Japanese Shoes: Bespoke & RTW Super Thread

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

  1. wristandfeet

    wristandfeet Senior member

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    Thanks a lot for sharing this! Would you happen to know if Yoheis RTW will eventually come to the US? And if so, which retailer has close ties with him?

    Thank you!
     


  2. ThinkDerm

    ThinkDerm Senior member

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    @gdl203 Wish it was nmwa
     


  3. gdl203

    gdl203 Affiliate Vendor Dubiously Honored Affiliate Vendor

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    No thanks! The retailer who decides to stock $2k+ RTW shoes in full size runs in this retail environment needs to get a full brain scan (or an excellent bankruptcy lawyer)
     


  4. ericgereghty

    ericgereghty Senior member

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    Seriously. Noticed Fukuda RTW on an unnamed site, and hightailed outta there just about as fast as I could.
     


  5. gdl203

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    I mean, the shoes are amazing but, at that price, it is better as a MTO product. What retailer can immobilize that much capital in an inventory of niche Japanese high-end shoes?
     


  6. ThinkDerm

    ThinkDerm Senior member

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    What's the pricing? I thought you could do it.
     


  7. ThinkDerm

    ThinkDerm Senior member

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    What is the retail environment like currently Greg? I don't know as I am not a retailer...
     


  8. ThinkDerm

    ThinkDerm Senior member

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    Where stocks these shoes rtw?
     


  9. j ingevaldsson

    j ingevaldsson Senior member

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    The new Swedish based webshop The Sabot sell Yohei Fukuda's RTW, and ship worldwide. They now take pre-orders, from september they will have a small stock as well. I know one other retailer is planned, apart from himself selling them in Japan.
     


  10. daizawaguy

    daizawaguy Senior member

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    One and a half years later....and the trial shoes have arrived! Every detail in the final version has been recreated. Incredible work by Eiji Murata of Main D`Or. To be worn for a month or two...

    [​IMG] Oops, photos on Flickr but not downloading....any instructions appreciated.
     


  11. daizawaguy

    daizawaguy Senior member

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    Eiji Murata Trial shoes

    Eiji Murata Trial 1.jpg
     
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  12. daizawaguy

    daizawaguy Senior member

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    Trial shoes to be worn for a month or two...

    Eiji Murata Trial 2.jpg
     


  13. daizawaguy

    daizawaguy Senior member

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    An example of the final shoe I have chosen. I opted for 5 eyelets rows instead of six. The leather is black, but finished off in Burgundy polish - hence the laces and sole contrast.

    Eiji Murata  1.jpg
     


  15. Concordia

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    Reminds me of the joke about East Germany. A Texas car collector heard that the hardest car in the world to get hold of new was the Trabant, which had a multi-year waiting list. To get something nobody else had, he flew to Saxony to see if he could cut a deal. And so delighted were the plant managers to get hard currency that they put him right to the front of the queue.

    Back home, he bragged about his success, taking particular care to note the courtesy the East Germans had given him. "They were so glad to have an American customer that not only did they give me a tour of the factory, but they sent home a life-sized paper model to drive until the real one comes."

    Although these look much nicer than a Trabant.
     


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