by Anup Pan | 09-03-2017 | Tags : leather shoes history

For many regular readers Hiro Yanagimachi will not need much of an introduction after taking the high end shoe industry by storm in the last few years, particularly with one of the best Instagram accounts out there constantly serving up things of beauty in image form.

The beauty about his visit to our London Super Trunk is that very rare that Japanese bespoke shoemakers actually visit Europe for trunk shows, which makes it extra special to have Hiro Yanagimachi as part of this event. He is one of the pioneers of the new wave of Japanese bespoke shoemakers, having started his workshop in 1999, and today one of the most acclaimed bespoke makers in the world. Hiro Yanagimachi was trained in England and his shoes have a very classic, clean base, although among the wide variety of models they have made there’s also a lot of more special make-ups. I love the blend of the English shoe look paired with Japanese execution topped off with some very special design coming straight from Hiro’s brain, all to make one special shoe.