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Koji Suzuki

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by the.chikor, Dec 31, 2011.

  1. the.chikor

    the.chikor Senior Member

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    Gents,

    These just arrived last week. It has been a long wait. Honestly, I forgot what they were supposed to look like. The shoes are, however, well worth the waiting period. The leather is very supple, very thin, not regular calf skin. Koji warned me that the shoes would withstand less abuse than regular calf skin leather. The shoes are very light. The workmanship is incredible; Koji does not disappoint. The fit and finish of the shoes are fantastic.

    Please excuse my photography skills. They do not justifiably represent the beauty of the shoes but will have to do.

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    Fantastic...one of the nicest I have seen. How long was the wait?
     


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    emptym Moderator Moderator

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    Beautiful. Thank you for posting these and the recent pair by Delos.
     


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    What's it like to reach cordwainer Nirvana?
     


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    Wow talking about the ultimate Christmas present. One pair of shoes from Delos and another pair from Suzuki!!!

    Such a lucky man.

    What kind of Calf skin is it and how many baby seals are sacrificed to get past Suzuki's wait list?
     


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    SpooPoker Internet Bigtimer and Most Popular Man on Campus Dubiously Honored Affiliate Vendor

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    That is awesome. Deets on everything involved here as soon as possible.
     


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    awesome!
     


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    Holdfast Stylish Dinosaur

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    Very beautiful! I'm delighted that the shoes fit you well, and meet (exceed?) your expectations.

    One question: was the thinner/more supple leather part of your concept for the shoe's purpose, or a recommendation from the maker?
     


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    Fantastic indeed. As I recall Spigola shoe trees are also very light and sculptured.....
     


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    Arnold: "I have some questions for you, and I want them answered IMMEDIATELY!"
     


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    I've been told that only the big French houses (Lobb, Berluti) can get the really nice leather.

    What say you with your experiences?

    - M
     


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    These are custom/bespoke for your feet?

    That's about the only lovely thing I see.
     


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