Japanese Shoes: Bespoke & RTW Super Thread

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  1. striker

    striker Senior member

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    Like the other poster noted, floating is just only one problem solved. That mask is not gonna prevent crushed skulls. And should someone have too much beans or gas...
     


  2. BespokeMakers

    BespokeMakers Senior member

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    Corno blu MTO Trunk Show at Coccinella, Osaka JAPAN
    July 5-6th 2013
    Coccinella / BOTTEGA del SARTO
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    Handsewn Goodyear welt construction.
    These shoes are factory made in Japan.
    Do you believe?
     
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  3. nutcracker

    nutcracker Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    The stuff also has a battery operated ventilation fan, and 4 sets of seat belts/harnesses, though helmets would be nice :D
    Theres storage under the floor to keep food, water and battery, and extra weight keeps the ball upright on water.
    The ball can also withstand 9 tons of crushing force.
    http://pond.co.jp/

    geez, I sound like their sales rep now :)
     


  4. nutcracker

    nutcracker Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Yeah, Corno Blu shoes, especially the high end MTO ones, have the best fit and finish among the factory made shoes in Japan, IMO
     


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    clee1982 Senior member

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    learn something, thanks
     


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    clee1982 Senior member

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    I like the captoe there
     


  7. BespokeMakers

    BespokeMakers Senior member

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    cagra by Taizo Higuchi
    He based in Sapporo city.
    Sapporo is the largest city of the northern island of Hokkaido, Japan.

    cagra on tumblr : http://cagra.tumblr.com/

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    Hokkaido Sika Deer Suede Shoes
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  8. nutcracker

    nutcracker Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Nice B-M! Thanks for the pics. I know Higuchi (Cagra) trained at Guild for 5 years, and he also has some experience making shoes in the UK. He must be the go-to shoemaker in Hokkaido.
     


  9. nutcracker

    nutcracker Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Brift H Original Shoe Brushes

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    Wooden handles, waiting to be hand threaded.

    Custom made by Edoya

    Brift H FB
     


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    wqvong Senior member

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    Where do you guys find those white and red polishing towels?
     


  11. nutcracker

    nutcracker Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    The red polishing towels are made and sold by Brift H. They're just long strips of cotton flannel
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    I assume the white towels you're referring to are these polish remover towels like these
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    M.Mowbray Remover Cloth
     


  12. bozzkeren

    bozzkeren Senior member

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    Hi NC, i just read whole 72 page and want to say what a great thread you have, opened my eyes to whole new world of bespoke and MTO.

    Have a question about MTO, i read your post here that you recommend those artisan
    http://www.styleforum.net/t/343005/japanese-shoes-bespoke-rtw-super-thread/645#post_6347987

    After seeing all the shoe arts at this thread i have preference for Spigola and osamu egawa shoes.
    Do you know how long it takes to finish MTO handsewn from trial fitting? i'm planning to visit tokyo at 11 august and staying for 7 days. I'm hoping i could order MTO shoes for my visit there.

    Thanks
     


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    Do you know where I can get them online?

    Thanks
     


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    nutcracker Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Thanks for your compliment! If you're planning to stay in Tokyo for 7 days, you may want to select a maker who does handmade MTO without a trial session. o.e., Clematis, Yohei Fukuda, Hiro Yanagimachi, and Spigola comes up to mind.
    o.e. takes up to 2 months for completion. Spigola: 4 months, and Clematis and Yohei Fukuda takes 10 months+

    Unfortunately, Spigola shoes are available in Tokyo only through their quarterly Trunk Shows (happening next week, and probably not for another 4 months)
     


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