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Japanese Shoes: Bespoke & RTW Super Thread

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by nutcracker, Apr 4, 2013.

  1. nutcracker

    nutcracker Well-Known Member

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    Those lazyman whole cuts and the combo booties are crazy nice and among my favorites. I still can't believe that I forgot to get some detail shots of them :brick:
     
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    I'm in complete awe of this thread. This thing is phenomenal.

    I'm going to be in Japan from 6-15 July. Seriously considering changing my return flight and sticking around for a few more days! Nutcracker, you mentioned that sales are on in July. Is this mostly in the second half of the month?

    Also, have you thought about uploading all of these places onto a public google map?
    That way we'd have a handy resource where we could post pics, contact info, reports etc.
     
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  3. nutcracker

    nutcracker Well-Known Member

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    Isetan Sale (the nicest selection) starts 7/17 (doh!), but most other sales start from early July, so plenty of great places to bargain hunt. I can post sales info PSA of some sort once they're available.

    Glad to hear you're enjoying the thread!! but yeah, I'm actually trying to work on a map of some sorts, possibly on an own site, but a public google map should do the trick too.
     
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  4. striker

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    How likely is it to score large size shoes e.g. 29 and above during sales in Japan.
     
  5. nutcracker

    nutcracker Well-Known Member

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    Frankly, Japanese RTW brands rarely make up to size 29 in the first place.
    For import brands, I suppose your chances are higher. The easiest way is to ask/call the store beforehand :D
     
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    meister Well-Known Member

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    QED. It has made every other shoe thread just prosaic. It's all Nutcracker's fault. Problem is he just keeps pouring it on and the addicts just keep slurping it up. :inlove:
     
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  7. nutcracker

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    geez....here's another one for you
    Found this on our buddy Bespoke_Maker's blog

    TYE Shoemaker 'Correspondent' Shoes for ICHO

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    Quite a painstaiking job to fill each hole with tiny leather pieces

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    I knew Mr. Ohno (formerly from GUILD) did some crazy looking women's shoes....but his men's shoes look quite nice too

    The boutique is located close to where I live...maybe I'll drop by and see what's up
     
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  8. BespokeMakers

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    Thank you for sharing!
    These shoes were made from ILCIA "BETIS CREAM" calf.
    They use only white color leather. Toe and heel section hand dyed to cognac color.
    Two tone welt(dark brown and beige),very unique details.
    The magic of japanese craftsmanship.
     
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  9. nutcracker

    nutcracker Well-Known Member

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    I dropped by the boutique ICHO today to see some TYE shoes, but unfortunately, they had no men's shoes samples.
    The lady's samples looked pretty nice though.
     
  10. BespokeMakers

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    Otsukaresama desu!
    That is unfortunate.
    I will follow TYE Shoemaker on FB.
     
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  11. nutcracker

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    Yes, those are an spectacular pair of summer bespoke.
    According to the ICHO owner, Mr.Ohno (TYE) is doing quite well, and the wait time is getting longer and longer....
     
  12. BespokeMakers

    BespokeMakers Well-Known Member

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    Delmonaco by Takeshi Hanaya
    Hanaya based in Osaka.
    Classic spectator shoes for his customer.
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  13. BespokeMakers

    BespokeMakers Well-Known Member

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    The bespoke workshop, Fugee(Bags/Luggage) Hitsujiya(Tailor), HIRO YANAGIMACHI
    Workshop
    (Shoes), exhibition "Real Bespoke" will be held at Omotesando.

    March 18, 2014 (Tue) - March 24, 2014(Sun)

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  14. nutcracker

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    Yeah, I got the mail about the exhibition from Hiro Workshop.....but do they really have to start advertising so early?? :lol:
     
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    That's right [​IMG]
    The project is under discussion.
    My best wishes for continued success!
     
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    Very nice!! Not easy to find recent shoes by Rikughi online... I walked by his studio in Ginza, about a month ago, and took this picture of his windowsill..... I thought it looked quite artistic.... :) [​IMG]
     
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    Wow[​IMG]like an animal (Mole).
    That is surrealistic photo !
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    The Red Model by Rene Magritte
    Real Bespoke[​IMG]
     
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  19. nutcracker

    nutcracker Well-Known Member

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    I visited the studio of handsewn welted bootmaker o.e. over the weekend, and I do have plenty of pictures to share. However I started to feel that my previous format of crunching all the shoes into one ginormous post didn't do them justice. So this time, I'll try to post a bit more slowly by featuring a shoe or two per post.

    o.e. by Egawa Osamu

    Buttoned Up Boots
    Full Handmade MTO

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    I have taken quite a lot of pictures (of shoes) by different makers, and o.e.'s shoes are definitely among the most photogenic.
    Looks great from any angle or detail.
     
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    nutcracker Well-Known Member

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    o.e. by Egawa Osamu

    An o.e. original, a slit is cut in the single piece upper prior to lasting. The slit not only relieves the stress from the single piece upper (while being lasted), it also becomes a delightful accent (contrasted with a tongue piece with a lighter shade of red).

    Wholecut Oxford
    Full Handmade MTO

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