Stephane Jimenez Bespoke Shoes

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by mw313, Apr 2, 2016.

  1. j ingevaldsson

    j ingevaldsson Senior member

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    He is still "cheap" compared to his colleagues in Paris. I think John Lobb Paris and Berluti both starts around the €7500 mark or something like that these days.
     


  2. Griffyndor

    Griffyndor Senior member

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    ^ nah. Not even close for John Lobb Paris. There is a lasting fee for the first shoe, but after that additional pairs are $6000 (and in Paris I think they are about 5000 euro).
     


  3. j ingevaldsson

    j ingevaldsson Senior member

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    Yeah might have been exaggerating, but with fee for last making it is up in that range or something isn't it? And Berluti always makes sure to be a step higher in price :)
     


  4. Griffyndor

    Griffyndor Senior member

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    The lasting fee brings the first pair to about $7000. Lobb Paris resets the price every year. There was actually a pretty significant decrease this year. I think Berluti quoted me $7000 earlier this year, but that price includes re-soleing for life (which costs and arm and a leg at Lobb). A topic for a different thread but I think Lobb represents a relative bargain compared to other bespoke makers that visit NY.
     
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  5. clee1982

    clee1982 Senior member

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    Berluti does resole for life? That's actually decent value...
     


  6. chogall

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    Not applicable to many on StyFo.
     


  7. clee1982

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    Because we topy everything or too many shoes to ever resole....
     


  8. chogall

    chogall Senior member

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    Shoes are for "collection" and "rotation".
     


  9. chogall

    chogall Senior member

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    How many of those 450 hours are spent doing _____?

    He makes beautiful shoes, has his own aesthetics, but the best feature of his shoemaking awesomeness is his PR!!!

    Its not often to have Paris Gentleman, ShoeSnob, etc to post all the same information at the same time!!

    450hr/pair X 15 pair/year = 6750 hr/year. Or 26hr/ working day. Even split that between both him and his wife that's 13hr working days.
     
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  10. rbhan12

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    This resonated with me on so many levels.
     


  11. ThunderMarch

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    Honestly had no idea the above-discussed makers charged that much.
    That was certainly enlightening.
    I'm grateful it takes me only 6 hours odd to fly to Tokyo.
     


  12. chogall

    chogall Senior member

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    6 hours flight from Tokyo? You should have plenty of access to top shoemakers in Hong Kong and Taipei unless you want to visit the lessor known ones!!
     


  13. add911_11

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    To be honest, I can't imagine someone that keen will not book a overnight stay in Tokyo and spend another amount of time for an authentic Japanese bespoke suit.
     


  14. ecwy

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    Sorry but imo this whole thread is pure marketing BS.

    As chogall points out, the hours quoted is nonsensical. At 6,000 euro x 15 pairs, he makes 90,000 eur a year and that hasn't deducted his costs for leather etc. At that rate, I think you could earn more serving at macdonalds??

    Couple of the designs look pretty intrresting but the lack of toe spring is slightly disturbing.

    Lastly, how does this not fall under advertising especially as pointed out "coincidentally" it has appeared in many blogs at the same time.
     


  15. rbhan12

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    I agree, along with the self-proclamation of mw313 as one of the shoe experts on SF.
     


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