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Price of JLP Shoes These Days?

JLibourel

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My wife and I recently saw the critically acclaimed French film "You Will Be My Son." The old family patriarch (who is the "heavy" in the story) is inter alia quite the shoe freak. In an early scene, we see him using cognac to polish his boots. He is particularly a John Lobb fan, and later in the movie he buys his newly discovered protege a pair of JLP RTW . The price given in the movie was 2,900 Euros. I know that Europe has VAT and whatnot, but that seems way out of line. The shoes appeared to be ordinary calfskin, nothing exotic. Most JLPs I see for sale in these part are $1,350 or thereabouts. Was the price exaggerated in the movie for dramatic effect?
 

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I tried on a pair of RTW Boots at the Jermyn St store yesterday and just could not bring myself to pay GBP 920 ( without Trees). Cheap ass that I am, I simply wait for the pre-Sale list usually.
 

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We've been meaning to see Tu Seras Mon Fils -- perchance were you at the Music Box in Chicago? :)
 

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I believe an ordinary calfskin pair were about 2000CHF back about 5 years ago or so in Geneva. Not France but does show variety.
 

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