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I thought I would contribute some to the thread by posting pictures of a pair of Chapels in black museum calf that I recently purchased. They are unfortunately just a tiny bit too short in size for me, so I have to sell them to someone with a pair of very lucky feet... :(

 

Enjoy and have a nice weekend!

 

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post #602 of 1353
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Originally Posted by mezentius View Post

Hi gents;


I'm considering picking up a pair of Lobbs to flagship my shoe fleet; being none too familiar with the high end of shoes, I'm not qualified to make an assessment, but from what I've heard they're pretty much the pinnacle of the RTWs in terms of construction and leather quality. Currently I'm thinking of a pair of Chapels in dark brown museum, but I'm a bit uncertain as even though I do love the looks of the object itself, I'm afraid it might a bit too showy to actually wear. I would also like to hear if there are some special or iconic styles which would be better for a first-time buyer - I'm not looking for anything in particular, but am not looking for loafers. 


Also, I'd like to ask about where a good place to buy from is - given that I don't know my lasts yet, preferably a place where I can try them on. I am currently located in the bay area, but am relocating to Australia at the end of the year (where I suspect it would be a lot harder and more expensive to acquire a pair).


Thanks!


 

If you're going to get prestige, then it's hard to beat Phillip II. Lots of options in the Bay Area. You can see a number of styles at Barneys, Neiman Marcus, and Wilkes. All in Union Square in SF.
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ohai
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LeatherFoot, you have one of the best photograph/s I have ever seen. Way they manage to show the shoe's true color and luxury feeling is outstanding.

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Very nice looking...uh, shoes.
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LeatherFoot, you have one of the best photograph/s I have ever seen. Way they manage to show the shoe's true color and luxury feeling is outstanding.

To steal a line from a Facebook respondent: "What shoes?" :)   Arne is pretty brilliant with a camera.  He can even make me look good.  Though in this case, the subject needs no help whatsoever.

post #608 of 1353
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Originally Posted by mezentius View Post

Hi gents;


I'm considering picking up a pair of Lobbs to flagship my shoe fleet; being none too familiar with the high end of shoes, I'm not qualified to make an assessment, but from what I've heard they're pretty much the pinnacle of the RTWs in terms of construction and leather quality. Currently I'm thinking of a pair of Chapels in dark brown museum, but I'm a bit uncertain as even though I do love the looks of the object itself, I'm afraid it might a bit too showy to actually wear. I would also like to hear if there are some special or iconic styles which would be better for a first-time buyer - I'm not looking for anything in particular, but am not looking for loafers. 


Also, I'd like to ask about where a good place to buy from is - given that I don't know my lasts yet, preferably a place where I can try them on. I am currently located in the bay area, but am relocating to Australia at the end of the year (where I suspect it would be a lot harder and more expensive to acquire a pair).


Thanks!


 

I do have a Phillip II and others on sale if you're still looking for Lobbs. Not sure what your size is:

http://www.styleforum.net/t/370519/huge-closet-cleaning-john-lobb-extravanga-size-uk-7e-10e
post #609 of 1353
I have a pair of John Lobb bootees which I had made, I'm having a pair in another leather made, and they're the most comfortable footwear I've ever owned.
I just hope that I can afford their shoes for the rest of my life, because once bitten, there's no turning back! image.jpg 1052k .jpg file
post #610 of 1353

Bespoke?  John Lobb London or John Lobb Paris?

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Fully bespoke, London

Very expensive but like a glove

Have to be worn to be fully appreciated!smile.gif
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Fully bespoke, London

Very expensive but like a glove

Have to be worn to be fully appreciated!smile.gif

Those bootees look awesome. Congratulations!! fing02[1].gif
post #613 of 1353
Thank you!

Looking forward to the next pair next year!!smile.gif
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My favorite Lobb salesmen are the guys at Neimans followed by the guys at Wilkes. Each store will have somewhat different inventory. Barney's has a nice selection too but the shoe sales associates keep changing. With Lobb you really want to dial in your shoe size and last preference. There is a big difference in lasts and fits in the same size. You want someone who will help you find what works best for you. Good luck!

+1 for Wilkes. Their sales guys really know how Lobbs fit last-wise. I've found Nieman's to be more hit and miss.
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Thank you!

Looking forward to the next pair next year!!smile.gif

 

More pictures?  Do they have a pull tab at the back?  square or beveled waist?

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