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Different strokes for different folks or there is no accounting for taste.I personally, rather prefer the natural storm welt/sole edge on those blue boots to the standard (darkest) brown or black. In my opinion English shoemakers are frequently far too heavy on the edges; even uppers in the lightest tan get the heavy edge treatment.It is very easy to stain that tan edge to dark or black, if that is what the buyer prefers. It will take a guy in the factory 10 minutes at the...
Edward Green does also have a last 89 in their archive,I believe, the 89 was exclusively designed for Ralph Lauren and in use during the late1990s - early 2000s.I presume, it's the DNA of the 89 that might have entered the new 890.
If the shoes are labelled "John Lobb" they should go to John Lobb (or to "JL&Co" as the factory is called today).The murky history between JL and EG is not relevant.
Yes, they probably are genuine.I would place them somewhere in the early-mid 90s, when John Lobb and Edward Green shoes were produced in the same factory.
.......unless you get the bespoke Lobb shoes ridiculously cheap. In this case, if the shoes don't fit, you might be able to sell them on ebay or at the forum here and could possibly make a small profit.If the seller knows the shoes are bespoke and has priced them accordingly, I would give them a miss.
John Lobb (London) used to have a Paris branch, which was sold to Hermes in 1976. Since then there have been two firms "John Lobb".John Lobb (London) produces only bespoke shoes from their premises in St James's.http://www.johnlobbltd.co.uk/John Lobb (Paris) produces ready-to-wear shoes from their factory in Northampton as well as bespoke shoes from their workshop in Paris.http://www.johnlobb.com/uk/http://www.high-toned.fr/en/2013/04/john-lobb-bespoke-in-paris/I do not...
Yes, they are bespoke shoes by John Lobb (London) and have obviously never been worn.The shoes bear the Royal Warrants of HM the Queen, the Duke of Edinburgh and the Prince of Wales. They were produced somewhere between 1972 when Lobb got issued with the Warrant of Prince Charles and 2004 when the firm lost the Warrant of the Queen. (Dates are approximate).The shoes will have a number and Lobb can establish from their books for whom the shoes were produced. It is likely...
Congratulations!!! I have never been able to find out, whether the emphasis is on "dubious" or "honour".
Yes, they are in general use in the leather trade.The silver colour will show on light and dark leathers and the "ink" (I don't know what it actually is) is easily removed with the solvent in shoe polish.http://www.leatherandgrindery.com/Silver-leather-marking-pens
A bit of neutral shoe polish (wax) should easily remove "silver pen" markings.
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