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Anyone have John Lobb St. James Place shoes?

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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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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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9, St. James's Street

P.S...RJman, we missed you at dinner
 

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Originally Posted by Artisan Fan
Okay. St. James Street it is.


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

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Originally Posted by RJman
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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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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