Thanks for the clarification/correction, I thought the Hermes/John Lobb were produced in Paris. (Which helps explain why my Hermes/Lobb shoes didn't impress me as much as my SC's.)
Also, I agree that the bespoke John Lobb is of higher quality than SC's (as would most any reputable bespoke shoemaker, Cleverly, G&G, etc.). but that is apples vs. oranges IMO.
As far as paying a premium on products manufactured in China, Vietnam, Bangalore that is a bit speculative...