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post #3811 of 4399
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Originally Posted by Texasmade View Post

I didn't know JL made the 2009's in any other colors other than the 3 Cabernet, Merlot, and Gamay. I tried to special order it on a museum calf and was told no.

You have to send a hand written letter every day to the Northampton factory for a year.

post #3812 of 4399

Nice find @jujujoo11. Those 2009's are pure pr0n.

post #3813 of 4399

Even better @chogall:) 

post #3814 of 4399
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Originally Posted by chogall View Post
 

2009 in Cabernet

 

 

Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

 

Stunning and simply splendid!!

post #3815 of 4399
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Originally Posted by chogall View Post
 

2009 in Cabernet

 

Hey Chogall..  Those shoes are in really nice shape, how often do you wear them?  How many shoes do you rotate them with?  I imagine your collection is really nice.

post #3816 of 4399
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Originally Posted by jujujoo11 View Post

Hey Chogall..  Those shoes are in really nice shape, how often do you wear them?  How many shoes do you rotate them with?  I imagine your collection is really nice.

Not mine.
post #3817 of 4399

Hey, John Lobb aficionados. I was looking at these at a sale, and they're asking roughly €90 which sounds like a steal. But looking over them I wonder if it's too good to be true? 

 

They look kind of beat up, especially on the toes, is that normal wear and tear and coverable with some polish?

 

The logo looks off, has this style been used before? I've never seen it, but then again, I'm not that well read when it comes to Lobb's.

 

What do you guys say?

 

 

 

post #3818 of 4399

Take it if they fits. Its John Lobb Paris bespoke.

 

Toes wear/tear aint a problem; can easily be solved with cleaning, conditioning, cream and lots of wax.  Patina.

post #3819 of 4399

90 EUR is dirty cheap as they are.

post #3820 of 4399

Totally.  That's pretty much a throw away price.

 

They are in pretty good condition, upper condition decent, no fraying or drying/cracking around the top line/heel, still tons of life left for that double sole, not too much wear at the heels.  The separation between the double soles should be no problem for cobblers to do a quick fix.

post #3821 of 4399
Disagree. What's the point of buying a well-worn bespoke shoe made for someone else, particularly JLP where they are sculpting it as close to the foot as possible? I'd rather spend the money on a tie.
post #3822 of 4399
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Originally Posted by agjiffy View Post

Disagree. What's the point of buying a well-worn bespoke shoe made for someone else, particularly JLP where they are sculpting it as close to the foot as possible? I'd rather spend the money on a tie.

RTW lasts aren't designed for anyone specifically either.

At that price it's good fun toy that can be worn and/or used for museum reference pieces.
post #3823 of 4399
But RTW lasts are made to fit the average, or the majority. JLP lasts are made to fit a specific foot, and closely. And a shoe that worn will be molded to the foot that wore it.
post #3824 of 4399

Some of you may remember my sizing adventure with the William style. Basically, I went with my regular John Lobb size ( UK 9 E ) and upon trying them on they were literally falling off my feet as the last they are made on is exceptionally generous. I felt I should give them a chance with a half size smaller size, but being that I never had any shoe in 8.5 never felt it was a good idea with all the hassle and return cost I had to pay. (Nearest John Lobb brick and mortar store is about 500 miles away from home) ...

Lurking around for their substitute helped me realize how good they are and how much I miss proportion and quality of those. For example, the Edward Green beats the John Lobb at boot department easily, IMO. I would also give the advantage to their Oxford styles, but in the classic double monk department the William was a lonely star at the top.

I am not much of a double monk guy, but always felt I need those in my arsenal as a transition between Loafers and Oxfords. And I just couldn't set with any monks ..  

As many of you, I do not approve the new John Lobb styles and their new direction so I felt the urge to buy some Iconic style while I can not knowing what their future policy holds. We all read those funny posts about their new boxes so I felt kinda lucky receiving those with the new branding logo but in the old Yellow box.

Special thanks to Nick Anderson from Bespoke England for exceptional service and lightning fast next day delivery. 

I went with the Parisian Brown Museum Calf. It's just a right amount of brown shade for those Spring/Summer days, IMO OFC.

 




 

Some outside photos showing the colour .. (Click to show)



 

Dirty Room Photos .. (Click to show)

 

post #3825 of 4399
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Originally Posted by Nikola View Post

Some of you may remember my sizing adventure with the William style. Basically, I went with my regular John Lobb size ( UK 9 E ) and upon trying them on they were literally falling off my feet as the last they are made on is exceptionally generous. I felt I should give them a chance with a half size smaller size, but being that I never had any shoe in 8.5 never felt it was a good idea with all the hassle and return cost I had to pay. (Nearest John Lobb brick and mortar store is about 500 miles away from home) ...


Lurking around for their substitute helped me realize how good they are and how much I miss proportion and quality of those. For example, the Edward Green beats the John Lobb at boot department easily, IMO. I would also give the advantage to their Oxford styles, but in the classic double monk department the William was a lonely star at the top.


I am not much of a double monk guy, but always felt I need those in my arsenal as a transition between Loafers and Oxfords. And I just couldn't set with any monks ..  


As many of you, I do not approve the new John Lobb styles and their new direction so I felt the urge to buy some Iconic style while I can not knowing what their future policy holds. We all read those funny posts about their new boxes so I felt kinda lucky receiving those with the new branding logo but in the old Yellow box.


Special thanks to Nick Anderson from Bespoke England for exceptional service and lightning fast next day delivery. 


I went with the Parisian Brown Museum Calf. It's just a right amount of brown shade for those Spring/Summer days, IMO OFC.


 





  Some outside photos showing the colour .. (Click to show)








  Dirty Room Photos .. (Click to show)






The Parisian Museum Calf on the William is GORGEOUS Thanks for sharing, and I couldn't agree more... Nick Anderson at Bespoke England - best customer service !!!!
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