Japanese Shoes: Bespoke & RTW Super Thread

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

  1. nutcracker

    nutcracker Senior member Dubiously Honored

    Messages:
    1,820
    Likes Received:
    879
    Joined:
    Sep 6, 2010
    Location:
    Taipei
    Here you go folks, my translation of the Marquess article from the LAST magazine.
    Read from Right to Left :)
    For higher resolution, open the 'link' on a new tab/window

    ENJOY!

    [​IMG][​IMG]

    [​IMG][​IMG]
     


  2. VRaivio

    VRaivio Senior member

    Messages:
    2,244
    Likes Received:
    641
    Joined:
    Jul 8, 2011
    Location:
    Finland
    Many thanks for the translation, nutty! Marquess is my favourite among these makers you've shared so far.
     


  3. TehBunny

    TehBunny Senior member

    Messages:
    1,059
    Likes Received:
    91
    Joined:
    Jul 2, 2012
    ^+ichi (see what I did there) :p
     


  4. nutcracker

    nutcracker Senior member Dubiously Honored

    Messages:
    1,820
    Likes Received:
    879
    Joined:
    Sep 6, 2010
    Location:
    Taipei
    

    :cheers:


    :lol:
     


  5. Fang66

    Fang66 Senior member

    Messages:
    10,701
    Likes Received:
    1,010
    Joined:
    Apr 29, 2009
    Location:
    Nihon
    
    Great work nc
     


  6. nutcracker

    nutcracker Senior member Dubiously Honored

    Messages:
    1,820
    Likes Received:
    879
    Joined:
    Sep 6, 2010
    Location:
    Taipei
    

    thnx Fang!
     


  7. Son Of Saphir

    Son Of Saphir Senior member

    Messages:
    1,029
    Likes Received:
    65
    Joined:
    Dec 28, 2009
    this thread is very good,
    it best thread here
    me like it very very much. :nodding:
     


  8. Asian Afro

    Asian Afro Senior member

    Messages:
    958
    Likes Received:
    93
    Joined:
    May 1, 2011

    Can you or someone here proxy? The page here doesn't seem to allow online orders.

    Trading Post also has fancy shoe boxes should anyone care.
     


  9. nutcracker

    nutcracker Senior member Dubiously Honored

    Messages:
    1,820
    Likes Received:
    879
    Joined:
    Sep 6, 2010
    Location:
    Taipei
    

    The case is not small, and probably also needs to be repackaged in a sturdier box to ship overseas.
    Unfortunately I can't do that for you, but I can ask Trading Post if they can pack/ship overseas.
     
    Last edited: May 8, 2013


  10. nutcracker

    nutcracker Senior member Dubiously Honored

    Messages:
    1,820
    Likes Received:
    879
    Joined:
    Sep 6, 2010
    Location:
    Taipei
    An interesting repair job by the folks @ Brift H Tokyo

    Apparently, the cracks on the vamp were beyond repair, so a piece of leather was stitched over the cracked area. He calls this type of repair 'Charles Style'
    They also did a decent job matching/finishing the leather piece to blend in with the rest....maybe a contrast with a totally different color would have been cool too.....

    [​IMG]
     


  11. nutcracker

    nutcracker Senior member Dubiously Honored

    Messages:
    1,820
    Likes Received:
    879
    Joined:
    Sep 6, 2010
    Location:
    Taipei
    gentille & 79, Tokyo

    Shoe repair and order salon gentille opened just last year, tucked in the small neighborhood of Fudomae. Already known as one of the few repair shops in Tokyo that can do full blown hand stitched recrafting, owner Koji Endou is also an accomplished shoemaker. With over 10 years of experience in shoemaking and repairing, he also apprenticed briefly under Anthony Delos at the Loire atelier.

    Endou's bespoke line, '79 soixante-dix-neuf', is available for order at the atelier. Price starts at a generous ¥190,000 yen for full handmade bespoke shoes.

    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    A chic storefront in a cozy neighborhood

    [​IMG]
    Bespoke line '79 soixante-dix-neuf' on display

    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    The smooth silhouette is very pleasing to the eyes. A shape inspired by Delos.

    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    Oxfords with Norwegian welts.

    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    More norwegian welts.

    [​IMG]
    Whole Cut Oxford
    [​IMG]
    Wholecut Oxford with a characteristically short nose

    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    Whole Cut Derby in English Suede

    [​IMG]
    Koji Endou bottier

    A newcomer to the busy Tokyo Bespoke scene, Endou bottier is definitely worth keeping an eye on. Would like to thank Endou-san for his time!

    gentille & 79
    www.gentille-79.com
     
    Last edited: May 9, 2013


  12. Fang66

    Fang66 Senior member

    Messages:
    10,701
    Likes Received:
    1,010
    Joined:
    Apr 29, 2009
    Location:
    Nihon
    Keep em coming nc, great work.
     


  13. nutcracker

    nutcracker Senior member Dubiously Honored

    Messages:
    1,820
    Likes Received:
    879
    Joined:
    Sep 6, 2010
    Location:
    Taipei
    

    :fonz:
     


  14. BespokeMakers

    BespokeMakers Senior member

    Messages:
    271
    Likes Received:
    308
    Joined:
    Apr 5, 2013
    Koji Suzuki's latest work.
    Spigola lazyman shoes.
    Good craftsman always busy.

    [​IMG]
     
    Last edited: May 10, 2013


  15. nutcracker

    nutcracker Senior member Dubiously Honored

    Messages:
    1,820
    Likes Received:
    879
    Joined:
    Sep 6, 2010
    Location:
    Taipei
    
    Now that's interesting....looks like real lacestays and tongues, but are those laces real (functional)? or fake :lol:
     
    Last edited: May 10, 2013


Share This Page

Styleforum is proudly sponsored by