What is the difference between this Shop and large JL shoe company that everyone knows? What is the relatinship between two companies?
The John Lobb on St. James's Street is the original store. JL London later opened a branch in Paris. IIRC, the Paris branch produced bespoke in Paris, not in London. Hermes then bought the Paris branch along with the right to use the John Lobb name to produce and sell RTW shoes. I believe JL London still receives royalty for every pair of JL RTW being sold. JL Paris cannot offer bespoke service in London, nor can JL London produce or sell RTW under the purchase agreement.