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John Lobb bespoke model Amiel or Gaziano laser wingtip?

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by lasbar, Sep 20, 2007.

  1. lasbar

    lasbar Senior member

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    Guys .....one question....

    Between a John Lobb paris bespoke wintip model ,the Amiel ,and a Gaziano&Girling one ,what will be your choice?

    I do need your highly partisan and emotionally charged thoughts on that question.....

    I'm not good enough in IT to do a poll but your advice will be appreciated...
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  2. satorstyle

    satorstyle Senior member

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    I'd have go with G&G.
     
  3. RJman

    RJman Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    The G&G looks more interesting to me. However, it sounds like you really want to try Lobb Paris for something. Get the Gaziano now and save up for something else at Lobb.
     
  4. stilmacher

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    LOBB for looks. G&G for quality. One of the Parisian makers (Gomez, Aubercy, Corthay) for both!
     
  5. lasbar

    lasbar Senior member

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    You made a valid point when you did point out that my desire for JLB shoes can unfortunately influence my judgement....
    We all have some desire to get some token objects despite some obvious shortcomings...

    On an impartial basis ,i do prefer the Gaziano one and i'm already a customer....
    Also ,going to London is cheaper and easier than going to Paris...

    That is why i do like asking you guys because you do give me an impartial or even partial judgement ,pointing out some dark corners of my desire...
    I do trust your vision better than mine sometimes...

    I also want at one point a pair of Gomez and Corthay later on....
     
  6. Kuro

    Kuro Senior member

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    We all have some desire to get some token objects despite some obvious shortcomings...


    Very true, hence my green Corthays! I suggest the G&G because while I've seen the Lobb at the Madison Avenue shop and it is very nice, IMHO for the price you are going to pay for Lobb bespoke you need to absolutely love it to the point where nothing else will do.
     
  7. RJman

    RJman Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    , IMHO for the price you are going to pay for Lobb bespoke you need to absolutely love it to the point where nothing else will do.

    I get the feeling the OP feels that nothing else will do, at least not to slake his curiosity.

    Lazenby: Why not get Delos to burn the "Lobb" name on his shoetrees for you? Then it would be just like Lobb, only with a better try-on.
     
  8. william

    william Senior member

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    I like the Lobb quite a bit better than the G&G. The laser etching makes the G&G look cheap to me.
     
  9. lasbar

    lasbar Senior member

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    I'm not that bothered by the Lobb sign on the sole but i did think that JLP was still a very good workshop ,renowed through the world...

    I'm not a brand bitch but even Delos is going on about the John Lobb worshop where he used to work himself with so many others (Corthay and also Dimitri Gomez)...

    i do love the look of the Amiel anyway ut the Gaziano is more fashion forward...
    My only rserve is the laser because i do not want it to look cheap in any ways....

    Wait and see....
     
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    Lazenby: Why not get Delos to burn the "Lobb" name on his shoetrees for you? Then it would be just like Lobb, only with a better try-on.

    I knew, you would bring that up.... and I agree.
     
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    Manton Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I got the Lobb Paris itch a long time ago, and eventually scratched it. At north of $5K these days, the itch is managable with ointments and other less expensive treatments.

    Agree about Delos (or Gomez).
     
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    Isn't there a similar style but without the laser that G&G makes? I can't seem to find my catalog at the moment, but I seem to remember something along those lines. Otherwise, do an MTM with G&G and it'll be close to the price of a Lobb RTW. At least, last I checked [​IMG]
     
  13. lasbar

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    I do not have the John Lobb itch but i thought about tip-top quality...
    I'm a bit of a bohemian transient buyer and i do love to have a bit of everything...

    I do own some Delos and Gaziano and iwas thinking trying something different and new....Gomez,Corthay or JLP....

    My heart is going to the Gaziano model on aesthetic ground.....
    I 'm going in october to have a look at the babies in october and i will tell you then...

    I do want to buy a pair of wingtip or austerity brogue and i did find the Amiel model quite simple and balanced...
     
  14. Omegablogger

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    I have the Lobb Tilbury with the laser etching, I find it uninspiring. Fortunately, for me, it almost vanishes with a few polishings.

    >I'm a bit of a bohemian transient buyer and i do love to have a bit of everything...

    Then Lobb is the only sensible choice.
     
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    G&G model is prettier and more sleek to me.
     
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    I do not like the G&G at all. I do think that the laser is ugly and do think the last is too sleek. I do get tired of these overly sleek lasts that people do seem to like.

    I do like the Lobb very much but I really do think that you should return to Gomez and do think that you should beg for his forgiveness.
     
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    The Gaziano, all the way. The seams on the Lobb make them look cheaper.
     
  18. RJman

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    I do not like the G&G at all. I do think that the laser is ugly and do think the last is too sleek. I do get tired of these overly sleek lasts that people do seem to like.

    I do like the Lobb very much but I really do think that you should return to Gomez and do think that you should beg for his forgiveness.


    I think the laser is an interesting curiosity. On that sort of blind austerity brogue model, it's used sparingly enough not to look too affected.

    G&G's trademark are its sleek lasts. However, obviously, Tony and Dean can make a shoe with any shape the buyer desires, within reason. Thus, I don't think the OP should disregard G&G because of their sleekness. The OP is considering Corthay. Corthay takes sleekness to the point of exaggeration.

    Why should the OP beg Gomez's forgiveness? Has Dimitri been talking? And why should Dimitri grant it?

    I have no personal experience with JLP bespoke or with Gomez bespoke (just his MTO). Why not go with Berluti bespoke? Their bespoke maker, Patrice Rock, used to be at Lobb. However, I've heard it's now quite hard to get an appointment with him.
     
  19. itsstillmatt

    itsstillmatt Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    ^^^I do remember the OP mentioning skipping out on an appointment with Dimitri.

    I also do agree with you about the G&G lasts, but not the lasering. I do agree that Corthay shoes tend to be hideous.
     
  20. Panzeraxe II

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    I do agree that Corthay shoes tend to be hideous.

    I'm not a fan of the laser - looks artifical to my eye. JLP is overpriced though - I'm sure that G&G, or Delos, Gomez etc., can easily replicate the classicly-formed Amiel if that's what you want.
     

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