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Japanese Shoes: Bespoke & RTW Super Thread

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

  1. WhyUEarly

    WhyUEarly Senior Member

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    I don't know how people can wear them. Murata-san's shoes are all works of art. Out of all the amazing shoemakers around the world, I think Main d'Or comes closely to technical perfection (from photos I've seen).
     

  2. daizawaguy

    daizawaguy Senior Member

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    I know how you feel. I don’t know how I’m going to get around to scratching that sole! They belong in a museum! I agree, they are the highest level of shoe craftsmanship and Murata San strives for beyond perfection.

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  3. WhyUEarly

    WhyUEarly Senior Member

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    @daizawaguy In general, I prefer shoes with less broguing. After seeing your shoe, with this grandmaster level of make, I think I will want a pair with some brogueing. I've had the chance to handle Patrick Frei's winning shoe during its world tour. It's no doubt superbly made, but I like your pair better. So please post wear pics :) I love your shoe

    I shudder at my next vacation in Japan because I think I want to buy a Credor and get sized for a Main D'or pair...
     

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    Sorry, I hope someone can help me, next month I will be in Japan, but someone on this thread knows if some Japanese shoemaker offers seamless boots service? if anyone knows, can you tell me who to contact?
    here is a reference of the product I was talking about, borrowed from a European shoemaker. Thank you:worship: for your help.

     

  5. j ingevaldsson

    j ingevaldsson Distinguished Member Affiliate Vendor

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    Not too many Japanese do much seamless. Clematis Ginza would be my best bet, at least seen seamless croc shoes from them.
     

  6. demian

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    Thank you so much:worship:
    yes i have seen this crocodile seamless shoes from them,just worry if they can do the same work with a boot...:blush:
    I will contact them by e.mail ,thank you very much for the advice.i will return to you to let you know if their answer :fistbump: will be positive,
    cross fingers:cheers:.
     
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  7. bamboo

    bamboo Senior Member

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    I believe no Japanese marker has done seamless wholecut boots. This does not mean they cannot do it but they will be reluctant.
     

  8. Taverner.cohen

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    such a level of perfection
     

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    From left to right, black adelaide oxfords from Marquess, burgundy quarter (or half?) brogues from Yohei Fukuda, and dark brown double monks from Spigola. Have previously posted the Marquess and Yohei Fukuda shoes, the Spigola double monks are new. Will post similar detailed pictures for the double monks as for the previous shoes, but thought the three pairs side by side would be interesting as well. The Spigolas are still breaking in (have worn maybe 7 times), but feel like they will be just as comfortable as the Marquess or YF pairs.

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  10. demian

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    Why reluctant?:crazy::crazy:

    I have seen that a lot of them offer seamless shoes instead ,why you think they are reluctand ,whe a seamless boot can be the top of their ability?
    I think instead they like to do ,becasue i have seen a lot of makers in Japan offer regulary seamless shoes,as Main d'or ;clematis ,and some others,and also seamless loafer ,crocodile. I asked regarding the seamless boot ,because i want visit some shoemakers ,during my trip in Japan ,a shoemaker that is able to offer this kind of boot,i want something special ,and i will invest in that.:colgate::colgate:

    I sent a request to Clematis ,i'm waiting an asnwer , i hope they can do this.
     

  11. j ingevaldsson

    j ingevaldsson Distinguished Member Affiliate Vendor

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    Noriyuki Misawa runs one of Japan’s largest shoemaking schools and has the Misawa & Workshop bespoke brand, but his most interesting work is his art project made under his own name. Excellent creativity and craftsmanships. Below some pictures of his art shoes, much more in this report on my blog.

    Sole decorated with lots of brass nails:
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    Amazing boot:
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    This shoe is made of three old vintage Nicolaus Tuczek shoes:
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    One of his masterpieces:
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    "Stoned" shoes:
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    His current project, where he patinates the leather with rust:
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    His regular bespoke shoes are pretty nice as well:
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    Noriyuki Misawa:
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  12. ThinkDerm

    ThinkDerm Stylish Dinosaur

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    gorgeous
     

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