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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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    NYC on 800 Madison Avenue.
     
  2. sangfung

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    Hi, I know this post was in 2013 but I only read it now. I wonder if you still have any size 7 John Lobb? I am keen. Sang Fung
     
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    I live in Oslo. I could take them to "Skomaker Dagestad", but he only repairs shoes bought directly from his store. Any other suggestions?
     
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    Leaves Senior member Affiliate Vendor

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    Ask @Stefan88 he might know of a good cobbler if Dagestad repairs shoes sold in his own shop.
     
  5. Stefan88

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    Are these a topy-type of sole?
     
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  8. MoosicPa

    MoosicPa Senior member

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    To get your mind off those atrocities, here are some pics of my Lobb St. James captoe's.... don't wear them often, but they are a magnificent shoe.....

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  9. jerrybrowne

    jerrybrowne Senior member

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    ^^^ Classic. These really came out well. How is the fit?
     
  10. dddrees

    dddrees Senior member

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    Oh thank you, thank you, very nice!!!


    You saved me just in the nick of time, I was just getting ready to gouge my eyes out.
     
  11. MoosicPa

    MoosicPa Senior member

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    Lol.... Glad to be of assistance.
     
  12. hjhr

    hjhr Well-Known Member

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    No, rubber, type SAR.[​IMG]
     
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    Let's see what this designer is presenting in January before we pass judgement. Can't say I like the notion of JLP becoming a new fashion brand. There are ways to evolve in this business without going completely over the top with crazy designs. Hope she has figured that out. :) There are other news being presented in January by JLP, that are a bit worrying, but I'm not at libirty to discuss it.
     
  14. Stefan88

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    Looks like it's just a sole glued on another. Doubt any cobbler in Norway has the original from Lobb. To be honest it looks rather similar to ones Paraboot uses. Don't want to recommend anyone that might destroy your beautiful shoes.
     
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    It's JL's answer to commando; however I know my commando soles are stitched through. It's a bit thick as I wanted to pick up a pair of pebble Chambord II boots but these soles just moved me away from them.
     
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    Actually it's more like ridgeway than commando IMO. And for mine I like those soles very much on robust looking model like William II Chambord etc, they wear really well and feel great underfoot.
    True they are like some other Euro soles for HESCHUNG and Paraboot in fact I seem to recall reading somewhere that HESCHUNG made the these kind of rubber soles used by LOBB.
    Anyway they sure are not Topys!
     
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    I agree Ridgeway is a better comparison now that you mentioned it. It's a sturdy sole but it's too casual for my work environment.
     
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    A little St Crepin damage from the JL sale i mentioned...

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    I don't know if this has been discussed. Seems like JLP increased their price on the website. $1750 to $1855
     
  20. bengal-stripe

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    I believe John Lobb (RTW) has stopped using this sole with the JL logo integrated into the design. I seem to remember that sole has a proper name, but I can't remember the name. The sole came in two versions, one where the profile extended right to the edge of the sole, to be glued and another one where the profile did not go all the way to the edge (like a 'Ridgeway' sole) which was stitched into place.

    I have a pair of boots, style 'Hanover' (maybe 12 years old) which utilizes the stitched version.
     
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