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Originally Posted by jujujoo11 View Post

I find that on oxfords they are thinner like becketts.
I think you are right. The museum on my darbies appears thicker than on the rest of my Lobbs which are all oxfords. I havent really had any problems with scuffing either, other than the toe of my left foot, but thats mostly bc of the clutch of my car and happens to all my shoes no matter the brand. Unfortunately i dont really have any really old Lobbs to check how they age over time. Most of my shoes (non sneaker footwear) gets worn on avg 1 maybe twice a month so none of them are very worn.
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So sad to see what this thread has become. A comment graveyard .. 

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nm

carry on
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Originally Posted by Nikola View Post

So sad to see what this thread has become. A comment graveyard .. 

Looking at the number of total posts this thread has since its inception I dont think it was ever very lively...
At least not compared to EG, GG, bonafe and the other more popular SF brands.
Since i joined SF it has been slow.
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Originally Posted by coldinboston View Post


Looking at the number of total posts this thread has since its inception I dont think it was ever very lively...
At least not compared to EG, GG, bonafe and the other more popular SF brands.
Since i joined SF it has been slow.

I wonder why EG, GG is more popular is it the price or the looks?

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Probably due to the amount of customization those companies allow compared to JL.
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Originally Posted by Texasmade View Post

Probably due to the amount of customization those companies allow compared to JL.

I head even the sales people at JLP don't like the limitation put on the shoes.  They tell me alot of the requests gets rejected.

 

Just give the customer the shoes they want.

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Originally Posted by jujujoo11 View Post

I wonder why EG, GG is more popular is it the price or the looks?

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Originally Posted by Texasmade View Post

Probably due to the amount of customization those companies allow compared to JL.

When you combine the lack of customization (other than color) and the significantly higher price i would imagine less overall people are buying the shoes. That is certainly true of people here on SF, however I have no idea outside of SF and how their sales in terms of shoes sold compares to GG and EG etc... I imagine that the same customer who is purchasing EB or Vass is also not purchasing Lobb as they are very different in price and modifications allowed, but I could be wrong there.

This company is run by Hermes. They will are controlling of their image and will not just allow any modifications. They only allow what they believe looks best (whether that is true or not is a different conversation). I personally have not had anything rejected but I have also not asked fo anything than a general color change.

I would be interested to know what the overall sale of shoes per year is for Lobb, EG, GG per year. Not sure however anyone knows that. I know @Leaves had posted some rough estimates before but I dont remember what they are and if they included Lobb
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Anyone with experience buying Lobbs from Borghini? I ordered shoes on backorder and I'm curious how long it took
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Anyone with experience buying Lobbs from Borghini? I ordered shoes on backorder and I'm curious how long it took

I have and usually they are very quick if in stock (usually have shoes wn a week).if backordered then they get the shoes from Lobb is what i was told by their customer service. So if Lobb has them in stock you will get them on the next shipment (could be a wk or could be month, depending on when the next shipment is).
If lobb does not have them then it will take MTO time which is typically 3 mos.
I would just email the customer service and ask them. I have emailed katia (i think that was her name) and she is very prompt and speaks perfect english so communication is not an issue.
You can also log in under your order and send a message regarding your order. Regardless in both scenarios the person answering was the same.
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Originally Posted by coldinboston View Post

I have and usually they are very quick if in stock (usually have shoes wn a week).if backordered then they get the shoes from Lobb is what i was told by their customer service. So if Lobb has them in stock you will get them on the next shipment (could be a wk or could be month, depending on when the next shipment is).
If lobb does not have them then it will take MTO time which is typically 3 mos.
I would just email the customer service and ask them. I have emailed katia (i think that was her name) and she is very prompt and speaks perfect english so communication is not an issue.
You can also log in under your order and send a message regarding your order. Regardless in both scenarios the person answering was the same.

Sometimes they can get the shoes from one of their affiliates which is quicker than waiting for the shoes from Lobb
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Originally Posted by coldinboston View Post

I have and usually they are very quick if in stock (usually have shoes wn a week).if backordered then they get the shoes from Lobb is what i was told by their customer service. So if Lobb has them in stock you will get them on the next shipment (could be a wk or could be month, depending on when the next shipment is).
If lobb does not have them then it will take MTO time which is typically 3 mos.
I would just email the customer service and ask them. I have emailed katia (i think that was her name) and she is very prompt and speaks perfect english so communication is not an issue.
You can also log in under your order and send a message regarding your order. Regardless in both scenarios the person answering was the same.

This is so very helpful, thank you!
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Originally Posted by jujujoo11 View Post

I head even the sales people at JLP don't like the limitation put on the shoes.  They tell me alot of the requests gets rejected.

Just give the customer the shoes they want.

This is true, both as a retailer and end customer you are quite limited with JLP. At least compared to G&G and StC, but I still think JLP have quite a few very interesting styles and options. I think the problem is that there are few JLP retailers. I really, really love some styles that LSH did a few years back but unfortunately they don't seem to make so much JLP anymore.
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Originally Posted by jujujoo11 View Post

I head even the sales people at JLP don't like the limitation put on the shoes.  They tell me alot of the requests gets rejected.

Just give the customer the shoes they want.

There is always Lobb St. James... They will happily make you Shoes to your specs.
post #4290 of 4403
^ So will JLP if you are buying bespoke shoes.
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