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John Lobb Appreciation Thread

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

  1. ThinkDerm

    ThinkDerm Senior member

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  2. Saturninus

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    Thanks for the guidance. As luck would have it, they don't have my size. I guess I just have to be patient. Brexit will probably keep the pound low for awhile...
     
  3. Tony Yang

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    Just got these Jodhpur II with October rubber soles at an amazing price from Nick at Bespoke England!

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    Also what are these names on the stickers at the soles? Are they MTO clients?
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  4. peppercorn78

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    It seems like Nick's prices went up by over 100 quid seemingly overnight. If I had known that was gonna happen, I would have pulled the trigger on two pairs that I had been waffling on for weeks. :(

    Lovely jods though!!
     
  5. Texasmade

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    Not sure what those names are for but I usually see those type of stickers on the trunk show display shoes.
     
  6. Leaves

    Leaves Senior member Affiliate Vendor

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    @Tony Yang I believe all of the stuff offered on that site is factory seconds and rejects so that might have something to do with it? I believe Mr. Porter has the same style, might be a reject from them.
     
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    That's what I was thinking! Me. Porter and another store has the same style. Though wierdly enough each shoe has a differant name.

    Also I've bought a few shoes and accessories from Nick, some with minor imperfections. These shoes oddly enough were spotless, unused soles, welts all good, uppers are all good, seams all good, can't see any imperfection to my eyes :)
     
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    Leaves Senior member Affiliate Vendor

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    As long as you're happy!
     
  9. Nikola

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    @Tony Yang Those are samples that usually marketing directors/ other higher ranking employees are getting before the season .. Nothing wrong with them, I would actually be more confident owning those than a random store pair ..

    At this point I don't think it's worth purchasing a rejected pair considering the stratospheric prices unless it's the makeup you are a 100% after. The price gap is so close to the new pair that it's always better to just order one from the store, unless it's some MTO that requires a surcharge ..

    Not sure how the John Lobb is struggling with the raising competition considering the new design approach, but could be I've lost perspective browsing the Styleforum and am unaware the 99% of the buyers out there don't have a clue what they are purchasing .. I have noticed that people with a lot of money are usually those buying pretty crappy items when it comes to clothing/shoes .. A lot of them still believe the Hugo Boss and Armani are top choices for suits .. Could be the John Lobb is playing a on a brand card pretty well and that the new styles are actually made for those tasteless East European buyers with a lot of cash.
     
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  10. earthdragon

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    Really liking the 2017
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  11. bry2000

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    Lobb Aintrees on the 1105 last in Chocolate August Calf.
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  12. Nikola

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    Can't decide what's less attractive - price or the style.
     
  13. Texasmade

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    I'm not really feeling the style either. Does JL normally limit the St Crispins to a 1000 pairs?
     
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    If they are calling it the JL 2017, did they skip a year?
     
  15. Texasmade

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    Wasn't 2016 a boot with laces and buckles?
     
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    Jermyn II in Dark Oak Antique:

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    How dark is the dark oak compared to the regular dark brown oxford or even the dark brown museum. I am considering it for a future MTO but i have not seen it IRL
     
  18. bry2000

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    Pretty sure I have Parisian Brown Museum Calf at home. I can compare later or this weekend. Not sure if I have regular dark brown.
     
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    Thanks
    Even parisian brown would help as I have parisian brown also so at least there is something to compare to
     
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    @coldinboston, this is what I could dig up at home. From left to right,

    Sutton in Parisian Museum Brown
    John Lobb 2005 in Walnut and Dark Brown Calf
    Jermyn II in Dark Oak Antique

    The Dark Brown is indeed the darkest, followed by the Dark Oak Antique.

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