Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by nutcracker, Apr 4, 2013.
Thanks Nutcracker. Any idea on lead time for MTO shoes?
Thanks a lot. I recommend these wholecut shoes.
il Quadrifoglio, Atushi Qnai
lead time for MTO is officially 3 months. If you order them through a visiting trunk show like in Tokyo or Hong Kong, then you get it on the next scheduled show. I believe Tokyo MTO shows are scheduled every 3-1/2 months.
great! plz post pics!!!!
Yuki Shirahama Bottier
Shirahama apprenticed at Spigola, and then at Altan Bottier, Paris. His style is based on the French, with a dose of Japanese-Italian flavour acquired from Spigola.
Spigola's signature chiseled sides are very much alive with Mr. Bottier
I say this one is more French. Classic full bodied, and full bottomed cap toe.
U-Tip Derby with Shadow Stitch
Matte Croc Penny Loafer
I always like these full bodied, short vamped split toes. In line with Weston's Demi Chasse and Hunt.
I just missed his Tokyo trunk show (last week). Maybe I'll show up for the next one to see what's up.
that side is cut really straight, is that his signature style, did it originate from somewhere else?
The more I see these pictures, the more I laugh at my English bespoke shoes.
Thank you for the response nutcracker.
I'm pretty sure they're Italian
but I wouldn't pinpoint it to certain maker like Ugolini. Suzuki's style seemed to have evolved over the years with trials and errors. I recall he even tried English style shoes a while back. his new lasts are distinctively his own, but still hold a strong Italian taste.
I'd be more than happy to swap my Spigola MTO's with yo G&G seemless whole cuts.....
+1. The finishing looks significantly better. If only they traveled to the US....
I like some of the Union Imperial and Miyagi Kogyo shoes.
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