracker Well-Known Member

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    More greatness from Fugee

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    Love how the leather is shaped....

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    Fully handsewn. Brass parts are all made by Mr.Fujii

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    Elephant variation.

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    Master at work

    Fugee bags are available for Bespoke orders and Made to Order only
    Mr.Komatsu from Ortus (formlery Clematis), apprenticed at Fugee

    fugee.jp
     
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  11. BespokeMakers

    BespokeMakers Well-Known Member

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    THE WARMTHCRAFTS-MANUFACTURE : http://www.cordvan.jp/

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    THE WARMTHCRAFTS-MANUFACTURE, Designed by Hiroshi Yoneda
    Genuine Shell Cordovan & Horse Hide Leather Tanned by Shinki-hikaku
    Finest Quality Products Made in Japan.
     
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  12. dieworkwear

    dieworkwear Well-Known Member

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    Curious, how many leather tanneries are there in Japan, and do many Japanese producers use them? I have a card case made from Japanese shell cordovan, and quite like it - at least for the purposes of a card case - over the stuff from Horween.
     
  13. Equus Leather

    Equus Leather Well-Known Member

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    Some lovely work in this thread, the Newmarket Tan case looks like SAB level case making.

    Charlie
     
  14. nutcracker

    nutcracker Well-Known Member

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    I`m not sure of the total number, but Himeji, Hyogo Province, alone has about 80 or so tanneries in operation.

    Tochigi Leather is perhaps the best known (located near Tokyo), and are favored by quite a few known leather manufactures.

    Shinki Hikaku is the only one in Japan that can produce Shell Cordovan (though there are other horsehide tanneries).
    Warmcrafts Manufacture brand is a subsidiary of Shinki Hikaku.
     
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  15. Equus Leather

    Equus Leather Well-Known Member

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    I'd heard the English tanneries export quite a bit to Japan, not sure how true it its though

    Charlie
     
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    VRaivio Well-Known Member

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    *random bump for thread subsription as well as a list of superlatives in favour of Japanese skill*
     
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    Tucchino Full Handmade Bespoke and MTO bags

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    `Double Buckle Monk`

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    Patina Magic

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    They also do custom trunks and interior
     
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  18. BespokeMakers

    BespokeMakers Well-Known Member

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    nutcracker Well-Known Member

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    The much venerated Ohba Seiho, an Imperial Warrant Holder. Ready Made collection

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    Full Hand Sewn Attache Case
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    Handwork only
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    Interior ain`t shabby at all

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    Matt Croc Attace
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    Whew! Finished!

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    Ohba`s Signature Top Frame Briefcase in Red English Bridle

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    in Matt Croc

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    in Elephant
     
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  20. nutcracker

    nutcracker Well-Known Member

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    Kusaka Koji Bespoke Bags

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    Full Handstitched briefcase, in English Bridle
     
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