- Oct 13, 2020
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That's not surprising. Very few makers will try split toe with shell. Probably just not worth the risk as the shells may tear.Hello .....
Considering your remarks on the split toe made by the Japanese, i was little intrigued and I wanted to investigate the cost of a pair of Hiro's split toe derby in shell in Japan......
in order to consider a commission from this shoemaker .
The answer of the producer is very interesting ....
Maybe we should all think a little if the shoemaker generally does what is easier and more comfortable for him or if he tries to satisfy the customer's requests. In this sense,
I am a bit perplexed and disappointed by the answer,
but this is just my personal feeling and I have great respect for the shoemaker.
here you are their answer:
Dear Mr. XXXXXXXXX
Thank you very much for your inquiry about shoe order.
We are very glad that you have some interests in our shoes.
We are also offering MTO (Made to Order) service besides bespoke.
However that, we need to find your appropriate size and fitting from our base last using fitting trial shoes, even in case of MTO order.
For your reference,
In case of choosing Shell Cordovan leather for the upper, we can not accept the order of L33/Split toe derby.
Cordovan is not appropriate material for the hand stitchings on the vamp of split toe.
Thank you very much for your understanding.
I hope you will visit us when you have an opportunity in the future.
The owner of HIRO YANAGIMACHI Workshop
Estoril ’93 2F
2-6-1 Sendagaya Shibuya-ku
Tokyo, Japan 151-0051
HIRO YANAGIMACHI Workshop
Tel/Fax +81 3 6383 1992
e-mail [email protected]
Also he is pretty clear on his website that he needs an in person fitting for any shoe orders.
Easier or not, it's the way he does business and given the quality of his work I don't it's out of laziness.