John Lobb Appreciation Thread

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

  1. Xiaogou

    Xiaogou Senior member

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    Hirsh, your post confuses me. JL Paris has their RTW shoes made in Northampton, England. French design with English construction. JLP bespoke are made in France. JL St James are made in England and only bespoke, no RTW. That said, almost any bespoke shoe will be more comfortable that any RTW shoe.

    I do agree that JL St. James is the original. I wish JLP were not even called John Lobb. Should be Hermes!!
     
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    Why do you say that JLP is "French" design? Just curious. I thought their lasts were developed in Northamptonshire? And I believe their current creative director is from the English West Indies? The sales team are all French though it seems to me, those I have spoken to at last.
     
  3. Xiaogou

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    That is what I was told at the Madison Ave store. How true it is, I do not know. If what you say is true, which I have no grounds to dispute, that is even more of a reason they shouldn't use the JL name. Again, just my opinion.
     
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    Any plans for Skoatiebolaget stocking John Lobb in the future? Please say yes.....
     
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    +1
     
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    What relevance does this have at all to their conversation except you spamming for brand-recognition?

    Everyone in this thread is fully aware that there are 2 Lobb's...you talk as if we are all neophytes that know nothing of the difference between the two companies...when in fact you are the neophyte who fails to contribute anything of use to this thread...
     
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    Jl sold their name to Hermes in Pais, where I had my shoes and boots done when I lived there..

    The Real John Lobb is in a league of its own![​IMG][​IMG]
     
  8. Xiaogou

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    Explain why the Parisian Lobb is the real Lobb, please.
     
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    Ignore her. She doesn't know what she is talking about and only likes to flaunt brands that she owns.

    Though you Xiaogou certainly already know this...for those that do not...or are confused now by Hirsh's lack of knowledge..

    Technically speaking they are both the REAL Lobb.

    Lobb St. James is the original Lobb bootmaker and bespoke shoemaker which holds a Royal Warrant.

    Lobb St. James later sold the name to Hermes and Hermes created a Lobb RTW line from which you can also order MTO...and they have a very high quality bespoke operation based out of their Paris HQ. And Lobb Paris (so called because this new Lobb is based out of Paris and owned by Hermes) is considered among the best of the bespoke operations...

    So to say that one is real and the other isn't is false.

    In terms of bespoke quality...they are both considered top shelf.
     
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    Doesn't JLP also offer bespoke in NYC?
     
  11. Xiaogou

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    Yes, the Madison Ave store can take the measurements and do the fittings. 1st pair takes about 9 months from measurements to final product.
     
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    These are some deep stuff..... I was going to purchase a Lopez next, but the Jodhpur's look sweet.
     
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    Thank you sir!
     
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    Not in the near future, but they are on my radar, of course. The Classic Line does nothing for me personally but Prestige is wonderful. I love both the 7000 and 8000 lasts to death. I just need a good reason to justify the price point for Prestige (about £1000 GBP inc. VAT). I also need a larger store. Maybe I need to open up Stateside. Bigger is better, right? :)
     
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    Do what vass did in Budapest and open a new store one retail space over thus sandwiching a store with shoes from the same retailer
     

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