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May I know what last these are on? Thanks

 

Well, since they are the William 2, I guess they are made on the 9795.

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I think but i'm not 100% sure, Anything with the name William is on the same last.

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Originally Posted by OREO View Post

I think but i'm not 100% sure, Anything with the name William is on the same last.

You can look inside the shoe to get the last number.
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John Lobb (London) used to have a Paris branch, which was sold to Hermes in 1976. Since then there have been two firms "John Lobb".

John Lobb (London) produces only bespoke shoes from their premises in St James's.

http://www.johnlobbltd.co.uk/

John Lobb (Paris) produces ready-to-wear shoes from their factory in Northampton as well as bespoke shoes from their workshop in Paris.

http://www.johnlobb.com/uk/
http://www.high-toned.fr/en/2013/04/john-lobb-bespoke-in-paris/

I do not have any experience with bespoke shoes of either firm, but JLP is usually considered to produce the finer bespoke work; they are also price-wise considerably above JLL. (I don't think you'll get a lot of change, if any, from EUR 5,000.)

JLL uses for it's ready-to-wear work the (double boot) "JL" logo and the signature colour yellow. The bespoke work gets marked with the same signature (of the historic) John Lobb, but the signature is used length wise, while JLL uses the signature cross wise and adds the Royal warrants.


Confused? You won't be after next week's episode of (shoe) Soap.

 

Please pardon my ignorance here, but can someone clarify what Shoe Soap is?  A TV show about shoes?  A documentary?

 

Thanks.

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Has John Lobb ever used dainite soles? or anything else similar?

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Lobb has used Dainite in the past, though lately they seem to be using their own rubber sole (the Dainite is much better). Pretty sure you could do a MTO with it.
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Lobb has used Dainite in the past, though lately they seem to be using their own rubber sole (the Dainite is much better). Pretty sure you could do a MTO with it.

I too like dainite. I found it to have the best grip (much much better than commando sole in grip).

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Has John Lobb ever used dainite soles? or anything else similar?

Lobb's "October Sole" is similar to Dainite.
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Originally Posted by MoneyWellSpent View Post

Please pardon my ignorance here, but can someone clarify what Shoe Soap is?  A TV show about shoes?  A documentary?

'Soap' was a TV sitcom running from 1977 - 81, a spoof of daytime soaps with their absurd and convoluted plots.
Which means the plots in "Soap" were even more absurd and convoluted.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Soap_(TV_series)

At the opening of each episode the announcer recaptured the previous plot in a series of question, concluding every time:

"Confused? You won't be after this week's episode of 'Soap'!"

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'Soap' was a TV sitcom running from 1977 - 81, a spoof of daytime soaps with their absurd and convoluted plots.
Which means the plots in "Soap" were even more absurd and convoluted.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Soap_(TV_series)

At the opening of each episode the announcer recaptured the previous plot in a series of question, concluding every time:

"Confused? You won't be after this week's episode of 'Soap'!"
 

 

Ah, thanks for the details!  Somehow that one's escaped me.  I'm sorry there isn't a show about shoes... :sly:

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Ah, thanks for the details!  Somehow that one's escaped me.  I'm sorry there isn't a show about shoes... sly.gif
Perfect time to make one, then, MWS! I'd subscribe to your YouTube channel discussing a new area of shoe construction weekly, bi-weekly or monthly, haha.
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Looking for opinions on which JL color is closest to EG's Dark Oak color. Thanks.
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Perfect time to make one, then, MWS! I'd subscribe to your YouTube channel discussing a new area of shoe construction weekly, bi-weekly or monthly, haha.

 

:cheers:

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I own a pair of PhilipII in Parisian Brown Misty calf, but have been eying a pair in Dark Brown Museum calf..... different enough to own both? or too similar? decisions.gif Opinions welcome. Thanks.
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I own a pair of PhilipII in Parisian Brown Misty calf, but have been eying a pair in Dark Brown Museum calf..... different enough to own both? or too similar? decisions.gif Opinions welcome. Thanks.

Different enough, for sure, IMO.

From lightest to darkest:
Parisian brown misty
Parisian brown museum
Dark brown museum
Dark brown misty
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