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Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by nutcracker, Apr 4, 2013.
Thanks for taking the time! Very interesting to read.
Bespoke shoemaker Hiro Yanagimachi is doing a trunk show in Singapore this weekend. Was pleased to catch up with him and pattern maker/closer Konomi Egawa whom I last saw at their workshop in Sendagaya, Tokyo. The MTO burgundy adelaides I ordered earlier this year are wearing in very well.
Also had the chance to try on his new fitting loafers. He's still refining the last based on customer surveys and will debut this for MTO and MTM orders soon. I tried my usual size but there was a fair bit of heel slippage and this was only somewhat addressed by adding two additional insoles. As loafers are currently only available at the bespoke tier, this is something to keep in mind for future commissions.
Here are some scenes from the trunk show, organized by local menswear store L.C. Via.
Visited Seiji McCarthy at the World Footwear Gallery in Jingumae just a short walk from Harajuku. Great passionate artisan with down to earth attitude and great customer service. Fantastic range of classic shoe styles with MTO, MTM and bespoke options. Fluent English for overseas customers and passionate about his craft. A great experience. Superb finish and great classic styles. Standard lasts with fitting shoes for MTO and modifications for MTM and bespoke too with wooden lasts built to customers specifications. A fantastic experience and well recommended.
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