Are the World's Best Men's Shoes Now Being Made in Japan?

Discussion in 'Andy's Fashion Forum' started by Flanderian, Aug 19, 2017.

  1. Flanderian

    Flanderian Connoisseur

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    On the hoof -

    Yohei Fukuda -


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  2. StephenRG

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    Is there some special fineness of stitching vouchsafed only to Japanese shoemakers?
     
  3. Flanderian

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    They do sometimes make me think they're made by fairies with jeweler's loupes.

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  4. Fading Fast

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    I know we've touched on it before, but clearly something culturally has caused Japan to produce many outstanding master shoe craftsmen / artisans and I'm glad they have.

    I can't imagine ever buying a pair owing to the price and that I'd need to up my entire wardrobe and, oh, my life offers few opportunities to wear them - but I'm glad as heck they are making them / I just like knowing such incredible people and shoes are out there in the world.
     
  5. Flanderian

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    Adelaides that kill; Seiichi Yoshimoto for Perticone -

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    Yohei Fukuda -

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  6. StephenRG

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    More Yohei goodness:
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  7. Flanderian

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    Wow! Beautiful! Lovely finishing for that hide too!
     
  8. Flanderian

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    Yohei does suede -

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  9. Flanderian

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    Yohei's Budapester? ;)

    No doubt, some are familiar with the stocky Budapester design of middle Europe as typified by those made by Vass -

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    Nothing could be further from Yohei Fukuda's svelte chisel toes, right? ;)

    Well, maybe not entirely; while certainly no Budapester, the shoe below is significantly more substantial than most of master Fukuda's work. Not every bespoke client comes with slender feet, you know! But no less handsome and perfectly executed than his other footwear, irrespectively

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  10. Flanderian

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    Yohei Fukuda -


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