Originally Posted by RJman
Some thoughts: Lobb is no longer readily available at Hermes stores. Some may still allow orders for Lobb but my impression is that Hermes is pushing its own-label shoes (which are kind of ugly IMHO).
RJMan, I stopped at the Beverly Hills Hermes store about 10 days ago to see if they had John Lobb shoes. They did not, but they _did_ have Hermes "Made in England" shoes which the saleswoman told me are made by John Lobb. Indeed, they looked similar to the Lobbs I've seen in person, both in styling and construction (admittedly only 2 different styles), so I have no reason to doubt her word.