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post #16 of 30
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THE_FOXX: \t\tJohn Lobb Paris, bootmakers sole. \t\t\t(Turning to Bateman) \t\tWhat do you think? \t\t BATEMAN: \t(Barely able to breath, his \tvoice a croak) \t\tNice. \t\t IMAGE: \t\tJesus. Really super. \t\tHow'd a nitwit like you get so \t\ttasteful? \t\t Bateman stares at his own shoes and then enviously at The_Foxx's. BATEMAN (voiceover): \t\tI can't believe that Image \t\tprefers The_Foxx's shoes to mine.
Jon.
post #17 of 30
beautiful. Enjoy.
post #18 of 30
Foxx, Your two new pair of black Lobbs deserve the black Lobb belt you've been considering on other threads. You've bought the trees. Go for the belt.
post #19 of 30
I really like them, nice purchase.
post #20 of 30
Thread Starter 
thanks for the complements on the new shoes; hope to wear them this weekend for easter services (only for a few hours at a time, for a few weeks). looking forward to getting the trees in the mail tomorrow or saturday (and convinced the salesman to include lots of lobb literature and catalogues..). actually, i ended up paying $600 for the shoes-- I'm hoping they run about $1000-$1100 retail, thus giving me a good bang for my buck. wish i could say the same for those new shoe trees....wallet still hurts.. speaking of shoe trees, what IS the deal with them? i thought you were supposed to keep trees in shoes any time they weren't on your feet (letting them air for a while after wearing, of course). is that true? saw an article recently advocating owning one pair of trees, rotating them according to those you've worn that day???
post #21 of 30
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speaking of shoe trees, what IS the deal with them?  i thought you were supposed to keep trees in shoes any time they weren't on your feet (letting them air for a while after wearing, of course).  is that true?  saw an article recently advocating owning one pair of trees, rotating them according to those you've worn that day???
If the trees are lacquered like those from RLPL then you can leave them in all the time.  If the trees are made of cedar (unfinished but sanded), you can leave them in 3 days max.  It's because the cedar trees absorb moisture continuously, that'll leave the leather too dry.  The lacquered trees don't absorb moisture, the shoes just dry out by themselves. BTW, did you get your Lobb from the Madison Ave. store.
post #22 of 30
Anyone recall whether C&J shoe trees are lacquered?
post #23 of 30
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Anyone recall whether C&J shoe trees are lacquered?
Yes, they are. I don't like them very much.
post #24 of 30
That's what I thought; they aren't very well lacquered though. I agree... Church's does a better job on the trees and on matching the 337 C&J last.
post #25 of 30
Since I was a boy, and introduced to Hermes... I have been awestruck by Lobbs. Maybe it's time.... they are sooooo nice.
post #26 of 30
I don't really understand the logistics behind your comment, but... okay... When did Hermes buy Lobb, again? Maybe I'm off my rocker tonight...
post #27 of 30
I leave my cedar trees in my shoes all the time with no ill effects, In fact my mother has a few pairs of shoes that have been stored when not in use with cedar trees for over 30 years without any problems....
post #28 of 30
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When did Hermes buy Lobb, again? Maybe I'm off my rocker tonight...
Regarding connection between Hermes and Lobb, this excerpt is from "Elegant-Lifestyle" website (the sentence at the end regarding "exclusivity" seems to self-contradictory): "John Lobb: Founded in 1849, Lobb is one of England's oldest makers of bench-made shoes, worn by clients such as King Edward VII (1901-1911, who was Edward, Prince of Wales from 1863-1901), famous 20th century opera tenor Enrico Caruso or actor Daniel Day Lewis. Hermes acquired John Lobb in 1976 and took over everything except the original John Lobb bespoke shoe shop on London's St. James's Street. Whilst the original, family-owned Lobb in St. James's Street still makes shoes one pair at a time, Hermes has broadened the reach of the Lobb brand name through its ready-made shoes. Of all Lobb shoe models the double monk strap William model pictured on the opposite side is the most popular and famous model of all. At Lobb, special care is taken to select the fine leather skins (with crocodile skin shoes for about USD 1500 at the top of the range) and many of the shoes feature topstitching on the vamp and sole. The traditional British stitching on the bottom of the sole is done entirely by hand. The production of each pair of John Lobb shoes is so time-consuming that only about 100 pair of shoes are finished per day. But do not worry about this exclusivity - Lobbs can be found in all Hermes shops around the world."
post #29 of 30
Do not be surprised if/when Hermes purchases John Lobb St. James's in due course, as well.  For anyone interested, I was informed by JLSJ of a special offer: Purchase two pr. of bespoke shoes and receive a 200 pound discount on the second pr. of shoes.  The more you buy, the more you save. Grayson
post #30 of 30
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is that true? saw an article recently advocating owning one pair of trees, rotating them according to those you've worn that day???
I know I am treading in fanatical water myself, but any man who does that simply has worries way too much.
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