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John Lobb Appreciation Thread

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

  1. NAMOR

    NAMOR Well-Known Member

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    JL Keats in black museum calf. Black, brown, cloudy gray, purple..

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  2. NAMOR

    NAMOR Well-Known Member

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    JL used to offer a variety of museum colors including brown, light brown, black, red, etc. Leather treatment gives the shoe a something of a "distressed refined" look
     
  3. woolymammoth

    woolymammoth Well-Known Member

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    All my black museum shoes look a little different in different light - the Wallace shown below definitely have a little navy in certain light, the only black museum shoes I have that exhibit this.

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  4. chogall

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    Burnishing is when leather workers put wax on the leather or leather edges, use a hot iron to iron those wax into the fiber, sealing the leather and making the color darker.

    Black museum is not like burnishing. The effect is created at the dying process at the tannery, prior to glazing on the top coat. It is still dyed through except some areas have less dye pigment than the others, for a 3D depth effect similar to when you apply dozens different coating of waxes in different colors, except its permanent.
     
  5. chogall

    chogall Well-Known Member

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    Interesting. Seem that they did not skive the edge of the toe cap and the vamp...
     
  6. gyasih

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    Not as cloudy, a few more pics

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    Yes, I remember when I was polishing, I can see there are silver pigment in the pores of my black museum calf, and does look a bit misty under the sun
     
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    wurger Well-Known Member

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  9. JubeiSpiegel

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    I always liked the idea of having a JL City, quintessential you might say...
     
  10. woolymammoth

    woolymammoth Well-Known Member

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    9/16 - 9/23 John Lobb Madison

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  11. goodlensboy

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    Anyone got some experience with Ultra calf?

    Saw them on JL website, looks nice, perhaps a marriage of Misty & Museum?

    Ashill in Antiqued Chelmer Ultra Calf
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    A Haddon in Black Patent with White Museum quarters with a Haddon in Walnut Ultra Calf with Green Misty Calf quarters
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  13. atia2

    atia2 Well-Known Member

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    Can anyone identify these Lobb boots? They look like something one might wear into battle, I can't find another example anywhere.

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  14. hoodog

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    I have been offered to buy BNIB William Meleze buffalo SUBS for 430 GBP. Since I am not that used to buying subs and therefore am a bit unsure about what is a reasonable price for them, would you say that these are good prices? Or too high? I suspect the seller sources them directly from JL factory shop...

    Thanks for helping an unsure Swede out.

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  15. niklasnordin

    niklasnordin Well-Known Member

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    Have you seen the damage?
    430 GBP sounds like a really good price to me.
     
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    Nope, but the seller has offered a full return/refund if I am not happy. And according to him, there aren't any visible flaws.
     
  17. Nikola

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    Anyone know the name of these John Lobb shoes? I can't find them on their web page, guess they are old model .
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  18. Ilovelobbs

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    They came out in 2011 Summer - as press samples I "think"...not sure if they went into full blown production in the UK - maybe for Japan. They appealed to me, as it's more pointed and sleeker looking than the rounder 7000 last. I will dig out the name when I am back in the UK this weekend. I have the exact pair but in Brown Musuem Calf. If in doubt just buy it. It's a lovely a last (IMHO) - and better looking than their 8000 and 7000 Lasts.
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