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The Ultimate "HARDCORE" Shoe Porn Thread (Bespoke only)

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by luk-cha, Jul 3, 2010.

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  1. nutcracker

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    Il Quadrifoglio Bespoke actually starts from 180,000 JPY (2,300 USD) if you visit him directly in Kobe. The 30,000 JPY upcharge is presumably taken by the Tokyo boutique.

    His price is actually in line with other newcomers who are flooding the Japanese Bespoke scene lately. It's quite awesome for bargain seeking clients willing to try out / risk with new shoemakers. Il Quadrifoglio was relatively unknown in Tokyo until this year when he started to do shows, and I'm sure he'll quickly raise the base price once his business picks up steam.

    but you're right, established Japanese cordwainers charge as much (and often more) than English.
     
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    the talent and lineage is there.
     
  3. TravelFun

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    Truly a work of art

     
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    May I ask what 'half vamp stitching' is? Thanks!
     
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    ^ I don't like. Not my taste.
     
  8. meister

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    I am not a gusset/fake laces kinda guy but they are a beautiful shape.
     
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    And a beautiful leather.

    Maker?
     
  10. poorsod

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    Looks to me like Cleverley in the Russian reindeer hide.
     
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    ^What the man said. Faux laces and Russian leather, must be Cleveley.
     
  12. rebron

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    Yes, it's Cleverley -- it's their Churchill shoe in the Red Russian. I have another pair being made up that's plain. I wasn't into the faux laces either but it grew on me and I think it turned out ok. The red Russian is a neat leather.
     
  13. damiance

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    bespoke shoes made by Tadeusz Januszkiewicz (Warsaw, Poland).
    Full grain, vegetable tanned, dyed through leather.

    [​IMG]
     
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    one of the nicest in this thread.
     
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    It is- that briefcase in the shop is beautiful.
    I've been contemplating boots in reindeer but the $$$ :embar:
     
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    Love this maker and love these shoes as well.
     
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    Really really nice shoes
     
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    Nice one! - have not seen them on ShoePorn before and as good as the rep - looks like. The 1940s vintage style white welt stitching makes them pop. It shows that traditional pre-War vibe that Tadeusz Januszkiewicz has maintained.
     
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    What is the price range for Tadeusz Januszkiewicz?
     
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    some of the lot... George Cleverley Medium Brown reverse Calf Adelaide [​IMG] [​IMG] George Cleverley Chocolate Pebble Grain Double Monk [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] Paolo Scafora Dark Brown Reverse Calf Wholecut [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [/quote] Black punch caps on the chisel-toe last... [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [/quote] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [/quote]
     
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