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John Lobb St. James Oxford.... Repairable??

post #1 of 35
Thread Starter 

Hello,
I've came across this beautiful John Lobb St. James oxford (bespoke?) , however, the condition is not so good. I want to know if it is possible to repair all the damages?
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post #2 of 35
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Originally Posted by wrongwroks View Post




Oy. I doubt that can be repaired for less than the cost of a brand new pair.
post #3 of 35
Someone's dog used Lobb's as a chew toy.
post #4 of 35
Thread Starter 

Anyone experienced in this kind of repair?

post #5 of 35
You'd be best asking John Lobb themselves...however don't expect it to be cheap.
post #6 of 35
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Originally Posted by Ich_Dien View Post

You'd be best asking John Lobb themselves...however don't expect it to be cheap.

I realized. I've called the store near me, but they told that these shoes were made by John Lobb on St. James Street in London. They (Hermes owned) cannot repair it for me. Do you know how much I am looking at? $500?

post #7 of 35
Contact them. The have both a telephone number and an email address. Attach your pictures. Ask them if the damage can be repaired and at what cost.
post #8 of 35
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Originally Posted by wrongwroks View Post

I realized. I've called the store near me, but they told that these shoes were made by John Lobb on St. James Street in London. They (Hermes owned) cannot repair it for me. Do you know how much I am looking at? $500?

I have a feeling that it is going to cost a whole lot more.

However, there are some high-end brand names which allowed customers to repair their items free of charged as long as it is a manufacture faulty.
post #9 of 35
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Originally Posted by Kiwi Man View Post


I have a feeling that it is going to cost a whole lot more.

However, there are some high-end brand names which allowed customers to repair their items free of charged as long as it is a manufacture faulty.

I will try to persuade them for free of charged by explaining this and that. (musicboohoo[1].gif) Maybe they're generous enough to fix them for me (bounce2.gif)

post #10 of 35
Yeah, that's not gonna happen.

I hope you didn't pay a lot for these shoes. That's about all I can say. If JL can or will repair them, it'll be extremely pricey, and the result probably won't be worth the expense.
post #11 of 35
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Originally Posted by mcbrown View Post

Oy. I doubt that can be repaired for less than the cost of a brand new pair.

So a repair job on that will cost $5000?
post #12 of 35
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Originally Posted by jeff13007 View Post

So a repair job on that will cost $5000?

Wouldn't be shocked... It is often cheaper to make things new than to perform major surgery on them. That shoe will basically have to be completely disassembled to replace the damaged bits. It may not even be possible to do without destroying the shoe anyway.

I'm assuming of course that by "repair" we're talking about getting it to an undamaged condition, not just slapping on an unsightly scrap of leather and calling it a day.
post #13 of 35
Thread Starter 

I think that if they accept to refurbish these, they will probably replaced the whole upper with new leather. Maybe replacing the whole shoes...

post #14 of 35
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Originally Posted by jeff13007 View Post


So a repair job on that will cost $5000?


Better ask JL or any cobbler/shoemakers around your area.  The number of people replied that have experience, knowledge, or expertise regarding your issue on this thread would most likely be zero.  And the number of people on this thread having bespoke shoe experience would be very close to zero.

post #15 of 35
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Originally Posted by chogall View Post


Better ask JL or any cobbler/shoemakers around your area.  The number of people replied that have experience, knowledge, or expertise regarding your issue on this thread would most likely be zero.  And the number of people on this thread having bespoke shoe experience would be very close to zero.

+1 its a pretty strange damage issue, can't think of how that even happened besides being a chew toy
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