Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Hong Kong custom shoes: Kow Hoo and Mayer Shoe

During my stay in Hong Kong, I visited Kow Hoo Shoe in the Prince Building next to the Mandarin Oriental Hotel. There were a few stand out shoes in the window display that wraps around this small bespoke shop. In particular, I was struck by a pair of tan suede brogues (five eyelets, chisel toe), a dark oak wholecut with a Goyser welt and a double strap monkstrap with an antiqued toe. The shape and design of the monkstrap looked very similar to the John Lobb Chapel model. The first order will take about eight months, subsequent orders about two months to complete.

Unfortunately, the store manager at Kow Hoo was not amenable to taking photos. So a potentially nice photo-op missed.

During one of my visits to A-Man Hing Cheong, I also visited Mayer Shoe, which is next door, to see their sample shoes and leather goods. In addition to bespoke shoes, they do custom leather accessories.


Travis said...

I recently came accross your blog and have been reading along. I thought I would leave my first comment. I dont know what to say except that I have enjoyed reading. Nice blog. I will keep visiting this blog very often.


sleevehead said...

Thanks Betty, I'm glad to hear you enjoy the blog. I'll be updating it soon with another visit to London recently.

Gillian said...