Ierib Designer Leather Shoes

Ierib Designer Leather Shoes

Japanese-born designer Rei Tanaka is the artisan behind bespoke, leather wear label ierib (backward spelling is "bi-rei"). Growing up, Tanaka was surrounded and influenced by tailors in his Grandmother's atelier.
From 2010 to 2014, he had studied at the London College of Fashion and Sartoria su misura in Florence, Italy where he learned pattern-making, and bespoke hand sewn tailoring that would aid in the creation of the Ierib label.
He now resides in Kyoto, where he specializes in making men’s luxury shoes, bags, and jackets that are meticulously crafted out of his signature culatta leather and other types of unique hides and fabrics. 
For his handmade designer leather shoes, the inner bottom soles are all hand dyed to prevent color transfer onto socks. The shoe laces are made from traditional Kyoto lace Kumihimo techniques, the blend of Ramie and Polyester are combined for durability. The metal on the shoe laces are made out of pure silver. 
The triangle metals (TECTA), which you can find on the bottom of the heels were used like the Japanese traditional leather sole sandals. In past years, Men were considered stylish by wearing the TECTA (making a clicking sound) while walking on stone pavements.

Ierib Designer Leather Shoes

Ierib Designer Leather Shoes

Japanese-born designer Rei Tanaka is the artisan behind bespoke, leather wear label ierib (backward spelling is "bi-rei"). Growing up, Tanaka was surrounded and influenced by tailors in his Grandmother's atelier.
From 2010 to 2014, he had studied at the London College of Fashion and Sartoria su misura in Florence, Italy where he learned pattern-making, and bespoke hand sewn tailoring that would aid in the creation of the Ierib label.
He now resides in Kyoto, where he specializes in making men’s luxury shoes, bags, and jackets that are meticulously crafted out of his signature culatta leather and other types of unique hides and fabrics. 
For his handmade designer leather shoes, the inner bottom soles are all hand dyed to prevent color transfer onto socks. The shoe laces are made from traditional Kyoto lace Kumihimo techniques, the blend of Ramie and Polyester are combined for durability. The metal on the shoe laces are made out of pure silver. 
The triangle metals (TECTA), which you can find on the bottom of the heels were used like the Japanese traditional leather sole sandals. In past years, Men were considered stylish by wearing the TECTA (making a clicking sound) while walking on stone pavements.