Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by nutcracker, Apr 4, 2013.
awed and kind of appalled at the same time- but no doubt Suzuki-san is is the Masamune of shoes
Sometimes I want to punch you.....how can you have so much crazy awesome places in one county.....huh? Japan!
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.
Please don't punch Candyman....he's there to spread love (look at his shirt)
Yuki Shirahama Bottier Bespoke samples @ L'Antico Guardaroba. Mr. Bottier's Tokyo Trunk Shows happen here.
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.
If it's a re-post, it's worth re-posting! Delicious.
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).
Those must be new from thearmoury tumblr. I think the model is 'Gaiole'
Here's another one..
Double monks in llama....
nice photos from thearmoury, as always
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
Out of curiosity, how much are entry-level MTO Spigola shoes in Jpn?
Awesome, will just be back in town - will PM you nearer the time.
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.
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?
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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