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John Lobb Appreciation Thread

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

  1. sevenfoldtieguy

    sevenfoldtieguy Senior member

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    I am an equal opportunity poster. :D

    The leather I will be getting is black calf (not buffalo or misty).
     
  2. PinkestFlamingo

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    Possibly as a gift to myself on next promotion... for now I will limit myself to Church's and their ilk :)
     
  3. Cleav

    Cleav Senior member Moderator

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    Pinks, good starting point but don't discount raising the bar sooner. Definitely a difference to be felt :)
     
  4. alpyigit

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    Thanks to all for your thoughts and recommendation. I very keen to get a few pairs of JL but with my very high instep could not find models that fit right. The Jermyn III has been best fitting so far- while I am no super convinced on the design, with the sales I thought I would go ahead and buy. I will go back to the boutique tomorrow to have final view/try.

    I recently bought CJ Edgware, they fit ok, hope opens up a bit more but Santoni's seems to be the better fit so far. Tod's -not much loved here in SF- has been the most comfortable shoes for me, hence almost 60% of my shoes are from this brand..
     
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    SuitedDx Senior member

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    I find the JL 8K to have a slightly higher instep. If you have a high instep, I would suggest you do some backgroun on Vass' U and F lasted shoes. You can easily get 2 for a retail pair of JLP and they might fit better.
     
  6. alpyigit

    alpyigit Well-Known Member

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    Thanks DpprDr, very helpful indeed. I tried many models (not knowing the lasts obviously) here in Dubai Boutique. The SA has been guiding me of course and he suggested the J III in my last visit. I will do some research on Vass but have no retailers here. I will have to look at in London I guess.

    Of course, I can always buy online but return process can be sometimes in efficient for overseas transactions...
     
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    My apologize, the 7K is the last tha t I find to have a higher instep (not the 8K). Major confusion, sorry about that.

    Vass is made in Budapest, hand-made, and have a nice price vs. value mark. They are not as pristinely made like Lobb, but have other advantages.
     
  8. SuitedDx

    SuitedDx Senior member

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    Woodcote in 8000: [​IMG]
     
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  9. A Guy from Shanghai

    A Guy from Shanghai Senior member

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    Noice!
     
  10. Cleav

    Cleav Senior member Moderator

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    Tonight, these

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  11. sevenfoldtieguy

    sevenfoldtieguy Senior member

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    Nicely done.
     
  12. gyasih

    gyasih Senior member

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    Nice shoes, cleav and DpprDr.
     
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  13. SuitedDx

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    Thanks y'all! As much as living in MI will cut down the wear and tear of shoes (since I now drive everywhere), I miss being able to walk 3 to 5 miles on a new pair of shoes (in a day) to see how they really hold up. These Woodcotes got it easy.

    I miss NYC... :(
     
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  14. NAMOR

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    remarkable pair. love the } on the sides and ive always been fond of that medallion.
     
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  15. sevenfoldtieguy

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    3 to 5 miles a day - nice. A guy wouldn't even feel guilty not going to the gym.
     
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    looks good Cleav! Fit looks great (and hope it feels great too)
     
  17. Cleav

    Cleav Senior member Moderator

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    All good here dude thanks :)
     
  18. SuitedDx

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    That was the routine plus the gym! Now I'm lucky if I get 1/4 of a mile walking from my car to my office (I park at the end of the lot). It's defenitely added more "stress" to my pants. More treadmill miles (the single digit temperature here in MI is no fun to run in) to look forward to. Today: Lazenby in the 8K: [​IMG] For those who own the 7K and 8K, do you find more heel slippage on the 7K? Instep seems higher on my 8K but the heel is better.
     
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  19. sevenfoldtieguy

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    Nice shoes!! No appreciable difference for me. I have very little heel slippage with these lasts.
     
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  20. Cleav

    Cleav Senior member Moderator

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    D lovely Lazenby :nodding:
     

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