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John Lobb St. James Oxford.... Repairable??

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by wrongwroks, Jan 16, 2013.

  1. mcbrown

    mcbrown Senior member

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    This.

    If you want to also see what you can do to the shoe for a couple hundred, go ahead. But don't invest $1200 in repairs just because the shoe cost more than that. It's not like they were made for your feet, in which case the calculus would be different.

    Btw, I stand corrected on the repair cost - not as much as a new shoe. Though I note that they are more or less not offering to do anything to the upper at all, and the bulk of the expense is from resoling. I take this as more or less indicative of such a repair not being cost effective vs. buying a new pair.
     
  2. chogall

    chogall Senior member

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    The key question is, how do they fit?

    Seems like the bulk of the cost is for resoling (which cannot be done by cobblers that does not how to stitch/sew outsoles).

    Have you contacted Foster & Sons for a repair quote? Or any of your local/regional shoemakers?

    p.s., did you ask JL London about the possibility of only upper repair without a re-sole? That would only be 100 GBP + shipping. But it seems like they might want to increase the value of the invoice...
     
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  3. wrongwroks

    wrongwroks Active Member

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    They are coming here in the States next month. Maybe I could bring these to them.
     
  4. rabiesinfrance

    rabiesinfrance Senior member

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    £700 for a re-sole?! That takes the piss.

    Try Richard at Shoehealer.
     
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  5. Latour

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    They look like something the cat dragged in. Throw they back in the garbage where you found them and wrap them up tightly so some dog doesn't chew on them and get ill. It seems that you're all label-whores
    on this poor kid's "fashion" forum. These were made for some well off man(and fit only his foot) and then likely given to some tramp who later just threw them in the garbage.
    Why would you waste money on a ratty old piece of leather?
     
  6. rabiesinfrance

    rabiesinfrance Senior member

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    Troll
     
  7. Big Texas

    Big Texas Senior member

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    He's a troll, and he's been running similar shtick on other threads recently. That being said, he is sort of right in this case. I'm not sure why someone would waste money on a pair of shoes that look like they lost a fight with a St. Bernard.
     
  8. chogall

    chogall Senior member

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    Why? Its not a complicated repair and judging from the two royal warrants, the pair is not that old.
     
  9. Big Texas

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    If that damage is the result of dry rot, which seems quite possible, then the leather has started oxidizing and breaking down. Dry rot is irreversible. At best you can patch a new piece of leather to the heel counter, but the rest of the upper will probably fall apart shortly thereafter.
     
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  10. Latour

    Latour Active Member

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    If he did't see the Lobb name on it he would think it was some old worn out cheap junk.Labelwhore, that's all.
    You can buy 3 Peals (or whatever) or 4-5 AE and they'll FIT for $1200.
     
  11. suited

    suited Senior member

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    I find it hard to believe the OP was serious in the first place. Who the hell would consider trying to repair that kind of damage?
     
  12. jeff13007

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    Someone who REALLY REALLY REALLY wants a pair of John Lobb St. James shoes but wasn't willing to shell out $5000
     
  13. GBR

    GBR Senior member

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    Second hand shoes of any description are not good for your feet - judging by the state of these, burning would be the best for them,
     
  14. goodyearwelted

    goodyearwelted New Member

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    We may be able to help you with John Lobb shoe repairs, we can repair shoes with a concealed channel as a special request.

    Please contact us below
    http://www.goodyearwelted.co.uk
     
  15. gsugsu

    gsugsu Senior member

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    This.
     

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