John Lobb Appreciation Thread

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

  1. gegarrenton

    gegarrenton Senior member

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    Blue suede Paigntons.
     


  2. nutcracker

    nutcracker Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    A fascinating pair of JLP Bespoke recently showed up on a Japanese auction

    Phillip II style oxfords with Pointed Toes. In mint condition.... buyers remorse, I suppose.

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  3. takashi78

    takashi78 Senior member

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    How would another person fit in it if it was "bespoke" and made to the previous owners exact size?
     


  4. YRR92

    YRR92 Senior member

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    If a guy who wears an 8.5 D (my size) goes and gets bespoke shoes made, and I steal them off his feet when he's dead in a ditch (or thrift them, but that's not as funny) his shoes won't fit me that much worse than a standard 8.5 D -- might even be better, if the particulars of our feet are similar. That's certainly how it works with shirts and suits. Shoes are a little more complicated and esoteric, of course, so I might be wrong.
     
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  5. chobochobo

    chobochobo Rubber Chicken Dubiously Honored Moderator

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    Japanese LOBB isn't the same thing as JLP bespoke.
     


  6. nutcracker

    nutcracker Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    ???

    Those are JLP Bespoke ordered through JL boutique in Tokyo. They cost the owner roughly ¥800K JPY ($8000 USD)
     


  7. chobochobo

    chobochobo Rubber Chicken Dubiously Honored Moderator

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    Sole of the shoe says "LOBB
     


  8. Kai

    Kai Senior member

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    To me, those are some seriously ugly shoes.



     


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    nutcracker Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I think the owner may have been inspired by Mr. Shigematsu pointy shoes, and may have realized they didn't look so good in person :lol:
     
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    nutcracker Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Hi Chobochobo,

    Here are some other JLP Bespokes owned by other styleforum members

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    but you're right, JLP Bespokes don't have the JL logo stamped on the soles like the RTW shoes
     
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    Kuro Senior member

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    fugly. lobb can likely relast those to something less ridiculous, but wtf was this person thinking (and why didn't lobb just say no)?
     
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    My mistake. Still surprised JL would make something like that bespoke. I've seen some really bad JL RTW but bespoke...
     


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    nutcracker Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    So here is the infamous SHIGEMATSU model (discussed a few years back), JLP Bespoke, also with a 'weapon grade' toe.

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    M. Madonini looks quite nervous

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    I LOOOVE IIIITT!!
     


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