The Shoe Snob Blog

November 24, 2014

The Best Longwing….Ever…by Hiro Yanagimachi

The Best Hiro Yanagimachi

So it’s my last day here in Singapore after having been gone for 2 weeks now. Luckily for me, I have a lovely midnight flight to put me into London at 5am, ouch! It’s been a great time here in Asia, but I am definitely ready to get home and start playing catch up! Both of my trunk shows went very well and it was a pleasure to have met all that came out. Singapore surprised me however, by tripling my expectations and becoming the best trunk show that I have ever had (commercially speaking; I have enjoyed them all on an emotional level). Thank you to all who came out and showed their support.

On  another note, I have been keeping a close eye on Japanese shoemaker, Hiro Yanagimachi as he is quickly becoming one of my all time favorites. Time and time again his Instagram leaves me jaw dropping in awe (@hiroyanagi1999). And when I came across this longwing I fell in love. I must say that I think that I anti-the-gunboat-longwing that just looks like a tanker ship on one’s foot. It’s really just my personal taste but I hate chunky and most are just that. This is the perfect example of how you can take the longwing design and make it sharp, elegant and refined. And that is how I like it. The only downfall is that most don’t make it like this for RTW. Let’s see who will change that!



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