The gents from Yuketen came in to remind the OCLA staff of the wonderful intricacies that make their shoes truly special. Ryan and Yusuke showed us the different styles of hand-stitched moccasins and boots, all made in a small workshop in Maine. To them, their shoes are more than just a simple foot covering. Their hand-sewn leather (a rare craft in shoe-making these days!) is given the utmost thought and consideration. Read their answers to our q's below!
RYAN Astrological sign: Capricorn I aspire to dress as well as: James Brown – the hardest working man in show-business Favorite secret spot in LA: The Palos Verdes cliffs Favorite Food: Shabu-shabu Currently obsessed with: Finding a great sounding low-wattage tube amp combo One can never go wrong wearing: Grandad’s finest.
YUSUKE Astrological sign: Taurus I aspire to dress as well as: Hiroyuki Yagisawa (Cassidy) Favorite secret spot in LA: My balcony Favorite Food: Korean BBQ Currently obsessed with: The Koobas, an English beat group from teh 60s One can never go wrong wearing: A Zuni bracelet and a 62’ Timex Marlin.