1. Styleforum Gives - Holiday Charity Auction 10: A full set of Aesop's Fables pocket squares from Vanda Fine Clothing

    We are very proud to present this year's edition of the Styleforum Holiday Charity Auctions, this year in support of the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Spokane (www.rmhcspokane.org). Each Auction lasts 24 hours. Please follow and bid on all the auctions.

    The 10th auction of the year is for a full set of Aesop's Fable's pocket squares from Vanda Fine Clothing. Please bid often and generously here

    Fok and the Styleforum Team.

    Dismiss Notice
Dismiss Notice

STYLE. COMMUNITY. GREAT CLOTHING.

Bored of counting likes on social networks? At Styleforum, you’ll find rousing discussions that go beyond strings of emojis.

Click Here to join Styleforum's thousands of style enthusiasts today!

John Lobb Appreciation Thread

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

  1. MoosicPa

    MoosicPa Distinguished Member

    Messages:
    1,225
    Likes Received:
    1,001
    Joined:
    Mar 30, 2010
    Location:
    Pennsylvania, USA
    

    Do you know how often they travel to the U.S.?
     


  2. Griffyndor

    Griffyndor Distinguished Member

    Messages:
    1,159
    Likes Received:
    540
    Joined:
    Feb 27, 2011
    ^in the U.S., you can't get measured for bespoke at JLP in NY at any time by Paul Wilson. Paul also travels to other U.S. JLP locations. So bespoke is always available in the US.
     


  3. MoosicPa

    MoosicPa Distinguished Member

    Messages:
    1,225
    Likes Received:
    1,001
    Joined:
    Mar 30, 2010
    Location:
    Pennsylvania, USA
    

    Thanks you for the info, but I was inquiring about JL St. James not JLP. Lobb St. James travels to the US and other countries, but I'm not sure when or how often.
     


  4. Griffyndor

    Griffyndor Distinguished Member

    Messages:
    1,159
    Likes Received:
    540
    Joined:
    Feb 27, 2011
    Ah. I think you have to email. Last time I checked with Lobb st james it sounded like visits werent regular. But they do travel to the US.
     


  5. PCK1

    PCK1 Distinguished Member

    Messages:
    3,091
    Likes Received:
    3,128
    Joined:
    Jan 19, 2014
    Location:
    NY
    I believe they travel to NY twice per year...
     


  6. jerrybrowne

    jerrybrowne Distinguished Member

    Messages:
    2,919
    Likes Received:
    565
    Joined:
    Jul 29, 2009
    Same for Boston. Once in Fall, once in late spring. Actually, their fall visit is soon.
     


  7. chogall

    chogall Distinguished Member

    Messages:
    6,564
    Likes Received:
    1,108
    Joined:
    Aug 12, 2011
    They do travel to San Francisco as well. And probably LA.
     


  8. rjsphd

    rjsphd Senior Member

    Messages:
    228
    Likes Received:
    8
    Joined:
    Mar 18, 2004
    Did Lobb change it's sizing in the last few years? I have a few Lobbs from years ago and took a 10.5 every time--I normally wear a US 11.. I just picked up a 10.5 William II on ebay and they are too large, clearly sized as a US 11.5. Did I miss something?
     


  9. HRoi

    HRoi Stylish Dinosaur

    Messages:
    17,943
    Likes Received:
    5,897
    Joined:
    Dec 28, 2008
    Check the width? When I bought my William II's at the Hong Kong store, I was mystified to find my feet swimming in my normal size. Turns out the saleslady brought out an F width by mistake
     


  10. Nikola

    Nikola Distinguished Member

    Messages:
    1,621
    Likes Received:
    254
    Joined:
    Mar 29, 2013
    Took some time to reply to gentlemen showing interest in my recently purchased Lopez November Sole.

    I made a few more shoe purchases too, including the Church's Ryder III boot with Dainite sole, so I will hereby make a quick comparison.

    My first impression was that Dainite soles are somehow inferior to the November. On a closer inspection, I can now tell that the Dainite sole feel like they have more rubber in it's construction, whilst November sole feel a bit plastic to the touch. Also, small rubber spikes are more pronounced on Dainite sole and I can imagine grip would be better for the ugly weather.

    They do give a great grip for a Loafer shoe, and I am glad I have them on my new Lopez, but I think I would want my boots to be on Dainite soles more than on November sole.

    Here are some photos so you can judge yourself.


    [​IMG]


    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]



    [​IMG]



    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]




    I am happy with how discreet rubber sole looks on a loafer style shoe!
     
    Last edited: Oct 14, 2014


  11. rjsphd

    rjsphd Senior Member

    Messages:
    228
    Likes Received:
    8
    Joined:
    Mar 18, 2004
    They are E width, just long
     


  12. SuitedDx

    SuitedDx Distinguished Member

    Messages:
    4,831
    Likes Received:
    904
    Joined:
    Jan 21, 2010
    Location:
    Superblock
    Same last? Some lasts are tighter for me (also older Lobb)
     


  13. thebeebs

    thebeebs Distinguished Member

    Messages:
    1,092
    Likes Received:
    236
    Joined:
    May 26, 2012
    
    Thanks for posting, they look fantastic
     


  14. Nikola

    Nikola Distinguished Member

    Messages:
    1,621
    Likes Received:
    254
    Joined:
    Mar 29, 2013


  15. sevenfoldtieguy

    sevenfoldtieguy Distinguished Member

    Messages:
    4,292
    Likes Received:
    451
    Joined:
    Mar 9, 2011
    Location:
    ND
    I prefer Dainite to November for boots, but they have many similarities.
     
    Last edited: Oct 14, 2014


Share This Page

Styleforum is proudly sponsored by