Japanese Shoes: Bespoke & RTW Super Thread

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  1. ThinkDerm

    ThinkDerm Senior member

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    a little too much going on there.
     


  2. JermynStreet

    JermynStreet Senior member

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    This is just an excellent thread. My commendations, Nutcracker. I thought my next pair was going to be some St. Crispins, but this whole Japanese thread has changed my mind. I don't know when they'll be available in the US, but my next high end pair will definitely be some Japanese shoes.
     


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    bboysdontcryy Senior member

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    +1
    Sometimes, less is more.
     
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    chogall Senior member

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    I know people on SF have a strong affinity towards sleek shoes with sleek leather, last, and sole. But this pair is not too busy at all.

    Rough grained leather, busy pattern, heavy sole work well with each other. In fact, the best way to improve this pair is to do a full norvegese instead of its current hand sewn welted construction.
     


  5. nutcracker

    nutcracker Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    They are Hidetaka Fukaya's RTW collection, btw. Blake constructed.
     


  6. nutcracker

    nutcracker Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    :fonz:

    As far as I know, Spigola is the only maker who ever ventured out to do shows in the US. I actually asked him a while ago if he is planning to return to the states. He said he would like to, but unfortunately not anytime soon.
     


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    bozzkeren Senior member

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    NC do you happen to know the pricing for il micio RTW line? and do they have handwelted model?
    thanks
     
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  9. nutcracker

    nutcracker Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Hidetaka Fukaya RTW shoes cost ¥89,000~ yen ($895 or so). I believe they are all blake constructed and made in Italy.
     


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    nutcracker Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Commando soles are never a good look
     


  12. ThinkDerm

    ThinkDerm Senior member

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    agreed.
     


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    Quote:oh...B width extremely hard to come by in Europe. I must be priviledged to have average width fitting - I know some Forum members spend north of $6K for a pair of bespoke...6K allows me to have 10 pairs.
     


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