Japanese Shoes: Bespoke & RTW Super Thread

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  1. clee1982

    clee1982 Senior member

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    At the rate my job is going, I might move to HK in 3 month..., well, at least I know where to start looking

    edit: and have to say this, the girl is cute :D
     
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    a question for theose familiar with japanese rtw, do the lasts tend to run wider than US/UK lasts in general?

    I have a very wide foot and for the past several years have been buying soccer shoes made in japan or for the asian markets, as they tend to run quite a bit wider. It makes me curious as to whether this would be a better option for me (purchasing some Japan rtw) than trying to find any decent dress shoe in a US 3E or UK G/H.

    Any insight is appreciated.
     


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    nutcracker Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Yes Japanese RTW dress shoes tend to run a smidgen wider in general, but just a smidgen. They're definitely not as wide as US EEE or UK G. I think you may be better off looking for a brand that offers width options. Unfortunately, not many Japanese RTW brands offer width options though...
     


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    Be careful comparing English lasts: a "G" fitting in C&J is "extra wide" like a US EE or EEE. But a "G" fitting in Church's or Cheaney or Barker or Loake or Alfred Sargent, is regular wide like a US "E".

    JL, EG, GG all use "E" as their regular fitting, like C&J, but have a tendency to slimmer lasts anyway, more like a US "C", so their wider "F" might only be as generous as the "regular F" from AS or Loake.

    And Tricker's use numbers, because fuck everyone else.

    Please don't blame me for being English.
     


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    And anthony cleverly use D as standard width... Just for the sake of being confusing
     


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    And anthony cleverly use D as standard width... Just for the sake of being confusing
     


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    And anthony cleverly use D as standard width... Just for the sake of being confusing
     


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    Bengel Stripe posted something many moons ago about the fitting standards. If I remember correctly, they are all the same fitting standard for girth but the base of the last are very different. Or something.

    Yes, its confusing as hell.

    To add to the confusion, SC uses F as the standard fitting and G for wide. RMW uses G for standard fitting and H for wide.
     


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    nutcracker Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    EE is the standard fitting for Japanese shoes. Not all manufactures oblige to this standard, but most do.

    Here is the sizing chart for reference

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    NC, do you have any info for LCA above sizing? i've read in some blog that you have to downsize from your usual shoe size?
    i'm 9 US so should i buy 42/43?
    thanks
     


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    nutcracker Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    42 sounds right but you may have to upsize/downsize depending on the brand/last.
     


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    They don't ship to the USA. :(
     


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    nutcracker Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    KOJI SUZUKI @ The Armoury this Friday & Saturday (7/5~7/6)

    Bespoke 35,000~ HKD ($4500 USD)
    MTO 15,000~ HKD (1900 USD)

    from thearmoury

    Some pictures from the show would be appreciated :)
     
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    Regal tend to be a bit wider, and they offer EE/EEE.
     


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