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John Lobb Jermyn III - but Quality???

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by goodlensboy, Oct 3, 2012.

  1. goodlensboy

    goodlensboy Senior member

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    Philip II's after 20 or so wearings in dry conditions mainly in the office :puzzled: [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
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    Ich_Dien Senior member

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    Just put some lulus on there!
     
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    Lobbs are overpriced gahbage. There. I said it.
     
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    Very interesting.

    Sounds like you are based in Dubai. Could the very warm and dry weather be the cause of weakening cement bonds?

    I only have a few pairs of JL and none of them had this issue. But then I am at California where weather is mild.
     
  6. goodlensboy

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    Showed the Philip to JL Dubai and told them that the same has happened to my Jermyn III, City and and now Philip in a row. Store manager explained in detail the channel, welt, stiching etc and said they might need to review the composition of the glue used. He took the pictures through his phone to further discuss with the factory in UK. He also suggested that I send my own pics to the re-seller from where I bought the shoes so the re-seller can complain to the factory too

    For the fix, he recommended getting it glued through a good shoe repair shop, or adding metal toe tips

    I asked whether it's because of extra hot weather or something, said that might be a reason, or the posture, but the factory will be investigating if the composition of the glue needs to change.

    Now I've given both City and Philip to The Cobbler for metal tips as the toes were wearing down very fast (cost $27 for each pair)

    Overall, it always feel good to talk and interact with JL people, but I was bit surprised that they earlier sent the Jermyn to a 3rd party shoe repair shop for gluing
     
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    Philip & City with toe taps by The Cobbler. I was not expecting such a clean job. Now they are putting taps on JLP bespokes of my wife. Don't know what's wrong with the toes on nearly all the JL's - classic, prestige, JLSJ, JLP - that I've got [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
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    Wow those are some very nicely done flush toe taps!!!

    So the toe problem also happened to your JL SJ and JL P bespoke??
     
  9. goodlensboy

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    Yes chogall its a neat job My wife's JLP's toes were not in a good condition (I got shoes 2nd hand). Am not sure the pics are clear to see, but look at the tips [​IMG] [​IMG] So got them some taps [​IMG] And these are JLSJ which I think would be needing some taps after a few wearings [​IMG]
     
  10. VRaivio

    VRaivio Senior member

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    goodlensboy, that is no defect. Lobb finishes their soles with closed channels, and this neat finishing leads to the sides opening up sooner or later. You can either glue it back on or just wear the pair with loving neglect. They are shoes after all.
     
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    My pair of BB Peal beater shoe, worn once a week for over a year (over 50 wears), has no such defect.

    I guess I must have luck out :rolleyes:
     
  12. elsalvatrucha

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    Bumping this thread. I had the same problem with the Chapel. After only ten wears or so there is significant separation at the toe.

    I took it to the retailer and they agreed to pay for the reparation but disappointing. I never had this problem with Alden and AE.
     

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