Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by nutcracker, Apr 4, 2013.
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.
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
Not sure if those are hand made. But most likely hand lasted from the tag holes...
Thank you N-C!
Bonta leather sandals for his customer.
I've never seen anything like this.
Beautiful ....vintage sandal meets modern shoe.
IMHO some things should never meet, and these two are amongst them. The craftsmanship is undeniable; the end product is unholy.
^^ They should call them gladiators.
I think the way windows are open needs more consideration. They should be larger and have some sort of curve instead of straight cut.
Corno blu Bespoke shoes for rainy day
Vachetta leather upper & Red dainite sole
Corno blu on FB
Quote:I bet the makers are thinking Glad we sold a pair...
Crack repair by Brift H
Can you tell what they did to repair the cracks on the vamp?
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.
Brift H blog
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?
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...
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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