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post #46 of 59
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Originally Posted by RJman
Koji:

Portnoy:

My SO's been in town so I've have less forum time.

Glad to hear soemone's watching over you!


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Originally Posted by RJman

Portnoy:
The Aubercies after which you lust are special order, not bespoke, I believe. Alden may have better understood them, but I believe that was a special order undergoing some last-minute antiquing in the bespoke atelier downstairs.

So they are available to us mere mortals without being measured? I could theoretically supply Aubercy my size and a photo of said shoe and they could reproduce them for moi?
post #47 of 59
Thread Starter 
oh Jesus...
post #48 of 59
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Originally Posted by aportnoy
Glad to hear soemone's watching over you!




So they are available to us mere mortals without being measured? I could theoretically supply Aubercy my size and a photo of said shoe and they could reproduce them for moi?


--- If you do, and after you have them, could you relate how they fit relative to your other shoes, because I'm next in line. Bellissimo!
post #49 of 59
Portnoy:

I could be wrong, but I think Aubercy wants customers to come by inperson for special orders as they will do some tweaking to the last and fit of the shoe to improve fit. So you'd have to come Au [RJ]Chateau d'Arjay, to paraphrase Julien Gracq.
post #50 of 59
Then so be it. London, Budapest and Paris. Sounds like a nice trip.
post #51 of 59
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Originally Posted by Get Smart
ok, that shoe just replaced my Vass pick for most seriously serious shoe.

Second that motion! It rivals those two tone Kiton's that were floating around recently.
post #52 of 59
Edward Green is great and all, but there's something about John Lobb Paris's designs...

Vintage 2004:



Prestige Line Marston:



Derwent:



Pics courtesy of TimelessRider's shoe photoblogs.
post #53 of 59
Make no mistake, those JLobbs are beautiful, highly-desirable shoes. However, to my eye, they manifest far too much sole extension. When I wear my EG Newburys, I can just barely see the top of the soles--they're almost invisible--and I believe that is what you want in a shoe like the JLobbs shown. With these, however, the sole extension is far too evident, and this detracts from their elegance. These are meant to be elegant shoes, and, if they were mine, the first thing I'd do would be to have the soles trimmed back (a straightforward task for any competent cobbler)--from the front edge of the waist forward. In my opinion, the sole extension needs to be reduced by about 2 mm. There is a place for shoes with greater sole extension, and it is on larger-scale shoes designed for less elegant use--for casual or country wear, perhaps with tweeds or heavy flannels--like heavy bluchers, perhaps with double leather soles or rubber soles, as, for example, an EG Dover with those features. These JLobbs, however, were designed for city use and more elegant occasions.
post #54 of 59
I agree, Lobb needs to cut down the welt size
post #55 of 59
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Originally Posted by RJman
Portnoy:

I could be wrong, but I think Aubercy wants customers to come by inperson for special orders as they will do some tweaking to the last and fit of the shoe to improve fit. So you'd have to come Au [RJ]Chateau d'Arjay, to paraphrase Julien Gracq.
These american people get more and more educated. If you enjoyed Argol, you can read "Un beau ténébreux" . Gracq is one of my favourite read, when I have time to read, that is.

!luc
post #56 of 59
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Originally Posted by whnay.
oh Jesus...
Yes?
post #57 of 59
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Originally Posted by Lucky Strike
Yes?



Maybe those are my uneducated helotic tendencies manifesting themselves but I do rather like those Lobbs. I would be glad to help the Styleforum community by taking on the odious task of taking them from anyone upset about the welt size. Yes, I am that nice a person, my altruism knows no limits
post #58 of 59
Interesting replies. I will admit that I own no shoes by either EG or JL. In my opinion,on just the aesthetics of shape, I personally find the sole extension an attractive feature of a shoe, even ones for elegant /or city use. To my eye, a shoe with too little sole looks awkward, especially if part of the shoe rolls over the top. I like a shoe that has a bit more "foundation". It seems to not only "finish" the shoes appearance, but adds to the overall look of a suit, particularly suits that are cuffed.
post #59 of 59
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Originally Posted by designprofessor
Interesting replies. I will admit that I own no shoes by either EG or JL. In my opinion,on just the aesthetics of shape, I personally find the sole extension an attractive feature of a shoe, even ones for elegant /or city use. To my eye, a shoe with too little sole looks awkward, especially if part of the shoe rolls over the top. I like a shoe that has a bit more "foundation". It seems to not only "finish" the shoes appearance, but adds to the overall look of a suit, particularly suits that are cuffed.
Agreed, at least that I don't find those to be off-putting extensions on the JLs. Extended welts also serve a valuable purpose of helping protect the upper leather from scuffs along the side and nicks in the toe, thus keeping them looking better longer.
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