Japanese Shoes: Bespoke & RTW Super Thread

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  1. cgo

    cgo Senior member

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    Thanks Nutcracker. Any idea on lead time for MTO shoes?
     
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    BespokeMakers Senior member

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    Thanks a lot. I recommend these wholecut shoes.
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    il Quadrifoglio, Atushi Qnai
     
  3. nutcracker

    nutcracker Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    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.
     
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  5. nutcracker

    nutcracker Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    :fonz: great! plz post pics!!!!
     
  6. nutcracker

    nutcracker Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    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.

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    Semi-brogues
    Spigola's signature chiseled sides are very much alive with Mr. Bottier

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    I say this one is more French. Classic full bodied, and full bottomed cap toe.

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    Semi Brogue
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    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.
     
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  7. clee1982

    clee1982 Senior member

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    that side is cut really straight, is that his signature style, did it originate from somewhere else?
     
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    add911_11 Senior member

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    The more I see these pictures, the more I laugh at my English bespoke shoes.
     
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  9. gyasih

    gyasih Senior member

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    Thank you for the response nutcracker.
     
  10. nutcracker

    nutcracker Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    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.


    :fonz:
     
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    Ilovelobbs Senior member

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  13. nutcracker

    nutcracker Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I'd be more than happy to swap my Spigola MTO's with yo G&G seemless whole cuts.....:drool:
     
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    +1. The finishing looks significantly better. If only they traveled to the US....
     
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    gyasih Senior member

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    I like some of the Union Imperial and Miyagi Kogyo shoes.
     
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