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Koji Suzuki

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by the.chikor, Dec 31, 2011.

  1. the.chikor

    the.chikor Well-Known Member

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    Gents,

    These just arrived last week. It has been a long wait. Honestly, I forgot what they were supposed to look like. The shoes are, however, well worth the waiting period. The leather is very supple, very thin, not regular calf skin. Koji warned me that the shoes would withstand less abuse than regular calf skin leather. The shoes are very light. The workmanship is incredible; Koji does not disappoint. The fit and finish of the shoes are fantastic.

    Please excuse my photography skills. They do not justifiably represent the beauty of the shoes but will have to do.

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  2. sstomcat

    sstomcat Well-Known Member

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    Fantastic...one of the nicest I have seen. How long was the wait?
     
  3. emptym

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    Beautiful. Thank you for posting these and the recent pair by Delos.
     
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    What's it like to reach cordwainer Nirvana?
     
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  5. chogall

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    Wow talking about the ultimate Christmas present. One pair of shoes from Delos and another pair from Suzuki!!!

    Such a lucky man.

    What kind of Calf skin is it and how many baby seals are sacrificed to get past Suzuki's wait list?
     
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    SpooPoker Well-Known Member

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    That is awesome. Deets on everything involved here as soon as possible.
     
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    :slayer: One can dream.
     
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  11. Holdfast

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    Very beautiful! I'm delighted that the shoes fit you well, and meet (exceed?) your expectations.

    One question: was the thinner/more supple leather part of your concept for the shoe's purpose, or a recommendation from the maker?
     
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    Fantastic indeed. As I recall Spigola shoe trees are also very light and sculptured.....
     
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    Arnold: "I have some questions for you, and I want them answered IMMEDIATELY!"
     
  14. mmkn

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    I've been told that only the big French houses (Lobb, Berluti) can get the really nice leather.

    What say you with your experiences?

    - M
     
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    lee_44106 Well-Known Member

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    These are custom/bespoke for your feet?

    That's about the only lovely thing I see.
     
  16. Son Of Saphir

    Son Of Saphir Well-Known Member

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    Need more close picture of welt stitching and waist.
    Shoe is very very good. :slayer:
     
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    What do you mean by "really nice leather"? i.e. what are the differentiating characteristics of this leather that other bespoke houses cannot obtain? Both Lobb and Berluti have their own house special antiqued leathers but what else? As I understand it, JM Weston is the only company with complete vertical control of their leather supply, all the way from raising the cows to tanning.
     
  18. adulti

    adulti New Member

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    wow, awesome shoes, but thin skins, take care of them.:D
     
  19. the.chikor

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    I think about 2 years.


    Bliss. :D


    I do not recall what type of leather exactly. It was made in Italy, I do know that. Email Koji and he will give a better estiimate of many virgins must sacrificed. :D


    It was my choice. I really liked the leather.




    Lobb Paris gets among the best leather I have seen. That being said, JP Myhre's leather really impressed me. Delos, Koji and Cleverly were no slouches either. :)


    I am glad you enjoyed the photos.


    Thank you.
     
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    I am only asking from an end consumer point of view.

    Don't know if that makes sense.

    - M
     
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