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Japanese Shoes: Bespoke & RTW Super Thread

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

  1. Gianni Cerutti

    Gianni Cerutti Senior member

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    nutcracker Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    A beautiful spread of Otsuka Bespoke sample shoes from the latest MEN`S EX (April)

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    See them in person, or even order one (for ¥324,000 yen / $3200 USD) during the upcoming JAPAN SENSES exhibition at Isetan Men`s Store.

    Along with Otsuka shoes, Yohei Fukuda and Marquess are also going to be there to take orders.
     
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    Just got that issue myself, and will be popping into Isetan soon...
     
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  4. Louis XIV

    Louis XIV Senior member

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    I just recently had the chance to meet Roberto Ugolini and get my hands on 20 pairs of his lovely shoes, but in my opinion those Main-d`or shoes exceed even master Ugolini's shoes in looks.
    Thank you so much for sharing!
     
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  5. BespokeMakers

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    Spigola Bespoke Penny Loafer

    Photos from COL

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    nutcracker Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    :fonz: I`m planning to visit Kobe next week. Hopefully I can add Spigola into my itinerary :)
     
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    nutcracker Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I dropped by to see the Gaziano & Girling Bespoke Trunk Show @ Brift H, Aoyama, Tokyo

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    The ever stylish Mr. Daniel Wegan

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    Trial shoes for a pair of bespoke Balmoral boots (Canterbury style). Complete with stiffiners, lining, and rubber soles/heels. Hurts to see them being cut open!

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    Bespoke samples. The new hollowed trees looked very nice too!

    My thanks also to Mr. Masa Hasegawa (also very stylish) from G&G!

    The show continues tomorrow at Tomorrowland Marunouchi (3/8), and again at Brift H on Sunday (3/9). Bespoke shoes are priced at 3000 GBP~
     
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    luk-cha Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    poor old Daniel looks like he needs sleeeeeeeep! :embar::embar::embar::embar::slayer::slayer::slayer::slayer:
     
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    Haha, he must`ve had too much fun in HK!
    I`m sure Masaichi-san will make sure he won`t be disappointed with Tokyo`s night life either!! :smarmy:
     
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    sh1t happens i guess - spoz i shouldnt have been so...............
     
  12. Gianni Cerutti

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    Very classic model....beautiful
     
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    nutcracker Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Marquess
    3 Eyelet Derby
    Brown Lizard

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    Marquess Blog
     
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    luk-cha Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    ive been thinking of lizard for my next pair, seeing these might tip the scale
     
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    agreed....i've been thinking of a lizard shoe for a while now...
     
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    Thanks for a great post, Nutcracker!

    Here's a great video for anyone who wants to see Fujimotosan in action:



    He doesn't appear until the last half of the video or so.

    Great stuff all around!
     
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  17. Gianni Cerutti

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    Nice model and material
     
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    Looks like a Japanese importer pronounced Vici Kid as By-Cy Kid incorrectly. [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
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    nutcracker Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Excellent observation! Never would have guessed. Thanks for your insight!


    By the way, today I dropped by Jinbocho, the bookstore town, and scored some old, out of print shoe-related tomes.

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    Top: 100 years of Shoe Industry in Japan
    Bottom two: 100 years of Otsuka Shoes

    Got lots of fascinating old photos, would love to scan and share on SF one day....
     
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