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The fact that the seller describes them as "faille" makes me think they're really women's shoes.
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The fact that the seller describes them as "faille" makes me think they're really women's shoes.

Noun 1. faille - a ribbed woven fabric of silk or rayon or cotton
cloth, fabric, textile, material - artifact made by weaving or felting or knitting or crocheting natural or synthetic fibers; "the fabric in the curtains was light and semitransparent"; "woven cloth originated in Mesopotamia around 5000 BC"; "she measured off enough material for a dress"

http://www.thefreedictionary.com/faille
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At the risk of looking a fool, how do you know they are women's shoes, and not just very small?
In the description, they are labeled: "Item Specifics - Women's Shoes."
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In the description, they are labeled: "Item Specifics: Women's Shoes."

Okay, I guess they are. I've bought (and subsequently sold when they were too small) a pair of Paul Stuart Grenson Masterpiece boots that were marked "women's". They were not women's boots, the seller was just wrong.

Nevertheless, I would advise against anyone buying these because they're odd. Bluchers for formal wear?
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I've bought (and subsequently sold when they were too small) a pair of Paul Stuart Grenson Masterpiece boots that were marked "women's". They were not women's boots, the seller was just wrong.
Uh Oh. Jeez, you mean now we have to scour the Women's Shoes listings too just to be sure we haven't missed something?
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John Lobb bluchers in 8.5D, the seller says:

http://cgi.ebay.com/JOHN-LOBBS-Mens-...QQcmdZViewItem

Somehow they don't look like any Lobbs I've seen (but that sure isn't definitive!), yet the seller says they are. The soles seem to confirm this. Have Lobb made shoes with soles stitched aloft? And this crude? Is there another "Lobb" out there? Bengal-stripe, where are you?
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John Lobb bluchers in 8.5D, the seller says:

http://cgi.ebay.com/JOHN-LOBBS-Mens-...QQcmdZViewItem

Somehow they don't look like any Lobbs I've seen (but that sure isn't definitive!), yet the seller says they are. The soles seem to confirm this. Have Lobb made shoes with soles stitched aloft? And this crude? Is there another "Lobb" out there? Bengal-stripe, where are you?

These are produced for the Japanese market in Italy and have no relationship whatsoever to to Lobb, Paris.
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These are produced for the Japanese market in Italy and have no relationship whatsoever to to Lobb, Paris.
Thanks, Andrew. So they are just labeled "Lobb" but made by ...whom?
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http://cgi.ebay.com/CHAUSSURES-JOHN-...QQcmdZViewItem

The seller doesn't have great feedback.
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Thanks, Andrew. So they are just labeled "Lobb" but made by ...whom?

Not sure Roger. But these show up every now and then.
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Originally Posted by Roger View Post
John Lobb bluchers in 8.5D, the seller says:

http://cgi.ebay.com/JOHN-LOBBS-Mens-...QQcmdZViewItem

Somehow they don't look like any Lobbs I've seen (but that sure isn't definitive!), yet the seller says they are. The soles seem to confirm this. Have Lobb made shoes with soles stitched aloft? And this crude? Is there another "Lobb" out there? Bengal-stripe, where are you?


I've seen some fugly Lobbs that I would have ascribed to someone like Timberland. They were Norwegian style with contrast stitching and had lugged rubber soles. They had all the right labels and I saw them at a NMLC, so they had to be legitimate. Since then, I'll believe virtually anything _could_ be made by some misguided sole at John Lobb.
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I've seen some fugly Lobbs that I would have ascribed to someone like Timberland. They were Norwegian style with contrast stitching and had lugged rubber soles. They had all the right labels and I saw them at a NMLC, so they had to be legitimate. Since then, I'll believe virtually anything _could_ be made by some misguided sole at John Lobb.

Pun intentional or not?
post #5099 of 14986
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Thanks, Andrew. So they are just labeled "Lobb" but made by ...whom?

No, they are labeled "Lobb's"

Two entirely different companies
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Originally Posted by Roger View Post
Doc, those look interesting. Do you know which of C&J and Sargent they are made by (or would you have to see the nail pattern in the heel?)? The more I stare at them the more they look like my C&J regular-grade Mayfairs (but with an added toe medallion which mine lack). The Mayfair is a regular-grade plain-toe wholecut (not in the 2006/07 C&J catalog) on the 318 last. These look very very close.

These are Sargent-made. The C&J made wholecuts (the Weymouth, which BB also sells, or used to) has a rams head medallion.
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