Lobbs? Shoe detectives' opinions

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by schubert, Dec 26, 2015.

  1. schubert

    schubert New Member

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    Hello all,

    As a long-time, some-time lurker here, I know that there are many highly knowledgeable members with the smarts to sleuth out wrongly-described shoes.
    The pictures below are purported to be John Lobb RTW Ashley, they have JLP socks - but the soles don't look like JLP to me, more like C&J????
    What do members think?

    Merry Christmas all,








  2. bengal-stripe

    bengal-stripe Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    No doubt, they are John Lobb (ready-to-wear) but not of recent production. Although the very first (trial) collection of John Lobb (Hermes) was made by C&J, subsequent collections were made by Edward Green.

    In 1995 Hermes bought the freehold of the EG factory on Oliver Street and for a few years JL and EG shoes were made on the same premises, until this arrangement collapsed and EG moved to new premises in Cowper Street. While both brands were made on the same premises, JL and EG shoes are virtually indistinguishable from each other (leaving particular design features out of the equation.)

    Your shoes were probably made some time between 1993 and 1998.

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