Poor man's John Lobbs?

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by coatandthai, May 29, 2006.

  1. coatandthai

    coatandthai Senior member

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    I saw this pic in the "most beautiful shoe" thread and wanted to compare to my recent purchase from Lance (virtualclotheshorse). Admittedly, a mere imitation for those of us who are "resource challenged," but at least a passing resemblance.
    John Lobb "Derwent"
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    Certo double monk strap
    http://www.styleforum.net/attachment...1&d=1148924443
     


  2. designprofessor

    designprofessor Senior member

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    They look good to me. Importantly, how do they feel / fit / work?
     


  3. jcusey

    jcusey Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I'm pretty sure that Lance's Certo shoes are actually made by Borgioli with Blake/Rapid construction. They look to me to be a very good deal, and the shoes that you received are very attractive. I hope that they fit well, too.
     


  4. AlanC

    AlanC Minister of Trad

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    I think John Lobb has been the cause of many a poor man...

    (nice Certos!)
     


  5. aportnoy

    aportnoy Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I think John Lobb has been the cause of many a poor man...

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  6. j

    j (stands for Jerk) Admin

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    I've seen these Certos in person and they are very, very nice looking. Made me wish I had gotten a pair when he had my size.
     


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