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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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    Relating to the above mentioned article. Although I accept and myself use the John Lobb Paris "label" to differentiate the two operations, it can still be a bit misleading as it suggests John Lobb RTW/MTO is made in France. The most correct way of labeling the different operations would ideally be John Lobb Northampton, where they make all RTW and MTO, John Lobb Bespoke Paris and John Lobb Bespoke London (or St James). That the company has French owners doesn't change that the (RTW) products are made in Northampton. It's like saying Drake's Hong Kong. That could be misinterpreted.

    But again, I have myself oft referred to John
    Lobb Northampton as JLP.

    @dieworkwear also wrote a substantial piece on JL Northampton recently. http://dieworkwear.com/post/158527489889/a-look-at-john-lobbs-archive

    It is a very helpful article as @dieworkwear has listed almost every known JL RTW style.
     
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  2. fal32

    fal32 Well-Known Member

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    I tried the 8695 last (oxford) on in a 10.5E and the fit is pretty good; however, when i tighten the laces they close completely. My foot is secure, but I"m worried that when my foot breaks the shoe in then they will be loose.

    I tried the size 10E on, but they fit too tight (and short lengthwise).

    Is there a solution or should I just stick to another last?
     
  3. Averroes1198

    Averroes1198 Well-Known Member

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    You can use a tongue-pad so that you can tighten the laces enough!
    If the length of the shoe is right, then you maybe have a low vamp or a flat arch, for those two reasons there can be to much room at the oxford closure/above the vamp.This excessive room can be compensated with a tongue-pad.
     
  4. Averroes1198

    Averroes1198 Well-Known Member

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    Not entirely correct, some JLP models are also Made in Italy!
     
  5. Leaves

    Leaves Well-Known Member

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    Ah, I forgot about the sneakers and stuff. Not something we stock or probably ever will, but that is a valid point.
     
  6. Robbenisland

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    I think you should. I have 3 pairs of Levah by now and love them for the spring/summer and more casual look. They are really nice - especially waxed suede.
     
  7. othertravel

    othertravel Well-Known Member

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    Hey guys,

    Are the Paul Smith X Lobb shoes made to the same standard as Lobb mainline?
     
  8. peppercorn78

    peppercorn78 Well-Known Member

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    Just bought a 2009 moonlight Cabernet from Nick at BE. 1st quality. Pics to follow...

    :cheers:
     
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  9. Texasmade

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    Out of all the JL shoes I own, the 2009 Cabernet is still my favorite. I wish I bought the two other 2009 colors but I didn't have the money at the time.
     
  10. peppercorn78

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    I'm quite happy that they popped up, and in my wide size no less. I had pretty much written off ever owning a pair after they announced they wouldn't make any more.
     
  11. florent

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    Today wear : Westbourne

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  12. Chowkin

    Chowkin Well-Known Member

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    Yes. The only difference that I can tell is that they PS X JL shoes come with matching colour shoe trees.
     
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  13. Cleav

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  14. Jazzmenco

    Jazzmenco Well-Known Member

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    Sandon model, 4800 last
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  15. Jazzmenco

    Jazzmenco Well-Known Member

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  16. peppercorn78

    peppercorn78 Well-Known Member

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    That's a really interesting model, Jazz! Thanks for sharing.
     
  17. Jazzmenco

    Jazzmenco Well-Known Member

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    Thanks Pepper, I found them on eBay a few years back. Bought them from a retired doctor that was selling off his collection. They were in like new condition.
     

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