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Anyone have John Lobb St. James Place shoes?

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Artisan Fan, Jul 21, 2006.

  1. Artisan Fan

    Artisan Fan Suitsupply-sider

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    Just curious if anyone has experience with the original...
     


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    I have two pairs, courtesy of EBay. Fantastic leather.
     


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    Wow. Someone ebayed their bespokes?

    Sacrilege.
     


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    Wow. Someone ebayed their bespokes?

    Sacrilege.

    Most likely an estate sale.
     


  5. RJman

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    As a clarification, it would just be Lobb "St James"... "St James Place" is a Monopoly property and the original Lobb is on St James St in St James (no "Place") in London.
     


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    As a clarification, it would just be Lobb "St James"... "
    Pedant!!!
     


  7. RJman

    RJman Posse Member Dubiously Honored

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    Pedant!!!
    Blackguard!
     


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    medwards Senior Member Dubiously Honored

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    9, St. James's Street

    P.S...RJman, we missed you at dinner [​IMG]
     


  9. Artisan Fan

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    [​IMG] Okay. St. James Street it is.
     


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    medwards Senior Member Dubiously Honored

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    [​IMG] Okay. St. James Street it is.

    No. I'm afraid it is St. James's Street.
     


  11. RJman

    RJman Posse Member Dubiously Honored

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    No. I'm afraid it is St. James's Street.
    ... Goosnargh...
     


  12. Vintage Gent

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    As a clarification, it would just be Lobb "St James"... "St James Place" is a Monopoly property and the original Lobb is on St James St in St James (no "Place") in London.

    A couple of lines from Old Possum in memoriam the RJ Cat:

    "In the whole of St. James's the smartest of names is
    The name of this Brummel of Cats."
     


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    Sure sounds like John Lobb St. James St. shoes are a rare sighting. What do they charge for their shoes and are they full bespoke?
     


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    Actually, I think it's quite possible that Lobb St James are the most common of bespoke shoes; they have the name and have been cranking them out for decades. I have several pair, some of which are very beautiful (in particular, an amazing pair of long wingtip brogues with perhaps the finest waist I have seen this side of Sig. Suzuki), while others are merely nice (e.g. a pair of brown double-soled scotch grain brogues). Actually, the most interesting pair of Lobb shoes I have is an old pair of Jodphur boots I wear for gardening which bear the stamp of both the London and Paris locations.
    centipede has an interesting selection on his site:

    http://centipede.web.fc2.com
     


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    What do they charge for their shoes and are they full bespoke?
    Here is the pricelist and they are fully bespoke:
    http://www.johnlobbltd.co.uk/main/pricelist.htm

    If you order a dozen pairs at one time, you might be getting a little discount.
     


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