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John Lobb Appreciation Thread

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

  1. Texasmade

    Texasmade Senior member

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    I thought it was black purple, black blue, and black grey. I've only seen pictures of the black purple one. The other 2 colors I've only seen on the JL website back in the day. I've never seen them out in the wild. I wish I would've bought the black blue one instead of the black purple.
     
  2. thebeebs

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    I can't seem to locate these on mr porter, would you mind sending me the link? thanks. they look great
     
  3. thebeebs

    thebeebs Senior member

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    Never mind, I found it
     
  4. Nikola

    Nikola Senior member

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    Glad to hear, thebeebs.

    Mr. Porter just got a variety of JL models, all of which have the rubber -dainite- like soles and some nice choice of colors. In Europe, the time already is starting to be a bit harsh for the loafers, so I'm not sure I would wear the Lopez even with a rubber sole. This time of the year requires some nice chukka boots or derby/double monk shoes, IMO..

    Anyway, here's a nice Journal from Mr. Porter about their JL choice for autumn days ..

    http://www.mrporter.com/journal/the-exclusive/john-lobb/54
     
  5. thebeebs

    thebeebs Senior member

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    thanks so much, great collection, and very versatile for wet weather.
     
  6. SuitedDx

    SuitedDx Senior member

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    Adelaide (not rubber sole): [​IMG]
     
  7. chogall

    chogall Senior member

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    From way yonder or a recent MTO?
     
  8. SuitedDx

    SuitedDx Senior member

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    The former, when they still used dovetail heels. Oldie but goodie.

    It is amazing how much better the welt stitching is on this pair compared to newer models.
     
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  9. deGaulle

    deGaulle New Member

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    Just got this masterpiece! Could anyone tell me more about them? Paris bespoke? [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] they are not my fit, so I'm afraid, I have to sell in a while
     
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  10. lasbar

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    Looks like an old model of JL.. Ask Kuro ... He has some bespoke JL...
     
  11. Griffyndor

    Griffyndor Senior member

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    That is Lobb St. James bespoke, not Paris.
     
  12. lasbar

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    Yes you're right...

    They look more like one of their creations ..
     
  13. Texasmade

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    And the shoes have the warrants stamped in them.
     
  14. Nikola

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    I think this calls for a @bengal-stripe ..

    As far as I learned from him these truly are a bespoke shoes, made in UK. I had a opportunity to purchase the similar one over the ebay months ago, however, seller stated they are UK9, even though there were no size written anywhere being they are bespoke, and the measures he took with the ruler were way off John Lobb RTW line size 9 he was claiming. So I skip on those. They were dirty cheap. Oxfords. Black. Completely unworn for 340 GBP.

    *Can anyone suggest what would be the best cream for Plum Museum Calf?

    Saphir Burgundy or Saphir Hermes Red? Will burgundy kill/cover the reddish hoes in Plum Museum?
     
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  15. Xiaogou

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    On Museum Calf, I only use neutral creme and neutral polish.
     
  16. Nikola

    Nikola Senior member

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    Do you experience the white creases using the neutral cream?

    I already have a Parisian Brown Museum shoes, and I use the Saphir Light Brown cream/light brown wax. Works like a charm, as the cream color itself is too light to cover the light brown hoes of a Parisian museum, and the darker brown hoes don't mind it anyway.

    So, basically I am looking for a same effect this time for a Plum Museum. As it consist of a dark red and a light red hoes. I am looking for a cream that will not cover those light red hoes.
     
  17. sevenfoldtieguy

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    JL recommends claret cream and claret wax. Claret is lighter than plum.
     
  18. sevenfoldtieguy

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    I have literally never had an issue with white creases when using neutral cream. But some report otherwise.
     
  19. Nikola

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    Thanks, never bought anything from JL cream & waxes range as I thought they are just re-packed Saphir creams with 40% higher price.. I was looking to find the claret cream color in Saphir. Perhaps Hermes Red is most similar. Or maybe it's the time I try the Neutral to see how it will go.
     
  20. bengal-stripe

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    Yes, it's a bespoke shoe made by John Lobb (St James).

    The Royal Warrants show the shoes were made prior to 1976 (or 78) when the firm was given another warrant by the Prince of Wales. Since then the output showed three warrants, until maybe ten years ago, when they lost the Queen's warrant, Now they're back to two again.

    John Lobb (Paris) uses the same signature by the historic John Lobb, but place it larger and lengthwise on the shoe's "sock" (and without the warrants, of course).
     
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