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Originally Posted by jreigen View Post

The one pair I bought on sale from the boutique a couple years ago was stamped "S".

Thanks for the response. That's what I figured, but I wasn't sure because the few times I have gone during the sale, they haven't had anything I like available in my size.

-LR
post #752 of 1339
None are marked S, that I saw.
post #753 of 1339
These were from a department store.
post #754 of 1339
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Originally Posted by gyasih View Post

None are marked S, that I saw.

When you have bought from the sale in the past, were they marked "S"
post #755 of 1339
No.
post #756 of 1339
thanks.
post #757 of 1339

I appear to have joined the John Lobb family of fans. I've been intrigued by the museum calf John Lobb offers but I've never purchased a pair before - that is until yesterday. 

 

I have a large collection of shoes (mostly Aldens and Allen Edmonds (spare me the critique if you will).  However there are two items missing: a pair of double monk straps and a pair of navy dress shoes (in any style).  In a moment of holiday weakness (or brilliance, hmmm), I went all out yesterday and ordered three pairs of John Lobbs, two different sizes in the William double monk strap hoping one will fit, and another to serve my lust for a pair of navy lace ups.

 

Monk straps.  The monk straps I ordered are the William double monk straps (William "I", not William II) offered through Mr. Porter, in plum.  Does anyone else have any experience with this color or this model from Mr. Porter? The color is just labeled Plum (not "misty" plum) so I'm not sure what to expect in terms of burnishing or color variation.  I'm wondering if this color is simply what we would otherwise call a burgundy calf.  I would love to have a pair of monk straps but I've not had good luck in getting a good fit from those I can find locally here in Atlanta - I've tried Alfred Sargent, Edward Green and even Allen Edmonds to no avail.  Hopefully one of the two sizes (10 and 10.5) from Lobb will work for me. I really a 10 but sometimes I can make a 10.5 work with a superfeet insolve when the shoe wouldn't otherwise work in a 10.

 

Oxfords.  AND, - and I'm really exciting about these - I've ordered a pair of Willoughby's from the John Lobb site in Lapis museum calf.  This is my attempt to find a navy color with a bit more style than a dark navy that could easily be mistaken for black.  Any experience with lapis museum calf out there?

 

Anyway, I can't wait - the shoes are supposed to arrive (from both sources) on January 2.  Now I just have to be exquisitely careful about trying on these babies so that I can return one or all of them if they don't work.  I hate buying shoes this way (without the opportunity to try them on locally) but it looks like this is the only way to give these a shot (short of booking a round trip flight to New York).

post #758 of 1339

The Plum which is sold on Mr. Porter is Museum Calf leather, meaning it has clear mottled look. It is mistaken with burgundy by most sale persons as they are not very familiar with what they are selling. Most of them never heard before about the names od JL color. The shoe will look most of the time like burgundy yet it is not clearly burgundy.

The Lapis museum calf is color made in collaboration with JL and Paul Smith, and should be reserved for Westbourne Oxford shoes. The Willoughby you are mentioning is Not Oxford shoes, but Derby and Does Not have the Lapis Museum Calf as standard color. 

I had the same dilemma as you when ordering the color and didn't wanted to have that mistaken feeling, so I stayed off even with their dark brown color, like Dark Brown Misty calf, that can easily be mistaken with black in lower light condition. 

Lapis Blue Museum will be clearly and unmistakeably recognized as blue, which is good. I like the color to be felt, while some other forum member like the feeling on uncertainty in the eye of beholder.

 

post #759 of 1339

Yes, the Westbourne is what I ordered, not the Willoughby - I had the name wrong.  Thanks for the feedback.

post #760 of 1339
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Originally Posted by pwhinson View Post

I appear to have joined the John Lobb family of fans. I've been intrigued by the museum calf John Lobb offers but I've never purchased a pair before - that is until yesterday. 

I have a large collection of shoes (mostly Aldens and Allen Edmonds (spare me the critique if you will).  However there are two items missing: a pair of double monk straps and a pair of navy dress shoes (in any style).  In a moment of holiday weakness (or brilliance, hmmm), I went all out yesterday and ordered three pairs of John Lobbs, two different sizes in the William double monk strap hoping one will fit, and another to serve my lust for a pair of navy lace ups.

Monk straps.  The monk straps I ordered are the William double monk straps (William "I", not William II) offered through Mr. Porter, in plum.  Does anyone else have any experience with this color or this model from Mr. Porter? The color is just labeled Plum (not "misty" plum) so I'm not sure what to expect in terms of burnishing or color variation.  I'm wondering if this color is simply what we would otherwise call a burgundy calf.  I would love to have a pair of monk straps but I've not had good luck in getting a good fit from those I can find locally here in Atlanta - I've tried Alfred Sargent, Edward Green and even Allen Edmonds to no avail.  Hopefully one of the two sizes (10 and 10.5) from Lobb will work for me. I really a 10 but sometimes I can make a 10.5 work with a superfeet insolve when the shoe wouldn't otherwise work in a 10.

Oxfords.  AND, - and I'm really exciting about these - I've ordered a pair of Willoughby's from the John Lobb site in Lapis museum calf.  This is my attempt to find a navy color with a bit more style than a dark navy that could easily be mistaken for black.  Any experience with lapis museum calf out there?

Anyway, I can't wait - the shoes are supposed to arrive (from both sources) on January 2.  Now I just have to be exquisitely careful about trying on these babies so that I can return one or all of them if they don't work.  I hate buying shoes this way (without the opportunity to try them on locally) but it looks like this is the only way to give these a shot (short of booking a round trip flight to New York).


I own the double monks you reference. I too bought them from Mr Porter. They are officially "plum museum calf" and they are wonderful. The double leather sole takes a bit of time to break in. They are in Lobb's "burgundy" family, and have eggplant hues. I took my regular Lobb size which is one full size down from my US TTS. When I purchased mine the website referred to the color both as "purple" and "plum."
post #761 of 1339

Glad to hear you like them.  Well I actually didn't plan on keeping both the lace ups and the monk straps but if the monk straps are also in museum calf I may keep both, assuming the monk straps fit (which has been a real problem for me - I can never get them tight enough across the instep and they generally slip on my heel and if I size down to take care of those two problems I don't have enough room in the toe box.  We'll see.  

post #762 of 1339
Was in SoCal and missed this sale frown.gif
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I am hesitating on pulling the trigger on 'By Request' JL Lopez in Antiqued Chelmer Ultra Calf. Was browsing the web, but could not find a single photo of it.

Does anyone have something made out of this gorgeous leather? Shown bellow in Ashill design.

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Originally Posted by Nikola View Post
 

I am hesitating on pulling the trigger on 'By Request' JL Lopez in Antiqued Chelmer Ultra Calf. Was browsing the web, but could not find a single photo of it.

Does anyone have something made out of this gorgeous leather? Shown bellow in Ashill design.

Beautifuls colors...compliments

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I am little confused with JL's color....  What is the difference between bracken misty calf vs chestnut misty calf?   Are they basically the same thing?  I can't tell from the images on the webpage.  Is bracken misty calf an old color?  Merry Christmas JL thread!

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