Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by dddrees, Feb 22, 2013.
I just can't get into the Chukkas. Maybe if I wore a pair it would change.
They're quite versatile...
Some people wear them with suits.
Sorry, JPL is loosing my business.
With all the newly implemented restrictions on MTO, I am shopping elsewhere. At least they should have honored my MTOs placed at the recent trunk show. Well, well, well.........
I wonder if Paula Gerbase has anything to do with the recent shake-up.
Which new restrictions are imposed upon customers?
There could be even more restrictions on the already inflexible MTO program?!?
They must stop you from ordering ...
Hey Guys, I just sent an email out to our clients based on this... Have a look here.
If anyone is interested in the few remaining, now ultra rare make-ups, please send me a DM.
Visited Double Monk in Melbourne today. Was just planning to hang out there but ended up buying these. Really like them.
Hey Guys especially @dddrees and @DpprDr
As some of you guys know from my posts on other threads, I'm a very unusual size and can't get either Lobb Paris or St. James unless I go bespoke. I wanted to see how the shoes would be before I would consider the process of getting a pair at this price.
I actually found a pair of bespoke Lobb St. James on eBay that have measurements that seem to fit my size. I spoke to Lobb St. James and they gave me info on the shoes that they are from 2005 and are of kangaroo leather.
Here are a few pics but all without shoe trees since the family was not offering them for sale. I guess they liked the look of them or something:
Here is the link to the ebay page as well:
I am concerned about some of the creasing and wonder if they weren't fitting the owner correctly that could affect the durability overtime. I can't imagine that anyone else would want to get them when they are such an unusual size so I am thinking that I can get them for a great price. Lobb also said that they could repair them and would even be willing to make some modifications to the last for me if I would feel that they are needed, now that the original owner has died.
Thanks for any suggestions guys!
For what it's worth, kangaroo has a reputation of being the strongest commonly-used leather in terms of tensile strength.
...for its weight (thickness).
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