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John Lobb Appreciation Thread

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

  1. m0bbie

    m0bbie Senior member

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    JL Darby II Dark Oak
     
  2. dddrees

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    Nice choice.
     
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    Keeping the thread alive
     
  4. LS7

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    Langton, New Gold Museum Calf, 1105 last
    4 years of wear

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  6. dddrees

    dddrees Senior member

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    Thank you, great looking shoes.
    Oh, I like that color.

    Very nice.
     
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    Agree, they only use an Italian tannery who supply exclusively to them...exquisite stuff.
     
  8. Ilovelobbs

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    thank you - never knew this thread existed.
     
  9. dddrees

    dddrees Senior member

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    It's fairly new, and I was rather surprised there wasn't one prior.


    But hey, I thought it was about time.
     
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    Any idea which Italian tannery?Ilcea?
     
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    AFAIK, mesuem calf is Ilcea. But Hermes has been buying tanneries around the world, so...
     
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    Most balanced single monk design IMO. JL 1998.

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    I still never found WHY GY welting was an inferior construction method. If it is so inferior, why does St. Crispins, Cothay, John Lobb bespoke, G&G and basically every other top manufacturer use it? I'm sorry, but that is an asinine comment, especially given that your JL City IIs use it.
     
  16. Ilovelobbs

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    Sorry,

    who's saying Goodwelt poor construction?

    and did they expand on why?
     
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    Anyone have any leads on snuff suede chapels? Full retail ok
     
  18. Kuro

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    John Lobb bespoke (St.J and Paris) is handwelted and I though St. Crispins was as well..



    http://www.aubercy.com/en/passion-for-our-craft/hand-sewn-goodyear/

    shout out to DWFII!!!
     
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    nutcracker Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    The new JL shoe trees don't look so shabby

    but they're still not last specific like G&G and others
     
  20. DWFII

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    Kuro,

    It's a good article and touches on (lightly) some of the things I've been saying for several years here on SF.

    That said, Goodyear welting is so called because the man who invented the machine to inseam shoes...first with a folded holdfast and then with linen or canvas "gemming"...was named Goodyear. Before he came along with his machine/invention all inseaming was done by hand and I can guarantee no one called it "Goodyear."

    People who know the history of the Trade...and, more importantly, respect it...would not think to call hand welting Goodyear. And "hand-sewn Goodyear" is an oxymoron. Another bit of obfuscation.

    As for those who really want to know why Goodyear welting is inferior, read post # 21 and post #39 [COLOR=FF0000]here[/COLOR] and maybe the discussion in-between--just a sample of the "why"...for those who are really and truly interested, that is.

    And for extra credit, read the [COLOR=FF0000]interview[/COLOR] itself, skipping...if you need to...to the paragraph that begins "But it doesn't stop there...." About half way (or more) through.

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