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John Lobb Appreciation Thread

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

  1. Texasmade

    Texasmade Well-Known Member

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    I have 2 dark brown museum shoes and both of mine look darker than the ones posted. I wish I had some Parisian brown to compare to.
     
  2. lucci

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    HERE IS ONE TO COMPARE !!!


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  3. JLPII

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    Are those the Becketts in gold museum calf?
    Thank you for sharing sir.
     
  4. lucci

    lucci Well-Known Member

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    These are Parisian brown. Gold Museum is very different with some lighter accents, like this :

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  5. coldinboston

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    @Zapasman
    Thank you for your compliments.
    Unfortunately I do not have a pair (yet) of gunboats.
    For one reason or another I go from classic dress shoes to either boots or sneakers (designer or just sport sneaks).
     
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  6. Nikola

    Nikola Well-Known Member

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    You will never be able to conclude the look of a Parisian Brown Museum Calf leather via photos. It depends so much on the lighting condition, the camera used, your screen. Then, there are all sorts of batches .. Lighter, darker, less mottled .. I had a 3 pairs of Parisian Brown that all varied from Dark Brown to almost Caramel ..
     
  7. nickrut

    nickrut Well-Known Member

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    Sounds like Parisian comes with some risk then
     
  8. lucci

    lucci Well-Known Member

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    ...the risk to be amazed by the unique shades you will have on your shoes !
     
  9. coldinboston

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    No risk at all.
    It is a very nice color.
    Cant really go wrong
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    But do consider also bracken misty :)
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  10. Texasmade

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    The JL Houston boutique is doing bespoke Feb 22 and 23. Starting price is $7500. I'm thinking of doing my first pair but not too sure what style or color I'd go with.
     
  11. coldinboston

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    If i was doing bespoke i would do this
    Which i believe is also Lobb bespoke

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  12. Griffyndor

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    Is that price for the first pair with the lasting fee? That's an increase over last year (and if excluding the lasting fee it's a huge increase).
     
  13. Texasmade

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    I'm not sure but I think the $7500 is all in. It's about $1000 more than what it was during the summer bespoke tour.
     
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  14. Griffyndor

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    Yeah - they reset prices every January. This is a big bummer. Last year prices went down. This is a big bounce in the wrong direction.
     
  15. Texasmade

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    Judging by the trees, it looks bespoke. I'm leaning towards plain toe oxford.
     
  16. Texasmade

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    I knew I should've ordered last summer. Only good thing is $7500 is still cheaper than ordering from the Paris boutique which starts at like €9000.
     
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  17. aristoi bcn

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    I think in Paris the price for a simple shoe (no boot, no norwegian construction, no exotics) is about 5.500€.
     
  18. Griffyndor

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    That's what I got quoted in February 2015.
     
  19. Texasmade

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    If that's the case then the lady in the Paris boutique gave me bad info. That would've only been slightly more than $6000 at the current time and a decent price relatively speaking.
     
  20. Griffyndor

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    Yes, but if they ship them to US you get hit with significant import duties. It is a good deal if you travel regularly to Paris and you are going to be in Paris for the fitting and then for collection. If not, much of the delta falls away upon shipping. I had ten shirts shipped from Paris last year and paid $1100 in import taxes.
     

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