Japanese Shoes: Bespoke & RTW Super Thread

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  1. Joshua Lee

    Joshua Lee Senior member

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  2. chogall

    chogall Senior member

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    Interesting shoes. Very transparenty or foresty.

    Turn out construction. Hopefully the stitches are just to mid sole and outsole is just glued. Looks very comfy.
     
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    The price is indeed, right. I will be going to visit and inquire about materials and whether he makes to order, or fully bespoke too. I certainly don't limit myself to CM styles and probably have as many SW&D type shoes.

    The real star of handmade work shoes and boots in Tokyo is Moto in Aoyama - they have a whole thread to themselves over in SW&D: http://www.styleforum.net/t/299228/leather-arts-crafts-moto-aoyama-tokyo-japan-appreciation-thread
     
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    Not sure if those are hand made. But most likely hand lasted from the tag holes...
     
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    Thank you N-C!
    Bonta leather sandals for his customer.
    I've never seen anything like this.

    http://bontajp.blog134.fc2.com/blog-entry-676.html
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    IMHO some things should never meet, and these two are amongst them. The craftsmanship is undeniable; the end product is unholy.
     
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    ^^ They should call them gladiators.
     
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    I think the way windows are open needs more consideration. They should be larger and have some sort of curve instead of straight cut.
     
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    Corno blu Bespoke shoes for rainy day
    Vachetta leather upper & Red dainite sole

    Corno blu on FB
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    Quote:I bet the makers are thinking Glad we sold a pair...
     
  12. nutcracker

    nutcracker Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Crack repair by Brift H

    Can you tell what they did to repair the cracks on the vamp?

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    They actually covered the entire vamp piece with a new piece of calfskin. The new piece is stitched impossibly close to the edges of the captoe and the welt, the seems are almost invisible.


    They named this method 'Charles style patch' after Prince Charles's (in)famous shoes with multiple patch repairs.

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    Brift H blog
     
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    Man. Who said you had to toss the shoes if the uppers are destroyed.

    This is probably a noob-ish question, but out of curiosity, what's the reason why shoes can be re-soled for approximately a set number of times? Is it because by the 4th resole, the uppers would likely have been destroyed, or is it just the case that the welt (and the part where the welt is attached) just wouldn't be able to handle more?
     
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    That's a lot work for an end product that is still not great (not their craftmenship, just reality). I am sure it's more for sentimental reason than any economical concern...
     
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    The shoes are 10 years old, and looks pretty beat up elsewhere too. Not sure if they are bespoke., bu yeah, I assume the owner just doesn't want to let it go..... :)
     

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