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Japanese Shoes: Bespoke & RTW Super Thread

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by nutcracker, Apr 4, 2013.

  1. jasonmx3

    jasonmx3 Senior member

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    Cross-posting from the Cap toe thread.

    Black cap toes from the Original Collection of the Trading Post

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  2. nutcracker

    nutcracker Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Nice! Love that classic egg toes!! Wear in good health! I never imagined seeing Jo S A Bank trees in Japan :D
     
  3. jasonmx3

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    Thanks, NC. Appreciate all the info you provided on the brand too.

    And yeah, I had all my JAB trees sent here in a box when I came back last year. [​IMG]
     
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  4. nutcracker

    nutcracker Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    The 2nd annual Tokyo Shoes Expo, the largest of its kind in Japan (80 manufacturers this year), just finished today. I was fortunately invited to attend, thanks to the folks at Kamioka.

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    Tokyo Big Site convention hall

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    The shoes show was part of a larger Fashion World Tokyo 2013 Autumn show (with 400+ exhibitors)

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    Kamioka's Ingenuity/Shinsho Booth. Busy around the clock.

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    Kamioka / Turnright is better known as an OEM manufacturer of premium GYW shoes.

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    A master shoemaker from Taiwan on demonstration.

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    Norvegese, double colors

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    Sample shoes in Norvegese stitching. Sleek and robust.

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    Multilayered threads in black and white.

    Many thanks to the folks @ Kamioka
     
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  5. NAMOR

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    nutcracker thank you so much for running this thread so far. its thoroughly impressive and a pleasure to read
     
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  6. nutcracker

    nutcracker Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Thanks NAMOR!! :fonz:
     
  7. jasonmx3

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    ^^More pictures from the Expo, please.
     
  8. nutcracker

    nutcracker Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Unfortunately for me, the vast majority of exhibitors were sneaker/casual shoes OEM makers from Japan, Taiwan, China, and Korea..... the only worthwhile booths for me were Kamioka (Taiwan) and Madras (Japan).
     
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    nutcracker Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Some upcoming Bespoke Show info....

    Yuki Shirahama Bottier
    Oct 12~13 L'Antico Guardaroba, Tokyo

    Il Quadrifoglio
    Oct 12~13 @ Hankyu Men's, Osaka
    Oct 25~27 @ World Footwear Gallery Kioicho, Tokyo

    Marquess
    Oct 18~19 @ Hankyu Men's, Osaka
    Oct 26 ~27 @ Hankyu Men's, Tokyo

    Gaziano Girling (with Tony Gaziano)
    Oct 18~19 @ Hankyu Men's, Osaka
    Oct 20~21 @ Peninsula Hotel, Tokyo
    Oct 24 @ Hankyu Men's, Tokyo
     
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    Found there on my PC, taken in 2011, at Aoyama, Tie ... nutcracker may have to help out...

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    nutcracker Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    They look like Il Micio. Beautiful stuffs....
     
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    nutcracker Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Gaziano & Girling + Marquess double Bespoke show starts tomorrow @ Hankyu Men's Osaka., as a part of their Shoes & Bag Fair (10/16~10/29). Visit if you can!!!!


    Marquess with Shoji Kawaguchi
    Bespoke Priced from ¥339,000

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    Gaziano & Girling with Tony Gaziano
    Bespoke Priced from ¥699,300
    MTO Priced from ¥197,400

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    MTO orders from Santoni, Corthay, Regal are also available during this period. C&J, Church's, EG, and Trickers are offering special makeups for the event.


    Hankyu Men's Flyer
     
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  13. chogall

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    Wow G&G is commanding a huge premium in Japan!

    Maybe I could fly to Tokyo just for the shoes, stay in capsule hotels to save on traveling cost for acquisition...
     
  14. Fang66

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    Regal Shoes in Hachioji are having a 30% off sale on Shetland Fox (their high end brand) Pity they don't have anything in my size (the dude actually sniggered) but some really nice shoes for cheap.
     
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  15. nutcracker

    nutcracker Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Yeah, 699K JPY, thats equivalent to 7000 USD or 4400 GBP.

    Assuming the original price is 2800 GBP VAT free (443K JPY), that plus 30% import tax (on leather shoes), 5% VAT, travel fees, plus profit and administration fees for Hankyu Dept, should come out just right :uhoh:
     
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    Holy shiet. 30% import tax on leather shoes? How do those in Japan who outsourced to Indonesia survive? $500 shoes retail, $250 wholesale, leaves $150 at distribution? Very thin margins...

    I think G&G charges £3,000 nowadays for oversea customers.
     
  17. nutcracker

    nutcracker Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Yeah, the 30% (or more?) import tax on shoes are a killer, but like anywhere else, the customs in Japan don't always catch your shipment (if you're lucky). Or the overseas dealer can undervalue the product for you (obviously not may are willing).

    Imports from developing countries do get special tax exemption. Shoes imported from LAOS (like Kamioka/Turnright), for example, are imported sans import tax.
     
  18. jasonmx3

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    NC, do you know if leather sneakers also get taxed? I'm thinking of ordering CPs (or the cheaper Kent Wangs), but I'd rather just wait and buy them abroad if I'll be taxed for them.

    Thanks!
     
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    No need to stay in capsule hotels, Chogall. There's plenty of businessman hotels with single room that are the same or cheaper than capsule hotels in Japan.

    For me, that'll be a no brainer!
     
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  20. Fang66

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    Some developing countries including Indonesia get a break on duties. The Indonesian gov also gives a break on duties on imported leather to manufacturers if they don't sell the goods in Indonesia.

    Fortuna Shoes for example import leather from Europe to Indonesia tax free, they then manufacture Jalan Sriwijaya shoes (nice shoes) for export only, and get a break on duties to Japan.
     
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