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Japanese Shoes: Bespoke & RTW Super Thread

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

  1. nutcracker

    nutcracker Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    aren't they? Some of those MTO shoes could really pull off as Bespoke. I was quite impressed.
     
  2. add911_11

    add911_11 Senior member

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    Yep, I totally agreed. Price seems to be very good as well. I guess there must be a long wait for their MTO program.
     
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    This thread just keeps delivering :slayer:
     
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    +1
     
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    VRaivio Senior member

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    Was this thread already on SF's 'front page'? If it was, this thread deserves another round.
     
  6. nutcracker

    nutcracker Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Wait for MTO shoes is officially 2 months with a fitting scheduled on week 3, But from what I understand, they only take a certain number of orders a month. I think I read somewhere that buyers should reserve a spot at the beginning of the month. :)
     
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  7. add911_11

    add911_11 Senior member

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    Woo that's posh.
     
  8. Ilovelobbs

    Ilovelobbs Senior member

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    [​IMG]

    Spigola MTO by Kojiro Suzuki
     
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    meister Senior member

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    I gotta ask. What country is producing shoes of that sublime beauty? Just the proportions for starters. Then the thumbs up to the great shapes of the 30s/40s.
     
  10. nutcracker

    nutcracker Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    ethandesu and the folks @ thearmoury are a treasure trove of Spipola pics :lol:

    Seen several incarnations of these before from Cleverley and where else.

    Lazy man's shoes w/real laces.
    [​IMG]

    from ethandesu.com
     
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    Agreed. I know why they are popuar in Japan, in that you can spend a lot of time lacing and unlacing shoes in the average working week if you are going to high class restaurants, clients' homes etc etc., but I have never seen a 'lazyman' version of a shoe that I thought was an improvement on the original.
     
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    Don't get me wrong, I love Lazy man oxford. But I think the 'intention' real laces on the pair looks strange, flux laces are much better with such design.
     
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    What are flux laces?
     
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    I believe he meant faux as in fake; though you mayb be asking in jest.....
     
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    From the pictures, the lazy man oxford uses real lace. that is simply overdone. Fake one would have suit more the design.

    The grain of the calf also ring some question
     
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    nutcracker Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    [​IMG]
    Marquess
    Bespoke Lazyman Shoes in vintage Carl Freudenburg black calf

    Doesn't look bad at all with round toes
     
  18. TehBunny

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    My favourite so far is by Marquess's stuff; especially the round toe last Nutcracker started this thread with they look so well proportioned and balanced.
     
  19. Fang66

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    No jest, I just didn't get it. Cheers.
     
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    Certainly not bad, in fact beautifully made, but at the same time, just not as wonderful as a laced version because of the gill-like concertina folds that stretch the ankle to allow you to get your foot in and out.
     
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