I have explained this once before, I believe, but what many of you might not know is that for certain markets, like Japan, shoes are made especially for the needs of that market. What threw me off about this shoe, by Crockett & Jones, is the fact of how dainty it was. Now, I know from seeing G&G bespoke shoes made by their Japanese maker for their Japanese clients, that many Japanese customers like a shoe that is very fine looking (thin soles and sleek), but what I have also gathered was that a good amount of Japanese gentlemen tend to have a wider foot, yet this beauty looked like the most narrow C&J that I had ever seen. Nevertheless, while my angles of shot may not show it, this is probably the nicest C&J that I had ever seen, even better than their handgrade stuff in my opinion…..Every time I see things like this, it just makes me want to go to Japan more and more and probably have my head spin off from all of the beautiful shoes that I will see…one day soon this will come to fruition, and I guess in the meanwhile, I can only sit and daydream, while being extremely jealous of those that own lovelies like these!
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