Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by kirbya, Jul 24, 2012.
That has a nice ring to it.
There you go, John Lobb Guangzhou..
380RMB, about $60 bucks.
Wow. I can't believe John Lobb is making their shoes in China! This is incredulous.
I'm always sceptical when I order or even buy a new pair of shoes as I feel I need 6 months to a year to know how good the shoes really are. Some shoes feel good on day 1 and then get sloppy. Others fit right and then just get better and better. And then I always obsesses about how the shoes will feel later on during the first few months of wear. I wonder why I even bother buying nice shoes when I can't enjoy them until much later. I need my head examined. Hope you are not like me.
I usually find that European shoes are made more narrow than US shoes which is good for me. I might pick up a pair of Lobb one of those days but, for me, I have found my niche with Stefano Branchini and Cesare Paciotti shoes. Not sure I want to spend that much money on one single pair of shoes specially when you convert British pound to Canadian Dollar.
Previously they have offered £1k off the second pair; however, that was in back in 2009/2010
I'd be interested to hear your thoughts when the shoes are finished. What caused you to switch from using Cleverley bespoke to John Lobb bespoke, if you don't mind me asking? Thanks.
afaik, just recently. actually, you have first hand experience. did you visit them in london or have you been measured at a trunk show?
I'll post an update, but we're several months off. They just finished the last.
I haven't switched from using Cleverley. I'm very happy with them. I just wanted to see what JL was like.
I think they had a similar promotion last year. JL visits Boston once or twice a year. I was measured during their most recent visit.
imo, this is normal. i cannot get behind the weirdos who buy two dozen pairs of rtw shoes within a period of six months or so...
yeaah, i mean it's generally speaking kind of a sensation that JLSJ is offering discounts.
looking forward to them. you have to visit the shop one day, though.
Thanks. Will be interested to hear your thoughts on Cleverley compared to Lobb when your Lobb shoes are finished. What style of shoe are they making for you? I was unaware that they make trips to Boston, does the price change if you order from them directly at their shop in London vs. during one of their trips?
I'm having them make something similar to this in an antiqued pigskin with a few alterations to the pattern;
I believe the charge for the shoes was slightly higher than purchasing from the UK. No VAT though.
I don't know if this is your first bespoke shoe, but if so I would seriously consider Cleverley. They visit Boston more often, and the fittings are critical for first timers.
those are amazing. wondering which pattern changes you asked for?
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