John Lobb Appreciation Thread

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

  1. SuitedDx

    SuitedDx Senior member

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    Just more traditional, which the Lopez is. I have a pair of Ashley that are on a sharper last. I would wear the pictured loafers more comfortably and I am far from my 80's.

    I actually prefer the rounder toe (similar to Alden's Van last) since it's more casual. I can't get away with my Ashley (or my G&G's Antibes) with casual shorts.

    @dijor: I think both would look fine. I personally prefer the standard cap instead of half brogue on monks.
     


  2. sevenfoldtieguy

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    I own, or have owned, many many double monks from various makers, including the JL Camborne and JL William. The JL Camborne is one of my absolute favorites (7000 last). However, I would not wear them with denim. Too formal IMO. The William and William 2 are better suited for denim. I wore the Cambornes yesterday with a suit.
     


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    dijor Senior member

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    thanks for the feedback!
     


  4. GusW

    GusW Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I agree that the William is the best for jeans. The slightly heavier look and rounded toe works so well for more casual tailored trousers as well. Less for a suit and more for a blazer or tweed jacket look.
     


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    +1

    Yep - the last and double leather sole make for a more casual offering.
     


  6. Nikola

    Nikola Senior member

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  7. Journeyman

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    Each to their own, but I personally don't understand the attraction of buying bespoke shoes that were made for someone else.

    Not only is there a risk that they'll be the wrong size (as noted above, finding out the size is largely guesswork), but the person for whom they were made may have entirely different from yours so they might fit you very poorly. Sure, they're bespoke, but they're not *your* bespoke, they are someone else's bespoke.

    Much better to buy a pair of ready-to-wear shoes in a standard size that you know will fit you, in my opinion.
     


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    RTW lasts aint a guarantee fit either but the upside is being able to try out different sizes and widths.

    But it's sweet to score unworn bespoke shoes that fits as good as RTW.
     


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    I agree that RTW lasts aren't guaranteed to fit, but at least if you've got one model in your size, you've got a pretty good idea that another model in that last and size will fit you, too.

    Unless the bespoke shoes are made to a higher level of quality than the RTW models, or unless they have some sort of special feature or design that isn't available in RTW models, I really don't see the point of getting someone else's bespoke shoes, even if they might be in pristine condition.
     


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    JLSJ and JLParis bespoke is indeed a much higher level of quality than even JL Prestige.
     


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    That's the understatement of the year...
     


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    Speaking of roumd toe... [​IMG]
     


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    JM WESTON 180 are the best looking loafers around.
     


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    I think you forgot to write " I M O " ..
     
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