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Japanese Shoes: Bespoke & RTW Super Thread

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

  1. kallun

    kallun Senior member

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    Thanks for taking the time! Very interesting to read.

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  2. nkapped

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    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.

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    Last edited: Oct 14, 2017 at 12:17 AM


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