Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by nutcracker, Apr 4, 2013.
yeah, maybe not. Still quite good looking though.
John Lobb Aero Shoe Trees
Extra hollow Aero
Lobb St.James trees.....I recall their prices are in an epic level
G&G,GC,EG Bespoke Shoe Trees
Legendary EG Bespoke, so beautiful trees!
Comparing EG`s Dover with a Semi-Bespoke Hiro Yanagimachi may not be a good comparison. Probably not fair to imply that Hiro`s Derby is a Dover wannabe.
If I want a Made in Japan Dover alternative, maybe I should look for something that looks more obviously similar
MIYAGI KOGYO`s U-tip derby, the FUJIBANA, may actually be the Japanese answer to Dover. I remember reading about Miyagi Kogyo`s boss being obsessed with Edward Green. So I`m not so surprised that these look so much like Dover.
In fact, they are really well made, I tried them once a year ago, and remember really liking them. Priced at ¥55,000 or so ($560 or 365 GBP)
Miyagi Kogyo`s FUJIBANA. There is also a soft square toe version.
I also recall doing a translation of a dissection done by MEN`S EX, so here it is (open the link, not image)
And here the dissection of a EG Dover from MEN`S EX I did a long while ago. Enjoy!
Close up of my EG Dover on the 82 Last - Double sole....as promised.
And a couple pics of my shoe fix for March 2013 ....
Left = EG Dover
Middle = Vass
Right = Saint Crispin
I haven't seen willow for a long time. Very nice.
Willow Calf is RARE....very hard to source....
They were made several years ago....taking me some time to source these.
Yes, Very very nice. The leather looks awesome.
Btw, the Miyagi Kogyo I posted above uses Japanese Kip. Using imported calf will probably drive up the price.
But yeah, Miyagi and EG shoes don`t belong in the same sentence in many ways
But it is kind of nice to know that EG shoes are the inspirations and the models for some of these nicer Japanese makers like Miyagi Kogyo. Not just in style / appearance, but the details in construction too. There are lots of respect for English shoemaking tradition here for sure.
JLP and Herve Brunelle bespoke shoe trees put these to shame. These are machine copied trees.
Was looking for similar JLP/Brunelle/Delos grade trees from Japan. Or at the very least, Saint Crispin's.
Sorry, I couldn't help you.
Saint Crispin's own made shoe trees in the workshop.
Made to spend 8 hours per pair
If a Japanese maker makes same shoe trees, become very expensive.
Saint Crispin's - Making hollowed shoe trees
The boy on the right looks very young....
the article says he`s 20yrs old (in 2007).
Thank you Nutcracker - maybe the one on the left is 20....
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