Japanese Shoes: Bespoke & RTW Super Thread

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

  1. TehBunny

    TehBunny Senior member

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    Bespoke Makers those Llama plain toe derbies are beautiful! Been following your blog from very early on and it's great keep it up!
     
  2. nutcracker

    nutcracker Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I'm not usually drawn to plain toe derbies, but Spigola's plaintoes (or whole cut derby) are very tempting, especially with textured leathers....
     
  3. BespokeMakers

    BespokeMakers Senior member

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    I appreciate it very much.I hope to continue our good relationship in the future.
    How about these shoes?
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    Spigola goatskin whole cut derby
     
     
  4. Louis XIV

    Louis XIV Senior member

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    So far I like the chocolat brown split toe best of all shown derbies.
    Bespoke Makers, just bookmarked your tumblr, thanks for sharing all these pictures with us!
     
  5. Ilovelobbs

    Ilovelobbs Senior member

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    Hello Bespoke Maker - posting some more wholecut samples from your collection would be fantastic.

    Thanks
     
  6. VRaivio

    VRaivio Senior member

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    Does Styleforum have a thread of the year award? I demand one for nutcracker.
     
  7. sstomcat

    sstomcat Senior member

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    Well it depends. More so probably in Japan and the UK where oxford is the quintessential dress shoe. In US and other parts of Europe I feel a derby is equally formal.I'm not sure why you would call an oxford something special and luxurious, for me its just a preference which cannot be equated in terms of luxury. IMO
     
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    sstomcat Senior member

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    The fact that Japanese Bespoke makers are pushing for the first staple shoe in oxford is a testament to their skill and finesse. I have heard its the other way round in may parts of the globe.
    I like the derby above but not the back counter in croc and the heel, just me and my opinion...

    keep the pictures coming.
     
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  9. ThinkDerm

    ThinkDerm Senior member

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    that wholecut derby is awesome.
     
  10. ThinkDerm

    ThinkDerm Senior member

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    that last seems too sharp in that photo.
     
  11. Ilovelobbs

    Ilovelobbs Senior member

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    [​IMG]AGREE.
     
  12. Ilovelobbs

    Ilovelobbs Senior member

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    I agree - the toe on those are amazing...
     
  13. nutcracker

    nutcracker Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    +1

    yes, depends on the culture
    in Taiwan loafers are the king. loafers everywhere :) if you want shoes for special occasion, you go for a more expensive loafers (lke crocs)

    You remember the JLP Bespoke 'World Cities' edition (or something like that?). I talked with the JL manager in Taipei (she designed the TAIPEI bespoke loafer), and she chose the loafer to represent the 'essence of Taiwan footwear' for the exact reason I wrote above. quite fascinating
     
  14. nutcracker

    nutcracker Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Let's try to keep this thread will keep busy til the end of the year first :lol:
     
  15. clee1982

    clee1982 Senior member

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    it does make sense now you mention it, though I personally did not like that particular shoe. Is JL doing all right in Taiwan, I pass by the one in Bella Vita quite a few times, as far as I can tell, hardly anyone ever went in.
     

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