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John Lobb Appreciation Thread

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by dddrees, Feb 22, 2013.

  1. jujujoo11

    jujujoo11 Well-Known Member

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    Think that was a limited run. Best is to call John Lobb Store in costa mesa or Leathersoul and ask.
     
  2. jujujoo11

    jujujoo11 Well-Known Member

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    I was going to get a Chelsea boot made the John Lobb Tudor and wanted to know what you guys think of the Navy Museum Calf model. Its hard to find a real life example or how the calf color will age. I believe JL had blue museum calf but I was told Navy museum is darker. I do have a Deep blue misty calf shoes that look 100% black even in natural light.

    This is the color Navy Museum Calf. But on the Tudor chelsea boot
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    edit.. These pictures are from Google. The only examples i could find.
     
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  3. JC0611

    JC0611 Active Member

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    Navy Museum Calf is beautiful.
    The blue is subtle and I think it will look even better on a plain toe such as Tudor than on 2015.

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  4. jujujoo11

    jujujoo11 Well-Known Member

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    I know!!! It would be perfect between Black and Brown. I don't mind the shoes looking black. But I'm worried it will look like this picture.


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  5. JC0611

    JC0611 Active Member

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    Did you get a chance to look through the booklets at the store?
    It's going to look more black than blue.

    What are your thoughts on a pair of Brooklands in Navy Museum Calf, if possible?

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  6. jujujoo11

    jujujoo11 Well-Known Member

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    The lines remind me of the beckett oxfords. Which I thought would look really good in a dark blue museum color.
     
  7. JC0611

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    I'm with you on the similarities to Becketts.
    These discussions got me looking to add a third pair to my collection, if you can call it that.
     
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  8. jujujoo11

    jujujoo11 Well-Known Member

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    I'm either going with black museum or navy museum calf. Will sleep on it for a while.
     
  9. leather2354

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    Really appreciate !
     
  10. Zapasman

    Zapasman Well-Known Member

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    Really lovely booties. Black is the colour to go.[​IMG]
     
  11. JC0611

    JC0611 Active Member

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    I got these today.

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  12. jujujoo11

    jujujoo11 Well-Known Member

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    Congrats. What color is this?
     
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  13. JC0611

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    This is their Claret Misty Calf, same as a pair of 2009 you posted earlier with natural light.

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  14. Nikola

    Nikola Well-Known Member

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    Sad to see only a couple of guys are discussing the thread in the last few months. It looks like all the party is at Edward Green these days .. JL doesn't seem to be so popular, especially after the goth chick took over. Wondering if they felt the downside of this through the sales ..
     
  15. coldinboston

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    JL is also significantly more expensive than EG, at least here in the USa not sure about Europe, so less people overall are buying JL.
    I would be interested to see if the new direction the company is pushing has hurtt sales. I would be inclined to say that it has helped as it has opened up a new market.
    As long as the old models are available, which they are either in store or by request, then the new more "fashion forward" (keep in mind i dont think JL is fashion forward at all but thats subjective) models would just add new customers. Sure you may lose some purists who dont like change but those are far and few in between.

    The fact that she is still there probably implies that sales have not slipped but who knows.
    Fyi in the last two JL stores i have been in, i was told that the their sneakers are hot sellers. At 700-800 a pop with probably minimal cost to make, that probably does not hurt sales or the bottom line.

    You have to evolve with the times to survive in sales, with modern communications and transport the competition now is global
     
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    I personally think its a nice subtle change from black and would be appropriate in any situation you would be wearing black shoes/chelseas etc... Hard to believe that navy museum is even darker than deep blue misty as the latter is very dark. I have never seen navy museum in real life though. In thr last pic you posted the color is more navy than black. The least of my concerns when buying JL shoes is thr leather quality and how it will age. I am sure it will be just fine and age well. The only concern really is if you like the color itself
     
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  17. Nikola

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    @coldinboston Wise words there! It must be I took judgment of their sale figures based on SF interest. Than again, SF members are probably making less than a 0.3% of all buyers out there. Though I am highly thankful to this community for defining my taste .. I believe I would still be buying overpriced gucci loafer crap if I haven't find about this place..
     
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  18. JC0611

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  19. JC0611

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    I like the pair of metal eyelets on the new Croft derbies and Weir oxfords.

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  20. jujujoo11

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    Thanks for the info. I'm about to put the order in for the Navy Museum Tudor. I have a deep blue misty calf and In every lighting it looks black. I would even go as far they made a mistake and made it in black lol.
     

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