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John Lobb Appreciation Thread

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

  1. NAMOR

    NAMOR Senior member

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    It's actually a stock model called the ludlow. JL hasn't made it for years though.
     
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    Woodcote looks awesome. Might have to cross the Beaulieu off my kop list and get those instead
     
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    If you can get the woodcote for the same price as the beaulie than go for it. The woodcote is impressive considering it simple design - lines are far more appealing IMO. And this coming from someone who would take a EG over JL 9/10 times
     
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    Almost bought these in a red (and I mean RED) but decided it would have been way too much for my line of work. They did have them in a medium brown that I almost walked out with.

    HRoi: thought about it but for me, the Beaulieu is just more traditional. The lines of the Westcote and the 4 eyelets make it more modern looking whereas the Beaulieu are more classic (not to mention EG's burnishing).

    Did you try going to the JP factory store? I'm wondering what the selection is like with the nice Ilcea leather shoes. :)
     
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    The first pair is the Vale on the 8000 last.
     
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    How much was the red? If its a good price, is suggest throwing some black polish on it. Would look great. Wouldn't recommend it for the faint of heart though..
     
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    If I remember around $1K on sale. I thought about darkening it but it's made out of box calf which would probably take dye much better than polish. It was pretty red (like Ferrari red) so it would have been a lot of work. I also just picked up the AS Moores in cherry and that was pretty red already.

    Still want a pair of Chapel in the Ilcea though... maybe at the factory store...
     
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    I've got a pair of Chapels due in at the end of this month in New Gold Museum...can't wait until they arrive.
     
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    8000 last might be my favorite
     
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    8000 is easily my favorite and fits me the best of all my shoes across the board...with the possible exception of my SC's. Oh, and after I posted my last response I happened to get an email from JL telling me my Chapels are early to arrive next week! It's awesome to have my first MTO show up early!
     
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    Can't comment on 8K yet... maybe if I picked up those Westcotes... maybe in a year or so I'll be singing a different tune.
     
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    i think youll love it. as element mentioned, 8000 last might be one of the best lasts of any of the shoe makers. its sleek yet very comfortable. some find it narrow but it helps that JL leathers are so soft and malleable
     
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    I bought the Woodcote in my size for ~$650. We'll see if I can handle how red they are. I thought they looked pretty sweet in photos, and the 8000 last fits me really well.
     
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    Very sharp.

    That boot looks interesting.
     
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    The best looking but discontinued boots are the Brooklands and Ludlow
     
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    $650? Really? The Woodcotes that I saw where around $1K... Hopefully you'll like it. It's REALLY red, like candy apple red. Also, since it's box calf, it has a pretty shiny gloss. Just couldn't pull it off.

    Put up some combos when you get them and maybe you'll change my mind!
     
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    Brooklands is my favorite. Gorgeous boot that I wish I'd purchased when it was available. May get it MTO some day.
     
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    Gyasih is selling his size 11 pair...
     
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    i did go, but i didn't pay close enough attention to notice if they had different leathers. there were quite a few museum/misty looking leathers. i have my eye on ordering a snuff suede (i think JL has a different name for this color) pair of Chapels that i saw there.

    that plus burgundy Woodcotes will do me nicely, plus some EG gladstones from next door :nodding:
     

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