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BomTrady

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I will respectfully have to disagree with you. There are people who come here to ask for advice and opinions. They have saved up money and are between shoes. They want honest opinions. They are not looking for praise, praise, praise while in the meantime the straps are falling off. They already know that JL, EG and G&G are nice, expensive shoes.

Guys, watch this. There are among us the people for whom money is no object. Literally, $2-3K means absolutely nothing to them. JL, EG etc are nice shoes. If they look good to their eyes and they are the most expensive money can buy and they mean prestige and class, they will just buy them. They don't last long? So much the better because it means it's time for a new pair. There is the people who literally have one and only one criterion when it comes to buying anything: is it the most expensive money can buy?

Always put things into perspective.

I just don't see why you can't praise and criticize at the same time. Did your parents always praise you, no matter what?
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Quite honestly it bothers me that people will not call it for what it is. JL is at the bottom. Let me say this and someone can say otherwise. If you care about construction and longevity, for example, let's start with stitching. Of the top brands, G&G comes ahead by a far margin. Of the 20+ pairs I have owned, I never saw loose stitching or stitching that was not done properly in some way. EG and JL, on the other hand, all the time. All the time. In my opinion, the stitching is what should separate an expensive pair from one that's in the $200-400 range. G&G does not belong in this category of shoes when you hold them up and examine them carefully. EG to me is a big disappointment in that regard and so is JL. In terms of leather I would put JL at the bottom between the 3. JL I have also seen the outsole where the closed stitching is done, that portion of the leather they pull back to do the stitching to come unglued in no time.

Oh, speaking of stitching, Vass way better than both EG and JL.
This is called cognitive dissonance run amuck....I'd bet you prefer a Casio to a Patek because a Patek simply is a rip. LOL
 

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Hello Guys,

I need some help here. I got these John Lobb Monks in claret misty, have not worn them because of the lockdown, but was planning to wear them tomorrow, so I applied Saphir renovateur to them for a couple minutes and brushed them and this is how they came out... is the finish ruined permanently? or is there something I could do? this is the first time this happens to me with Renovateur.
No. Just apply some cream and wax.
 

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Hello Guys,

I need some help here. I got these John Lobb Monks in claret misty, have not worn them because of the lockdown, but was planning to wear them tomorrow, so I applied Saphir renovateur to them for a couple minutes and brushed them and this is how they came out... is the finish ruined permanently? or is there something I could do? this is the first time this happens to me with Renovateur.
No. Just apply some cream and wax.
ditto. And keep in mind, there’s really no reason to condition or otherwise treat shoe right out of the box. Suede is a different matter.
 

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Thanks, just did that and it is looking better. No more Renovateur for me...
Renovateur should be used when the shoes have been waxed and polished multiple times and you want to remove the layers to give a proper cleaning.
 

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Lot of Lobb bashing by @sforum1. Well I have about 20 Lobbs collected over the years, most bought pre-owned from SF members or Ebay. Average cost $500 or less. 2 pairs bought new on sale for under 1K. Very happy with my Lobbs. Most of them are older and I do think the newer ones have gone down in quality. In closing @sforum1 I tried to ignore you but you sound like a real DICK. :nest:
I have plenty more but I'll save them for your inevitable obnoxious reply..............:fence:
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Do you own a Patek?
Do you own a Patek?
No, but I wish I owned one. I plan to own one one day. And I don't hate people who do own one. I am happy that they can enjoy a thing of beauty.
 

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No, but I wish I owned one. I plan to own one one day. And I don't hate people who do own one. I am happy that they can enjoy a thing of beauty.
Then don't talk about Patek until you actually own one. It sounds like JL is your religion but if you actually bought fewer pairs of them, or if you went with a different brand that does not cost $2.2K/pair, then one day you'll be able to afford a PP. It's worth it, trust me; after all, you have correctly recognized that they are better than Casio and that's a good first step.
 
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Then don't talk about Patek until you actually own one. It sounds like JL is your religion but if you actually bought fewer pairs of them, or if you went with a different brand that does not cost $2.2K/pair, then one day you'll be able to afford a PP. It's worth it, trust me; after all, you have correctly recognized that they are better than Casio and that's a good first step.
The ravings of a lunatic
 

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At least I own a Patek.
I am sure you don't have one. All you have is an acute psychosis coupled with an emotional impairment and delusional disorder that manifest itself in a bizarre preoccupation of what other people can afford. I own multiple high end watches. In fact, I purchase one every year and only one because I also own multiple properties, go on nice family vacations, save for my retirement and my daughter's education. I can tell exactly who you are by your fits of rage at what you clearly don't have. You are hurting inside and I suggest you stay away from social media for a while and gather your humanity and reality optics.
 

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I am sure you don't have one. All you have is an acute psychosis coupled with an emotional impairment and delusional disorder that manifest itself in a bizarre preoccupation of what other people can afford. I own multiple high end watches. In fact, I purchase one every year and only one because I also own multiple properties, go on nice family vacations, save for my retirement and my daughter's education. I can tell exactly who you are by your fits of rage at what you clearly don't have. You are hurting inside and I suggest you stay away from social media for a while and gather your humanity and reality optics.
The ravings of a lunatic
 
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