Japanese Shoes: Bespoke & RTW Super Thread

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

  1. Pliny

    Pliny Senior member

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    awed and kind of appalled at the same time- but no doubt Suzuki-san is is the Masamune of shoes
     
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    Sometimes I want to punch you.....how can you have so much crazy awesome places in one county.....huh? Japan!
     
  3. nutcracker

    nutcracker Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Or perhaps Suzuki is the Inoue Shinkai (known as the Osaka Masamune) of shoes

    Italian/Latin influence is quite strong in the Kansai area (Osaka, Kobe, Fukuoka) for some reason, whether its tailoring or shoemaking.
    Tokyo is still a hotbed for the English tradition, and not all Tokyoites dig the look of Spigola (from the people I talk to). I may be overgeneralising, but I do hear other Japanese say the same thing.
     
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    nutcracker Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Please don't punch Candyman....he's there to spread love (look at his shirt) :inlove:
     
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    ThinkDerm Senior member

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    Yuki Shirahama Bottier Bespoke samples @ L'Antico Guardaroba. Mr. Bottier's Tokyo Trunk Shows happen here.

    awesome shoes.
     
  6. VRaivio

    VRaivio Senior member

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    This may be a re-post, but here we go: Koji 'Spigola' Suzuki. I just love the contours and proportions on this model so much I'm calling this a Masterpiece.

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    mimo Pernicious Enabler

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    If it's a re-post, it's worth re-posting! Delicious.
     
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    why is every little weird Italian shoe brands available in Japan, even those ones that usually make for others have their house brand in Japan. I have seen a lot more brands come and go in NYC (not necessarily because they're bad, just because it happens).
     
  9. nutcracker

    nutcracker Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Those must be new from thearmoury tumblr. I think the model is 'Gaiole'

    Here's another one..

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    Double monks in llama....

    nice photos from thearmoury, as always
    thearmoury.tumblr
     
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    nutcracker Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    btw....Spigola MTO Trunk Show will be held in Tokyo 6/20 (Thurs) through the weekend.
    So if you're in town, may be a good chance to order one, or to just gawk at the sample shoes :lol:
     
  11. bboysdontcryy

    bboysdontcryy Senior member

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    Out of curiosity, how much are entry-level MTO Spigola shoes in Jpn?
     
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    Awesome, will just be back in town - will PM you nearer the time.
     
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    I have been told HKD$15000 as starting 9.5 MTO price, with very small top ups for most extra (e.g. fiddleback waist)

    Generally, it is the price you will probably pay for a St Cripins or similar top end shoe.
     
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    bboysdontcryy Senior member

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    I was expecting different prices in Jpn.

    I thought St Crispins are 9450 HKD (800 GBP), and Spigolas are 15, 000 HKD (1270 GBP) for their MTO in HK?
     
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    nutcracker Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Spigola MTO starts from ¥108,000 JPY direct from Suzuki's Kobe studio (as of March 2013). That is $1,050 USD, or $8,170 HKD.
    They start a bit more @ the Tokyo Trunk Show. Price here starts from ¥126,000 JPY. That is $1,230 USD, or $9,530 HKD.
    You can probably shave off 5% VAT from that (not much though...)

    Price doesn't include Shoe trees.

    I'm not sure if The Armoury includes shoe trees in their price. If not, I say their upcharge is quite steep in today's currency. $15,000 HKD = $1,930 USD / ¥198,000 JPY
     
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