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John Lobb Appreciation Thread

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by dddrees, Feb 22, 2013.

  1. Nikola

    Nikola Distinguished Member

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    Do you experience the white creases using the neutral cream?

    I already have a Parisian Brown Museum shoes, and I use the Saphir Light Brown cream/light brown wax. Works like a charm, as the cream color itself is too light to cover the light brown hoes of a Parisian museum, and the darker brown hoes don't mind it anyway.

    So, basically I am looking for a same effect this time for a Plum Museum. As it consist of a dark red and a light red hoes. I am looking for a cream that will not cover those light red hoes.
     


  2. sevenfoldtieguy

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    JL recommends claret cream and claret wax. Claret is lighter than plum.
     


  3. sevenfoldtieguy

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    I have literally never had an issue with white creases when using neutral cream. But some report otherwise.
     


  4. Nikola

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    Thanks, never bought anything from JL cream & waxes range as I thought they are just re-packed Saphir creams with 40% higher price.. I was looking to find the claret cream color in Saphir. Perhaps Hermes Red is most similar. Or maybe it's the time I try the Neutral to see how it will go.
     


  5. bengal-stripe

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    Yes, it's a bespoke shoe made by John Lobb (St James).

    The Royal Warrants show the shoes were made prior to 1976 (or 78) when the firm was given another warrant by the Prince of Wales. Since then the output showed three warrants, until maybe ten years ago, when they lost the Queen's warrant, Now they're back to two again.

    John Lobb (Paris) uses the same signature by the historic John Lobb, but place it larger and lengthwise on the shoe's "sock" (and without the warrants, of course).
     


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    NAMOR Stylish Dinosaur

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  7. sevenfoldtieguy

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    The fragrance of each is quite different so I would speculate they are made, at least in part, with different ingredients.
     


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    Havana vintage today [​IMG]

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    Thank You all, Gentleman! Bespoke origin explains their fit. Now I also share your love to JL craftsmanship. I'm making efforts to get fit right for me, though. If It will be helpless - than see You at marketplace
     


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    An article in the Sunday times magazine, interesting but they have the pricing wrong the shoes are around GBP 4000!

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    There's price for peasants and price for princes.
     


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    Guys somebody is selling the John Lobb Camborne for a nice price 30% off retail new with box. I'm doubting between this one and the William II (unfortunately full price) will be combined with jeans. Is this monk too formal perhaps?

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    edit: the buckles are a little closer to each other and there is no tongue on the camborne.
     
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    Hate to say this, but these look like geriatric-ready loafers... not a good look at all--unless you're 80+
     


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    Too each his own I guess, but they are one of the best, if not best looking high-class loafer out there IMO in person.

    Tried the EG Piccadilly too, which is in a same price range of ~1,000$ loafer, however I was left with a feeling a build quality and overall look on feet cannot match the JL Lopez..
     


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