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Japanese Shoes: Bespoke & RTW Super Thread

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The shoes are made in China, varies depending on style, but the dress shoes are made by the shoemaker Gray Yim. Looks quite nice especially considering the price.

thanks for that, yes they look pretty decent (and tempting) for the price, was wondering if anyone has an actual pair for a review
 

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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
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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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.
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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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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Tried reaching out to Yim several times but no response on Instagram :( I’ll give him a few more days I guess...
You'll need to message him in Mandarin I'm afraid. He can't really communicate too good in English.

How did you get sized? In person?
I'd sent him my measurements over email.
 

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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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