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MEN'S EX Translation by Nutcracker: JAPANESE Shoemakers Brand Catalogue

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by nutcracker, Apr 2, 2013.

  1. nutcracker

    nutcracker Distinguished Member Dubiously Honored

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    Ok, long overdue but here it is. A definitive guide to Japanese shoe brands. From MEN's EX World of High-End Shoes Vol.5. (2011)

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    Very cool stuff.

    I remember they did a dismantling on the Sanyo shoes in their latest issue.
     


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    add911_11 Distinguished Member

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    I also want to get my hands on with some top end RTW Japanese shoes. I have heard very good things about them.
     


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    Actually quite competitively priced (40,000 JPY, so ~430 USD), what's sales tax in Japan? If it's high, export oversea (which I assume sales tax can be deducted) would probably be even better deal.
     


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    Taxes in Japan are famously low. Sales tax is at 5%.
     


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    nutcracker Distinguished Member Dubiously Honored

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    Not sure if I've seen that one, but Sanyo Yamacho's better models are made by Central Shoes. Cheaper ones (not on the article) are made in China.

    They used to have uber high end handsewn welted models (¥150K~¥260K) made by Seki Nobuyoshi. Since Seki retired 2 years ago, I guess Sanyo is looking for Otsuka to make their high end shoes (like the boots on the article)
     


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