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post #766 of 1404

Chestnut misty is more flashy in person, while Bracken Misty is toned down .. English is not my first language so my expression is somehow limited, but there is a noticeable difference in person.

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Chestnut misty is more flashy in person, while Bracken Misty is toned down .. English is not my first language so my expression is somehow limited, but there is a noticeable difference in person.


This is what I think too....  Chestnut have more reddish tint in the color.  Thanks for answering.  Merry Christmas!

post #768 of 1404
Made the trip to NYC to join the tobacco suede Chambord II boot club. Damn you, aportnoy! smile.gif
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Made the trip to NYC to join the tobacco suede Chambord II boot club. Damn you, aportnoy! smile.gif
Congrats - it is such a shame that JL Boutiques are so SHITE at responding to e-mail ( I would have purchased more)....
I can't fathom why they don't work their client lists like the Associates at RL, Wilkes, Korshak etc, ( perhaps they are Salaried and minimal or no commission)..
post #770 of 1404
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Congrats - it is such a shame that JL Boutiques are so SHITE at responding to e-mail ( I would have purchased more)....
I can't fathom why they don't work their client lists like the Associates at RL, Wilkes, Korshak etc, ( perhaps they are Salaried and minimal or no commission)..
They respond promptly to my e-mail and also send me unsolicited e-mail about new styles. I get exceptional service when I visit the shop, too. Whether by e-mail, phone, or in-store I find their customer service to be consistently good.
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They respond promptly to my e-mail and also send me unsolicited e-mail about new styles. I get exceptional service when I visit the shop, too. Whether by e-mail, phone, or in-store I find their customer service to be consistently good.

+1
post #772 of 1404
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They respond promptly to my e-mail and also send me unsolicited e-mail about new styles. I get exceptional service when I visit the shop, too. Whether by e-mail, phone, or in-store I find their customer service to be consistently good.

+2
post #773 of 1404
I filled out a contact information sheet when I bought my boots. Maybe that's why JL keeps in better touch with some customers?
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I filled out a contact information sheet when I bought my boots. Maybe that's why JL keeps in better touch with some customers?
Could be. I did the same...And they probably get swamped , once the "feeding frenzy" begins.
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They respond promptly to my e-mail and also send me unsolicited e-mail about new styles. I get exceptional service when I visit the shop, too. Whether by e-mail, phone, or in-store I find their customer service to be consistently good.

+3

My SA at South Coast hits me up with every little detail and has always gone above and beyond to source for me even if the sale item is out of my size locally.
post #776 of 1404
There is a big difference in price, but a bigger difference in quality when you go to St James Lobb, rather than the Hermes owned ready to wear company.

A huge investment, but worth it!smile.gif
post #777 of 1404
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Per your request, here are my shoes in the red colorway:

Flash
eBay 010
eBay 014
eBay 015

No Flash
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Very nice shoes !

Could you please tell us what are all these models ? Thank you!

post #778 of 1404
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Originally Posted by earthdragon View Post

Congrats - it is such a shame that JL Boutiques are so SHITE at responding to e-mail ( I would have purchased more)....
I can't fathom why they don't work their client lists like the Associates at RL, Wilkes, Korshak etc, ( perhaps they are Salaried and minimal or no commission)..

I'll drop Scott Thompson's name here from their South Coast Plaza store. He's a great SA and is an affable guy all around. Overnight ships no problem.

johnlobbsouthcoastplaza@johnlobb.com
post #779 of 1404

I received the Westbournes in lapis and they have received a conditioning with renovateur and a bit of saphir neutral wax on the toes and look incredible and fit very well - perhaps a little tight at first but I wore them all today with no trouble.  I did keep the William (I) from Mr. Porter.  I had two sizes from which to try in both the Westbourne (which came from the Lobb shop in Costa Mesa) and the William I (9UK and 9.5UK).  Decided to keep the 9.5UK in the monk straps and a 9UK in the Westbournes.

 

I went to the larger size in the monk straps because the smaller size just felt too small and the heel in both sizes rode up and down a bit so I didn't see any advantage at the time with going with the larger size.  I know part of this heel slippage issue is due to the stiffness of the double sole but I'm beginning to feel like maybe I should have kept the 9 in the monk straps rather than the 9.5.  My feet move around in the 9.5 a tiny bit and there's enough room in there for me to try a black superfeet insole in the shoes.  So I'm trying that (the thin black ones that are made for dress shoes) and that seems to help and keeps the buckle in the middle hole rather than in the third (although it does crowd up the vertical dimension in the toe box just a little but.  But the long and short of it is, how many blisters will I have to go through before the heel slippage begins to fade???  I have tried to flex the soles a bit when I have the shoes in my hands but flexing these double soles that way is nearly impossible.  Did anyone else go through this ordeal? Suggestions? 

post #780 of 1404
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Originally Posted by pwhinson View Post

I received the Westbournes in lapis and they have received a conditioning with renovateur and a bit of saphir neutral wax on the toes and look incredible and fit very well - perhaps a little tight at first but I wore them all today with no trouble.  I did keep the William (I) from Mr. Porter.  I had two sizes from which to try in both the Westbourne (which came from the Lobb shop in Costa Mesa) and the William I (9UK and 9.5UK).  Decided to keep the 9.5UK in the monk straps and a 9UK in the Westbournes.

I went to the larger size in the monk straps because the smaller size just felt too small and the heel in both sizes rode up and down a bit so I didn't see any advantage at the time with going with the larger size.  I know part of this heel slippage issue is due to the stiffness of the double sole but I'm beginning to feel like maybe I should have kept the 9 in the monk straps rather than the 9.5.  My feet move around in the 9.5 a tiny bit and there's enough room in there for me to try a black superfeet insole in the shoes.  So I'm trying that (the thin black ones that are made for dress shoes) and that seems to help and keeps the buckle in the middle hole rather than in the third (although it does crowd up the vertical dimension in the toe box just a little but.  But the long and short of it is, how many blisters will I have to go through before the heel slippage begins to fade???  I have tried to flex the soles a bit when I have the shoes in my hands but flexing these double soles that way is nearly impossible.  Did anyone else go through this ordeal? Suggestions? 

My bespoke John Lobb boots were like gloves from day 1, I have never had such perfect footwear..
My only regret is that I can't buy another pair this year due to other commitments.
Maybe next year....
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