John Lobb Appreciation Thread

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

  1. Kuro

    Kuro Senior member

    Messages:
    2,535
    Likes Received:
    136
    Joined:
    Sep 3, 2007
  2. Texasmade

    Texasmade Senior member

    Messages:
    3,980
    Likes Received:
    659
    Joined:
    Apr 26, 2008
    Location:
    Houston, TX
    I'd rather buy a pair of adidas superstar originals for $60.
     
  3. jujujoo11

    jujujoo11 Senior member

    Messages:
    356
    Likes Received:
    37
    Joined:
    Sep 9, 2014
    You cant resole sneakers? Right?
     
  4. Edmund K

    Edmund K Senior member

    Messages:
    111
    Likes Received:
    20
    Joined:
    Jul 9, 2012
    Of course you can resole this particular sneakers, but they will charge you $500 to get the job done.
     
  5. jujujoo11

    jujujoo11 Senior member

    Messages:
    356
    Likes Received:
    37
    Joined:
    Sep 9, 2014
    Lobb sneakers can be resoled !!!!!!!???
     
  6. lasbar

    lasbar Senior member

    Messages:
    26,133
    Likes Received:
    1,626
    Joined:
    Oct 13, 2006
    Location:
    FOLKESTONE
    

    Me too.

    Some Russian will buy them.
     
  7. Nikola

    Nikola Senior member

    Messages:
    1,482
    Likes Received:
    202
    Joined:
    Mar 29, 2013
    The direction of the company lately is a disaster. I was browsing their online catalogue and all I could find are some ugly Spring loafers and these wanna be Lanvin sneakers with the stratospheric price. This will either be a total failure for the company or a success if they manage to attract tasteless east Europeans (though I'm pretty sure those guys would primarily purchase the Lanvin/Gucci shoes as John Lobb itself would be too classy and pricey no matter how they try to copy the fancy look). One thing is sure, John Lobb will never be the same. Lopez loafers and few other styles like Philip II are all I could rely on these days.
     
    Last edited: Apr 17, 2015
  8. lasbar

    lasbar Senior member

    Messages:
    26,133
    Likes Received:
    1,626
    Joined:
    Oct 13, 2006
    Location:
    FOLKESTONE
    

    It is sadly true.

    All these boat shoes, sneakers and other monstrosities.

    That kind of buyers will also go for the Gucci /Ralph Lauren label ridden models...

    I love my old Lobbs but the latest models are just ghastly.
     
  9. Leaves

    Leaves Affiliate Vendor Affiliate Vendor

    Messages:
    4,666
    Likes Received:
    2,837
    Joined:
    Sep 13, 2010
    Location:
    Sweden
    

    I have to agree. I love some of the store specials Leather Soul did a few years back, they were truly amazing. Sadly, stores can't do their own store specials anymore. John Lobb may have lost their way in our eyes, but ironically it will probably be a huge commercial success.
     
    Last edited: Apr 17, 2015
  10. mw313

    mw313 Senior member

    Messages:
    2,426
    Likes Received:
    461
    Joined:
    Mar 21, 2014
    Location:
    New Jersey/Philadelphia
    it is a complete shame, but i think that is the way that they are going as well. They seem to care more about "fashion" then quality and "style" anymore.
     
  11. jujujoo11

    jujujoo11 Senior member

    Messages:
    356
    Likes Received:
    37
    Joined:
    Sep 9, 2014
    Thank God for the Phillip ll's, William ll's and Lopez.
     
  12. MoosicPa

    MoosicPa Senior member

    Messages:
    1,202
    Likes Received:
    970
    Joined:
    Mar 30, 2010
    

    I don't know if I agree that their quality has diminished any. I picked up a pair of the WilliamII boots last Fall and quality wise they were fine. I will agree that some of their new designs are more fashion oriented than their more traditional models (Philip II, City II). However I think they still maintain a quality product, and I think their finishing is second to none.


    [​IMG]
     
  13. MoosicPa

    MoosicPa Senior member

    Messages:
    1,202
    Likes Received:
    970
    Joined:
    Mar 30, 2010
    

    Here here! But I would add the William also to that list:
    [​IMG]
     
  14. mw313

    mw313 Senior member

    Messages:
    2,426
    Likes Received:
    461
    Joined:
    Mar 21, 2014
    Location:
    New Jersey/Philadelphia
    Sorry the quality part was just typed in out of habit. I know that quality is still there but more the fashion vs style part is what i meant.
     
  15. MoosicPa

    MoosicPa Senior member

    Messages:
    1,202
    Likes Received:
    970
    Joined:
    Mar 30, 2010
    

    And with that I completely agree.... Lobb sneakers the entire concept is ludicrous!! Though I am looking at the 2014 Lobb St. Crepin cap toe in brown..... waiting for Leathersoul to get them in.
     

Share This Page

Styleforum is proudly sponsored by