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Japanese Shoes: Bespoke & RTW Super Thread

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by nutcracker, Apr 4, 2013.

  1. bamboo

    bamboo Senior member

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    Thanks NC. Final product will be brogue shoes. They asked me if I want brogue on trial shoes but I felt a bit guilty about trial shoes receiving too much cosmetic effort. If you try very special medalion or brogue patter, it perfectly makes sense to try it on trial shoes.
     
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  2. nutcracker

    nutcracker Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I contacted Trading Post, and they told me they had just discontinued selling Saint Crispins RTW shoes. They were originally sold for ¥140K~ JPY. Now they are being liquidated for ¥70K~75K JPY, if someone`s lucky, there are probably some left at the various Trading Posts in town (Aoyama store being the largest).
     
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  3. nutcracker

    nutcracker Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    If I recall correctly, Marquess`s trial shoes are complete with toe/heel stiffeners, shanks, and leather soles/heels. They should last for years, if not destined to be cut opened! How often are you planning to wear them before taking them in?
     
  4. Gianni Cerutti

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    Fantastic colors and patterns ... I would have liked to be there ... really.
     
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    nutcracker Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I think they may be cemented (not that it matters). The last is presumably 70% complete at this point (another 30% after improvements!), but even at this point, I suspect they should fit you way better than any other RTW shoes. :) Have fun testing them!
     
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    Hey, thanks for following up - $1,400 is a pretty good price considering many other shoes are at a higher mark up (assuming that's a recent price and not from many years ago).
     
  9. nutcracker

    nutcracker Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Thats the price TD`s sales associate told me over the phone, but now I think about it, the SA may have been mistaken. $1400 sounds impossible, considering the massive tariff on shoes :)

    I also remember Philip telling me that he makes sure all the retailers around the world shares the minimum price (hence no price gouging). Either way, St.C is no more at the Trading Post (except for the clearance stocks)
     
  10. nutcracker

    nutcracker Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Il Micio / Hidetaka Fukaya Shoes Catalog

    My homemade scans of the Il Micio / Hidetaka Fukaya catalog.
    They`re not easy to come by, and I finally got mine during the past Il Micio Trunk Show.

    The hardcover booklet features 28 stunning pictures of the maestro`s shoes.

    Open the link (in a new tab/window) for a larger/ higher res. version!
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    Enjoy the pictures! Be inspired!

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    chogall Senior member

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    O gawd.

    Thanks for the great scan!!!
     
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  12. nutcracker

    nutcracker Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    :fonz: Great stuffs, aren`t they?
     
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    chogall Senior member

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    Very charming in their unique way. Definitely not inconspicuous.
     
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    Very interesting, specially as I'm a few months behind you in the process. My trial shoes will be with the pattern I asked for, as I want to make absolutely sure that I want to proceed with the patterning. Cutting them up will be sad, but doing so should give the real deal even better fit.
     
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    what sizes remain? any 9.5F?
     
  16. nutcracker

    nutcracker Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Talking about the man.....

    Shoji Kawaguchi, aka Marquess from the Hankyu Men`s Tokyo Trunk Show Feb 21~22 (ended today)

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    Hankyu Mens`s Blog
     
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  17. nutcracker

    nutcracker Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I believe that fine picture was taken by our friend Bespoke-Makers (judging from the photo style). Not sure if they are his, but you may want to ask him about the shoes.
     
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  18. Gianni Cerutti

    Gianni Cerutti Senior member

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    Very cool collections.
     
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    I'd be very surprised if that were the case - I take a UK9-US10 in a regular (E) width and most of the times I've been to the Trading Post store they didn't have anything in my size.
     
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  20. nutcracker

    nutcracker Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Dropped by Kutsumigaki Honpo @ Shinbashi to have the talented Shoeshiner Ken work his magic on my green shoes.

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    Cleaning and conditioning....

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    Green wax polish. Not available off the shelf....

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    :fonz: good to go!
     
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