There is nothing like a new shoe design and the one that is shown on this saddle shoe, by Hiro Yanagimachi, is not like any that I have ever seen before. Being apart of the shoe nerds on the web one frequently comes across the likes of Koji Suzuki, Masaru Okuyama and Yohei Fukada but one does not really hear of Hiro Yanagimachi, not at least in the Western World. But according to some, he is considered the Godfather of Japanese shoemaking as he has been at it for so long and as shown, makes a very clean and elegant shoe. It is evident that his shoes are beautiful and well executed to say the least. Flawless in every sense, these shoes make me excited to see what is next. And boy, that long(ish)wing derby in what looks like cordovan is something to behold…..exquisite!