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Koji Suzuki

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

  1. whnay.

    whnay. Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Grail shoe maker but a 2 year wait? Longer than a Ferrari.
     
  2. F. Corbera

    F. Corbera Senior member

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    About the same, though, for Ambrosi.
     
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  3. whnay.

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    Aren't they made in Korea now? Longer distance to travel....
     
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    The idea was that skin (dead or alive) is softer and more malleable when wet. You get the part of the shoe that is bothering you softer, and then use your foot to mold it into the correct shape.


    It worked that one time. The shoes were purchased at steep discount (from one of the legendary Paul Stuart sales) and I was willing to experiment.

    For bespoke shoes, I was more risk adverse and sent it back for adjustment. In retrospect, the adjustment went a little bit too far the other way and I wonder if I should tried loosening it myself. Such is life.
     
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    ah, ok.
     
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    only for preferred customers?
     
  7. cronicmole

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    who waits for a Ferrari?
     
  8. fritzl

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    slightly ot:

    i hope they wear wearable or could be fixed again. pity if not. fingers crossed.
     
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  9. poorsod

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    I just have to wear a thicker sock.
     
  10. Son Of Saphir

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    Can Koji make any design and last shape customer want,
    or is Koji traditional maker in all way?
    How Koji make last,
    can you give good detail?
    Who taugt Koji to be master shoe maker?
     
  11. fritzl

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    doable, imo. a new insole might help either. can't b.nelson take care of this?
     
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  12. whnay.

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    Those that don't by off the rack
     
  13. cronicmole

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    I'm actually serious.. so customization can take up to a year?
     
  14. whnay.

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    Its as much to do about backlog of orders than man hours to do the work.
     
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  16. Kuro

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    Nice Christmas presents for Chikor!





    If I recall correctly from my fitting Delos told me that his leather is the same as Weston (and they now own du Puy). He may have been referring to the color, however..

    As you know Lobb's leather is very nice and they also have a lot more variety on hand... When I was at Mogador they took me to the stock room and there was so much to choose.
     
  17. Kuro

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    Suzuki did a stint at Ugolini. Also, I think his father owns a shoe factory or something.
     
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    For a real Ferrari it's "off the track"
     
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    One reason I ask is lately I have noticed that part of the pleasure in using and wearing leather goods is my appreciating the "niceness" of the leather (smoothness, softness, pliability, sturdiness, how it takes on polish, etc.).

    I have a well-worn Herm├Ęs card case that I notice the leather every time I use it. Same for JLP shoes or Roche Bobois furniture.

    Save for an English lambskin jacket, all the other leather goods (American, Italian) I do not take note of the leather's "niceness".

    - M
     
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    Very interesting. I have one pair from Anthony Delos and one from Foster : clearly not the same league in terms of fitting.
     

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