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The theme is English!
Well, AE is in there.
post #17 of 480
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It's just what shoes I have, no specific country.
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I find myself with more black shoes than I ever thought I would have, but I still find myself in the market for that staple black captoe Oxford.

As I plan on getting the GG Sinatra at one point, I fear that I might be muddying up the waters. Might settle on the CJ Radstock and be done with it...
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Since in the States, brown seems to be perfectly normal and common in the office, one pair of black cap toe would be enough. Hopefully this thread can help you in making a decision eventually.
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Great thread. I also love black captoe oxfords. I have three myself - Edward Green, Carmina and C&J. 90% of the time, this is what I wear with a suit.
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Yes, I don't have to think twice on what I wear during my working week.
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Yes, I don't have to think twice on what I wear during my working week.

Same approach applies to your entire wardrobe?
post #23 of 480
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it's a bit of exaggeration on not thinking twice, I have around 10 suits, 15 shirts, and more than 10 pairs of socks.

It becomes 2nd nature when you just have a look, and knows what to wear.
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it's a bit of exaggeration on not thinking twice, I have around 10 suits, 15 shirts, and more than 10 pairs of socks.

It becomes 2nd nature when you just have a look, and knows what to wear.

Agreed. A white shirt, black captoe oxfords and dark unicolor socks (charcoal or navy) are the usual for me when wearing a suit. So it's just picking a suit, tie and square if I'm wearing one.

I admit I'm a pretty conservative dresser. Though in my work environment, just wearing a suit and tie does stand out a bit as it is.
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Thank you very much for this thread.  I can't wait for the up close photos of the Armfield and Audley as these are the models I am deciding between.  I'm leaning towards the Armfield due to the more rounded toe shape.  How would you compare their width and length?

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Fred, they are very similar sized, expect the Audley is slightly roomy compare to the Armfield for my feet. Probably due to Armfield is a more curvy last.
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John Lobb

John Lobb opened its bespoke store in London in 1866 after his return from the gold rush in Australia. In 1902 the company opened its first store in Paris, continuing to establish itself as the premier boot and shoemaker of the day, providing a bespoke service to the aristocracy, as well as the political and business elite.

In 1976, John Lobb was acquired by the Hermès Group. However, the London bespoke workshop, John Lobb Ltd, remained in the hands of the family, and continues to operate independently from its premises at 9 St James's Street. The Paris bespoke atelier, the By Request service and ready-to-wear collection, as well as all the other John Lobb boutiques, are all part of the Hermès-owned company. Shortly after acquiring the company, Hermès recognised the demand for a John Lobb ready-to-wear collection of men's shoes, as Lobbs were only available to bespoke customers, limiting access to a privileged few. In 1982 the debut ready-to-wear collection was launched, with the first store showcasing the RTW line opening in Paris in 1990.

In 1994, John Lobb opened its Northampton workshop, where today, the ready to wear line is designed and made.

My John Lobb Ready to Wear City II Black in 7000 last, size UK 6.5E
Purchased from John Lobb London 88 Jermyn Street, RRP £579.20 ext. VAT
Topied at Coombs in the Strand Arcade Sydney















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Edited by wurger - 9/27/13 at 3:33pm
post #28 of 480
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Shortly after acquiring the company, Hermès recognised the demand for a John Lobb ready-to-wear collection of men's shoes, as Lobbs were only available to bespoke customers, limiting access to a privileged few.

Shortly after acquiring the company, Hermès started a RTW collection to make profit out of the luxury name they invested in.
Today JLP sells mostly good looking shoes to customers who do not care to pay premium for what in the end is only a RTW shoe.

By the way I think the people who attach the topies to your shoes do a great job.
post #29 of 480
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Yes, they are one of the best in Sydney, expensive though, $45 AUD a pair, comparing to $35 at most other places.
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Shortly after acquiring the company, Hermès recognised the demand for a John Lobb ready-to-wear collection of men's shoes, as Lobbs were only available to bespoke customers, limiting access to a privileged few.

Shortly after acquiring the company, Hermès started a RTW collection to make profit out of the luxury name they invested in.
Today JLP sells mostly good looking shoes to customers who do not care to pay premium for what in the end is only a RTW shoe.

By the way I think the people who attach the topies to your shoes do a great job.

As you agree, they are good looking, but good quality none the less, and a premium for the John Lobb brand, but would you extend your views to G&G and EG RTW, as they are in the price range?
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