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November 12, 2018

The Medallion King – Hiro Yanagimachi

I love these photos by Hiro Yanagimachi where he shows his magic in these 3×3 grids. As you can guess from the above and below, I am particularly fond of the medallion ones as I have always had a fascination with medallions and seeing people’s creativity come out in them. Medallions are probably the hardest thing about shoemaking. Let me rephrase that. Medallions are probably the hardest thing in shoemaking for one to completely get right. […]

October 12, 2017

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Vote: Which Image is Better?

I am about to venture into a mini project of some fun nature and that is pocket sqaures. This is not a new business of mine by any means but more of a collaboration between myself and another (to be stated later). As you can see here, my role is my “shoe art” and adding that to pocket squares. Now as someone has to take a financial risk on this collaboration a little market research […]

March 1, 2016

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Contemplated Medallions

Making a medallion for your shoes is not easy, let me tell you. Not only for the fact that it has to fit a certain confined space but also has to be (‘should be’ for the sake of brands with less integrity) something that is original. The only problem is that it is hard to make it original, attractive and well fitting to your toe shapes. We recently hired a new person in the company […]

July 30, 2015

Medallions by Hiro Yanagimachi

It’s not so common for a maker to have a lot of medallions. I think for two reasons really, 1. Because they are not easy to design, be good and also something different than what everyone else has and 2. Because imagine if you had 9, like Hiro Yanagimachi here, how hard it would be to come up with a new model and then decide which of your 9 medallions would best suit the model. […]