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John Lobb Appreciation Thread

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

  1. chogall

    chogall Senior member

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    What's the problem?

    The new trees take care of the old tree metal knob color fading problem, afaik.
     
  2. Hirsh

    Hirsh Senior member

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    They told me they have 2 price increases every year!:)
     
  3. Hirsh

    Hirsh Senior member

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    Both pairs are gorgeous!!!

    I wish I still had my first 2 pairs of Lobbs- black oxfords and black jodhpur boots, but I wore them to the excusion of all other footwear and wore them out...same with 3 pairs of JM Westons and a less comfortable pair of Crockett and Jones...all sadly worn out

    Now I baby my Lobbs and Gaziano and Girlings so that they last as long as I do!:)
     
  4. Hirsh

    Hirsh Senior member

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    What a lovely pair of Lobbs..beautiful colour, great style..look very comfortable!:):):)
     
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  5. goodlensboy

    goodlensboy Senior member

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    This is my guess, the new trees would help keep the upper part of tongue in shape. Old ones ended mid way so creases on upper tongue from tying laces remain and with time tongue gets de-shaped.

    Perhaps discoloration is also a factor in redesign, though I didn't notice any on knobs yet,,, maybe after some more years they will show signs. Don't know if knobs are coated with same material as buckles, but appears good quality.
     
  6. MoosicPa

    MoosicPa Senior member

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    My collection of William II boots.....

    Chestnut, black calf and dark brown misty calf....

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  7. sevenfoldtieguy

    sevenfoldtieguy Senior member

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  8. Hirsh

    Hirsh Senior member

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    Beautiful, all 3 pairs!!!

    Wish I could afford my second pair this year, but they're on my January 2015 shopping list!:)
     
  9. Agnelli413

    Agnelli413 Senior member

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    Genuinely amazing collection you've got!

    Three thumbs up!!! [​IMG]
     
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  10. MoosicPa

    MoosicPa Senior member

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    Thanks, I really developed an addiction for the William II boots!
     
  11. Hirsh

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    It's easy to see why!:)
     
  12. Leaves

    Leaves Senior member Affiliate Vendor

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    Personally I prefer the new ones.
     
  13. SuitedDx

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    I like the new trees because they are unfinished, which is my preference for trees.
     
  14. sevenfoldtieguy

    sevenfoldtieguy Senior member

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    Purchased from same retailer?
     
  15. Gianni Cerutti

    Gianni Cerutti Senior member

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    I love...compliments
     
  16. Hirsh

    Hirsh Senior member

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    I love.......John Lobb boots!!!

    Your collection is of course superb but my own pair are the best pair of footwear I've ever owned - the next pair will be even better!:)
     
  17. Nikola

    Nikola Senior member

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    WHAT THE HELL IS GOING ON WITH THEIR PRICES !??1one

    Just wanted to order a pair of Oxford, and the prices jumped from 695 GBP to 735 GBP .. That just pisses me off. Practically they ate my shipping costs.

    After this I will seriously consider ordering, as a matter of principle. [​IMG]
     
  18. SuitedDx

    SuitedDx Senior member

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    JP makes nice shoes but unless the lasts work, I find other brands at a "lower" price-point just as comparable. What helps with JL is their flexible MTO...
     
  19. Nikola

    Nikola Senior member

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    Yep, I think 1,800.00 USD for their RTW Prestige line really is exaggerating in this economy.
     
  20. bespoken pa

    bespoken pa Senior member

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    There are a few models of JL that really interest me, it is however difficult to justify the purchase when eg from skoak is so economical. Would love some luffields.
     

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