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post #3616 of 4685
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Originally Posted by rbhan12 View Post

I understand the direction moving forward argument but as far as I know there haven't been any signs of quality going down, which is what Lobb is famous for. It's just a box!

It's also the new models coming out which all look like crap.
post #3617 of 4685
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Originally Posted by rbhan12 View Post

I understand the direction moving forward argument but as far as I know there haven't been any signs of quality going down, which is what Lobb is famous for. It's just a box!
To me that box tell there more down hill things to come high ended shoes like JL having a box like that is just a start & my guess is it will go down hill & this is just a educated guess. But from what I have seen there new model shoes are just plain ugly. May be its me I am not sure but not a fan of there new line that I have seen.
post #3618 of 4685
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Originally Posted by TtownMD View Post

To me that box tell there more down hill things to come high ended shoes like JL having a box like that is just a start & my guess is it will go down hill & this is just a educated guess. But from what I have seen there new model shoes are just plain ugly. May be its me I am not sure but not a fan of there new line that I have seen.

I don't disagree that the new model and trend is away from what JL has traditionally done, but I don't believe quality going down is substantiated by a rebranding.
post #3619 of 4685
I see John Lobb is marching into a disaster. Oh with that ugly box on top, I am simply speechless. I'd better get the classics before Whoever Paula destroys the brand.
post #3620 of 4685
Sorry to see they dropped yellow boxes and bags, I really liked these and they were very much JLP to me. Is this new box a "heritage" box? How long has the JLP boxes been yellow?
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I cant really believe now there is a series of posts about people not liking the box the shoes come in. It is just a box. I do agree that i would like the model written on there bc thats how i find my shoes.

I am assuming that the doomsday feelings the box has invoked has nothing to do with quality of the shoes and more to do with the company evolving?

I have both the yellow and purple boxes and to me the purple is actually nicer and sturdier, but does not have the classic JL logo and shoe style on there.

So at the end of the day i think the quality is still first rate and the changes have to do more with the rebranding.

And people dont like changes....
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I should mention that i do not mean to belittle peoples concerns or dislike for this change. I really do get it and have had similar issues and dislike for changes in brands.
My point was more to the idea that this change was a stylistic and aesthetic one, not one of decreasing quality and making things cheaper.
Edited by coldinboston - 3/1/16 at 11:42am
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post #3624 of 4685
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Originally Posted by coldinboston View Post

I cant really believe now there is a series of posts about people not liking the box the shoes come in. It is just a box. I do agree that i would like the model written on there bc thats how i find my shoes.

I am assuming that the doomsday feelings the box has invoked has nothing to do with quality of the shoes and more to do with the company evolving?

I have both the yellow and purple boxes and to me the purple is actually nicer and sturdier, but does not have the classic JL logo and shoe style on there.

So at the end of the day i think the quality is still first rate and the changes have to do more with the rebranding.

And people dont like changes....

It's not just the boxes, obviously they are changing a lot in their graphical design program. I wonder how much Coca Cola would suffer if they changed their red to purple, or any other color? There's more to it than just the color of the boxes, it's a symbol of change within the company, and not everyone is liking these changes. Maybe I'm getting old, but I'm not sure I dig all these changes either.
post #3625 of 4685

3 years on and she is still there, it means JLP must be making money with her changes. I get that it does not make much sense to people around here (including myself) but prob there are lots of people loving it.
post #3626 of 4685

John Lobb downgraded their shoe box?! Goodness gracious! 

 

Might as well buy Allen Edmonds now! 

post #3627 of 4685
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Originally Posted by PCK1 View Post
 

John Lobb downgraded their shoe box?! Goodness gracious! 

 

Might as well buy Allen Edmonds now! 

 

Any chance you're a biochemist? Just guessing by the name 

post #3628 of 4685
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Originally Posted by Texasmade View Post


It's also the new models coming out which all look like crap.

I actually like the purple box more than the yellow, and I have both boxes. The purple has a nice "prestige" feeling. 


....I agree on the models though....the upcoming ones are bleh. I always prefer the older Chapel, Jermyn, 2004, etc. 

post #3629 of 4685
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Originally Posted by rbhan12 View Post
 

 

Any chance you're a biochemist? Just guessing by the name 

 

Nope.

post #3630 of 4685
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Originally Posted by rbhan12 View Post

mw313 to be honest the shoes you have look like either test shoes or rejects. I'm honestly appalled at the medallion and how off-center and imperfect it is. Bespoke or not, I would not have bought them.

I think an insole might serve you better to take up more space

 

The funny thing is that I actually spoke with John Lobb St. James directly. He actually said that he thought the fit was quite good and would be having his son come by me to decide what adjustments can be made to the last as well as the insole that could be added. 

 

Do you think that the medallion is that far off? I am looking at them now and they center of the medallion goes right inline with the center of the facings. 

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Originally Posted by labravajazz View Post

Anyway they do look too big sorry to say, the whole thing about how expensive bespoke shoes are is that they are mostly X pensive because they are made bespoke for someone, not much value unless you happen to have the exact same feet as the person they were made for!

I fully understand and the length overall isn't too bad. The heel to ball is good. They are just a bit long at the toes.

 

My main concern was the extra volume over the vamp but I am willing to try out some methods to help reduce the volume, because there isn't anyone else who would be wearing this size. 

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