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Japanese Shoes: Bespoke & RTW Super Thread

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

  1. clee1982

    clee1982 Senior member

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    I agree with you, at least certainly not NYC/London/HK/Paris/Shanghai/Singapore
     


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    chogall Senior member

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    Once you go black, ...

    Unless you belong to #menswear.
     


  3. nutcracker

    nutcracker Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    You noticed how Crockett & Jones are sold in almost every store I listed? I honestly think the majority of C&J shoes made are shipped to Japan....:lol:
     
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    nutcracker Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Yeah, while definitely not all Mitsukoshis are nice, the Nihonbashi one may be the Saks of Japan. The facade kinda looks similar too :)
     


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    terrorsquad Senior member

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    Nutcracker, thanks for the guide where to get good shoes in Japan; will be heading there and really appreciate it.

    Nutcrackers contribution on the shoe scene in Japan has been immense; I vote that he be given 'dubiously honoured' status in this forum [​IMG]
     


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    TehBunny Senior member

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    Great shoe shopping guides; also guys please spoiler them takes up the whole page when repeatedly quoted:)
     


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    Ilovelobbs Senior member

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    Agree - NC....you have defined my 3 days itinary for Toyko....will treat you to a glass wine/beer if we meet up.
     


  8. nutcracker

    nutcracker Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Thanks for enjoying them!! Don't you need something like 10,000 posts to get that title? :D and yeah, in fact I don't think there is even a Japanese equivalent to a shoe shopping guide by store...store websites don't list them either.
    Thanks TB!! :fonz:
    Sounds great. You're planning to visit with your lady perhaps? Not sure if she'll like your itinerary...... btw I'm not done....several more shopping areas to cover this weekend :fonz:
     


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    Ilovelobbs Senior member

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    When it comes to HK; SGP and Bangkok, the missus is staying put - she'll be compensated with some weekend-spa package ;-) ...

    Currently working on a deal to justify a week travel request to HK...this should allow me enough time to pop over to Tokyo for the weekend...

    I presume all these larger stores are open on a Sunday?
     


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    Ilovelobbs Senior member

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    The whole of Northampton should be renamed Nori-hampton
     


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    nutcracker Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Weekend spa at a nice hotel in HK sounds like a reasonable tradeoff for your absence :D
    Yes, larger stores are all open on Sundays.
     


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    only one complain, price! there goes the reason why I would not buy any foreign made shoe while I am in Tokyo, yen got to sink even further to make it worthwhile...
     


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    nutcracker Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Yeah, but it also depends on what brand.

    An average Carmina shoes in Tokyo are priced around ¥60000 (¥63000 with 5%VAT). That is equivalent to $586 USD, not too far away.
     


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    :crackup:
     


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    chogall Senior member

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    lol

    It really is. Especially when a few outworkers and bespoke shops are already dominated by Japanese workers.
     


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