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post #46 of 107
There are very, very few people outside of here and the AAAC forum who have only the slightest interest in the look of the forthcoming JL vintage shoe. CNN will not be opening tonight with: "John Lobb design revealed!". Neither will hordes of journalists and photographers descend to Northampton.

I believe it's JL as well as the forum members who are kidding themselves about the importance of that particular bit of information.
After all, it's not a new design concept for Ferrari.
post #47 of 107
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Originally Posted by bengal-stripe
There are very, very few people outside of here and the AAAC forum who have only the slightest interest in the look of the forthcoming JL vintage shoe. CNN will not be opening tonight with: "John Lobb design revealed!". Neither will hordes of journalists and photographers descend to Northampton.

I believe it's JL as well as the forum members who are kidding themselves about the importance of that particular bit of information.
After all, it's not a new design concept for Ferrari.


I think the John Lobe of my brain disagrees with your trivialization of my interests.
post #48 of 107
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Originally Posted by bengal-stripe
There are very, very few people outside of here and the AAAC forum who have only the slightest interest in the look of the forthcoming JL vintage shoe. CNN will not be opening tonight with: “John Lobb design revealed!”. Neither will hordes of journalists and photographers descend to Northampton. I believe it’s JL as well as the forum members who are kidding themselves about the importance of that particular bit of information. After all, it’s not a new design concept for Ferrari.
+1 It's also the case that these shoes are neither designed nor constructed dramatically different than models that have proceeded them. Unlike fashion shows, JL's new line don't command the attention of the fashion intelligentsia - thus their new models don't spur trends in the industry that will soon be copied by 'discount chains' like Zara and H&M -- leading to large profits for the early adapters -- a reason why more fashion oriented design houses might want to keep their designs secret. I hope none of the negative comments dissuades Bishop from posting his experience at C&J and EG. What's the point of SF if not for threads like this.
post #49 of 107
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Originally Posted by bengal-stripe
There are very, very few people outside of here and the AAAC forum who have only the slightest interest in the look of the forthcoming JL vintage shoe. CNN will not be opening tonight with: "John Lobb design revealed!". Neither will hordes of journalists and photographers descend to Northampton.

I believe it's JL as well as the forum members who are kidding themselves about the importance of that particular bit of information.
After all, it's not a new design concept for Ferrari.
Seriously. Relax, folks.
post #50 of 107
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Originally Posted by zjpj83
Seriously. Relax, folks.

Hate to be such a follower but...

+1
post #51 of 107
+2. Thank you for the post Bishop. You have stoked my desire to get over to Northampton ASAP!
post #52 of 107
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Originally Posted by bengal-stripe
After all, it's not a new design concept for Ferrari.
It's not a new design, period. WHOA, plaintoe with medallion! Stop the presses! It's such a novel design, the shoe world will never be the same.
post #53 of 107
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Originally Posted by zjpj83
It's not a new design, period. WHOA, plaintoe with medallion! Stop the presses! It's such a novel design, the shoe world will never be the same.

But it's a really nice medallion! Look:

post #54 of 107
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Originally Posted by EL72
But it's a really nice medallion! Look:


yea it is. The medallion is very boobalicious
post #55 of 107
It's pretty similar to some of their past efforts.
post #56 of 107
the newer medallion has more negative space, making the design look more defined. It's a minor change, but to me, a major one that's a dealmaker
post #57 of 107
Mexico does have an artisan community.
post #58 of 107
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Originally Posted by bengal-stripe
There are very, very few people outside of here and the AAAC forum who have only the slightest interest in the look of the forthcoming JL vintage shoe. CNN will not be opening tonight with: "John Lobb design revealed!". Neither will hordes of journalists and photographers descend to Northampton.

I believe it's JL as well as the forum members who are kidding themselves about the importance of that particular bit of information.
After all, it's not a new design concept for Ferrari.

Shoe companies like Mezlan do quite well using the designs from JL and other high-end shoe manufacturers.
post #59 of 107
I saw this model back in '06

post #60 of 107
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Originally Posted by mr monty
Shoe companies like Mezlan do quite well using the designs from JL and other high-end shoe manufacturers.
Yeah but it's not as if "companies like Mezlan" are cannibalizing JL/EG sales.
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