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John Lobb alternatives

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by webjay, Jun 3, 2012.

  1. webjay

    webjay Member

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    These are certainly nice, but expensive (€595):
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    What alternatives are there to John Lobb?
    I guess you also pay for the name when choosing John Lobb, so I guess there exist brands with similar quality, but less known.
    I'm looking for casual shoes like those above in good quality.
     
  2. justinkapur

    justinkapur Senior member

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    Santonis from shop the finest
     
  3. Needsmoreshoes

    Needsmoreshoes Senior member

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    They may be Lobb but they're still horrendous in my opinion.

    Why not go for a pair of CJ Suede Captoes or wingtips? They're still informal but look much more elegant than those Lobb things (are they the Aston Martin shoes?)
     
  4. chogall

    chogall Senior member

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    sup igent, suede sneakers and suede wingtips aint the same thing.
     
  5. Needsmoreshoes

    Needsmoreshoes Senior member

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    Thanks for the heads-up Sherlock but I was simply offering a non-repulsive looking alternative. Suede caps can be worn in any situation where sneakers would be appropriate - good pair of CJ suedes will be easily as comfortable as a pair of sneakers and be better VFM overall.
     
  6. chogall

    chogall Senior member

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    what's next? suede chukka? cordovan lwb? double monk? lol
     
  7. Needsmoreshoes

    Needsmoreshoes Senior member

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    Actually good shout chogall - Meermin's rapello suede double monk is pretty sweet - probably in your price range too.

    In summary - I have no idea where you can find an alternative for those sneakers and only hope that you cannot either.
     
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    Needsmorekindness
     
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    I find the comment more repulsive than any shoe can ever be.

    Out of curiosity, why should a person not wear a pair of sneakers in settings where a pair of sneakers is perfectly acceptable?
     
  10. rabiesinfrance

    rabiesinfrance Senior member

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    Pretty bloody awful. And expensive. Best stick to what they do best.

    I think Tricker's takes the wooden spoon though.

    [​IMG]
     
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    +1
     
  12. Needsmoreshoes

    Needsmoreshoes Senior member

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    Because now I feel bad about being a colossal a**ehole earlier in the thread I apologise - I am sorry - that's not what this place is about

    Looked for some suede sneakers - these Lanvin ones are pretty nice but maybe out of your price range if you feel the Lobbs are too much (though 50% off right now):
    http://www.mrporter.com/product/303834
    They have got a patent leather toe but It doesn't look too bad in person and they aren't exactly totally similar to the Lobb in style but I'm trying to match them quality wise - most sneakers I can find similar to the Lobb ones are cheap ASOS priced ones that'll fall apart in no time - doesn't seem to be much middle ground.

    The closest thing I've found to the posted style would be some offerings from Puma:
    http://www.shop.puma.co.uk/Men's-Mo...r=02_demitasse_brown&crossSell=true&size=UK_6

    http://www.yoox.com/item/YOOX/PUMA/dept/men/tskay/3FD17CD7/rr/1/cod10/44393171LQ/sts/sr_men80

    And as mentioned above - ShoptheFinest - they've got some Sutor Mantellassis at a fairly good price that might fit your bill
     
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  13. goodlensboy

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    Can't think of any other such shoe with similar quality but less price - even can't think of any other shoe with similar quality whatever the price - go for these lobbs they are very nice if you are looking for something dressy in casuals. Have you seen them in real life - they are really good quality
     
  14. GBer

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    Brunello Cucinelli makes a similar pair. I've seen it in a lighter suede. Not sure if you will save much on the price.
     
  15. brokentelephone

    brokentelephone Senior member

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    I'd look at Hogans; they look a lot like those.

    Ferragamo also make trainers that look like that, as does Tods.
     

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