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post #1321 of 1814
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Originally Posted by bengal-stripe View Post


Yes, they probably are genuine.
I would place them somewhere in the early-mid 90s, when John Lobb and Edward Green shoes were produced in the same factory.

Spot-on BengalStripe. 

 

Look at the hand writing in the 2nd last photo and my EG boots are written in similar style and location. 

The last number, I do not recognise (but similar to 7000) Those were the good old days when John Lobb

kept to their traditional last and kept lots of the old school clients. Those who have deserted the brand 

complain of rising high prices and flashy fashionable French influenced last.....

post #1322 of 1814
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Originally Posted by bengal-stripe View Post

Yes, they probably are genuine.
I would place them somewhere in the early-mid 90s, when John Lobb and Edward Green shoes were produced in the same factory.

I did not know this. So for such a shoe repair, which factory would those be sent to BS? I ask because I still have a handful of JL shoes probably from around that time (notably, the dovetail heel not the new "JL" toplift).

Cleav: Thanks for the info. All I need now is a 2 day reason to consult with someone in Northampton. Sadly, my line of work is the furthest point of where shoes are used. baldy[1].gif
post #1323 of 1814
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Originally Posted by DpprDr View Post


I did not know this. So for such a shoe repair, which factory would those be sent to BS? I ask because I still have a handful of JL shoes probably from around that time (notably, the dovetail heel not the new "JL" toplift).

Cleav: Thanks for the info. All I need now is a 2 day reason to consult with someone in Northampton. Sadly, my line of work is the furthest point of where shoes are used. baldy[1].gif

Your JL will be sent to the JL factory shop.  EG have their own factory now.

 

But in this globalized world - you're never 100% sure if certain components 

will be outsourced. 

post #1324 of 1814
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Originally Posted by Ilovelobbs View Post

Your JL will be sent to the JL factory shop.  EG have their own factory now.

But in this globalized world - you're never 100% sure if certain components 
will be outsourced. 


I honestly don't know where anything is made these days, recently I was looking at the JL shoe trees and I think they are made in Romania as they are an exactly the same type of shoe trees I have with my St crispin shoes.
post #1325 of 1814
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Originally Posted by DpprDr View Post

I did not know this. So for such a shoe repair, which factory would those be sent to BS?

If the shoes are labelled "John Lobb" they should go to John Lobb (or to "JL&Co" as the factory is called today).

The murky history between JL and EG is not relevant.
post #1326 of 1814
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Originally Posted by NAMOR View Post

Usually pretty quick actually but mon and tues are their online off days
I finaly got an answer and they are willing to make me the belt. I need to send them all the measurements smile.gif
post #1327 of 1814

^ No way! How much are they asking for the belt? How did you described them a color, as there are many shades of museum brown .. ?

post #1328 of 1814
Thanks again. Appreciate all the feedback.
post #1329 of 1814
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Originally Posted by Nikola View Post

^ No way! How much are they asking for the belt? How did you described them a color, as there are many shades of museum brown .. ?
As far as I know there are 3 museums calf: plum, brown and gold.
Regarding the price it will cost me 90€ (around $125) including shipping to France.
post #1330 of 1814

@rexet Great News, but there are several different shades of brown .. For example - Dark Brown Museum, Parisian brown museum, New gold museum that have different names in Vass though they are from the same batch as John Lobbs .. Do you know which one they will make for you or you just said - I need brown?

post #1331 of 1814
I send them a picture of my shoes saying I want a matching belt in dark brown museum. They didn't told me anything about different shades of brown but I didn't ask neither hoping they understood what I am looking for.

I found a picture of a person that has 3 museum belt from VASS:


credit: Diavolo on the french forum http://engrandepompe.forumpersos.com/

He just mentionned Plum, Brown and Gold.

On the photo the brown would satisfy my need except it appears a bit greenish. I just hope it's the photo.
post #1332 of 1814

Lucky you, I'm sure the middle belt in the photo will do just fine for you - it appears to be the same Dark Brown Museum you have in your shoes!

Nice find indeed!

Basically those are the same leathers John Lobb is using, they only might have different names in different shoe companies ..

post #1333 of 1814
This is not what you are looking for?
As soon as I receive the belt, I will send you a PM with photos of it side by side with my shoes. If you are interested I will give you the process of ordering.
post #1334 of 1814

Please do so!

I need the Parisian Brown Museum belt - it is a shade lighter brown than a Dark Brown Museum you have.

Eventually, if they don't have it I will buy the same one as you do. If I can't match the exact color, I would be better with darker then lighter belt compared to shoes.

post #1335 of 1814
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Originally Posted by OREO View Post









John Lobb William 2 Parisian Brown, arrived by post a couple of days ago but haven't had much chance to wear them, heel slip is quite severe but that's expected with double leather (initially). I'm happy with the mottled effect although its really difficult to capture it on camera.

May I know what last these are on? Thanks
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