John Lobb Appreciation Thread

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

  1. jaywhyy

    jaywhyy Senior member

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    ^pasted the wrong link
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    I think these are @jerrybrowne 's JLSJ
     
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  2. Dandy Wonka

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    It is why I didn't pull the trigger with SJ. Their shoes are just too boxy and old fashioned.
     


  4. jerrybrowne

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    Yes, they are a fairly recent pair.
    I agree with this. They're very comfortable though, and I find myself wearing my JLSJ derbies alot, particularly on the weekends when I normally wear Belgians when I'm out. Since this is akin to wearing slippers, this says alot about their comfort!
     


  5. dddrees

    dddrees Senior member

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    Wow, that is a major difference in style. I wasn't aware both companieswhere so drastically different. But it makes sense that they would be different, and it certainly gives people a little more option in regards to which way you would like to go but still get something from John Lobb. I can see a certain attractiveness in the first shoe, but I usually gravitate to something closer to the bottom pair. I guess I'm more old fashioned or set in my ways.
     
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  6. chogall

    chogall Senior member

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    That top pair is an outlier example of JLP's work. Here are some JLP bespoke samples.

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  7. dddrees

    dddrees Senior member

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    More to my liking.Thanks for the further clarification and additional examples.

    Cheers,

    Dan
     


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    lasbar Senior member

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    JLP is far more expensive but the difference is massive ...
     


  9. dddrees

    dddrees Senior member

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    Could you be more specific, please.
     


  10. lasbar

    lasbar Senior member

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    In terms of design, products, flair and skills...
     


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    Dandy Wonka Senior member

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    Really glad I brought this up.
     


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    dddrees Senior member

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    Ok, that's a start. Thanks


    I guess I would have to see some more examples to get a better idea however.
     


  13. lasbar

    lasbar Senior member

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    Gaziano is also very good..

    He made a few shoes a few years ago before his all RTW collection really took off big time.
     


  14. dddrees

    dddrees Senior member

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    I find a number of their shoes fairly attractive design wise but to this point I've only purchased one pair. I guess I find their Lasts to be a bit more aggressive than what I'm ready for at this point. I've been going with Edward Green for now and this seems to be more within my comfort zone. However I have seriously been considering getting the G&G Thorpe at some point in the future.
     


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    I was bespoke with him..

    He loves the Italian style and his bespoke style is more creative than other English outlets.
     


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