Japanese Shoes: Bespoke & RTW Super Thread

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  1. nutcracker

    nutcracker Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    As always, thanks B-S!
    I remember G&G up charging 200 GBP for old Feudenburgs in Brown (a while ago). Not sure if they still have them.
     


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    nutcracker Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    A Visit to Tokyu Hands Shinjuku

    There's quite a lot of places in Tokyo where you can buy fine shoe care products. However, the most extensive collection can be found in Tokyu Hands, a big box home improvement center with 10 or so locations in the city. I managed to snap some photos at a Tokyo Hands in Shinjuku.

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    The shoecare section is massive. It goes all the way back to the elevators.

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    Shoe polishes and brushes. Saphir (blue and black), Colonil, Kiwi, Woly, Lexol, Boot Black, M.Mowbray, Columbus etc...

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    Shoe Trees

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    Demos

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    Try as much as you want

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    The exceptional Hirano brushes for M.Mowbray

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    Hirano's ultimate suede brush
     


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    Trompe le Monde Senior member

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    that place is insane. theres nothing that cant be found @ tokyu hands
     


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    Thanks for the info guys :)
     


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    That's what we need in Manhattan, make it much easier to compare between products
     


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    nutcracker Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Yeah definitely would be nice, but most stores may not be willing to carry a full lineup of polishes from multiple brands. Tokyu Hands is the only place I know that offers this service in Japan.

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    nutcracker Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Not that intrecciato for shoes is new, but its' quite fascinating to see the whole process done by one craftsman. [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] TYE Shoemaker FB
     


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    Hi Nutcracker,

    I wanted to find out if the shoe tree between #s 14 and 15 (in your shoe tree photo) were actually boot trees?

    Thanks!
     


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    nutcracker Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    TD,

    The photo is not very clear (from iphone), but they do seem like ankle boot trees. Not sure of the brand though.
    That store used to carry the nice boot trees by La Cordonerrie Anglaise, but not anymore
     


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    Thank you. Any way to find out the pricing of those boot trees?

    =)
     


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    That Tokyu Hands place feels like all those cloth/electronics/cellphone component sales buildings in Shenzhen...
     


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    nutcracker Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    :lol: yeah, Tokyu Hands started as a DIY hardware store, now they sell practically everything. The craziest thing I've seen there was an escape pod in case of tsunami disaster.
     


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    nutcracker Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Seems like the Summer trunk show season is coming along.....

    Yuki Shirahama Bottier is having his Tokyo Bespoke Show on 6/29~6/30 @ L'Antico Guardaroba in Harajuku
    Priced from ¥294,000 ($3000 USD or so)

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    I took these pics the last time I was there. Mr. Bottier will bring along many more samples.
     
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    Gorgeous!
     


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