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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    interesting looking and sounding concept, but ultimately not quite my cup of tea... anyone has any real experience with it? I think most people can get good fit without unnecessary stress on instep easily enough just with proper lacing.
     


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    nutcracker Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    The slit is supposed to relieve stress to the leather when it is being lasted. I should have been more clear, its not about the feet.
     


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    bengal-stripe Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I suppose, there is a family resemblance somewhere!

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    “Oh, you can't help that,' said the cat. 'We're all mad here.”
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    clee1982 Senior member

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    ah I see, but why bother?
     


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    nutcracker Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I think the slit is there more for a decorative reason. It really looks quite unique in person.
     
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    nutcracker Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    With that big grin ( and of course that color ), and now that you bring out the Cheshire Cat (the British Shorthair, my favorite!) I find the shoes impossible to hate. :lol:

    I think Egawa-san might really like your analogy, because he is going for that Victorian era charm
     
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    nutcracker Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    More boots by o.e..
    Full Handmade MTO

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    Plaintoe Boots with a certain vintage feel

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    Suede Boots with Wrap around Straps

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    Classic Lace Up Boots

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    Waist details

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    The bottom
     
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    nutcracker Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    o.e. by Egawa Osama
    Full Handmade MTO Shoes

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    Laced Double Monks

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    Captoe Oxfords

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    Shoes, big and small

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    Minature Wholecut Keychain, anyone?
    Hand lasted, fully lined, with midsoles, toe and heel puffs and all.....
     


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    The above has the allure of Guilt of Crafts.
     


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    Nutcracker, how much are the keychains?:)
     


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    nutcracker Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Haha, good eyes. Egawa-san was the former partner of Yamauch-san from Guild of Crafts (Guild was a 2 man show when they just started off 15yrs ago), and he was involved in creating a lot of Guild's staple designs we see today. Since they parted ways, Guild has expanded and adopted a workshop production model, and their MTO shoes are essentially semi-factory made (9/10 handmade). Egawa-san continues to make full hand made shoes from his 2-man atelier.
     
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    nutcracker Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    The little wholecut keychain costs ¥15,000 yen ($150). Yeah I know, but they are genuine handmade shoes..... :lol:
     


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    hand welt? I don't want no gemming at those price :foo:
     


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    nutcracker Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I'm not sure if its possible to do hand welting on such tiny things
    I think they are cemented, but not sure
    They told me it was a major pain and took some time trying to make those keychains.... :)

    These tiny shoes below do seem like they're hand bottomed and possibly hand welted. They're a bit bigger than the keychain one
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