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Just make sure you are not having a second thought, as you won't be able to sell it off not even for a 600 usd once it leave the store and if you change your mind in a few days after the shopping ..

I never buy anything anymore if I'm not 100% sure I will enjoy it. Also, I let the decision to sleep over a few nights too when buying a ~1.000 usd shoe.

I really don't like the Jermyn III shoe, and the idea of one buckle, William II double monk is the real deal for me. But, you should not listen to other people at all, that is another lesson I learned over the years, because at the end of the day, you will be the only one wearing the shoes, and it is most important you see your self wearing them and feeling good doing so, not other people.

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Originally Posted by alpyigit View Post

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.

I personally like the sweeping monk (similar to EG's Oundle). JP typically discounts in waves so if the shoe remains, maybe it'll drop more in prince the next time around. Is the Ashill and Jermyn III in the same last? If the last fit hurts then it might not be for you.

JL doesn't get as much traction compared to EG (from what I've seen). Also, If you buy at $1K, you should easily expect at least a 25% loss (maybe even more depending on the color of the Jermyn III) if you change your mind.

Interesting the sale is still on since their post card said it was done on the 31st of December...
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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. Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
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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.

I've seen your shoes too and it's because it's Dainite sole, black, and a derby. Just my opinion, people are willing the spend more money when the item is "dressier" even if the NST takes more hand work. The same bias happen with suede and slip-ons. Good luck and I hope you move them soon.
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Thoughts on the William I vs. William II (both seen here)?

http://www.johnlobb.com/us/models/buckles

I own the William I and like it quite a lot. I am considering an additional double monk (in a different color, of course), and am considering the William I and the William II.

Thanks in advance for your input.
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Originally Posted by sevenfoldtieguy View Post

Thoughts on the William I vs. William II (both seen here)?

http://www.johnlobb.com/us/models/buckles

I own the William I and like it quite a lot. I am considering an additional double monk (in a different color, of course), and am considering the William I and the William II.

Thanks in advance for your input.
Been seeing you in a lot of other threads SFTG!

The II is more contemporary so if you're picking one up in their fancy leathers, maybe the II is the way to go. Others might think differently. My William I is pretty classic with buffalo leather and on a double leather so the combination works well.
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Originally Posted by sevenfoldtieguy View Post

Thoughts on the William I vs. William II (both seen here)?

http://www.johnlobb.com/us/models/buckles

I own the William I and like it quite a lot. I am considering an additional double monk (in a different color, of course), and am considering the William I and the William II.

Thanks in advance for your input.
Been seeing you in a lot of other threads SFTG!

The II is more contemporary so if you're picking one up in their fancy leathers, maybe the II is the way to go. Others might think differently. My William I is pretty classic with buffalo leather and on a double leather so the combination works well.

I am an equal opportunity poster. biggrin.gif

The leather I will be getting is black calf (not buffalo or misty).
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Possibly as a gift to myself on next promotion... for now I will limit myself to Church's and their ilk :)

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Pinks, good starting point but don't discount raising the bar sooner. Definitely a difference to be felt smile.gif
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Originally Posted by alpyigit View Post
 

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.


 Thanks to all for your thoughts and recommendation. I very keen to get a few pairs of JL but with my very high instep could not find models that fit right. The Jermyn III has been best fitting so far- while I am no super convinced on the design, with the sales I thought I would go ahead and buy. I will go back to the boutique tomorrow to have final view/try.

 

I recently bought CJ Edgware, they fit ok, hope opens up a bit more but Santoni's seems to be the better fit so far. Tod's -not much loved here in SF- has been the most comfortable shoes for me, hence almost 60% of my shoes are from this brand..

post #805 of 1349
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Originally Posted by alpyigit View Post


 Thanks to all for your thoughts and recommendation. I very keen to get a few pairs of JL but with my very high instep could not find models that fit right. The Jermyn III has been best fitting so far- while I am no super convinced on the design, with the sales I thought I would go ahead and buy. I will go back to the boutique tomorrow to have final view/try.

I recently bought CJ Edgware, they fit ok, hope opens up a bit more but Santoni's seems to be the better fit so far. Tod's -not much loved here in SF- has been the most comfortable shoes for me, hence almost 60% of my shoes are from this brand..
I find the JL 8K to have a slightly higher instep. If you have a high instep, I would suggest you do some backgroun on Vass' U and F lasted shoes. You can easily get 2 for a retail pair of JLP and they might fit better.
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I find the JL 8K to have a slightly higher instep. If you have a high instep, I would suggest you do some backgroun on Vass' U and F lasted shoes. You can easily get 2 for a retail pair of JLP and they might fit better.


Thanks DpprDr, very helpful indeed. I tried many models (not knowing the lasts obviously) here in Dubai Boutique. The SA has been guiding me of course and he suggested the J III in my last visit. I will do some research on Vass but have no retailers here. I will have to look at in London I guess.

 

Of course, I can always buy online but return process can be sometimes in efficient for overseas transactions...

post #807 of 1349
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Originally Posted by alpyigit View Post


Thanks DpprDr, very helpful indeed. I tried many models (not knowing the lasts obviously) here in Dubai Boutique. The SA has been guiding me of course and he suggested the J III in my last visit. I will do some research on Vass but have no retailers here. I will have to look at in London I guess.

Of course, I can always buy online but return process can be sometimes in efficient for overseas transactions...

My apologize, the 7K is the last tha t I find to have a higher instep (not the 8K). Major confusion, sorry about that.

Vass is made in Budapest, hand-made, and have a nice price vs. value mark. They are not as pristinely made like Lobb, but have other advantages.
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