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Lobb Paris bespoke:
If you use Cifonelli and your first visit is in Paris you might want to have lorenzo do your measurements and cutting. He is the one who generally (although not always) visits New York customers so you are more likely to have continuity of tailor if you use lorenzo from the get go.
My understanding is that JLP bespoke is hand-welted (and re-welted by hand during their resoling process if they deem it necessary).
I haven't had much of a chance to test the fit because it has been raining non-stop in NYC, but from a test drive on my apartment floor I'm very happy. My feet are almost a full size different but I didn't notice any slippage on the smaller foot. They are snug around the foot, which is what I asked for and the heel lines up perfectly. G&G RTW aren't a great fit for me in the lasts that I've tried so I have no doubt that the comparison will be night and day.Generally,...
Seamless wholecuts in chestnut hatch grain leather, with a patina to take the color to a very dark brown as it gets close to the sole. I haven't had a chance to wear them yet because it is pouring in NYC, but the finishing and look are really incredible and the pictures don't do them justice at all. The hatch grain leather gets stretched and distorted in various places in a seamless shoe and creates a look that I really like (however, if you want the hatching to stay...
Ah. I think you have to email. Last time I checked with Lobb st james it sounded like visits werent regular. But they do travel to the US.
^in the U.S., you can't get measured for bespoke at JLP in NY at any time by Paul Wilson. Paul also travels to other U.S. JLP locations. So bespoke is always available in the US.
JLP and G&G both made a trial shoe for me. Cleverley didn't. I found the interim fitting at Cleverly (with my actual shoe partially made and no heel attached) to be almost useless in giving me information on which I could provide feedback as it was simply like having a lose piece of leather placed over my foot. I wouldn't pay four figures for a shoe again unless I am getting a trial shoe.
No idea why you are quoting me. "Always" doesn't appear in my post and I haven't implied that that always did it. They did it to my shoes. I assume yours didn't need it.
Lobb Paris does that as does G&G. They are trying to get a better view of where various parts of your foot hit in order to get a better fit. At both Lobb and G&G, my shoes where hacked up pretty good. The trial shoe is leather and the same model as your bespoke shoe and has a heel attached.
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