Koji trained in Florence, Italy under Roberto Ugolini. His style emphasizes balance and proportion, sticking to the classic styles, while focusing on attention to detail with a very high quality make.
Japanese Bespoke Footwear
Koji Suzuki, one of the finest shoemakers of his generation, trained under Roberto Ugolini in Florence before setting up his atelier in his native Kobe. He represents Japanese attention to detail married with classic Italian style, bringing together unusual materials with striking designs. Koji also specializes in unusual but very wearable leathers such as llama, shell cordovan, and lizard.
His greatest strength lies in his understanding of proportion, never allowing gimmickry to get in the way of a perfectly balanced design. Suzuki-san visits our store twice a year, offering bespoke and made-to-order shoes.
Bespoke: Starting at $4200 USD (32,000 HKD)
Made-to-Order: Starting at $1900 USD (15,000 HKD)
For Koji Suzuki, the most interesting part of being a shoemaker also happens to be the most difficult.
Armoury co-founder Alan See gave us a look at some of his favorite bespoke commissions from over the years.