Japanese Shoes: Bespoke & RTW Super Thread

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  1. nutcracker

    nutcracker Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Another fine recraft job done by the folks @ RESH Nihonbashi, Tokyo

    Resoling a pair of C&J Handgrade SEYMOUR

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    Left: Brand new Belgrave
    Right: Used Seymour (for recraft)

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    Left: Brand new Belgrave
    Right: Seymour resoled with an identical grade JR sole

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    Even the heel pins are done identical to the original

    Total price for the recraft: ¥21740 yen ($215 USD)
     


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    chogall Senior member

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    That's a very expensive recraft.
     


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    nutcracker Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    At RESH, a basic recraft with JR soles cost ¥16700. Then theres the addition for hidden channels, UK dove heels, and brass pins.
     


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    chogall Senior member

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    Compare to C&J recraft using original lasts and directly into the manufacturing process.
     


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    nutcracker Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Yeah, for around the same price, C&J can do a total refurbishing (relast, rewelt, recork, reline, resole etc...). :)

    If theres any advantage of doing locally, RESH does the resole in 2 weeks.
     


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    Unfortunately they didn't seem to be included in the sale.
     


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    3 pairs biotches.

    Thanks for the tip nc.

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    nutcracker Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Trees in my size were all gone in minutes (past noon). I guess this is one of the few benefits for having big feet in Japan. :lol:
    Three for price of one. Awesome deal
     


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    Yep great deal.

    Actually my wife bought them, she said almost all of the smaller sizes were sold out.
     


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    nutcracker Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    You're a lucky man!
     


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    nutcracker Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    A few years back, SPIGOLA did a collab project with an eyewear maker called OBJ.
    i didn't really care for them back then, but now I'm sure with all the Spigola craze, there must be someone who may want these :)

    In titanium, sterling silver, wood, and of course, leather (the hood portion and the pouch by Koji Suzuki)

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    chogall Senior member

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    Very steam punk.

    Spigola is made famous by the Armoury, no?

    Back up several ago it was all Il Micio Firenze
     
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    No, Koji Suzuki (Spigola) was the first Japanese shoemaker to become famous on this forum here.

    Ten years ago, we had the all these jokes about him having a waiting list to get onto the waiting list.
     
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    nutcracker Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Yeah, I think the original Spigola craze (10 yrs ago or so) was nothing like what we see today. There was so much hype behind Suzuki, despite being somewhat of a new kid in the scene. He was backed with so many orders, he stopped taking new ones for 2 years or so. :lol:

    but I agree that theArmoury help put him back in the spotlight here on SF (the English speaking crowd)
     
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    nutcracker Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Il Micio / Fukaya san probably has a larger exposure to the public though. Not long ago, he was on the national news circuit for being the favorite shoemaker of some star soccer player :)
     


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