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John Lobb Appreciation Thread

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

  1. gyasih

    gyasih Senior member

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    Get it from Vass, infinitely cheaper unless you want a JL specific shoe.

    gusvs, you picked a wonderful shoe and color. Here goes trying to keep them clean.
     
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  2. ElementHU

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    Beautiful shoes Gus!
     
  3. Hirsh

    Hirsh Senior member

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    Small pull tab!

    Totally bespoke from St James in London, so slight chisel but basically the exact shape of my feet.

    My made to measure Gaziano and Girlings have a more chiselled toe but not the wow comfort factor.:)
     
  4. Nikola

    Nikola Senior member

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    lhuynh, may I ask you, or anyone else who is willing to help me- on your opinion regarding the JL Dark Brown Museum Calf? ..

    How does that color looks to you under normal day light and everyday use .. I hesitate ordering another pair of Lopez, this time in Dark Brown Museum, as my major concern is - will it be clearly recognizable as brown as I have a feeling sometimes it is too dark and almost might be mistaken with black, under lower light condition .. So, I saw in your closet cleaning ad that you do have a pair of JL in that color, so wondered if you could advice me ..
     
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  5. sevenfoldtieguy

    sevenfoldtieguy Senior member

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    IMO, it will not be mistaken as black. It is a very pleasant color.
     
  6. gusvs

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    Thanks and yes!


    Thank you!
     
  7. auci

    auci Active Member

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    Dark Brown museum is not as dark (or black shaded) as Dark brown misty. It is still brown in normal daylight.

    I prefer dark brown misty because you can't tell whether it is black or brown. It is such a versatile color. That's the beauty of it.
     
  8. Nikola

    Nikola Senior member

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    Thank You guys,

    Considering I already purchased a pair of Lopez in Black Misty Calf, I really want my next shoes to be "clear and not mistaken brown" in order not to have 2 different pair of shoes mistaken as the same pair. I even found the Dark Brown Museum matching belt, which would be a really nice addition, though someone could say it "I am trying to hard" ..
     
  9. SuitedDx

    SuitedDx Senior member

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    Has anyone from the US attempted to purchase JL shoes from the UK store? Do you know if they will make the sale or will they re-direct to the US supplier?

    Also, anyone have pics of JL's SAR soles? They look pretty clunky but durable... now in MI I might need to pick up shoes with such soles. Thanks!
     
  10. lhuynh

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    Boy, it really does depend sometimes but in general, I find the dark brown museum to be pretty dark but not enough to be mistaken as black. It just does not have the clear antiquing effect of lighter browns, like Parisian, chestnut or bracken. More subtle. Depends on what you like.
     
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  11. chogall

    chogall Senior member

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    Dark brown museum is very subtle. Won't be able to see the museum effect unless under bright lighting. Very similar to black museum calf.
     
  12. Nikola

    Nikola Senior member

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    chogall, Sorry - similar to the black museum in a way of not so clearly visible hoes and antique finish, or similar to the black museum in term they can be mistaken with black museum as the color shade is not so different? My concern was regarding the brown color it self, I would like it to be seen I'm wearing a brown shoes, and not for people to have a second thought is that black or brown. :) But I think I got the answer by now..
     
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  13. aportnoy

    aportnoy Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    The John Lobb sale started yesterday at the Madison Avenue store....

    Amongst the best buys are Chambord II boots in multiple hides reduced from $1695 to $678.:slayer::slayer::slayer:
     
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  14. sdolina

    sdolina Senior member

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    Have you seen there the Chambord II shoes? Would pay for proxy....
     
  15. SuitedDx

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    I really like the Buffalo Calf... I REALLY don't like the SAR soles... :fu:

    Is it bad that I will have close to 4x the amount of JL that I currently have by next week?
     
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  16. aportnoy

    aportnoy Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    They have a few pairs of the Chambord II shoe in dark oak but at not quite as generous a discount as the boot.
     
  17. sdolina

    sdolina Senior member

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    yes. would love it. Proxy anybody?
     
  18. JubeiSpiegel

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    Do they have an email address for that store? Would love to get a list of shoes in my size :)
     
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    SuitedDx Senior member

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    johnlobbbotique@johnlobb.com

    Are you in the US? They can ship to you directly if you are.
     
  20. aportnoy

    aportnoy Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    There is also a Lobb store in San Francisco which is having the same sale, if that's somehow more convenient.
     

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