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John Lobb Appreciation Thread

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

  1. no frills

    no frills Senior member

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    Thanks everyone! lhuynh - this is in brown museum calf!
     
  2. sevenfoldtieguy

    sevenfoldtieguy Senior member

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    My monitor shows plum museum calf. Are they actually brown? And I am not being sarcastic.
     
  3. Nikola

    Nikola Senior member

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    They look pretty much dark brown museum to me..
     
  4. Texasmade

    Texasmade Senior member

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    My first guess was Plum MC also. I have a couple pairs of JL in Dark Brown MC and they don't look like No Frills.
     
  5. dddrees

    dddrees Senior member

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    Yep, I thought they were plum as well.
     
  6. lhuynh

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    Add another who thought it was plum museum.
     
  7. no frills

    no frills Senior member

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    The difference between brown and plum is subtle, depending on the lighting. I think you'd need to view both side by side in person, and relatively bright outdoor lighting, to be able to tell them apart right away.

    Brown on the left, plum on the right - indoor lighting at Leffot:

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    Mine in brown, pic taken on a cloudy morning:

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  8. dddrees

    dddrees Senior member

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    Wow, that's kind of strange. I had no idea they were that close.

    Thanks for sharing Frills.
     
  9. Hirsh

    Hirsh Senior member

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    John Lobb bespoke in St James charge nearly $1,000 (including tax) just for the shoe trees!
    But made to the last of your own feet, obviously..:)
     
  10. jerrybrowne

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    Yes, it is absurd. The shoes they have made me all had some minor issues but the fit has always been the best. That said, they really nickle and dime you.

    You have to pay for shoe bags, trees, etc. Kind of absurd given how much more they charge than Cleverley.
     
  11. Hirsh

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    By far the best shoes ever but it took me as long to save up for them as it did for them to make them!

    Mind you, I'm still thinking of having another pair made next year.....they Should last a lifetime...:)
     
  12. chogall

    chogall Senior member

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    Ya. That really sucked as usual bespoke package comes with trees and bags...

    And JL London shoe trees are far from impressive compare to the French ones, or even Saint Crispins "lasted" trees...
     
  13. Hirsh

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    I don't know - I couldn't afford handmade lasts as well!!!(so I use Woodcote which adapt to any foot)

    Sounds crazy after all that outlay on boots - maybe I'll get a pair made next year for my next pair

    This year I have other financial priorities..:)
     
  14. Gianni Cerutti

    Gianni Cerutti Senior member

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    Beautiful colors...
     
  15. Cleav

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  16. pwhinson

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    SALE ALERT! NEW JL Rowleys at Neiman's in ATLANTA in Misty Green calf - two pair, one in an 8E and one a 10E. They look absolutely beautiful to me, brand new, unworn. It looked like the each box had shoebags but no trees. Reduced to $710 then 25% off brings them down to $550 or so. I bought a pair in an 8.5 which works great for me (unfortunately I bought them before they went down to $550 but they're beautiful shoes at $710. Ask for Lou (who is my SA here in Atlanta) if you think you can wear them. This is a consolidation sale and there are no returns. I don't know if they would ship them but I don't see why not.
     
  17. Nikola

    Nikola Senior member

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    Can't seem to find JL "Rowley" anywhere on the web.. Is that some new model?
     
  18. Agnelli413

    Agnelli413 Senior member

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    I believe he meant, JL Rothley. [​IMG]
     
  19. member2000r

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    Paul Smith is holding free worldwide delivery. Damn I am poor enough to not buying a JL crossover
     
  20. pwhinson

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    Yes Rothley. For some reason I have Rowley on the brain. They are the Rothleys.
     

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