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John Lobb Appreciation Thread

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

  1. JubeiSpiegel

    JubeiSpiegel Distinguished Member

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    It's hard to see from the pictures, but it clearly bothers you. Return them and rest easy...
     


  2. jujujoo11

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    I returned it and they said it will be sent back to Northampton. But, not sure how they will fix that since its a stitch error.I told them I would just like a replacement, But they told me it might not be possible since the defect is not that noticeable.
     


  3. Gus

    Gus Stylish Dinosaur Dubiously Honored

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    That is not an acceptable reply when someone is purchasing an expensive, luxury item.

    You did the right thing returning them. I think they will simply sell them as "R" at the factory and make you a new pair.
     


  4. jujujoo11

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    I'm not generally too picky... But if I'm spending top dollar I want it perfect, and I wouldn't expect any less especially from Lobb.
     


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    I am confident you will get a new pair.
     


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    Really embarrassing how a Quality Team at JL missed that, and customer didn't.
     


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    Personally I wouldn't have noticed that and figured that's just part of it... unless it started unravelling. OP has a better eye (I still am not sure what is wrong... maybe I just have no reference group as the the appropriate stitch pattern) or I may just have a higher threshold for these things.

    I hope you get it resolved.
     
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  8. jujujoo11

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    I would have missed it too. But I compared both left and right shoes and there was a difference, even though it was small. But once you notice it, it;s all you notice.
     


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    Congratulations! - Wear them in good health!
     


  11. jujujoo11

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    Great how does the november sole's feel?
     


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    Lovely! How do you like the sole?
     


  13. Nikola

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    One of my major concerns was it will be clearly visible from a side that the shoe is featuring a rigid rubber sole, especially since it's a loafer.

    However, it is not noticable at all unless you know it's there and focus to catch it. That's why I posted a quick side look photo.

    I can say it has a clean look of a leather sole shoe with the functionality of a rubber. November sole is great, good as Dainite, perhaps even tougher. I can see these loafers will have a long sole life without leather suffering problems.

    Mr Porter really summed it up well: "John Lobb gets Tough- Beauty and practicality rarely come in the same package, but in this rubber-soled collection they do."

    I also bought the Church's Ryder III boot with Dainite soles, so I will make some shots tomorrow for a comparison, since it's 03.00 am where I live.
     


  14. dijor

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    What are the different lines of JL?

    -JL Paris (only bespoke?)
    -JL Saint Jermain (RTW and MTM?)
    -JL Prestige
    -JL normale line

    Where is each line sold? How can you see which line it is?

    Thx
     


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    JLP is the JL rtw line (normal, Prestige, and MTO) which also offers bespoke through their Paris HQ...owned by Hermes

    JL St. James is bespoke only located in london on .... St. James street

    they are 2 separate companies.

    JLP rtw is sold online and you can seek out stores wherever you are...if they have a shop there.

    Obviously for bespoke you have to make an appointment either in their shop or when they travel...
     
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