John Lobb Appreciation Thread

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

  1. Hirsh

    Hirsh Senior member

    Messages:
    2,487
    Likes Received:
    479
    Joined:
    Nov 3, 2013
    

    Very naughty...

    I adore alligator, and my alligator handbags all last far longer than my leather ones (although the J Mendel black matte calf Bugatti bag I bought this year should also last a lifetime..), so:

    I've upgraded my bespoke order with Lobb for boots in dark navy blue alligator!

    They're eye wateringly expensive, but alligator is practically indestructible, so hopefully those, together with my black mid box Lobb boots, and my Gaziano and Girling MTO Oxford brogues will see me through..:)
     


  2. sevenfoldtieguy

    sevenfoldtieguy Senior member

    Messages:
    4,292
    Likes Received:
    451
    Joined:
    Mar 9, 2011
    Location:
    ND
    

    The 7000 is perhaps my favorite dress/formal shoe last, regardless of maker.
     


  3. SuitedDx

    SuitedDx Senior member

    Messages:
    4,654
    Likes Received:
    765
    Joined:
    Jan 21, 2010
    Location:
    The Forum
    
    We do agree on many things don't we? :cheers:
     


  4. chogall

    chogall Senior member

    Messages:
    6,564
    Likes Received:
    1,106
    Joined:
    Aug 12, 2011
    

    Man you carrying some automatics? That's a lot of target for a trigger lol
     


  5. chogall

    chogall Senior member

    Messages:
    6,564
    Likes Received:
    1,106
    Joined:
    Aug 12, 2011
    

    Why not croc?
     


  6. PCK1

    PCK1 Senior member

    Messages:
    3,066
    Likes Received:
    2,994
    Joined:
    Jan 19, 2014
    Location:
    NY
    Why not elephant?
     


  7. chogall

    chogall Senior member

    Messages:
    6,564
    Likes Received:
    1,106
    Joined:
    Aug 12, 2011
    

    Not reptile.
     


  8. puffy

    puffy Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    52
    Likes Received:
    19
    Joined:
    May 28, 2013
    Location:
    EU
    I have a few JLs with the October Sole, I find it softer and more flexible than Dainite. I prefer the October.

    Dainite can make you sound like John Candy rolling into a wooden-floored saloon after 15 beers and two racks of ribs.
     


  9. sevenfoldtieguy

    sevenfoldtieguy Senior member

    Messages:
    4,292
    Likes Received:
    451
    Joined:
    Mar 9, 2011
    Location:
    ND

    I don't disagree.
     


  10. PCK1

    PCK1 Senior member

    Messages:
    3,066
    Likes Received:
    2,994
    Joined:
    Jan 19, 2014
    Location:
    NY
    but will last forever...much longer than reptile.
     


  11. SuitedDx

    SuitedDx Senior member

    Messages:
    4,654
    Likes Received:
    765
    Joined:
    Jan 21, 2010
    Location:
    The Forum
    
    Speaking of October soles... Chambord II in suede [​IMG] The width on these soles is about 2/3 of Dainite from my gross estimates which may explain the flexibility.
     


  12. Nikola

    Nikola Senior member

    Messages:
    1,523
    Likes Received:
    210
    Joined:
    Mar 29, 2013
    A bit of comparison between Edward Gren Dark Oak and Parisian Brown Museum Calf ..


    [​IMG]
     


  13. gyasih

    gyasih Senior member

    Messages:
    5,411
    Likes Received:
    818
    Joined:
    Mar 31, 2010
    ^Lovely shot and shoes.
     


  14. Butler

    Butler Senior member

    Messages:
    827
    Likes Received:
    2,060
    Joined:
    Apr 19, 2009
    Location:
    CPH


  15. Hirsh

    Hirsh Senior member

    Messages:
    2,487
    Likes Received:
    479
    Joined:
    Nov 3, 2013
    

    I prefer the larger, square scales...

    Croc has round scales and look better IMO in a shiny rather than a matt finish!

    I just hope the 2 pairs plus my casual Sketchers will see me through, as the alligator pair cost a fortune (!), and I don't think I'll be able to buy a third pair of bespoke John Lobbs:)
     


Share This Page

Styleforum is proudly sponsored by