Japanese Shoes: Bespoke & RTW Super Thread

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  1. nutcracker

    nutcracker Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    BespokeMakers, you have quite a collection of Spigola pics. If you don't mind, I'm posting this from your blog :) [​IMG] Spigola by Koji Suzuki Bespoke Elephant Leather Double Monk Strap very nice
     


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    nutcracker Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Another Spigola Bespoke (with a lil elephant) :)

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    nutcracker Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    HIROSHI ARAI MTO show

    Trunk show starting tomorrow @ World Footwear Gallery, Ginza, Tokyo (show ends at 4/30)

    Hiroshi Arai is the director of MIYAGI KOGYO brand shoes. He launched this new MTO collection under his own name.
    The selection looks good: 6 lasts, 22 designs, domestic and imported leathers (including Horween), and better yet, there's a nice selection of Japanese cordovan from Shinki Hikaku. The shoes are goodyear welted, made by Miyagi Kogyo.

    Priced quite reasonably, starting from ¥43,050 JPY ($440 USD or so)

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    Cordovan by Shinki Hikaku
     


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    nutcracker Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    MASAHITO FURUHATA Bespoke Shoes

    Furuhata's shoes have soft rounded edges and slight volume, true to the classic Italian style of old Gatto and Messina (where he did his apprenticeship for 6 years. He started his own Bespoke operation in 2008). His big square toes look just like the old Gatto. :)

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    He was regularly seen on magazines (LAST, MEN'S EX etc...), but I just heard that he was hired by Marini, in Rome, and will be saying goodbye to Japan soon (and hence closing down his Bespoke operation)
     
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    Have to say I much prefer square toes to chisel toes...
     


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    To those fancy more pictures and separate sources, here is the blog from Salon (JP)

    http://shoemaking.blog113.fc2.com/

    There are lots of pictures to get any shoe lover serious headache.
     


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    nutcracker Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    thanks! looks like the blog went defunct a while ago, but quite a collection of pics there.
    though I find some of the owners' tastes questionable....:lol:
     
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    nutcracker Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    A fun piece of work by Atelier Grandpa in Kyoto

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    skin stitched heel
     


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    Amazing! highly unusual but not the single example.
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    Sick.
     


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    nutcracker Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Met him a couple of times. He's quite a handsome chap :D
     


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    Last is crazy nice.

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    nutcracker Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    His new house last (bespoke) seems to have a smoother, less pronounced shape, compared to this older example (or maybe it's the angle)
     
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    Spigola MTO. Sorry for my poor photographic technique.

    I agree that they have nice collection of leather with texture.


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