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Saion - Japanese Bespoke Shoemakers

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Kuro, Feb 25, 2008.

  1. Kuro

    Kuro Well-Known Member

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    My off the cuff translation:

    For pattern orders, we adjust the size by "placing" leather onto a preexisting last. In contrast to the bespoke process, we cannot "remove" material from the last, but it is possible on a spot basis to clear up areas which rub against the foot, thereby more closely matching the individual foot.


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  2. acidboy

    acidboy Well-Known Member

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    What's with these slug-noodle laces?

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    that looks like what the guy at Tron would wear to work
     
  3. robin

    robin Well-Known Member

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    Maybe for a woman that's practiced foot binding?
     
  4. bbaquiran

    bbaquiran Well-Known Member

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    that looks like what the guy at Tron would wear to work

    I was thinking Automan.
     
  5. whacked

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    Maybe for a woman that's practiced foot binding?
    My first thought as well.

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  6. SirSuturesALot

    SirSuturesALot Well-Known Member

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    I wonder if these baby shoes were priced the same as their adult counterparts. Anyone want to venture a guess?
     
  7. Bic Pentameter

    Bic Pentameter Well-Known Member

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  8. LabelKing

    LabelKing Well-Known Member

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    Excellent looking shoes.

    I like the higher heels.
     
  9. evanrose

    evanrose Well-Known Member

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    I love those laces!

    How do people feel about blue shoes. I think these ones are great but it is a difficult colour to pull off. Or am I just being timid?


    We were just discussing blue shoes here. I am in the market for some.
     
  10. Viktor Bottier de Art

    Viktor Bottier de Art New Member

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    If you thought K.Suzuki is difficult to contact I believe that these guys accept only by introduction (notice no contact on their website). I think that they are located outside of Tokyo (or metro Tokyo)

    http://homepage3.nifty.com/saion_shoes/index.html


    Hello your Guys outthere,

    Some information about Saion bespoke Salon.
    The Guy who made the /shoes is one of the Best Cobblers of the whole Planet.
    Wether or not about Heel high, i got used to it , and now i think the Shoes have the finest Harmony and craftmansship to find for a long time..
    They implemented what we called :The golden cut.

    I visited his Shop last september and he is located beside Ginza shopping street, and believe it or don't, inside of an ABC shoe market on a first floor, which he has an open Cube as a Workshop.

    I can tell all of your guys, because i studied shoemaking from the bottom up, and was working 3 years in Japan, Tokyo, this guys overthere have the sense and sensibility to create one of the finest shoes which i saw ever.
    I made an apperenticeship at Guild of Craft, too ( whatch Footwear.co.jp...

    What i saw was unbelieveable, there are guys which started first and they made shoes for the first time, some of them in immaculate mint condition!!

    I remember my colleges in Germany, a lot of them dump enough who couldn t the the different between square and round...

    Anyway, i have deep respect for guys who came up the last 10 12 years and make work like that!!!

    I don't wanna be selfish, and ignorant, but i saw shoes from Lobb which look like a trunk compete with the work who does all my Japanese friends!!!

    And some recommendation for a good friend !! Whatch Rutsch.co.jp too!!
    He learned at Guild of Craft, and he has his small shop near Ueno Park, which is small and lovely.
    And for the work he is doing, i tell you, too cheap!!

    He is specializing in Cad cam Orthosis ,too.

    So, If somebody whant' s to know more about shoes from Japan,
    don't hesitate to contact me.

    Otsukaresamadeshta

    Viktor
     
  11. nootje

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  12. speedster.8

    speedster.8 Well-Known Member

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    Hello your Guys outthere, Some information about Saion bespoke Salon. The Guy who made the /shoes is one of the Best Cobblers of the whole Planet. Wether or not about Heel high, i got used to it , and now i think the Shoes have the finest Harmony and craftmansship to find for a long time.. They implemented what we called :The golden cut. I can tell all of your guys, because i studied shoemaking from the bottom up, and was working 3 years in Japan, Tokyo, this guys overthere have the sense and sensibility to create one of the finest shoes which i saw ever. I made an apperenticeship at Guild of Craft, too I don't wanna be selfish, and ignorant, but i saw shoes from Lobb which look like a trunk compete with the work who does all my Japanese friends!!! So, If somebody whant' s to know more about shoes from Japan, don't hesitate to contact me. Otsukaresamadeshta Viktor
    Welcome Victor, I see you are a longtime lurker, hope to have you posting! Think you need to post some pictures of your shoes! As for your reference to Lobb, i iknow there is a Japanes brand Lobb's" that is low end. There is also John Lobb Paris with two RTW lines as well as a bespoke option and there is John Lobb LTD in London who only do bespoke. I think you will find simmilar qualities NOT STYLE in a bespoke option from JLP & JL LTD as in Saino, Koji Suki, Il Micio, Gaziano&Girling, Cleverly, Foster, Peron& Peron, Stefano Bemer etc. But these are all handmade to YOUR last and specifications. Not to be confused with RTW. Checked out reutch but al I saw was information about insoles, no complete shoes...
     
  13. ThinkDerm

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    [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] looks like a mix of corthay, g&g and st. crispins
     
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    Saion stopped updating their blog over s year ago...

    I assume they are kept busy with all the MTO orders they're receiving :)
     
  16. Viktor Bottier de Art

    Viktor Bottier de Art New Member

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    Hell my Dear,


    thank you for answering my thread....
    I did t checked the webside during the last time so sorry for beeing late...
    it is very interesting to see that some people are intereted in japanese crafts,too.
    i am still in munich , but getting boring here and try to work in japan again!!
    i willsend you fotos within the next time, and will stay in touch with you.!

    best Regards

    Viktor
     

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