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post #2881 of 4399

I just received a pair of size 10 8695 recently. They have the identical measurements of the 8000 last but they have a rounder toe and a wider look. The 7000 last is about a 1/4" longer and the same width. All in all pretty much the same fit but slightly different looks.

These measure 11.5" inside length, 12.5" outside length and 4 5/16" outside width.

I included a comparison photo. Red is 8000, green is 7000, purple is 8695

 

post #2882 of 4399
the 8695 last is gorgeous. The shoes seem somewhat long and wide based upon the internal length of 11.5"

anyone with the measurements of the 9795 in 10E?
post #2883 of 4399
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Originally Posted by Jazzmenco View Post

I just received a pair of size 10 8695 recently. They have the identical measurements of the 8000 last but they have a rounder toe and a wider look. The 7000 last is about a 1/4" longer and the same width. All in all pretty much the same fit but slightly different looks.
These measure 11.5" inside length, 12.5" outside length and 4 5/16" outside width.
I included a comparison photo. Red is 8000, green is 7000, purple is 8695




thank you - wonderful post. gorgeous lobb x smiths!
post #2884 of 4399

Beautiful Lobbs!(: 

 

Btw, after hearing the disappointing news, I went down to the Jermyn Street store today to find out just what's going on. This is what I was told: 

 

1. Our resident goth chick, came up with this idea, that she didn't want anything with a "II" in the name anymore, because it wasn't in line with her "artistic direction" of tracing back John Lobb's roots. She wants everything to reflect the original walk John Lobb made from cornwall (hence the chunky, fashion soles) and she did not want there to be anything "updated" or "modern" in the John Lobb line up. 

 

2. Said goth chick says she wants to discontinue (not even allow made to orders) any model with a "II" in it. Philip II, City II, Jodhpur II, William II etc all face the axe. 

 

3. Management says WAIT A MINUTE. YOU CANT DISCONTINUE ALL OUR BEST SELLING SHOES. 

 

4. Management says Phillip II and City II are staying. 

 

5. Goth chick says but the William is the iconic double monk, not the William II. William is literally the first double monk shoe. We need to go back to our roots. 

 

6. Management says, FINE. But we'll offer all the available colours we had on the William II on the William now (Saw Parisian Brown, Bracken and even Plum Museum in the William today). 

 

7. Literally every single customer John Lobb has had protests this. It is RIDICULOUS to completely eradicate the William II from the line up (and not even allow a special order). 

 

8. The decision now is that the William II will be available on a Made to Order basis, while the Williams will be in store. 

 

9. Small point: Goth chick DISALLOWS anyone from making a special order William with the Brass/Copper buckles anymore (I wanted to special order a William II with brass/copper buckles for a vintage look). 

 

10. I ask if goth chick is going to be fired anytime soon and I'm told no. 

 

Thats the story folks! 

post #2885 of 4399

One more thing: The new font, is seriously revolting. Have you guys seen it stamped on the insoles and the soles of the shoes? It literally looks like the fake ones on the bay. 

 

Sigh. 

post #2886 of 4399
the only upside from that chick's crazy goth batshit is the inventory liquidation. Too bad BE sales ended and didn't have a lot of stock for my size. Wish they have more sales cos their regular price is not that discounted.
post #2887 of 4399

I just stopped by the JL store whats happening to the brand... good grief.

post #2888 of 4399
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Originally Posted by Mark Lee Jin Yi View Post
 

Beautiful Lobbs!(: 

 

Btw, after hearing the disappointing news, I went down to the Jermyn Street store today to find out just what's going on. This is what I was told: 

 

1. Our resident goth chick, came up with this idea, that she didn't want anything with a "II" in the name anymore, because it wasn't in line with her "artistic direction" of tracing back John Lobb's roots. She wants everything to reflect the original walk John Lobb made from cornwall (hence the chunky, fashion soles) and she did not want there to be anything "updated" or "modern" in the John Lobb line up. 

 

2. Said goth chick says she wants to discontinue (not even allow made to orders) any model with a "II" in it. Philip II, City II, Jodhpur II, William II etc all face the axe. 

 

3. Management says WAIT A MINUTE. YOU CANT DISCONTINUE ALL OUR BEST SELLING SHOES. 

 

4. Management says Phillip II and City II are staying. 

 

5. Goth chick says but the William is the iconic double monk, not the William II. William is literally the first double monk shoe. We need to go back to our roots. 

 

6. Management says, FINE. But we'll offer all the available colours we had on the William II on the William now (Saw Parisian Brown, Bracken and even Plum Museum in the William today). 

 

7. Literally every single customer John Lobb has had protests this. It is RIDICULOUS to completely eradicate the William II from the line up (and not even allow a special order). 

 

8. The decision now is that the William II will be available on a Made to Order basis, while the Williams will be in store. 

 

9. Small point: Goth chick DISALLOWS anyone from making a special order William with the Brass/Copper buckles anymore (I wanted to special order a William II with brass/copper buckles for a vintage look). 

 

10. I ask if goth chick is going to be fired anytime soon and I'm told no. 

 

Thats the story folks! 


too bad. Sad story indeed.

post #2889 of 4399
Quote:
Originally Posted by Mark Lee Jin Yi View Post
 

One more thing: The new font, is seriously revolting. Have you guys seen it stamped on the insoles and the soles of the shoes? It literally looks like the fake ones on the bay. 

 

Sigh. 

Are there fake Lobbs on eBay? I've never seen any (I think). 

post #2890 of 4399
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Originally Posted by jujujoo11 View Post

I just stopped by the JL store whats happening to the brand... good grief.

Goth biker chick went HAM and REKT the brand.

All of the new shoe designs are disgusting. Nothing modern.
post #2891 of 4399
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Originally Posted by Jazzmenco View Post

Are there fake Lobbs on eBay? I've never seen any (I think). 

Haven't seen any fakes. You do see stocks from all periods, from made by EG handwriting to the recent ones.
post #2892 of 4399

Anyhow I was going to get a made to order Luffield.... Possibly my last JL purchase for a while.  I'm currently at 11 pairs and cant wear them all.  What color should I get?

 

JL Luffield Black

JL Luffield Claret Misty

 

I already have two black shoes I wear from C&J but none from Lobb.  Thanks.

post #2893 of 4399
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Originally Posted by jujujoo11 View Post

Anyhow I was going to get a made to order Luffield.... Possibly my last JL purchase for a while.  I'm currently at 11 pairs and cant wear them all.  What color should I get?

JL Luffield Black
JL Luffield Claret Misty

I already have two black shoes I wear from C&J but none from Lobb.  Thanks.

If you dress formal on a daily basis or 4 days a week, black. Goes with almost everything.
post #2894 of 4399
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Originally Posted by chogall View Post


If you dress formal on a daily basis or 4 days a week, black. Goes with almost everything.

I'm leaning towards black too.  Can one have enough black shoes??  I would have thought claret would go good with suits.

post #2895 of 4399
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Originally Posted by jujujoo11 View Post
 

I'm leaning towards black too.  Can one have enough black shoes??  I would have thought claret would go good with suits.


I assume you already have City II in black?

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