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post #16 of 37
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Originally Posted by Gdot View Post

Hell on my budget I'll have to try John Lobb Laos.

That has a nice ring to it.
post #17 of 37
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Originally Posted by Liquidus View Post

Is there a John Lobb Chinatown for the less baller SF members like myself? frown.gif

There you go, John Lobb Guangzhou..
380RMB, about $60 bucks.
http://item.taobao.com/item.htm?spm=a230r.1.10.97&id=13928922615
post #18 of 37
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Originally Posted by MikeDT View Post

There you go, John Lobb Guangzhou..
380RMB, about $60 bucks.
http://item.taobao.com/item.htm?spm=a230r.1.10.97&id=13928922615

Wow. I can't believe John Lobb is making their shoes in China! This is incredulous.

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post #19 of 37
I'm always sceptical when I order or even buy a new pair of shoes as I feel I need 6 months to a year to know how good the shoes really are. Some shoes feel good on day 1 and then get sloppy. Others fit right and then just get better and better. And then I always obsesses about how the shoes will feel later on during the first few months of wear. I wonder why I even bother buying nice shoes when I can't enjoy them until much later. I need my head examined. Hope you are not like me.
post #20 of 37

I usually find that European shoes are made more narrow than US shoes which is good for me. I might pick up a pair of Lobb one of those days but, for me, I have found my niche with Stefano Branchini and Cesare Paciotti shoes. Not sure I want to spend that much money on one single pair of shoes specially when you convert British pound to Canadian Dollar. 

post #21 of 37
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Originally Posted by Germanicus View Post

They currently have an offer on their homepage. 500£ reduction on the second pair of shoes ordered and 150£ on the the second pair of trees. What a deal, go and get them mate. But don't forget to post some pics and a report.

Previously they have offered £1k off the second pair; however, that was in back in 2009/2010
post #22 of 37
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Originally Posted by jerrybrowne View Post

They told me that issues with fit are rare and therefore the fittings weren't really necessary. They also assured me that they would fix any fit issues no charge.
I have to say that so far, of the London makers my favorite has been Cleverley. There were issues with the first pair I had made, but they completely remade them, new last and all, at no cost. Subsequent pairs have been flawless.
The major differences between Cleverley and JL have been cost and communication. The folks at Cleverley respond to emails and calls immediately and are very communicative and pleasant. To me this is critical to the process. JL has been rather slow to respond and short on info.

I'd be interested to hear your thoughts when the shoes are finished. What caused you to switch from using Cleverley bespoke to John Lobb bespoke, if you don't mind me asking? Thanks.
post #23 of 37
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Originally Posted by jerrybrowne View Post

There is no last fee, although they often have discounts for additional pairs ordered within a calendar year....

afaik, just recently. actually, you have first hand experience. did you visit them in london or have you been measured at a trunk show?
post #24 of 37
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Originally Posted by ljrcustom View Post

I'd be interested to hear your thoughts when the shoes are finished. What caused you to switch from using Cleverley bespoke to John Lobb bespoke, if you don't mind me asking? Thanks.

I'll post an update, but we're several months off. They just finished the last.

I haven't switched from using Cleverley. I'm very happy with them. I just wanted to see what JL was like.
post #25 of 37
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Originally Posted by fritzl View Post

afaik, just recently. actually, you have first hand experience. did you visit them in london or have you been measured at a trunk show?

I think they had a similar promotion last year. JL visits Boston once or twice a year. I was measured during their most recent visit.
post #26 of 37
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Originally Posted by dirkweems View Post

I'm always sceptical when I order or even buy a new pair of shoes as I feel I need 6 months to a year to know how good the shoes really are. Some shoes feel good on day 1 and then get sloppy. Others fit right and then just get better and better. And then I always obsesses about how the shoes will feel later on during the first few months of wear. I wonder why I even bother buying nice shoes when I can't enjoy them until much later. I need my head examined. Hope you are not like me.

imo, this is normal. i cannot get behind the weirdos who buy two dozen pairs of rtw shoes within a period of six months or so...
post #27 of 37
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Originally Posted by jerrybrowne View Post

I think they had a similar promotion last year. JL visits Boston once or twice a year. I was measured during their most recent visit.

yeaah, i mean it's generally speaking kind of a sensation that JLSJ is offering discounts.

looking forward to them. you have to visit the shop one day, though.
post #28 of 37
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Originally Posted by jerrybrowne View Post

I'll post an update, but we're several months off. They just finished the last.
I haven't switched from using Cleverley. I'm very happy with them. I just wanted to see what JL was like.

Thanks. Will be interested to hear your thoughts on Cleverley compared to Lobb when your Lobb shoes are finished. What style of shoe are they making for you? I was unaware that they make trips to Boston, does the price change if you order from them directly at their shop in London vs. during one of their trips?
post #29 of 37
I'm having them make something similar to this in an antiqued pigskin with a few alterations to the pattern;

http://www.johnlobbltd.co.uk/catalogue/fullsize_images/Website_shoes_boots/Websiteshoes/Mensshoes/Navvycuts/Norwegiannavvycut/norvamp_navvy.htm

I believe the charge for the shoes was slightly higher than purchasing from the UK. No VAT though.

I don't know if this is your first bespoke shoe, but if so I would seriously consider Cleverley. They visit Boston more often, and the fittings are critical for first timers.
post #30 of 37
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Originally Posted by jerrybrowne View Post

I'm having them make something similar to this in an antiqued pigskin with a few alterations to the pattern;
http://www.johnlobbltd.co.uk/catalogue/fullsize_images/Website_shoes_boots/Websiteshoes/Mensshoes/Navvycuts/Norwegiannavvycut/norvamp_navvy.htm

those are amazing. wondering which pattern changes you asked for?
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