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Questions on John Lobb Models

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by My View2, Mar 31, 2006.

  1. My View2

    My View2 Well-Known Member

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    Does anyone have pictures of the following John Lobb models:

    1) ASHLEY in DARK OAK (a loafer on the 4596 last)
    2) VARESE in DARK OAK (a leather soled single buckle boot)

    Thank you
     
  2. kolecho

    kolecho Well-Known Member

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    Is that you, TSL?
     
  3. sysdoc

    sysdoc Well-Known Member

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    Got the Varese in dark oak.

    Will try to take a picture and post it here soon.

    No Ashley here though, I'm afraid.
     
  4. medwards

    medwards Well-Known Member

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    The Ashley pictured on the John Lobb website which gives several views and a illustration of the various colours in which it comes (though the main image is of it in squirrel calf):

    http://www.johnlobb.com/us/swf/index.php
     
  5. bengal-stripe

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  6. aportnoy

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    Just arrived on eBay:
    [​IMG]
    John Lobb "˜Varese'
    http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/John-Lobb-Vare...QQcmdZViewItem

    What about that one? (much nicer):
    [​IMG]
    Edward Green "˜Olney'


    I agree with Bengal that the EG Olney on the 888 last is more elegant than the Lobb. Both are quite nice, though.
     
  7. sysdoc

    sysdoc Well-Known Member

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    I agree with Bengal that the EG Olney on the 888 last is more elegant than the Lobb. Both are quite nice, though.
    I beg to differ. The Olney is just another EG plain toe boot on the 888 last. Yawn! [​IMG] It ain't able to pull off a proper casual look neither. It's a pretender, androgynous, neither fish nor flesh. The JL Varese is rare and it's made on a last that can hardly be found anymore - 7595. It's a GREAT shoe for jeans and it looks FOR REAL.
     
  8. aportnoy

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    I beg to differ.

    The Olney is just another EG plain toe boot on the 888 last. Yawn! [​IMG] It ain't able to pull off a proper casual look neither. It's a pretender, androgynous, neither fish nor flesh.

    The JL Varese is rare and it's made on a last that can hardly be found anymore - 7595. It's a GREAT shoe for jeans and it looks FOR REAL.


    I wouldn't kick either out of bed to keep a theme going...[​IMG]
     
  9. bengal-stripe

    bengal-stripe Well-Known Member

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    The JL Varese is rare and it's made on a last that can hardly be found anymore - 7595. It's a GREAT shoe for jeans and it looks FOR REAL.
    It's not the last. It's the strap, right slap-bang in the middle, cutting through the sweep of the quarters. To me it looks like the band around some Havana or a cummerbund around a fat man's waist. Alden has an equally earth-bound and pedestrian boot in their collection:
    [​IMG]

    But the strap at the EG takes the model off the ground and gives the shoe a sweep Signor Boccioni might have envied:
    [​IMG]
    Umberto Boccioni Unique Forms of Continuity in Space

    Pretentious? Moi???[​IMG]
     
  10. sysdoc

    sysdoc Well-Known Member

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    It’s not the last. It’s the strap, right slap-bang in the middle, cutting through the sweep of the quarters. To me it looks like the band around some Havana or a cummerbund around a fat man’s waist. Alden has an equally earth-bound and pedestrian boot in their collection: [​IMG] But the strap at the EG takes the model off the ground and gives the shoe a sweep Signor Boccioni might have envied: [​IMG] Umberto Boccioni Unique Forms of Continuity in Space Pretentious? Moi???[​IMG]
    Well, bengal, there you have it - I always tended towards what we recently learned to be "peasant shoes".[​IMG]
    Sounds lovely to me. [​IMG] Brings to mind a Partagas Presidente, Salomones or Diadema, though the latter usually don't come with the bands.
     

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