Japanese Shoes: Bespoke & RTW Super Thread

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

  1. Timmbo

    Timmbo Senior member

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  2. nutcracker

    nutcracker Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Yes, yahoo.jp auction is an excellent source for locating bargains, both Japanese and imported shoes.

    I assume those Regal shoes are some of their Italian styled shoes. Both are blake/Mackay stitched, and have Polish Binded kip for their uppers. Seems like a reasonable deal (vs. retail price).
     


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    thank you so much!
    I am wife of Nuzzo.and friend of Atsushi Kyunai.
    These shoes are really beautiful.[​IMG]
     


  4. nutcracker

    nutcracker Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Welcome to Styleforum!

    Those are some very interesting shoes Qnai-san made! I hope Nuzzo-san doesn't mind his shoes being seen by people around the world!!

    I would definitely love to visit Kobe one day to meet all the great people there!
     


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    Yes,ofcourse pls visit our beautiful town.
    We have many shoe makers, and also wonderful restaurant.
    Atsushi Qnai and his really beautiful wife are very nice couple!
     


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    nutcracker Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Wow! I can only imagine, since Qnai-san is quite handsome himself! :colgate:

    The town must be an inspiration for him and so many other craftsmen who calls Kobe their home!
     


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    nutcracker Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Yohei Fukuda "Ebony" from the Heritage Collection
    Full brogue oxfords with imitation brogues
    Black Calf with Antique Finish

    Tints of greens and browns are exposed to create a delicate nuance. Quite stunning..

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    and of course, the sublime sole.....
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    from Yohei Fukuda tumblr
     


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    Fukuda is the ultimate!
     


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    Wow, just wow!
     


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    To all my fellow SFers in Japan. Saphir products are available at Dondondon dooooonki Don Quijote.
     


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    +1111111111111!
     


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    Thanks. Good tip!
     


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    nutcracker Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    If you're in an emergency to get some Saphir polishes in the middle of the night, Donki got you covered :)
     


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    What do you guys think about Boot Black?
     


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    nutcracker Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I've tried several of their products before. Not so much a fan of their signature high-shine regimen (base, coat, polish water), but their cleaner/conditioner, leather sole conditiner, and their edge coloring ink proved to be very useful.

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    Light cleaner/conditioner (clear color). Quite easy to use without fear of over stripping.

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    Leather sole conditioner.

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    Edge coloring ink, with an applicator attached to the lid. Pretty bottle


    Their premium shoe cream ('Collections' series) looks promising. Apparently they contain more pigments and fewer solvents vs other brands.
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    Bootblack website
     


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