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post #7906 of 13465
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Originally Posted by Ilovelobbs View Post


Hello Nick,

What size is the model shown?

Thanks

Hello,

This is a Size 8F which was a recent MTO. I was stunned by the beauty when I collected them from the factory.

Regards,
Nick.
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post #7907 of 13465
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Originally Posted by Nick A View Post

Hello,

This is a Size 8F which was a recent MTO. I was stunned by the beauty when I collected them from the factory.

Regards,
Nick.

Can we do as a group MTO to help with cost?
post #7908 of 13465
OK. I did not see teh mto post above. Forgive my rush. I was to excited.
post #7909 of 13465
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Originally Posted by poorsod View Post

Have you guys been following the Japanese shoe thread? It looks like they are giving the western counterparts a run for the money.

 

For every G&G bespoke, there are 10 Japanese bespoke makers originating from the exact same roots.

post #7910 of 13465
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Originally Posted by DWFII View Post

It's the same issues at every price level, every method and every maker. And I suspect it's the same people advocating one or the other as well. Because the bottom line is that there is a hierarchy of quality and people who focus on the box or the Name on the box...or the price...are focused on the wrong thing and will never understand quality. I've said this many times in many places, there are bespoke makers who can give you a custom fit and hand welted quality for less than some RTW makers who are selling more blue sky than terra firma. Of course, you won't have any bragging rights if you buy from such makers. and no box or bag to show.

You have to know what quality is...as opposed to glamour...and you have to look for it without reference to Esquire magazine.

And as much as I admire Lobbs St. James they're making more per hour and a better markup on raw materials than any number of equal or better bespoke makers around the world and not offering anything of significance different. You figure it out.

It's because I knew you like John Lobb St James that I asked the question, as it didn't tally with your previous comments about overpaying for quality. So, while I don't agree with some of your views about quality, I do appreciate that you're consistent with them across both Goodyear-welted and hand-welted shoes.
post #7911 of 13465
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Originally Posted by Nick A View Post

Bespoke-England 2013 "Made to Order Shoes of the Month": April

April Shoe 1: Due to Popular demand...

Style: Arran
Material: Espresso Calf
Size: YOUR SIZE
Last Shape: MH71 Soft Square
Sole: Oak Bark Single Leather soles, Haf, Double Leather or Dainite Soles

Price is £670.00 Non EU / £804.00 for EU

Trees if required... G&G Lasted Shoe Trees...£110.00 Non EU or £135.00 EU...OPTIONAL

Shipping Cost: £40.00

Estimated Delivery: July / August

Please note that the Photo shows Arran on TG73 Last.....April MTO is MH71 Last

   nick . . . . i need some advice before ordering.  The website seems to indicate the mh71 & kn14 lasts are similar, at least in terms of toe shape.

   how about the heel 'cup'. i have the cannes on the kn14 and find the heel a little too voluminous.

   how can i achieve equivalent to a 10.5 D US without heel slip ?

post #7912 of 13465
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Originally Posted by Nick A View Post

April Shoe 2:
Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
Style: Grosvenor
Material: Racing Green Calf
Size: YOUR SIZE
Last Shape: TG73 Classic Square
Sole: Oak Bark Single Leather soles, Haf, Double Leather or Dainite Soles

Medallion can be removed if required.

Price is £650.00 Non EU / £780.00 for EU

Trees if required... G&G Lasted Shoe Trees...£110.00 Non EU or £135.00 EU...OPTIONAL

Shipping Cost: £40.00

Estimated Delivery: July / August



AppleMark

and we have a winnah!
post #7913 of 13465
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Originally Posted by in stitches View Post

and we have a winnah!

I agree. These are fantastic.
post #7914 of 13465

Slightly gutted no Loafer for summer Nick ;) 

 

Great looking shoe tho worship.gif

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Originally Posted by Nick A View Post

April Shoe 2:

Style: Grosvenor
Material: Racing Green Calf
Size: YOUR SIZE
Last Shape: TG73 Classic Square
Sole: Oak Bark Single Leather soles, Haf, Double Leather or Dainite Soles

Medallion can be removed if required.

Price is £650.00 Non EU / £780.00 for EU

Trees if required... G&G Lasted Shoe Trees...£110.00 Non EU or £135.00 EU...OPTIONAL

Shipping Cost: £40.00

Estimated Delivery: July / August



AppleMark
post #7915 of 13465
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Originally Posted by in stitches View Post


and we have a winnah!

 

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Originally Posted by justinkapur View Post


I agree. These are fantastic.

 

Does that mean you two will be going in on this one?

post #7916 of 13465
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Originally Posted by nickrut View Post

Does that mean you two will be going in on this one?

i wish.
post #7917 of 13465
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Originally Posted by in stitches View Post


i wish.

 

lol...The price point on these things definitely make it a tough choice.  

post #7918 of 13465
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Originally Posted by in stitches View Post

i wish.

Man, you got it, ball out! icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif
post #7919 of 13465
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Originally Posted by JonathanCWalker View Post

Slightly gutted no Loafer for summer Nick wink.gif 

Great looking shoe tho worship.gif

I can include a Loafer but I didn't want to build hope for early summer delivery here in the UK and you receive in late August when its getting bad again. What do you think?
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post #7920 of 13465
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Man, you got it, ball out! icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif

i assure you, if i could, i absolutely would.
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