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Japanese Shoes: Bespoke & RTW Super Thread

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

  1. dennistsang

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    A pair of new corno blu rtw via yeossal
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    thanks for that, yes they look pretty decent (and tempting) for the price, was wondering if anyone has an actual pair for a review
     

  5. clee1982

    clee1982 Stylish Dinosaur

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    Yes. The shoes you are referring to are made in Guangzhou by Yim.

    His full name is Yan Wang. And he's worked with Hobu since his early days as a shoemaker.

    I have a pair by him. With a few more on the way, and recently wrote a review of his shoes on Instagram. The review is continued under the comments part of the post.

    For ease of reference here's the link.


    The shoes are really quite impressive, and he's continually getting better. Definitely worth keeping on your radar.
     
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    ThinkDerm Stylish Dinosaur

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    thank you. can you share the pricing per pair? are they all made to the same level?

    How was payment done? do the shoes come with lasted shoe trees?
     

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    About $930 USD.
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    Bank transfer.
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    How did you get sized? In person?
     

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    Tried reaching out to Yim several times but no response on Instagram :( I’ll give him a few more days I guess...
     

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    You'll need to message him in Mandarin I'm afraid. He can't really communicate too good in English.

    I'd sent him my measurements over email.
     

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    I sent messages in both Mandarin and English lol...
     

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    Hey guys, where I can get suiting fabrics on Tokyo japan

    or even odd trousers - linen, cotton etc
     

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    Kiyo Uda

    Superb service and work. Kiyo Udagawa came 7th in last years World Shoe Championship. Incredible talent and potential.

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