Japanese Shoes: Bespoke & RTW Super Thread

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

  1. jerrybrowne

    jerrybrowne Senior member

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    Best balanced chukka I've seen. He really puts quite a bit of thought into his work.
     


  2. ThinkDerm

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    I agree. Quite the work.
     


  3. luk-cha

    luk-cha Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    rumor has it when they are in HK they pocket quite a few from the restaurants :embar::embar:
     


  4. luk-cha

    luk-cha Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    yup looks great, but i so prefer chukka's on round toed lasts
     


  5. nutcracker

    nutcracker Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Our friend VRraivio on KEIKARI has a great interview with Tetsuji Ueda, from Tetsujiya, Tokyo.

    Interview with Tetsuji Ueda

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    Full Brogues in Norvegese Stitching

    KEIKARI is starting to look like a treasure trove of interviews with Japanese cordwainers :slayer:
     


  6. nutcracker

    nutcracker Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Hiro Yanagimachi Workshop Pattern Order Fair, Starting 11/16~12/1

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    With a reputation of having an almost surgical grade precision in craftsmanship, great fitting, and a classic English styling, Hiro Yanagimachi Workshop has been one of the standard bearers of Tokyo`s bespoke scene for some time. His `Pattern Order` MTO shoes (with so called 9/10 handmade construction) are already excellent deals at ¥150K yen or so. The semi-annual order fair, like this upcoming Fall edition, brings them to an even more attainable price with a ¥30K ($300) discount

    5 all new designs (all different from the Spring event that I have reported previously) and 5 materials are available for selection. Priced from ¥120K to ¥130K JPY.

    During the period of the Order Fair (until 12/1 Sun), the atelier will be open to the public w/o need for appointment.

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    Loop derby plaintoes

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    Saddle strap captoes oxfords.

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    5 eyelet straight tips

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    Apron front oxfords

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    My favorite from the group, full brogue derby,

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    5 colors to choose from

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    Soles

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    Accessories: Lasted shoe trees, felt shoe bags

    Hiro Yanagimachi Homepage
     


  7. Fang66

    Fang66 Senior member

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    It appears that these were only available during Isetan's Ivy style exhibition, and I wasn't aware!!!! :cloud: I blame you nutcracker, you should have told me :slapfight: :revolve:


     


  8. nutcracker

    nutcracker Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Ooops! Yeah the exhibition lasted only 1 week, and ended just a while ago. It`s hard to believe that those shoes were only available for such short time.... :uhoh:
    Maybe its` a travelling exhibition.
     


  9. Fang66

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    Not to worry, I probably wouldn't have pulled the trigger anyway, they were a bit more expensive than I thought they'd be.
     


  10. jasonmx3

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    How much were they? The PTB, for example.
     


  11. nutcracker

    nutcracker Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I recall them being a bit more than ¥100K JPY
     


  12. Fang66

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    105,000 yen ~ 115,000 yen.
     


  13. nutcracker

    nutcracker Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    ¥100K plus for Regal . . .

    :facepalm:
     
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  14. nutcracker

    nutcracker Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Some extraordinary shoes from Masaru Okuyama

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    Patine Blue Oxford


    MASARU OKUYAMA Bespoke Shoecrafter Facebook
     


  15. FlyingMonkey

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    I know. I had that feeling in general about the exhibition, fun though it was... and the shoes didn't look that fantastic in reality. Nice enough, but that's all.
     


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