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John Lobb and Berluti

SuitingStyle

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Hi -

New to this forum, but I am a great lover of dress shoes, so this forum is like heaven to me.

A question for the shoe experts on this forum. I really want to own a pair of John Lobb or Burluti, but unfortunately, don't have an excess of 1 G for the usual cost of a pair. Does anyone know if there are places or methods I could obtain a pair on the discount?

thanks,
 

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You can regularly find JL seconds on ebay, or go to their sales. Berluti are more difficult, as, per LVMH policy, they do not hold sales.
 

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Well still high, I just purchased a pair of JL Barkley's in chestnut for $700 after tax (nearly 10%) from the Costa Mesa botuqie store. Most items are 50% off, but everything is based off of availability in sizing. They ship so you can give them a call, but you have to be pretty confident about your sizing and their last because all sales are final. The sale officially starts this Monday (06/21/2010) and I have no idea how long it will last.

Beyond that, NM has sales sometimes, but this is a hit or miss since they carry considerably less models and sizes (at least for me in UK 6 Wide) are rare.
 

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Originally Posted by edmorel
after 4 years, SuitingStyle will finally be able to buy some Lobbs!!



Regards.
 

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Originally Posted by Raralith
Well still high, I just purchased a pair of JL Barkley's in chestnut for $700 after tax (nearly 10%) from the Costa Mesa botuqie store. Most items are 50% off, but everything is based off of availability in sizing. They ship so you can give them a call, but you have to be pretty confident about your sizing and their last because all sales are final. The sale officially starts this Monday (06/21/2010) and I have no idea how long it will last.

Beyond that, NM has sales sometimes, but this is a hit or miss since they carry considerably less models and sizes (at least for me in UK 6 Wide) are rare.


A couple of days ago they quoted me 30% off shoes from their regular line and 40% off prestige line shoes. Are you sure about that 50% discount?
 

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Originally Posted by imatlas
A couple of days ago they quoted me 30% off shoes from their regular line and 40% off prestige line shoes. Are you sure about that 50% discount?

Yes, I just purchased them 5 days ago. I looked at both Classic and Prestiage in ~8 shoes total, both lines were 50% off but only the Pretiage came with shoe trees ($115 value).
 

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I know John Lobb has a summer sale every year in the NYC boutique and it's up to 40% off. I've purchased from there before. I would just call that store and ask when it starts. I know that it doesn't last very long though, so call soon.

As for Berluti, I actually am not a fan. I bought a pair from NY Barney's and it is definiately one of my biggest purchase regrets. I didn't think the shoes were that good and didn't age well. My understanding is that they outsource their RTW shoes to some other maker, and just take care of the finishing. I was very disappointed with the shoes.

IMHO, I would say the Lobbs are more worthwhile.
 

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