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Japanese Shoes: Bespoke & RTW Super Thread

BColl_Has_Too_Many_Shoes

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The Hiros I ordered at the Leffot NYC trunk show are ready!
Hiro's style may not be as flamboyant as Fukuda’s, but the word I always associate with him is Timeless.
Can easily envision the stars of yesteryear (Cary Grants & Alain Delons) or present (G. Clooney) walking around in these.

These look so fantastic I am going to put them up over on the split toe thread👌

Wear them in good health!
 

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How many times you wore them? It's amazing that there's pretty much no sign of creases.
 

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The Hiro split toe derbies I ordered at the Leffot trunk show 6 months ago finally arrived, and they are stunning in person! I'll let the pictures speak for themselves, but I really could not be happier.
I had made a comment about Hiro Yanagimachi's shoes compared to Fukuda’s shoes previously. These pictures visually convey that sentiment.

Whilst Fukuda’s shoes are no doubt beautifully made, to me at times come off as a bit flamboyant. Though Hiro Yanagimachi's shoes may exhibit slightly more conservatism, his execution and finishing are second to none. His last shapes are the manifestation of the word elegance.
Moreover, the shoes are amazing in pictures, but they always look exponentially better in person. They truly must be seen to be appreciated.

Thanks for sharing @beepbop, and wear them in good health!
 

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Looks like Koji Endo will be taking bespoke orders in toronto (with Marol)
3500 Eur first pair, 3000 onwards.

Anyone has experience with him? at this price point, I prefer Yohei Fukuda/ Hiro Yanagimachi/ Ann as they catch my eyes more.
 

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Looks like Koji Endo will be taking bespoke orders in toronto (with Marol)
3500 Eur first pair, 3000 onwards.

Anyone has experience with him? at this price point, I prefer Yohei Fukuda/ Hiro Yanagimachi/ Ann as they catch my eyes more.
I do not have any experience with his shoes. I would be interested if his prices were more favorable. As you mentioned, for that price point I rather do the aforementioned Yohei Fukuda, Hiro Yanagimachi, or Ann. Not even for "catching eyes", I would suggest a higher price point is commensurate with their experience and execution. Surprised that Koji Endo is not beginning slightly lower than that. If you are near Toronto, it would imply that you can come here to NY for some Japanese fittings. If that is the case, I encourage you to make your way here when Yanagimachi and Spigola are around.
 

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