Monday, 23 April 2012

The Japanese shoemakers (Part Four) Yukiko Basset Okawa

A follow up on the Japanese bespoke shoemakers, for today I have chosen Y. B. Okawa, who studied shoemaking in England and worked at Lobb, before returning to native Japan to open a bespoke shoe workshop named (Bench Made). The shoes are typical English inspired.

The saddle shoe below is quite interesting, as I have never seen a saddle shoe with a belt. 

Please enjoy the pieces of art below as renditioned by Bench Made of Japan.
Two toned saddle shoe

 Whole cut

Norwegian derby

 Plain Galosh oxford

Half brogue

Straight stitched cap toe oxford

Punched cap toe oxford

Side gusset 

Photos sourced from: Bench Made Japan

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