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Lobb double monkstrap auction

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by chobochobo, Sep 30, 2006.

  1. chobochobo

    chobochobo Rubber Chicken Dubiously Honored Moderator

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    http://cgi.ebay.com/JOHN-LOBB-Willia...QQcmdZViewItem

    I had been watching an auction with a pair of Lobbs shoes with no reserve price, and when it went past my limit (which was fairly low, given it's in black and it's in sterling) I forgot about it except to note that it closed for 156 GBP I think. When I checked my ebay summary, it said the item was relisted and there I see a pair of double monkstraps, but now starting 200 pounds and a BIN of 240. I can't be absolutely sure it's the same pair even though ebay told me it was a 'relist', I thought the previous listing was for a 'Wallace' not 'Williams' and size 43 not 43.5. I've emailed the seller out of curiosity but no reply. Did anyone else notice this auction?
     


  2. rssmsvc

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    I was watching this too, but more as sport than an actual purchase.
     


  3. bengal-stripe

    bengal-stripe Distinguished Member Dubiously Honored

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    That's the previous auction:
    http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...m=320031508857

    I don't know what happened, maybe he misnamed the shoes, maybe he had problems with the buyer or he was shill-bidding a bit too hard and ended up, buying his own stuff. (I'm always sceptical about "private auctions" for respectable items.)

    That's the Wallace
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    That's the William
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    Search me, about the difference.
     


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    beside the heel, the leather strap and buckle position looks faintly different.
     


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    The William is double-soled while the Wallace is single.
    The auction item is, in fact, the Wallace.
     


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