John Lobb Appreciation Thread

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  1. chogall

    chogall Senior member

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    The carpet and chairs in the pic look identical to the ones at JL St James.
     


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    Must be there then..
     


  4. jerrybrowne

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    :nodding:
     


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    I like that shop...

    It smells history..
     


  6. jerrybrowne

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    Me too. It's one of my favorites and is interesting to visit for the sake of visiting. Cool how they have a few workbenches out in the open on the ground floor (that are actually used- someone was rasping away at a last when I walked in the first time), and the "business offices" are hidden away upstairs. Also a very interesting layout. I wonder how long they have been at that location, because the shop certainly has the feel of having been well lived in.

    Sample shoes from many decades ago are great too.
     


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    I still prefer Delos or Gaziano to make my shoes...
     


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    The John Lobb St James’s shop we all know is not as old as it looks.

    The first store was opened in 1866 at 296 Regent Street (which is north of Oxford Circus). Subsequently (probably in the late 1800s) they moved down to 47 St James’s Street (which is near Piccadilly and on the other side of the Street). These premises were bombed-out during the Blitz and John Lobb moved to their current premises at 9 St James’s Street.

    So they have been occupying their shop for about 75 years.


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    296 Regent Street


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    47 St James’s Street


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    9 St James’s Street
     


  9. jerrybrowne

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    Thanks for the info!
     


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    These need to be quoted. AMAZING boots!! When you wear them again please repost some pics.
     


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    Great pics. Interesting to see how they went back to sans serif font for signage. Or is it serif in the first pic too?
     
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    9 St James’s Street[/quote]

    The Real John Lobb St James is in a league of its own! I do not think they have anything to do with the JL Hermes!
     


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    ^ big thanks again for taking me there. That was a cool tour one that I'll never forget!
     


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    Very interesting information, Thanks for sharing.... I have been in the shop at 9 St. James a couple of times, reminds me of an earlier time.
     


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    Cleav Senior member Dubiously Honored Moderator

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