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Reminds me of Crockett and Jones Skye boots but more refined.  Awesome.

 

Question, which sole option did you choose?

For these I did the October sole (rubber sole they have). I also did the same for darby ii.

The overall thickness is like a double leather sole

it looks like this

 

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November is great and can easily be worn year around without any giveaway, yet providing extra grip and piece of mind if a rain catches you.

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Originally Posted by Nikola View Post

November is great and can easily be worn year around without any giveaway, yet providing extra grip and piece of mind if a rain catches you.

I still cant figure out if its november or October because i have seen it called both. Whatever the month they both refer to the rubber sole above.
Yes its good bc its low profile and u dont have to worry about rain and also in my case salt and melting snow in winter.
I would not do that sole on a prestige shoe (not even sure if they can bc of the shape)
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Ok, hopefully I won't get attacked for this, but I have a JL noob question. I typically wear Aldens and main line C&Js. I've been thinking about splurging on a pair of JLs (Phillip II or the Lopez probably).

 

I unfortunately have not had a chance to visit a store yet to try them on personally.  I know the JLs are made from 1 piece of leather with 190+ steps etc. but  is there going to be a noticeable difference from a comfort perspective or from a "wow factor"/style perspective to upgrade? 

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Also, ColdinBoston: I just moved to Boston for a new job. Do you have any recs for places to get JLs locally? Thanks.

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Originally Posted by mddb83 View Post
 

Ok, hopefully I won't get attacked for this, but I have a JL noob question. I typically wear Aldens and main line C&Js. I've been thinking about splurging on a pair of JLs (Phillip II or the Lopez probably).

 

I unfortunately have not had a chance to visit a store yet to try them on personally.  I know the JLs are made from 1 piece of leather with 190+ steps etc. but  is there going to be a noticeable difference from a comfort perspective or from a "wow factor"/style perspective to upgrade? 

I found John Lobb after I wore Crockett and Jones Main collection and Church's.  If you don't know what your looking for it will be hard to justify.  But. Once worn and broken in the softness and how the leather drapes and forms to your foot is like non other.  The flashy colors from john lobb like Plum, Parisian and Pewter is very unique and the finishing from the start is better.  I find my crockett and jones to be more clunky, not in a bad way John Lobb is more sleeker, lighter just as durable.  I do have a wow factor whenever I wear my Lobbs, only you can decide once you wear them to compare.  

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Originally Posted by mddb83 View Post

Ok, hopefully I won't get attacked for this, but I have a JL noob question. I typically wear Aldens and main line C&Js. I've been thinking about splurging on a pair of JLs (Phillip II or the Lopez probably).

I unfortunately have not had a chance to visit a store yet to try them on personally.  I know the JLs are made from 1 piece of leather with 190+ steps etc. but  is there going to be a noticeable difference from a comfort perspective or from a "wow factor"/style perspective to upgrade? 

I am a big Alden's fan, they make a classic, rugged shoe/boot in the New England manner. However, a pair of Lobbs are in a whole different league. The materials are top of the line, the finishing is second to none and the styling is unique to Lobb. Hope you get a pair and enjoy them.
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Thanks guys - I'm looking forward to trying them. 

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Thanks guys - I'm looking forward to trying them. 

As already stated above the finish is second to none, the materials are probably as good as it gets on RTW, and the styling is also unique. They certainly have an wow factor.
Comfort is great for me, but of course there is always an element if their lasts work for you, so you do need to try them on.
Comparing to other shoes that I have like EG and StC the leather from the beginning is just softer more supple, and the other two brands are no slouches. As MoosicPA mentioned comparing to Alden...thats a whole diff league.

You cant go wrong with the PhillipII,very classic shoe on the prestige line. I already have it in 3 colors and planning to get more as you cant go wrong with that style.

In terms of local sources, i cant really help you. I think that Barneys at Copley used to have some but i dont think they do any longer.
I initially tried them on at the NYC and then Houston Lobb store, and then all my purchases have been by email via the Lobb Costa Mesa (i can give you info of the sales rep there that i work with) or with Justin in Leathersoul HI.

I would recommend parisian brown museum or bracken misty, my current top two colors, but that fluctuates as time goes by.
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You cant go wrong with the PhillipII,very classic shoe on the prestige line. I already have it in 3 colors and planning to get more as you cant go wrong with that style.

I agree totally, the PhillipII is the classic dress oxford.... doesn't get any better! (Except for Lobb St. James... nod[1].gif)
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Ok thanks! I'm planning to check the Copley options this weekend. If I strike out I may reach out re your Costa Mesa contact. 

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Or you will eventually fed up with a bit flashy John Lobb styles like I did and will want to explore a pure English classic Edward Green has to offer.

Besides the Lopez, William and Philip II I wouldn't buy anything else from the JL at the moment, TBH.  

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I do not find Jl flashy at all
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I do not find Jl flashy at all

Opinions vary, I also orefer EG on the whole i don't care as nuch for the museum calf offerrings. However the luffield in black calf smile.gif
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Or you will eventually fed up with a bit flashy John Lobb styles like I did and will want to explore a pure English classic Edward Green has to offer.


Besides the Lopez, William and Philip II I wouldn't buy anything else from the JL at the moment, TBH.  

Luffield/Archer is a must have from JL.
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