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post #16 of 109
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Originally Posted by jrb666 View Post


Justin's blog had them starting at €6,000, rather than £6,000.

Some relief, but still eye wateringly expensive.

He makes some of the most gorgeous shoes I've ever seen.

 

He is still "cheap" compared to his colleagues in Paris. I think John Lobb Paris and Berluti both starts around the €7500 mark or something like that these days.

post #17 of 109
^ nah. Not even close for John Lobb Paris. There is a lasting fee for the first shoe, but after that additional pairs are $6000 (and in Paris I think they are about 5000 euro).
post #18 of 109
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Originally Posted by agjiffy View Post

^ nah. Not even close for John Lobb Paris. There is a lasting fee for the first shoe, but after that additional pairs are $6000 (and in Paris I think they are about 5000 euro).

 

Yeah might have been exaggerating, but with fee for last making it is up in that range or something isn't it? And Berluti always makes sure to be a step higher in price :)

post #19 of 109
The lasting fee brings the first pair to about $7000. Lobb Paris resets the price every year. There was actually a pretty significant decrease this year. I think Berluti quoted me $7000 earlier this year, but that price includes re-soleing for life (which costs and arm and a leg at Lobb). A topic for a different thread but I think Lobb represents a relative bargain compared to other bespoke makers that visit NY.
post #20 of 109
Berluti does resole for life? That's actually decent value...
post #21 of 109
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Originally Posted by clee1982 View Post

Berluti does resole for life? That's actually decent value...

Not applicable to many on StyFo.
post #22 of 109
Because we topy everything or too many shoes to ever resole....
post #23 of 109
Shoes are for "collection" and "rotation".
post #24 of 109
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Originally Posted by beargonefishing View Post

According to the shoe snob blog, they start at £6000. That blog also states the shoe maker only makes 15 pairs a year, and spent 450 hours on one pair of motorcycle boots.

How many of those 450 hours are spent doing _____?

He makes beautiful shoes, has his own aesthetics, but the best feature of his shoemaking awesomeness is his PR!!!

Its not often to have Paris Gentleman, ShoeSnob, etc to post all the same information at the same time!!

450hr/pair X 15 pair/year = 6750 hr/year. Or 26hr/ working day. Even split that between both him and his wife that's 13hr working days.
post #25 of 109
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Originally Posted by chogall View Post

My understanding is that you could buy round trip ticket to Tokyo, order bespoke shoes, fly back, and dine at Per Se, and still have changes left.

This resonated with me on so many levels. 

post #26 of 109

Honestly had no idea the above-discussed makers charged that much. 

That was certainly enlightening. 

I'm grateful it takes me only 6 hours odd to fly to Tokyo. 

post #27 of 109
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Originally Posted by ThunderMarch View Post

Honestly had no idea the above-discussed makers charged that much. 
That was certainly enlightening. 
I'm grateful it takes me only 6 hours odd to fly to Tokyo. 

6 hours flight from Tokyo? You should have plenty of access to top shoemakers in Hong Kong and Taipei unless you want to visit the lessor known ones!!
post #28 of 109
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Originally Posted by chogall View Post

My understanding is that you could buy round trip ticket to Tokyo, order bespoke shoes, fly back, and dine at Per Se, and still have changes left.

To be honest, I can't imagine someone that keen will not book a overnight stay in Tokyo and spend another amount of time for an authentic Japanese bespoke suit.
post #29 of 109
Sorry but imo this whole thread is pure marketing BS.

As chogall points out, the hours quoted is nonsensical. At 6,000 euro x 15 pairs, he makes 90,000 eur a year and that hasn't deducted his costs for leather etc. At that rate, I think you could earn more serving at macdonalds??

Couple of the designs look pretty intrresting but the lack of toe spring is slightly disturbing.

Lastly, how does this not fall under advertising especially as pointed out "coincidentally" it has appeared in many blogs at the same time.
post #30 of 109
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Originally Posted by ecwy View Post

Sorry but imo this whole thread is pure marketing BS.

Lastly, how does this not fall under advertising especially as pointed out "coincidentally" it has appeared in many blogs at the same time.

 

I agree, along with the self-proclamation of mw313 as one of the shoe experts on SF. 

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