Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by nutcracker, Apr 4, 2013.
interesting though I doubt few on SF would appreciate his toe styling
Except Bettanin lovers and aficionados of the big welt thread!
interesting though I doubt few on SF would appreciate his toe styling[/quote
I have few of these style byFratelli Rossetti circa 1998. I would not think many SFer would wear those these days.
Big welt - yes sometimes. Huge square chisel - hell no. Ugly is ugly, even when it's well-made ugly.
I confess. I found brogue one above attractive. No not for office. Even for casual, I am afraid people ask me what I am wearing, that is the only problem.
I've seen Tetsujiya's other works (from his portfolio folder), and he is definitely capable of making shoes in other styles (like round toes )
However, he says for now (this year), he will continue to concentrate on this direction (big welt shoes), and perhaps introduce a collection of welted shoes in near future.
Big Square Toe + Big Welt shoes seem to have a steady following in Japan (Bettanin, Brancchini etc...), and from my impression, he's trying to fill in that demand from the Bespoke side.
Does he sell his crane origami?
That's a very interesting last for monkey/hiking boots!!
I like his lasts. Casual and not #menswear. Actually not sure how Il Micio fares on this forum with its always distinctive last and pattern.
I'm really torn between the leather soles and the dainite soles. What's your take? Is it common for people over in Japan to opt for Dainite soles? I'm very hard on my shoes!
Yeah, some of Il Micio's sample were impossibly sharp and sleek (well,they are sample shoes.....), but they indeed looked distinctive (and quite impressive).
His shoes definitely aren't well represented here on the forum. I also flipped through a hardcover catalog of Il Micio, was quite tempted to tuck it in my shirt......
Apparently rubber soles are quite popular in Japan, even for high priced shoes. Just a matter of practicality in a humid country.
I would prefer going with leather soles to match the smooth leather upper. The leather soles aren't too fancy, and in a sense looks quite practical. But then I rarely wear dress/oxford shoes to commute/work, so my situation/preference may be different from you.
would love to order some insane patina shoes from Imai Hiroki, does he come to the us?
Unfortunately, no. I'm sure he gets plenty of inquiries, so I assume he knows there are plenty of potential customers overseas.....
I will suggest to stick with HAF sole, I find Dainite last just as long as my leather sole. Hell, I like wearing my St Cripins in the rain.
All the polished floors in Shinjuku station and other places play havoc with me when I wear leather soles.
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