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post #3256 of 4399
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Originally Posted by coldinboston View Post

You are the second person to mention Lanvin sneakers so i had to look it up. Yes similar plimsoles at similar price point (within 100 of each other). last/shape is different, and lanvin has many color options. You can probably even find them on sale for cheaper. Anyways many different shoe makers make plimsoles which are nice, so whatever floats your boat, just another option from JL.

Its funny bc i had never looked of any lanvin stuff as when i think of lanvin mens fashion i usually think of:



Or


Or


LOL

I have one Lanvin tie. It's not that bad. Hahaha

What I find really hard to justify is the price that JL charges over the sneaker. $600, 800 even, is a rip off.
post #3257 of 4399
Lobb are just another brand trying to capitalize on the sneaker craze. Most shoe departments of major men's stores (like BG, Neimans, etc.) sell more sneakers than shoes these days. I find it hard to believe that someone who would go for Lanvin, Margiela, SLP, etc. trainers would consider purchasing trainers from Lobb.
post #3258 of 4399
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Originally Posted by bry2000 View Post

Lobb are just another brand trying to capitalize on the sneaker craze. Most shoe departments of major men's stores (like BG, Neimans, etc.) sell more sneakers than shoes these days. I find it hard to believe that someone who would go for Lanvin, Margiela, SLP, etc. trainers would consider purchasing trainers from Lobb.

Agreed on tryin to capitalize and get a share of the market. Also agreed on second point. Different demographic (i.e in my case i have not looked at anything from Lanvin or Margiela on purpose, just different styles)
post #3259 of 4399
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Originally Posted by benjamin8451 View Post

LOL

I have one Lanvin tie. It's not that bad. Hahaha

What I find really hard to justify is the price that JL charges over the sneaker. $600, 800 even, is a rip off.

It is full suede with leather lining so its not just a simple canvas sneaker. That said for JL the cost of the materials is probably minor and there is less work into making sneaks than regular shoes or boots.

I mean this whole thread (among many others on these forum) is about luxury shoes which by definition are extravagant, not necessary and are rather for pleasure or comfort. We are not buying this stuff bc its an investement. I mean JL sells 10k + plus alligator shoes. I think thats crazy, but people do buy them. You will drive yourself crazy if you think "is it worth it" "rip off" and so on. Its all relative and also every one will have different answer to what they are willing to spend on luxury goods. Long story short none of the shoes we buy among the luxury brands costs what we pay for them to actually make, but you cant put a price on pleasure. smile.gif

I mean people are paying 2k on ebay for air yeezys for godness sakea
post #3260 of 4399
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Originally Posted by coldinboston View Post


It is full suede with leather lining so its not just a simple canvas sneaker. That said for JL the cost of the materials is probably minor and there is less work into making sneaks than regular shoes or boots.

I mean this whole thread (among many others on these forum) is about luxury shoes which by definition are extravagant, not necessary and are rather for pleasure or comfort. We are not buying this stuff bc its an investement. I mean JL sells 10k + plus alligator shoes. I think thats crazy, but people do buy them. You will drive yourself crazy if you think "is it worth it" "rip off" and so on. Its all relative and also every one will have different answer to what they are willing to spend on luxury goods. Long story short none of the shoes we buy among the luxury brands costs what we pay for them to actually make, but you cant put a price on pleasure. smile.gif

I mean people are paying 2k on ebay for air yeezys for godness sakea

Yes, I do not disagree that we buy John Lobb for pleasure.

 

As a matter of fact, I may get myself a pair of sneakers from JL. But more often than not, I find it sooooo hard to take the plunge. 

post #3261 of 4399
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Originally Posted by benjamin8451 View Post

Yes, I do not disagree that we buy John Lobb for pleasure.

As a matter of fact, I may get myself a pair of sneakers from JL. But more often than not, I find it sooooo hard to take the plunge. 

A bit of apprehension prior to making any luxury purchase is a good thing my friend. I am assuming that if you have the available funds to buy nice stuff, you must have a reasonable head on your shoulders to obtain those funds. I do also go back and forth on some things before i purchase them. I drove my old car for 15 yr before i finally decided to get a new car, bc i was gun shy about buying the car that I wanted (well the first 8 yrs or so the finances were not right either). But boy did it feel good after the decision was made biggrin.gif
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Originally Posted by coldinboston View Post

A bit of apprehension prior to making any luxury purchase is a good thing my friend. I am assuming that if you have the available funds to buy nice stuff, you must have a reasonable head on your shoulders to obtain those funds. I do also go back and forth on some things before i purchase them. I drove my old car for 15 yr before i finally decided to get a new car, bc i was gun shy about buying the car that I wanted (well the first 8 yrs or so the finances were not right either). But boy did it feel good after the decision was made biggrin.gif
Lol what car did you pick up doc.
post #3263 of 4399
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Originally Posted by TtownMD View Post

Lol what car did you pick up doc.
I guess BMW. smile.gif

I rationalize by not needing a car in NYC, I can get the same cost in shoes.
post #3264 of 4399
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Originally Posted by SuitedDx View Post

I guess BMW. smile.gif

I rationalize by not needing a car in NYC, I can get the same cost in shoes.

This is a discussion for a different thread but i dont like what they did with newer BMWs (at least ones in my price range). I feel the front of the car is just too small or pointy. Not sure what it is but the proportions look off and the front of the car is just nosey.
Like my shoes i dont like cars that are too sleek or pointy (i am not including super luxury cars here like ferrari, talking normal life cars). At least for now I prefer the Audis
post #3265 of 4399

I heard that 7000 last is half size bigger than most of the other lasts,

can anyone confirm this?

 

If I wear 8965 last in 6E,

will 5.5E in 7000 last fit me well?

 

I'm talking about this Philip II here 

http://www.bespoke-england.co.uk/products/philip-ii-double-buckle-in-dark-brown-oxford-calf-7000

post #3266 of 4399
I posted a couple of weeks back here about a long turnaround with BE. Just thought I should report back to be fair and for the interest of everyone. Nick replied back and got the corrected shoes delivered to me in a lighting manner. They are also with the first quality. Can't understand why it was sold as second. But u shouldn't have any complain about that. nod[1].gif

So, Nick probably got backlog of orders. But once he attends to your order, he is damn fast and efficient.
post #3267 of 4399
I also had contact from Nick following my first shipment and he has found the ones that were missing at the time, so he can send them this week.
I know I felt a bit concerned re the delays and lost items but can confirm he comes through!
post #3268 of 4399
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Originally Posted by labravajazz View Post

I also had contact from Nick following my first shipment and he has found the ones that were missing at the time, so he can send them this week.
I know I felt a bit concerned re the delays and lost items but can confirm he comes through!

2 of my pairs were missing (one from each order). I've emailed Nick and I'm waiting for a reply. I agree with the others; it can take awhile but it's worth it in the end.
post #3269 of 4399
this is great news, im glad some people are getting their orders fulfilled and their messages answered. and i hope to join the group of customers that are (atleast somewhat) satisfied. until then im in the 7th week without my boots, and im waiting yet again for a reply from Nick

exchange rate dropped like 6-8% too, so a refund after all this time would be a blow. does anyone know if paypal will refund the original amount at the exchange rate used at time of purchase?
post #3270 of 4399
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Originally Posted by NAMOR View Post

this is great news, im glad some people are getting their orders fulfilled and their messages answered. and i hope to join the group of customers that are (atleast somewhat) satisfied. until then im in the 7th week without my boots, and im waiting yet again for a reply from Nick

exchange rate dropped like 6-8% too, so a refund after all this time would be a blow. does anyone know if paypal will refund the original amount at the exchange rate used at time of purchase?
Hmmm... good question. I assume if it was done as a transaction "refund" it shouldn't hurt (but there might be a timeframe limit for that). If Nick starts a new transfer I assume the present rate would be used.

Sorry to hear that...
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