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John Lobb Appreciation Thread

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

  1. JayJay

    JayJay Well-Known Member

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    I like both William I and II, but find myself reaching for II more often.
     
  2. peak08

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    Hello everyone,

    My fiancee is planning to get me a pair of Oxford shoes for our wedding.

    We have narrowed it down to John Lobb, Gaziano Girling and Edward Green

    The specific models are

    JL: Becketts, City II, Garnier
    Gaziano: Cooper, Holden
    Edward Green: Chelsea

    Out of these choices, the Becketts are our absolute favourites, but it will ultimately come down to fit and comfort.
    I am fairly new to these brands, can someone that has worn one or more of these shoes let me know their thoughts?

    For the models we have chosen, are they all suitable to wear for a wedding (as the groom)?

    I have flat feet with almost no arch, and I emailed the London store and Noel thinks the City II may fit me the best give the stouter leather used and classic non-bevelled sole waist.

    I will get a much much better idea once I get to see these in person and try them on, but I wanted to know a bit more about them before making a decision on purchase.

    Thanks in advance
     
  3. Farhad19620

    Farhad19620 Well-Known Member

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    Hello everyone,


    My fiancee is planning to get me a pair of Oxford shoes for our wedding.

    We have narrowed it down to John Lobb, Gaziano Girling and Edward Green

    The specific models are 


    JL: Becketts,-------  just go for this one it is a beauty! Please do share the pictures if you get them.
     
  4. peak08

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  5. teddieriley

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    I think it depends what you already have in your shoe rotation. I think the plain toe models in black (i.e., Becketts, Cooper and Garnier) would be best for a groom wearing a suit or tux. But they are slightly more formal than the captoe models. Post wedding, you might get more mileage out of a captoe, since it seems to be less formal. But if your style of dress doesn't call for black dress shoes much anyway, then I think either a black plain toe or captoe will be your most formal of shoes, in which case, I'd go what is best for its primary purpose as wedding shoes, and go with plain toe. You can bust them out for nice dinners on the town, other weddings or funerals. Of course, captoes would work then too, but the plain toes look cleaner. All that said, go with fit first.
     
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  6. wurger

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    plain cap toes require a higher intolerance for fit, since there is no toe cap to stop the creasing from spread to the toe of the shoes, so if you take a high shine toe cap, better off with a black cap toe.
     
  7. peak08

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    I rotate between a pair of cap toes, monk straps, derby and loafers during the week. I wear formal shoes to work so will be able to get good use of whichever shoe I buy in the future. I'm leaning towards black plain toe as it is one that is missing from my collection.
     
  8. peak08

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    Does anyone know how wide EE width fits? My feet width are regular but as I'll be visiting the JL HK store, they only carry EE width.

    I will be able to test this out myself later this month when I visit the store, but just wanted to get an idea from other members here that have JL shoes.

    Thanks
     
  9. SuitedDx

    SuitedDx Well-Known Member

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    I don't own all the specific shoes but I'm sure I have most of the major lasts (JK 7K, 8K, 9795; G&G TG73, MH71, DG70; EG 82, 888). For me, the most comfortable are lasts from EG, then G&G, and fainally JL. G&G and JL have "softer" leather while EG has some sturdiness to it (which is why I also prefer their uppers besides the burnishing work). I own about the same number of shoes from each brand so I try to be "equal opportunity" when it comes to shoes.

    JL will cost you a pretty penny too compared to the other shoes so I don't know if that matters betweenthe $1,200-$1,600 price point (assuming you're looking at JLP). All are good choices.
     
  10. pwhinson

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    I agree on all points. Its your wedding and you should make your own decision but I wouldn't want to end up with a pair of shoes you only wear to weddings and funerals. On formal occasions you'll see many men experiment with tradition a bit -- sometimes in what appears to be a restrained and tasteful way, and of course at other times in a truly horrific way. The point is most of them won't know if what you're wearing is entirely proper or not unless they've stepped right out of upper crust Edwardian England. I wouldn't go too far afield from what's been mentioned but these are expensive shoes and you want something you can wear year round. Everyone needs a a black chelsea.
     
  11. PCK1

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    I'd go with a black croc chapel double monk

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    just kidding...their prices for exotics are absurd....especially for an RTW
     
  12. Nikola

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    Yeah, those crocs would probably cost as much as a whole wedding ceremony ..
     
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    I think you're right to focus on fit. There's not point in buying a really nice shoe that you end up not wearing b/c they don't fit. I've done that and slowly have unloaded a bunch of shoes over the last year, really, really nice pairs too.

    All else being equal, I love the Lobb Beckett. Just a beautiful shoe. I have them in green misty.
     
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    Considering that you are looking at the EG Chelsea's, I would suggest that you look at the Lobb Philip II.
     
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    Me today

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    Splendid: shoes and combo.
     
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    @sevenfoldtieguy thank you kind sir
     
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    i love those lobbs...i like everything about them...the color...the last...the broguing...and that special medallion!
     
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    @PCK1 thank you kind sir
     
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    I got a subscription email to see that you had mentioned me and this popped up:

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