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post #1 of 16
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These are certainly nice, but expensive (€595):

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What alternatives are there to John Lobb?

I guess you also pay for the name when choosing John Lobb, so I guess there exist brands with similar quality, but less known.

I'm looking for casual shoes like those above in good quality.

post #2 of 16
Santonis from shop the finest
post #3 of 16

They may be Lobb but they're still horrendous in my opinion.

 

Why not go for a pair of CJ Suede Captoes or wingtips? They're still informal but look much more elegant than those Lobb things (are they the Aston Martin shoes?) 

post #4 of 16
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Originally Posted by Needsmoreshoes View Post

They may be Lobb but they're still horrendous in my opinion.

 

Why not go for a pair of CJ Suede Captoes or wingtips? They're still informal but look much more elegant than those Lobb things (are they the Aston Martin shoes?) 

 

sup igent, suede sneakers and suede wingtips aint the same thing.

post #5 of 16
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sup igent, suede sneakers and suede wingtips aint the same thing.

 

Thanks for the heads-up Sherlock but I was simply offering a non-repulsive looking alternative. Suede caps can be worn in any situation where sneakers would be appropriate - good pair of CJ suedes will be easily as comfortable as a pair of sneakers and be better VFM overall.

post #6 of 16
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Thanks for the heads-up Sherlock but I was simply offering a non-repulsive looking alternative. Suede caps can be worn in any situation where sneakers would be appropriate - good pair of CJ suedes will be easily as comfortable as a pair of sneakers and be better VFM overall.

 

what's next?  suede chukka? cordovan lwb? double monk? lol

post #7 of 16

Actually good shout chogall - Meermin's rapello suede double monk is pretty sweet - probably in your price range too.

 

In summary - I have no idea where you can find an alternative for those sneakers and only hope that you cannot either.

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post #9 of 16
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Originally Posted by Needsmoreshoes View Post

Actually good shout chogall - Meermin's rapello suede double monk is pretty sweet - probably in your price range too.

In summary - I have no idea where you can find an alternative for those sneakers and only hope that you cannot either.

Needsmorekindness
post #10 of 16
I find the comment more repulsive than any shoe can ever be.

Out of curiosity, why should a person not wear a pair of sneakers in settings where a pair of sneakers is perfectly acceptable?
post #11 of 16
Pretty bloody awful. And expensive. Best stick to what they do best.

I think Tricker's takes the wooden spoon though.

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post #12 of 16
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Needsmorekindness

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post #13 of 16

Because now I feel bad about being a colossal a**ehole earlier in the thread I apologise - I am sorry - that's not what this place is about

 

Looked for some suede sneakers - these Lanvin ones are pretty nice but  maybe out of your price range if you feel the Lobbs are too much (though 50% off right now):

http://www.mrporter.com/product/303834

They have got a patent leather toe but It doesn't look too bad in person and they aren't exactly totally similar to the Lobb in style but I'm trying to match them quality wise - most sneakers I can find similar to the Lobb ones are cheap ASOS priced ones that'll fall apart in no time - doesn't seem to be much middle ground.

 

The closest thing I've found to the posted style would be some offerings from Puma:

http://www.shop.puma.co.uk/Men%27s-Motorsport-Speedcat-Distressed-Trainers/353452,en_GB,pd.html#!color%3D02_demitasse_brown%26crossSell%3Dtrue%26size%3DUK_6

 

http://www.yoox.com/item/YOOX/PUMA/dept/men/tskay/3FD17CD7/rr/1/cod10/44393171LQ/sts/sr_men80

 

And as mentioned above - ShoptheFinest - they've got some Sutor Mantellassis at a fairly good price that might fit your bill

post #14 of 16
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Originally Posted by webjay View Post

These are certainly nice, but expensive (€595):
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What alternatives are there to John Lobb?
I guess you also pay for the name when choosing John Lobb, so I guess there exist brands with similar quality, but less known.
I'm looking for casual shoes like those above in good quality.

Can't think of any other such shoe with similar quality but less price - even can't think of any other shoe with similar quality whatever the price - go for these lobbs they are very nice if you are looking for something dressy in casuals. Have you seen them in real life - they are really good quality
post #15 of 16
Brunello Cucinelli makes a similar pair. I've seen it in a lighter suede. Not sure if you will save much on the price.
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