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Jun Kuwana's Corthays?

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by pejsek, Aug 2, 2006.

  1. pejsek

    pejsek Senior member

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    luk-cha Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    i think i have just lost my appitite!! sweeeeet!!!!![​IMG]
     
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    Who is Jun Kuwana actually?

    Those are very stunning.
     
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    Wow, those are gorgeous shoes. I love the chiseled toe!
     
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    Who is Jun Kuwana actually?

    Those are very stunning.

    Aren't they?
    I don't know who Jun Kuwana actually is (apart from being a collector of shoes). I have a hard time believing he's an actual human being. A google search turns up several references to a Japanese chemist by the name of Jun Kuwana, so maybe he's a mad chemist whiling away the hours with visions of shoes. Maybe centipede knows.
    btw, I'm only guessing these are Jun Kuwana's shoes. For all I know they belong to Jon King or Junko Koshino (though the initials on the toes do seem to be a bit of a Kuwana trademark).
     
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    Who is Jun Kuwana actually?
    Jun Kuwana is the owner/webmaster of "╦ťCobbler's-Web':
    http://homepage2.nifty.com/cobblers-web/index.htm

    He owns (at last count) 36 pairs of bespoke and numerous ready-to-wear shoes. His favourite workshops are Cleverley and Foster & Son in London.

    If you ask about Kuwana, the man, there are probably not many people who will know him.

    I bought a pair of shoes from his collection (he selling some RTW) and Bic Pentameter in Tokyo did the actual transaction. I'm sure Bic would have loved to visit him, see his collection and talk to him about shoes. But it was not to be. The whole deal went through via e-mail, bank transfer and parcel service.
     
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    Yes, I wonder about the man since Jun Kuwana is a well-known name in shoe pornography.

    Like Russia, he must be a riddle wrapped in a mystery inside an enigma.
     
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    Like Russia, he must be a riddle wrapped in a mystery inside an enigma.
    Don't be so modest. Doesn't that apply to you as well? Or are you a riddle wrapped in a mystery wrapped in a Cusack?

    [​IMG]
     
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    Don't be so modest. Doesn't that apply to you as well? Or are you a riddle wrapped in a mystery wrapped in a Cusack?

    [​IMG]

    Now then, I'm no Buffalo Bill.[​IMG]
     
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    Now then, I'm no Buffalo Bill.[​IMG]
    Why do I feel this thread is dovetailing, or crashing and burning, into the leather rhino one?
     
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    Why do I feel this thread is dovetailing, or crashing and burning, into the leather rhino one?
    I believe it might be called evolution.
     
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    Are those two different shoes?
    Or is only one of them different?
     
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    They may be part of the same pair: didn't someone recently say a new trend in Italy is to wear same-model shoes, but each in a different color? I think this can only add to the myth that is JK!

    --Andre
     
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    From what I`ve seen in the LAST magazine...

    I believe those shoes are seperate shoes (the picture is just showing a couple variations in color). Basically, they are a special edition with a monogram feature...you get your initials on each toe...so depending on the monogram you choose, the toe initials would be personalized (so if your name was Style Forum, one foot would have S and the other F)

    So maybe since 90%+ of this forum seems to be against monograms on dress shirts, these shoes won`t be so popular here! LOL
     
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    Interesting shoes in non-traditional colors.
     
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    yeh i think they would be great at night in a clu/ bar with raw denim and an black interno 8 high collar and white DJ[​IMG]
     
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    http://www.boq.jp/closeup/shoes/2006...060602_sho.htm
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    What do you think? Obviously he has a very similar pair at home (unless this was a special Christmas order).



    According to the text, there are two choices in the personal order system. The first allows you to have the medallion made in the form of your favorite letters of the alphabet. Apparently Mr. Corthay himself has designed the representations of the 26 letters. The second allows you to place an order for a color combination that one normally does not find. Each choice requires an upcharge in price, but only 3 months after placing the order, one has a one of a kind pair of shoes.


    Bengal Stripe is correct. I corresponded with Jun Kuwana, but, he was as elusive as Charley was with his Angels. I never saw him in person.


    Bic
     

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