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Japanese Shoes: Bespoke & RTW Super Thread

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

  1. Ilovelobbs

    Ilovelobbs Well-Known Member

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    I'd be more than happy to swap my Spigola MTO's with yo G&G seemless whole cuts.....:drool:
     
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    +1. The finishing looks significantly better. If only they traveled to the US....
     
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  5. gyasih

    gyasih Well-Known Member

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    I like some of the Union Imperial and Miyagi Kogyo shoes.
     
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  6. TehBunny

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    Pl
    Pls post em Nutcracker!
     
  7. nutcracker

    nutcracker Well-Known Member

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    I think I posted these last year on the Shoe Damage/Porn central

    Prêt-à-Porter in Dark Brown Llama skin

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    The only things Brits have is heritage and accessibility to Yankees. Otherwise they are several notches below continental. In other words, Brits have swarms of outworkers but there are swarms of artisans on the continental Europe and Japan.
     
  9. TehBunny

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    Great shoes nutcracker! Love to see some worn in pics whenever you have time to take some!
     
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    Toecap is totally stunning.
     
  11. Makoto Chan

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    I saw a pair of Spigola wingtips in person recently, and was just blown away. The difference between them and by Aldens is like the difference between my Aldens and Cole Haans. The elegant shaping is very specific and sexy... they seem to fit like a glove, in the way that they reveal the arch and organic shape of the foot.

    I used to work in their neighborhood in Kobe. I'm going to jaunt over there soon. If it's alright with them, I might take pictures and post them here.
     
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  12. Joshua Lee

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    Sweet god! Those are stunning!

    Are those MTO or RTW? and how much? [​IMG]
     
  13. nutcracker

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    Yuki Shirahama is Bespoke only. They go from ¥294,000 JPY
     
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    LOL, show me the money shot!


    That makes me more looking forward to visit Masaru in Hong Kong soon.
     
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    This is as HI-RES as I can go with my old faithful Panasonic GF-1. or do they look like duckbills from this angle?

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    You must have worn the shoe lightly. I like your camera, it is very clear. Are you serious about your shoe is merely an MTO? it has quiet a lot of details of a bespoke product.
     
  17. Ilovelobbs

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    Can't fault Panasonic cameras,

    Best compact on the market, mine the Pana Lumix TZ27.
    Takes awesome pictures indoors.
     
  18. Ilovelobbs

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    Still cheaper than Jermyn Street firms....

    what are their average lead time.

    Some of the London firms are quoting from 6-12 months on initial first order.
     
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    I waited a good 10 months for my first G&W bespoke shoe, it was good but very pedestrian looking.
     
  20. nutcracker

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    I took the pic last year when they were still new. They're not new anymore :lol:
     

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