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John Lobb Appreciation Thread

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

  1. dddrees

    dddrees Senior member

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    At least today this thread seemed to get a fair amount of traffic. Not only did it get some traffic I think I learned a thing or two. So thank you sir, for starting this discussion.
     
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    bespoken pa Senior member

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    @sftg correct I was referring to lasts and overall aesthetics. Truthfully for me it mostly comes down to a preference. I was unaware that JL used the 7k last for anything other the prestige line. JL like EG has the ability to turnout some great looking shoes. Cleves captoes come to mind. I used the term better because it is subjective in this case, better for me means pleasing to my eye. Quality even between the EG and JL prestige is splitting hairs like comparing a ferrari to a lambo
     
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    SuitedDx Senior member

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    I own a number of both brands and my preference towards EG are due to 1, last fit, and 2, preference for crust leather. JL has "sleeker" and cleaner lines and excellent designs; however, the fit for EG is excellent and I like the patina that develops with crust leather.

    Both are great and I do agree that EG does make better boots. Also, with JL's MSRP prestige price is comparable to EG MTO with trees, the decision isn't too hard.
     
  4. Nikola

    Nikola Senior member

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    @bespoken pa Took this bad random quick shot of 202, just to see how it will look under the different angle, and they appear to have more rounded look..

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    Anyway, don't really like the black shoes just like the rest of the crowd here, but I think my recently broken in Lopez in Black are serving just fine for the weekend casual night out ..

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  5. thebeebs

    thebeebs Senior member

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    Ironically, much of the traffic on this thread consists of posts regarding lack of traffic. [​IMG]
     
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  6. dddrees

    dddrees Senior member

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    It's to bad too. I really like my Williams II. Just not the fan base here like EG and some others. For the reasons mentioned already I guess.
     
  7. teddieriley

    teddieriley Senior member

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    Does William II have single or double soles?
     
  8. dddrees

    dddrees Senior member

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    Double,

    I don't think I've seen one with a single, but I have seen them one some pretty chunky rubber soles however (SAR).
     
  9. jujujoo11

    jujujoo11 Senior member

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    Hi, Kinda new here. Is there any similarity e between Plum Museum calf and Claret misty? I love em burgundy shades But I don't know if plum is considered burgundy, well atleast in some lighting.
     
  10. chogall

    chogall Senior member

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    Plum is the color of a full glass/bottle of wine. Claret is the color of a puddle of red wine on top of a glass-top table.

    Or Plum is darker than Claret, which is darker than chestnut.

    Both plum and claret have a hint of red hue.
     
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    Plum I think is much darker than the claret misty
     
  12. FrankZ

    FrankZ Well-Known Member

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    here you go
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    Both are in the burgundy family. Plum is darker. You will get more mottling with plum museum than you will with claret misty - but that's more because of museum vs. misty. I have both colors and like them.
     
  14. jujujoo11

    jujujoo11 Senior member

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    I feel like I like the plum more.
     
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    Plum is the best by far..

    I have two pairs in plumb and it's very elegant and versatile.
     
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    This.

    And to further confuse you misty feels more living, tight and polishes well than museum (deep). But that's just my feeling. In plum or any non-black color I'd choose museum cause its perfectly mottled. However in black, misty any day over all other calf leathers including museum and oxford calf just because misty feels more luxurious and better quality somehow.
     
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  17. goodlensboy

    goodlensboy Senior member

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    Awesome man. Many thanks for sharing! Great
     
  18. jujujoo11

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    I actually seen the black museum calf and really liked how it looked in sunlight and changed in different lighting. I believe it's easier to appreciate in real life, pictures don't have the same effect. Can't really tell in black misty.
     
  19. Nikola

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    Black Museum Calf looks washed out to me. I have a pair in Black Misty and it looks more rich. Misty Black has a bit of "plastic shine" but in a good way, it's like giving a black a bit of accent.
     
  20. gyasih

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    Yeah, I would never do Black Museum again.
     

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