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That is legitimately as good as it gets.
post #3947 of 4405
They do a great job. The really amazing thing is how close JLP fits the shoe to your foot. Below is JLP lined up against cleverley and Koji Suzuki. The Lobb is about two inches smaller. It's as if they want to do something fundamentally different from other makers. For me at least the fit is levels above anything else.
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I'm not so sure that the total length of the shoe is strongly correlated with fit. I think it has more to do with the style of the maker. For example, the GG Deco range has an extra elongated toe, but it doesn't mean that a GG Deco wouldn't fit because it's longer. 

 

Definitely not trying to detract from your experience with your bespoke shoes, just my thoughts on fit vs style. Also to be fair, from everything I've read JLP bespoke fit like a second skin. 

 

Beautiful collection!

post #3949 of 4405
^ you totally misunderstand my point. I'm not saying length has to do with fit. I'm just saying that Lobb Paris tries to deemphasize the foot and cuts the shoe much closer to the foot than other makers (your "second skin" reference). That goes for the whole shoe, although length is the way in which its most visible to the naked eye. As for whether that correlates to fit, it depends on what you like. I'm sure there are some who like a roomier feel, although I bet Lobb could do that as well. I'm just saying that as a stylistic matter, Lobb makes a smaller and closer shoe. I imagine that leaves less room for error, but I'm not a shoemaker.
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Edited by chogall - 5/7/16 at 7:31pm
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A better comparison would be your RTW JLP length vs your bespoke JLP length.

My G&G is ~1/2" longer than my JLP, but on the other hand my JLP bespoke is about the same or a tad bit shorter than my JL RTW.  Both are very comfortable though.

Where did you guys get your JLP bespoke? NYC store?
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Here is the bespoke vs rtw comparison, although I'm not sure why that is a better comparison for this purpose.

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Edited by chogall - 5/7/16 at 7:19pm
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Do they both fit well? I know the rtw is bigger but does it fit well?
post #3955 of 4405
8000 last fits me well. As good as any rtw shoes except Berluti.
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Pure class.  

post #3957 of 4405
Great stuff. I would love to do JLP bespoke within the next 12-18 months. $7500 currently is a little steep for me.
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^ you totally misunderstand my point. I'm not saying length has to do with fit. I'm just saying that Lobb Paris tries to deemphasize the foot and cuts the shoe much closer to the foot than other makers (your "second skin" reference). That goes for the whole shoe, although length is the way in which its most visible to the naked eye. As for whether that correlates to fit, it depends on what you like. I'm sure there are some who like a roomier feel, although I bet Lobb could do that as well. I'm just saying that as a stylistic matter, Lobb makes a smaller and closer shoe. I imagine that leaves less room for error, but I'm not a shoemaker.

I did not know that, good to know. Like it much.

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What colour is this may I ask?(:

 

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Originally Posted by agjiffy View Post

^ you totally misunderstand my point. I'm not saying length has to do with fit. I'm just saying that Lobb Paris tries to deemphasize the foot and cuts the shoe much closer to the foot than other makers (your "second skin" reference). That goes for the whole shoe, although length is the way in which its most visible to the naked eye. As for whether that correlates to fit, it depends on what you like. I'm sure there are some who like a roomier feel, although I bet Lobb could do that as well. I'm just saying that as a stylistic matter, Lobb makes a smaller and closer shoe. I imagine that leaves less room for error, but I'm not a shoemaker.

 

Gotcha, apologies for the misunderstanding! I interpreted your two inches smaller as the length measurement (one obvious difference between your JLP and others). Would love to do JLP Bespoke when money is much less of an object. 

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