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The Ultimate "HARDCORE" Shoe Porn Thread (Bespoke only)

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by luk-cha, Jul 3, 2010.

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    gazman70k Senior member

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    ^I love the patina on the leather. They look awesome in real life!
     
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    the waste on the KS is just awesome, i would love to see it in person.

    so are you just gonna be sticking with KS now?


    Yeah. He is by far the best shoe maker who I have come across. Besides, he is a really nice guy and easy to get along with. It is nice to deal directly with the guy who is making your shoes, rather than some someone else who passes on the info/measurements to some sweatshop artisan or pre-Madonna in some other country or area (just a bit of satirical humor). However, he does have limitations-some of the Austo-Hungarian stuff he will not do. So, if I would like something along those lines, then I would deviate, but for right now, my next several pairs will be with KS-the p rice is right, service is great, and product is phenomenal.
     
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    No, he just used the same last that he used for my boots, which resulted in the effect that you see.

    I like the steeper dip, and is a nice design contrast to Hidetaka Fukaya's eagle beak. I'd like to give Dimitri Gomez a go. I met him last year when I was in Paris and really like his approach to shoe making. Pity he doesn't travel.
     
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    ^I love the patina on the leather. They look awesome in real life!

    cheers! it just goes to show that shoes that are looked after and used and polished build up a great patina - so much better than stuff like berluti does
     
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    luk-cha Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Yeah. He is by far the best shoe maker who I have come across. Besides, he is a really nice guy and easy to get along with. It is nice to deal directly with the guy who is making your shoes, rather than some someone else who passes on the info/measurements to some sweatshop artisan or pre-Madonna in some other country or area (just a bit of satirical humor). However, he does have limitations-some of the Austo-Hungarian stuff he will not do. So, if I would like something along those lines, then I would deviate, but for right now, my next several pairs will be with KS-the p rice is right, service is great, and product is phenomenal.


    cool i am looking forward to seeing more of them, i hope that they are not all black? hahaa


    I like the steeper dip, and is a nice design contrast to Hidetaka Fukaya's eagle beak. I'd like to give Dimitri Gomez a go. I met him last year when I was in Paris and really like his approach to shoe making. Pity he doesn't travel.

    Delos i think looks the best of the french! but looking for to seeing you HF's when they come
     
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    I have posted these before. Here are my first pair of shoes made by Koji Suzuki. He is planning a trip to New York this fall, where I will have a trial fitting for my second pair.

    Bic


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    Those are perfect Bic - how do they fit?
     
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    cheers! it just goes to show that shoes that are looked after and used and polished build up a great patina - so much better than stuff like berluti does

    +1
     
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    cheers! it just goes to show that shoes that are looked after and used and polished build up a great patina - so much better than stuff like berluti does

    Which is one of the reasons I love shells.
     
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    I have posted these before. Here are my first pair of shoes made by Koji Suzuki. He is planning a trip to New York this fall, where I will have a trial fitting for my second pair.

    Bic


    Will,

    You can post these as many times as you like, they are quite remarkable!

    Chris
     
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    cool i am looking forward to seeing more of them, i hope that they are not all black? hahaa

    I have a good base of black shoes, it time to build up the ancillary options.
     
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    luk-cha Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I have posted these before. Here are my first pair of shoes made by Koji Suzuki. He is planning a trip to New York this fall, where I will have a trial fitting for my second pair.

    Bic
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    yea these are cool, can you take some shots now that they have been worn
     
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    luk-cha Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    +1

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    Which is one of the reasons I love shells.

    [​IMG] yes also my fondness for them too

    I have a good base of black shoes, it time to build up the ancillary options.

    yes yes i think so too haha
     
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    I have a good base of black shoes, it time to build up the ancillary options.

    black should be the base of every men's shoe wardrobe.

    i like your Vash best, but i'm quite conservative in my choices.
     
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    luk-cha Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    black should be the base of every men's shoe wardrobe.

    i like your Vash best, but i'm quite conservative in my choices.


    you have got to be kidding me

    please repost all you shoes, as i am sure you have some very conservative exotics in there?
     
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    you have got to be kidding me

    please repost all you shoes, as i am sure you have some very conservative exotics in there?


    not at all [​IMG]

    a pair of fish skin - a gift, and pair of fake snake doesn't make a summer.

    i really started with six pairs of black shoes into my custom-made career.
     
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    Chris, thanks very much for your kind words.

    Whnay, they fit better than any pair of shoes I own, including a bespoke pair made by another maker.

    Luk-cha, unfortunately, those shoes are now in storage because of a recent move. I will see if I can unpack them and take some more photos.

    Bic
     
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    luk-cha Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    not at all [​IMG]

    a pair of fish skin - a gift, and pair of fake snake doesn't make a summer.

    i really started with six pairs of black shoes into my custom-made career.


    i am sure you more weird and wonderful odditities that those? dont be shy![​IMG]

    Luk-cha, unfortunately, those shoes are now in storage because of a recent move. I will see if I can unpack them and take some more photos.

    Bic


    i can not believe you would dare to put such near perfect shoes into storage[​IMG]
     
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    I have posted these before. Here are my first pair of shoes made by Koji Suzuki. He is planning a trip to New York this fall, where I will have a trial fitting for my second pair.

    Bic


    [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]

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    Lovely pair of Kojis. I love the attention to detail, especially in the stitching.
    However, it seems that the shoe trees are not lasted. Is that the case?

    I need to track down Koji when I am next in Tokyo!
     

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