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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? 

I have the William. My heel slippage began to fade on the third or fourth wear. Even when I had heel slippage (which was fairly minor), I experienced nothing even close to blisters. With monks, if I am between sizes, I size down.
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With monks, if I am between sizes, I size down.

Now you tell me.  :-)  

 

Yes, perhaps I should have kept the 9s rather than the 9.5s but the good folks at Mr. Porter would very likely not take these back now and the 9s are long gone on their way back.  I guess I'll give these a good try and if they don't work out hope that I can sell them.  I feel much more comfortable dealing with a real bricks and mortar shop but that was no option here in Atlanta - Neiman's doesn't carry Lobb in the Atlanta store.  I did try Alfred Sargent monk straps at Sid Mashburn here and they also carry Edward Green but - and this was really strange - they didn't have the EG monk straps on display.  I could have gone the EG route probably but I some of the photos of the museum calf probably in this thread - I think there was actually a link to the tannery/source - ILCEA(?) and I am pretty smitten with the leather -  It has just the right amount of color variation for me and to my eye the color looks more natural than an excessively burnished look.

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With monks, if I am between sizes, I size down.
Now you tell me.  :-)  

Yes, perhaps I should have kept the 9s rather than the 9.5s but the good folks at Mr. Porter would very likely not take these back now and the 9s are long gone on their way back.  I guess I'll give these a good try and if they don't work out hope that I can sell them.  I feel much more comfortable dealing with a real bricks and mortar shop but that was no option here in Atlanta - Neiman's doesn't carry Lobb in the Atlanta store.  I did try Alfred Sargent monk straps at Sid Mashburn here and they also carry Edward Green but - and this was really strange - they didn't have the EG monk straps on display.  I could have gone the EG route probably but I some of the photos of the museum calf probably in this thread - I think there was actually a link to the tannery/source - ILCEA(?) and I am pretty smitten with the leather -  It has just the right amount of color variation for me and to my eye the color looks more natural than an excessively burnished look.

FWIW ......

I like my Plum Museum JL William I. I also like my Dark Oak EG Westminsters.
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Very nice shoes !
Could you please tell us what are all these models ? Thank you!

I didn't catch this earlier but here is the list:
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JL Woodcote (Red)
AS Moore (Cherry)
Alden LWB (Ravello shell)
Alden x Leffot Day Tripper (Ravello shell)
JL Lazenby (Wine)
EG Inverness (Antique Burgundy)
G&G Wigmore (Vintage Rioja)
Alden Wingtip Boot (#8 shell)
Alden LWB (#8 shell)
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Here are some shots of the William I double monks.  The one photo shows the leather in full sunlight - which is the first time I've seen them in full sunlight since its been rainy for the past week.  In full sunlight I had a bit of a yikes! moment - the color is a bit on the edge in full sunlight.  It does occur to me that this color is better mated to gray and navy slacks.  The leather is plum museum calf.

 

 

 

 

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Here are some shots of the William I double monks.  The one photo shows the leather in full sunlight - which is the first time I've seen them in full sunlight since its been rainy for the past week.  In full sunlight I had a bit of a yikes! moment - the color is a bit on the edge in full sunlight.  It does occur to me that this color is better mated to gray and navy slacks.  The leather is plum museum calf. Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)










Color reminds of Horween's #8. Personally I like the look under sunlight (which is one of the reasons I like shell)!
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Thank you! Much appreciated

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I didn't catch this earlier but here is the list: Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
JL Woodcote (Red)
AS Moore (Cherry)
Alden LWB (Ravello shell)
Alden x Leffot Day Tripper (Ravello shell)
JL Lazenby (Wine)
EG Inverness (Antique Burgundy)
G&G Wigmore (Vintage Rioja)
Alden Wingtip Boot (#8 shell)
Alden LWB (#8 shell)

Thank you! Much appreciated

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Here are some shots of the William I double monks.  The one photo shows the leather in full sunlight - which is the first time I've seen them in full sunlight since its been rainy for the past week.  In full sunlight I had a bit of a yikes! moment - the color is a bit on the edge in full sunlight.  It does occur to me that this color is better mated to gray and navy slacks.  The leather is plum museum calf. Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)










Color reminds of Horween's #8. Personally I like the look under sunlight (which is one of the reasons I like shell)!

I have that William in Plum Museum and I have numerous color 8 models. I can tell you there is quite a strong resemblance between the two. nod[1].gif
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SF members, I have a question. I've been trying to sell a pair of new JL Chambord II Derbies and I'm having trouble understanding the lack of interest in them. I'm pretty sure my current price is extremely competitive, so perhaps the size (11 E UK) is an issue, or maybe style, or is it something against spending a lot on rubber bottom shoes even though they are JL's. Is $550 a great price for new Lobb's? Thanks.

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Speaking as someone that has seen your listing on eBay. For me, the style is not ideal for black leather. Rubber soles are a hard sell on any shoes aside from boots. That would be my guess, because for that price, it's a good deal.

There is an extra variable for me, as i have a wide foot, and it's always hard to make a buy on regular width shoes... frown.gif
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Thanks for the feedback. I understand why someone would shy away from going north of $500 for rubber bottom shoes, even though as a comfort-first guy, I love rubber bottom shoes for most occasions, but the construction of these shoes is by far the best I've ever seen on a rubber bottom shoe. They just feel like they can last for years and years.
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The problem is size + SF's anti-black shoe bias. If the shoes were Bracken Misty and size 8.5UK, they would have sold long ago.
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Gents, I have a quick question. Sales going on in the JL boutique and there is a Jermyn III fr my size, discounted 30% so roughly USD 1000 and change.

 

This would be my first JL, I really love the Ashill but it is very tight in my size so have to pass it. The "asymmetry" of the Jermyn is the point that make me think twice.

 

Can I get your thoughts? I am more of an Oxford/Wingtip type of guy (95% of the collection) but want to diversify a bit.

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Grab them as fast as you can. Make sure you wear the right size.
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Gents, I have a quick question. Sales going on in the JL boutique and there is a Jermyn III fr my size, discounted 30% so roughly USD 1000 and change.

This would be my first JL, I really love the Ashill but it is very tight in my size so have to pass it. The "asymmetry" of the Jermyn is the point that make me think twice.

Can I get your thoughts? I am more of an Oxford/Wingtip type of guy (95% of the collection) but want to diversify a bit.
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