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John Lobb Appreciation Thread

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

  1. Leaves

    Leaves Well-Known Member

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    They have a quite strict "By Request Grid" they work after. It's to keep the production line more streamlined. And JL works very hard to have a lean production line. Many people don't realise the hassle of single MTOs for a factory. One could argue a premium maker like JL would allow it, but there are valid reasons why they are strict. And remember, the JL MTO surcharge is very reasonable (~ $150 USD) And a lot of styles are available as single MTOs without a surcharge (Core Collection) in different widths, sole options and colours although Core is a bit limited.
     
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  2. jujujoo11

    jujujoo11 Well-Known Member

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    I understand. But a shoe for the price and also what the competition offers 100% customization. I would think they can do more.
     
  3. junglcmndo

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    I can't speak about the Levah but do have the Venton and it's really nice. I don't know if it's "worth" the price as I'm not an expert on construction and stuff but the leather and comfort are top notch. If you like the size and they fit well I don't think you'll be disappointed
     
  4. coldinboston

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    I have the Levah and also the porth.
    Both are great but different styles.
    I have no experience with Lanvin, most of my other "designer" sneakers are MMM Gats, and the Lobbs appear to my unprofessional eye better quality. But again i am comparing apples to oranges as MMM is in a different price range and also style.

    The porth (in suede) is most comfortable sneaker i have ever put on including my Asics (but i certainly wouldnt be running in my Porths). It feels like a suede sock, hard to explain how comfy it is.

    If you like them and are in the price range you are looking at then you will not be dissapointed as both the levah and the porth are very nice.

    You can probably find them on sale at Mr porter currently for the Porth and borghini classic usually has the Levah for nice prices with free shipping to USA
     
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    @jujujoo11
    I told you man no matter how much you ask them they will not make that Phillip2 in unicorn leather :)
     
  6. jujujoo11

    jujujoo11 Well-Known Member

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    Haha... I was thinking I should go bespoke maybe couple years from now. I think they are saving the unicorn leather for "Bespoke Only."
     
  7. coldinboston

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    For sure "bespoke only". Maybe Kraken leather also if you want to go full exotic.

    Myself i am trying to decide bw ordering a blue misty Phillip2 or maybe another Talland boot on october (or november?) sole as that gets a lot of use for me in the winter with all the salt and snow on the ground
     
  8. jujujoo11

    jujujoo11 Well-Known Member

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    blue misty looks black. I mean very black.
     
  9. coldinboston

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    Oh i Know, i saw your previous pics of the one you had.
    I do want another black shoe with a slight twist so the blue misty fits that bill
     
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  10. in stitches

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    I quite like that Levah sneaker. Really nice. Not sure Id go that route for a six hunnit dollah sneekah, but looks great to me.

    Will add that it looks like a crepe sole and those get dirty fast and are really hard to clean ime.
     
  11. justinkapur

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    At that price Lanvin and Santoni offer really good sneakers that are made in Italy and have the same or similar aesthetic.
     
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  12. in stitches

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    Cool beans, Justin. Brunello makes some great sneakers too.
     
  13. justinkapur

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    Ohh I'll have to look them up. Thanks brotha! Happy new year btw!
     
  14. in stitches

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    Pleasure! Check with Spoo. I got a pair from him and he might have some more in stock.

    Thanks! Same to you. :)
     
  15. papa kot

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    What size did you go with in Levah compared to other sneaker sizes? I am 11 US in Vans, 10.5 in Converse. Thinking about 10UK in Levah.
     
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  17. Leaves

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    I dig the medallion @Cleav
     
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    My favourite medallion in fact, any better? @Leaves

    Many, many worse...
     
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  19. lucci

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    I guess that it is the Towcester, I had a couple of two tone museum versions: an extremely versatile model. Congrats !!!
     
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  20. coldinboston

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    Sorry i dont have any vans or converse.
    I wear 43 in maison mairgela (gats/replica (43 is about a sz 10)
    10.5 in asics
    8.5E UK in Lobb dress shoes (8 EE is ideal, but i can wear 8.5E).
    I went with 9uk in the levah and porth
    For a sneaker fit.
    I could also qear 8.5 but they were to snug for sneakers.
     

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