Japanese Shoes: Bespoke & RTW Super Thread

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  1. Pelotonia

    Pelotonia Well-Known Member

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    28.5 cm to 29 cm, 4Es width in Japanese sizes, 3Es width in US sizes. Is there a cheaper place to order those shoes in Kanto then other than Betty's place?

    I have tried MTO Regal shoes but they still did not fit as well as those from Betty's. They are a little bit more expensive. One of my Japanese supervisors orders his shoes from some shop close to Yokosuka base but I have not been there yet.


    But still where do you meet those guys with 250,000 worth of shoes?
     


  2. nutcracker

    nutcracker Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    In terms of size selection and quality/price ratio, Miyagi Kogyo's MTO shoes are hard to beat.
     


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    nutcracker Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I found that the best place to see nicely dressed men is at the high-end stores/boutique on weekends.
     


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    nutcracker Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Yes you're right. Theres lots of fine repair shops/boutiques in Tokyo, and I hope to do some report on them. The problem is, I'll feel kinda cheep if I don't get my shoes shined during the visits... but then I don't need my shoes to be shined so often either :)
     


  5. Fang66

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    Swings and roundabouts my friend, if I was size 42 I'd have a much more extensive collection of nice shoes.
     


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    There is a shop near where I live that also fits for Miyagi Kogyo MTO and are slightly cheaper, not worth the price of a train ticket though. Really I don't think they could be profitable if they were much cheaper so I doubt you'll have much luck trying to beat the price at Betty's by a great deal.
     


  7. Pelotonia

    Pelotonia Well-Known Member

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    Thanks.

    May I ask you a different completely question. If you have very wide feet, do you have any experience with CP sneakers. I am thinking of buying a pair, but I am worried a bit if they might be narrower?
     
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    Sorry no experience.
     


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    One of my ex co-workers (Japanese guy) has an extensive high end shoe collection, quite a few bespoke (English, European, and of course Alden), but he has few Japanese shoes, I pointed him to this thread and he told me that he had never heard of most of the makers in nutcracker's list.
     
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  11. nutcracker

    nutcracker Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Very nice!!! and nice photo too B-M!! :fonz:
     


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    nutcracker Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I just realized that my 'go to' shoe repair shop RESH has 2 locations in South Korea

    RESH KOREA AQGUJEONG (located inside UNIPAIR shoestore)
    Gangnam-gu, Seoul Shinsa 646-18

    RESH KOREA HYUNDAI (located inside a department store?)
    Samsung-dong, Gangnam-gu, Seoul, Korea 159-7

    They seem to carry a full lineup of Japanese shoecare products (M.Mowbray etc...) too

    so if you need your shoe polished/fixed in Seoul, you know where to look :fonz:

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    RESH KOREA homepage
    UNIPAIR homepage
     
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  13. BespokeMakers

    BespokeMakers Senior member

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    il Quadrifoglio Trunk Show at World Footwear Gallery,Tokyo JAPAN
    July 27- 29th 2013
    Bespoke shoes price starts from ¥231,000 (including shoe trees)

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    nutcracker Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I'll mark my calendar. :fonz:
     


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    nutcracker Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Was anyone @ the Spigola Show in theArmoury?

    Here are some pics courtesy of thearmoury tumblr

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    The round toed loafers (MTO) have a certain English feel to them....

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    Koji Suzuki....Looks like he needs some sleep

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    Love the casual crocs
     


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