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For a more striking look go with the Plum Museum. I got a pair of Lopez in Plum myself and they are one of the most versatile shoes I own (for the Spring/Summer that is).

Plum is essentially a darker red colour which goes with virtually everything. It could be worn even with the black pants if you ever need to wear black pants..

Dark B.M is a classic as texasmade noted.

Parisian Brown Museum Calf is also a sexy leather, to me it's just the right amount of a brown shade for a Spring/ Summer .. though it can be hard to find on a Chapel.

I am now waiting for my second pair of William double monk in Parisian Brown Museum Calf after I screwed up with the size upon first order.

post #3737 of 4399
Agree with Nikola. Plum museum is an awesome colour and since you're ordering the Chapels might as well get them in a colour that's not readily available off the rack.
post #3738 of 4399
2-1 for plum...
post #3739 of 4399
From their Instagram feed, today: Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)





What is the deal with the closure design?
post #3740 of 4399
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What is the deal with the closure design?

It's a stud used attach cheek pieces and reins to the bit in a horse's bridle, but I guess that's not what your question was driving at.

I'm also curious what a "capsule collection" is, and what is "functional" about sole engraving that will be obliterated after the first few wears.
post #3741 of 4399

Those are bespoke samples.

 

Sole slashing can be done by makers if requested; some Japanese makers do it as well.  Helps traction when breaking in shoes unless the shoes are made to be museum pieces.

post #3742 of 4399
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From their Instagram feed, today:

What is the deal with the closure design?

The closure are 'Sam Browne Studs', quite popular in leather goods, but relatively rare in footwear.



Nevertheless, I just collected the other week a pair of strapped boots and I decided to use Sam Browne studs as strap closure.


What I find irritating is the blurring between the markings of ready-to-wear and bespoke shoes.

The script 'John Lobb' (presumably the signature of the historic JL) is used lengthwise in JL Paris bespoke shoes and cross-wise, together with the warrants in JL London. The marking 'Lobb' on sole and heel is also used on bespoke work (traditionally to make sure that outworkers would not replace premium sole leather with cheap ones).


P.S. Didn't read it very carefully, registered only the Paula Gerbase name and presumed they were Northampton shoes.
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Those are bespoke samples.
post #3743 of 4399
They have done it once before with 2011 spirit of capital collection of bespoke models.
post #3744 of 4399
I get the stud closure, I have it on one of my briefcases,however it looks like it has only one hole make it impossible to make it tighter if needed be. During cold days I tend to have my shoes facing closing more then usual as an example
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Need help making a decision on my Chapels that I'm going to order.

 

Do I go Plum Museum or Dark Brown Museum?

Any dark colors usually looks good with the chapel.

post #3746 of 4399
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Originally Posted by Nikola View Post
 

For a more striking look go with the Plum Museum. I got a pair of Lopez in Plum myself and they are one of the most versatile shoes I own (for the Spring/Summer that is).

Plum is essentially a darker red colour which goes with virtually everything. It could be worn even with the black pants if you ever need to wear black pants..

Dark B.M is a classic as texasmade noted.

Parisian Brown Museum Calf is also a sexy leather, to me it's just the right amount of a brown shade for a Spring/ Summer .. though it can be hard to find on a Chapel.

I am now waiting for my second pair of William double monk in Parisian Brown Museum Calf after I screwed up with the size upon first order.

Would you buy any shoes in Claret Misty calf?  Do you think it will be as versatile as the Plum?

post #3747 of 4399
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P.S. Didn't read it very carefully, registered only the Paula Gerbase name and presumed they were Northampton shoes.

I don't blame you. I'm not sure they are bespoke. If so, then I cannot parse this sentence:

"Quality, modernity and mastery of technique define five distinctive hand crafted pieces which form John Lobb Artisans' Series."

Surely they must be "semi-bespoke", i.e. RTW shoes involving more hand finishing than usual, like the Anthony Cleverley range. Bespoke shoes do not come in a series of five.
post #3748 of 4399
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I don't blame you. I'm not sure they are bespoke. If so, then I cannot parse this sentence:

"Quality, modernity and mastery of technique define five distinctive hand crafted pieces which form John Lobb Artisans' Series."

Surely they must be "semi-bespoke", i.e. RTW shoes involving more hand finishing than usual, like the Anthony Cleverley range. Bespoke shoes do not come in a series of five.

 

Spirit of Capital.  2011.  Bespoke collection.

 

John Lobb Paris has names for their bespoke models. 

post #3749 of 4399
So, essentially, they are five suggestions for the bespeaker?
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So, essentially, they are five suggestions for the bespeaker?

 

Correct.  Not sure if they will charge extra for those specially designed models.

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