When it comes to classic shoes, it is in some way almost always a lot of history shown in today’s shoes, since the standard models usually have been around for many decades, or even centuries. However, most of them are modernized in many ways, therefore it’s extra interesting with shoes that, in principle, reflect historical shoes in every sense. Like these very 1930’s looking shoes from Japanese Marquess.


Marquess, which I’ve written about in for example this report, is the alias of Shoji Kawaguchi, who has an outspoken ambition to make shoes that could be sold in London in the early 20th century. It’s about how the last and patterns are designed and the balance between them, but also about choice of material and the level of the craftsmanship. Classic for real.

Bonus pic of Shoji Kawaguchi himself, cause he makes you happy.