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PiCs of my new John Lobb Cinnamon Sport calf Leather Sneakers-Sneaker Porn

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Soph, Jul 27, 2006.

  1. EL72

    EL72 Senior member

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    I also wear these for summer casual, ivory suede:
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    No shoe trees in these sneakers soph? [​IMG]

    Are only JL sneakers worthy of trees?
     
  2. kcc

    kcc Senior member

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    Cinnamon Sport calf Leather
    I like the Suede tongue and the suede on the top of the heel
    Rubber soled. Great leather.


    Soph

    Great looking pair of shoes ... How will you accessorize your JLs?
     
  3. Soph

    Soph Senior member

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    No shoe trees in these sneakers soph? [​IMG]

    Are only JL sneakers worthy of trees?



    I wore them today[​IMG] hence the socks.

    And yes, I have LOAFERS[​IMG] also, in fact, I bought loafters long before I ever wore sneakers, and loafers, I usually wear them when I'm going to dinner etc. or more formal affair.

    But I like the sport look myself, and for day they are splendid.
    On the street, walking, driving, etc. nothing surpasses driving shoes, sneakers, etc. Great with jeans and such.

    Interestingly enough, AAAC has been pretty positive, yet style forum not, now I wonder who is more trad[​IMG]

    From AAAC:

    Summer Lobb from AAAC.
    The new Summer collection from John Lobb

    Key words for the summer collection from John Lobb, are understated elegance and casual refinement without losing style Reflecting an increasing demand for distinctive and elegant relaxed styles, these designs are a new departure for the brand.

    Soft leathers, hand-stitched details, natural leather and rubber layered soles, padded collars – attention to detail in three stylish lightweight models for Spring-Summer 2005.
    Sprint starts off the collection in soft suede in Cinnamon, Moka, Biscuit and Misty Blue. The lightweight, layered sole is designed for durability, flexibility and style and features a monogrammed John Lobb rubber grip. A seven-eyelet lace-up, this style is supplied with tone-on-tone and contrasting white laces.
     
  4. Associate

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    Isn't the idea of Lobb sneakers akin to Borrelli denim? It smacks of Robb Report sensibilities. I mean, some clothing items just do not jive with the notion of 'luxurious' by their very nature. This does not mean they cannot be expensive, it just means that they have to retain some sort of roughness and street-ness.

    And this is way out of Lobb's core strengths, which is designing and making refined and long-wearing dress shoes. Exactly what is Lobb bringing to the sneaker market? Better skins? I can't see EG doing the same (perhaps to their ultimate detriment - who knows?).

    That having been said, the shoes themselves are not half bad [​IMG]
     
  5. cuffthis

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    I find espadrilles at $50 or less are far more classic, elegant and nicer. The JL's remind me of Linds, the Cadillac of bowling shoes.
     
  6. LabelKing

    LabelKing Senior member

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    That's a woman's Goyard Tote bag to boot. With the advent of Goyard as the new "fashion-insider" bag, every fashion show attendee has one in green with some whimsical monogram. If it were up to me, I'd have a tote bag custom made up in the shape of a large but comely octopus. An interesting look at vintage driving footwear habits: [​IMG]
     
  7. cchen

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    Sorry, I find the JL's hideous.
     
  8. Tomasso

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    I get compliments on sneakers from some rather attractive young women, so I'm sticking with sneak's .

    [​IMG] You're letting women dictate your style?[​IMG]
     
  9. acidboy

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    soph sure got a lot of (-) instead of (+), eh? to be fair, those shoes should go well with summer trousers. and i have to disagree with it being robb-reportish. now, a louise vuitton logo'd pair of sneakers, or a gucci embossed pair....
     
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    kitonbrioni Senior member

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    Great sneakers. They've got style and function and edge too.
     
  12. Luc-Emmanuel

    Luc-Emmanuel Senior member

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    I'm thinking, why would anyone wear those hideously expensive non-sneaker sneakers when you can go get a pair of Vans (even the overpriced designer ones) for something under $90, or a pair of Chucks or Adidas Italias. Something from a proper sneaker company, in any case. Hermes and JL and whatever sneakers scream "I have money but don't know how to wear sneakers. I really, really don't". Some Italian guys pull it off, but even then, it's hit and miss.
    I love my white distressed costume national tennis shoes. [​IMG]

    !luc
     
  13. Britalian

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    I like them but not with anything but jeans/casuals. The guy in the photo would look better imho wearing some Tods slip ons or similar.

    These browny and beigey suede/leather semi-sneakers are very popular with both sexes here in IT. I've never seen anyone wearing such with a suit, though ; but maybe I ought to pay closer attention to the ground level action.
     
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    The shape of those sneakers looks nice. Not sure if i like the white/dark brown contrast.

    Dont like the shape of the JL sneakers. But leather and construction should be top notch.
     
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    I like them but not with anything but jeans/casuals. The guy in the photo would look better imho wearing some Tods slip ons or similar.

    These browny and beigey suede/leather semi-sneakers are very popular with both sexes here in IT. I've never seen anyone wearing such with a suit, though ; but maybe I ought to pay closer attention to the ground level action.



    ---Sneakers are quite popular in the streetwear segment of Chicago. After trying it with various pants and such, they only work well with jeans, with shorts, they look weird, as the white suede or loafer I like with the best. They are great walking shoes, quite comfy. Time will tell, if not ebay or buying and selling awaits, as I do love ankle boots over all with jeans, but on a summer day where I wear jeans and doing a bit of walking, they may fit nicely, and I love the honesty of style forum when I want to try something a little different, I got alot of different views on this one. [​IMG]
     
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    I really like them. Nice purchase. I recently purchased a pair of Car Shoe (not for Prada) tan leather sneakers and I absolutely love them, the most comfortable pair of shoes I own.
     
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    Interestingly enough, AAAC has been pretty positive, yet style forum not, now I wonder who is more trad[​IMG]


    First off, thanks for talking things in stride Soph. After all, we are all talking about clothes. Just clothes [​IMG]

    Second, I suspect that their are more members on SF know a *lot* more about sneakers than the folks on AAAC, thus the stronger reactions here. The popularity of sneakers grew from decidedly street and urban subcultures, and I doubt that the folks down at JL are particularly familiar with those subcultures, thus the reason that these sneakers don't particularly look like any classic sneakers that I know of (well, maybe something like le Coq Sportif, but those are French). I like them as shoes though. Just have a visceral reaction to people calling those *sneakers*.
     
  18. Soph

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  19. acidboy

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    I really like them. Nice purchase. I recently purchased a pair of Car Shoe (not for Prada) tan leather sneakers and I absolutely love them, the most comfortable pair of shoes I own.

    why is it called 'car shoe'?
     
  20. generic_guy

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    Surprised no-one has mentioned Visvim yet. A Japanese brand that does very high quality footwear that falls perfectly between sneakers and shoes. They have their own version of various styles (FBT is a moccasiin type shoes, Hockney a deck shoe, Buckminster a chukka boot). They use top materials and the quality is excellent. I've been wearing these ones all the time recently (although they're probably too sneaker-like for here): [​IMG] The toe area is Elk skin and indredibly soft, the back part is much tougher leather for support.
     

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