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post #1 of 25
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I knew no good would come of Maxim's discovering JL shoes...


http://cgi.ebay.com/Authentic-JOHN-L...QQcmdZViewItem
post #2 of 25
Is that price high for worn shoes?
post #3 of 25
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Originally Posted by kitonbrioni
Is that price high for worn shoes?

As I write this post, the Lobbs are at $152.50 with a lot of time to go till the end of the auction. If they were to go for $152.50(which they most assuredly will not), I think it would be one of those Ebay steals!

Heck, the seller is showing some decent close-up pictures of the shoes, including the soles. The wear doesn't look that bad. And they come with the Lobb shoe trees and the shoe covers.

Does anyone else think these "worn" JL's are priced high at $152.50?
post #4 of 25
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Seller seems confused. Should we tell him "Seymour" is the model name, not the signature of the guy who made the shoes?

he also seems to think that these RTW JLs were $4,500 shoes.

I think the price is good. They're not my size. What I love, though, is that he's included the Maxim article in his listing.
post #5 of 25
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Originally Posted by grimslade
Seller seems confused. Should we tell him "Seymour" is the model name, not the signature of the guy who made the shoes?

on the other hand, we could "correct him and tell him that butts, seymour is the complete name of the guy who made the shoes.
post #6 of 25
devil: QUOTE=acidicboy]on the other hand, we could "correct him and tell him that butts, seymour is the complete name of the guy who made the shoes. [/quote]

The guy who made the shoes is "Seymore Butts". He is a bespoke "Birthday Suit Maker", that works part time for Lobb.

He is the Boootmaker of choice for Sir Ron Jeremy, though some say Seymore's work is quite backward!
post #7 of 25
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"Lack of high-gloss shine equals high quality" Maxim Magazine.
So, should we all stop spit shining our shoes? Don't want to come across as wearing shitty shoes.
post #8 of 25
That seller is an idiot. But

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Is that price high for worn shoes?

No.
post #9 of 25
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by DarkNWorn
So, should we all stop spit shining our shoes? Don't want to come across as wearing shitty shoes.

He, or maxim, mens that we shouldn't mistake that distinctive "Bostonian" finish for quality.
post #10 of 25
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Originally Posted by rnoldh
...And they come with the Lobb shoe trees and the shoe covers....
No - you read that wrong. These particular shoes come with two shoe horns to help keep the shoes' shape.
post #11 of 25
That's hilarious, I saw that listing 2 days ago and considered posting about it..

Check out his other items.

Selling John Lobbs and..... rims!
post #12 of 25
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Originally Posted by DarkNWorn
So, should we all stop spit shining our shoes? Don't want to come across as wearing shitty shoes.

Perhaps it was an attempt at explaining the evils of corrected grain.
post #13 of 25
I think he also believes that shoe trees are called "horns".
post #14 of 25
"Best Leather Parts of Young Calves"

post #15 of 25
I think the idea of pre-worn shoes is particularly nasty, but YMMV.
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