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very nice. I wish they don't have limitation on the MTO.  Sometime the only combination I want is a No, for whatever reasons.

 

Out of the brands that I have tried they certainly have the most restricted MTO program. At least compared to EG they are very restrictive.

They would not even even let me do a darby II on a single leather sole. It had to be double or the oct/nov rubber soles.

Other than that I have had good luck but I do know you cannot change the last, and the models usually only come in certain colors and soles

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I'm currently in Paris and would like to check out the original JL Paris store. I googled JL and saw they have 3 locations; 2 stores and a corporate office. Does anyone know which location is their main location in Paris?
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I'm currently in Paris and would like to check out the original JL Paris store. I googled JL and saw they have 3 locations; 2 stores and a corporate office. Does anyone know which location is their main location in Paris?

Afraid none of them is the original one.

From JL St James website:

At the beginning of the last Century, William Lobb, the son of our founder, John Lobb, opened a shop in Paris, at 47 Faubourg St. Honore, where it remained until 1976. It was run along the same lines as our shop in London, but with its own craftsmen and to the same high standards.
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Originally Posted by Texasmade View Post

I'm currently in Paris and would like to check out the original JL Paris store. I googled JL and saw they have 3 locations; 2 stores and a corporate office. Does anyone know which location is their main location in Paris?

The bespoke atelier is on rue mogador but I'm not sure you can get in without planning a visit. The shop on rue Francois 1er is lovely as well.
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Originally Posted by Chowkin View Post

Afraid none of them is the original one.

From JL St James website:

At the beginning of the last Century, William Lobb, the son of our founder, John Lobb, opened a shop in Paris, at 47 Faubourg St. Honore, where it remained until 1976. It was run along the same lines as our shop in London, but with its own craftsmen and to the same high standards.

Stupid me, I know this already. I misspoke a little bit. I was referring to the main JLP store to see which one did bespoke. Trying to decide if I should do bespoke JLP or bespoke Pierre Corthay. I went by the Corthay store and one of the guys there showed me around the bespoke workshop. He also showed me some lasts of famous celebrities. Pretty cool stuff

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Originally Posted by agjiffy View Post

The bespoke atelier is on rue mogador but I'm not sure you can get in without planning a visit. The shop on rue Francois 1er is lovely as well.

Thanks. I'll probably swing by the store on Francois tomorrow to check out. I would love to see some JLP bespoke samples and get more info from the sales associate about bespoke shoes but may not get a chance to swing by Mogador.
Edited by Texasmade - 7/7/16 at 5:23pm
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^ there are many fabulous bespoke samples at the Francois 1er store as well so you will see some regardless.
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An update:

 

My JL Arima boat shoes arrived just now.

 

1st JL shoe and the leather is ohhhh so soft !!!

 

Best part is, i could not find any flaw on both shoes (with my untrained eyes) that would indicate these are a pair of seconds/rejects.

 

Also, no "R/S" stamp inside the shoe.

 

The shoe is snug now....heel is a tad low....

Does the shoe of these leather expand much?

It's already so smooth n soft now.

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First pair of Lobbs. They fit like a dream, so I have a feeling this isn't my last pair:

Aggressive color, but the price was right for dipping my toe in the water and I think I can rock them with jeans.
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Congrats Gentleman, and enjoy your purple rain !!!

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Originally Posted by takashi78 View Post
 

An update:

 

My JL Arima boat shoes arrived just now.

 

1st JL shoe and the leather is ohhhh so soft !!!

 

Best part is, i could not find any flaw on both shoes (with my untrained eyes) that would indicate these are a pair of seconds/rejects.

 

Also, no "R/S" stamp inside the shoe.

 

The shoe is snug now....heel is a tad low....

Does the shoe of these leather expand much?

It's already so smooth n soft now.

I never had a JL shoes with that heel low.  I always find a little heel cupping but no serious slipping.  I feel the shoe is snug but not tight.  I can move my toes around.

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Serious question to anyone who owns Pair of John Lobb.  Do you guys feel the heel doesnt fully attach to the back of the foot?  I mean my foot is touching the back of the shoes but the top looks like it isn't hugging my ankles.  

 

My shoes fit amazing comfortable snug but not tight.

 

This picture is not mine, its from a different forum on TSF.

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Originally Posted by jujujoo11 View Post
 

Serious question to anyone who owns Pair of John Lobb.  Do you guys feel the heel doesnt fully attach to the back of the foot?  I mean my foot is touching the back of the shoes but the top looks like it isn't hugging my ankles.  

 

My shoes fit amazing comfortable snug but not tight.

 

This picture is not mine, its from a different forum on TSF.

 

 

I've noticed the same on my Lopezes. I think it's probably because I have a narrow heel, like most Asians. 

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I've noticed the same on my Lopezes. I think it's probably because I have a narrow heel, like most Asians. 

funny im asian too.  Everywhere else the shoes fit like a glove.  And I have no heel slip.

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What do you all think ? Are thes JL?
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Originally Posted by agjiffy View Post

^ there are many fabulous bespoke samples at the Francois 1er store as well so you will see some regardless.

The Francois shop was great. Saw some of the bespoke samples that get posted quite often in Styleforum and they look even better in person. I'm a little perplexed on the pricing since MTO/RTW is cheaper in Paris than the US but bespoke is much more in Paris than the US. For bespoke in Paris compared to the US, I think the difference was in the range of $2500-$3000.

I did a MTO Archer which came out to just under $1500 after VAT discount and shipping which is much cheaper than the listed price in the US of $1750. The Paris store now has my information and I can just email the SA for future orders.
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