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Shoe Porn:  My new Lobbs

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Kai, Dec 30, 2004.

  1. Kai

    Kai Distinguished Member

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    Very nice shoes..
     


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    AlanC Minister of Trad

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    Beautiful and timeless. When you pass them on they will be more attractive than they are now.

    It's interesting to see the carved out shoe tree that you mentioned. I wonder what the purpose is.
     


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    It's just to make the tree a bit lighter, no other reason than that. The material in the center of the tree doesn't add anything but weight.

    And those are gorgeous trees, by the way. I don't know if they're worth the £366 that they cost, but they're beautiful nonetheless.

    Are the shoes really that light in color, or is the camera just playing tricks?
     


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    A Harris Distinguished Member Dubiously Honored

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    How would you say they compare to your Vass bespokes?
     


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    One thing that I didn't see on your sole, but that I've seen in Lobbs both old and new, is a brass plate with initials of owner, right in that space between sole and heel. Did they offer that as a matter of form?

    Great looking shoes.
     


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    Beautiful. Wear them in good health.
     


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    (AlanC @ 30 Dec. 2004, 7:29) It's interesting to see the carved out shoe tree that you mentioned. I wonder what the purpose is.
    It's just to make the tree a bit lighter, no other reason than that. The material in the center of the tree doesn't add anything but weight. And those are gorgeous trees, by the way. I don't know if they're worth the £366 that they cost, but they're beautiful nonetheless. Are the shoes really that light in color, or is the camera just playing tricks?
    The shoes are a tiny bit darker than the pictures show. The flash bulb tends to lighten things up a bit. They are not a very dark brown, however. I would describe them as a dark carmel color. As for how they compare with my Vass bespokes, I must say that my non-expert eye can't really tell the difference in terms of quality. Both the Vass and Lobb shoes are clearly works of art crafted by artisans. I think that the Vass shoes compare well with the Lobbs, which makes the Vass offerings an amazing bargain. As for my initials on the shoes; It wasn't ever brought up. I didn't have any idea that it was even an option.
     


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    I think he would be hoping upon hope that his children don't have feet shaped that way.
     


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    chorse123 Stylish Dinosaur

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    Do the trees really cost £366? That's astonishing.
     


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    mcarthur Stylish Dinosaur

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    Congratulation to Kai on his purchase of his bespoke Lobb cordovan shoes. From your posting of the pictures the shoes look outstanding. Does anybody have any experience on buying bespoke cordovan shoes from Edward Green? If so, could you please post pictures.
     


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    looking good, Kai
     


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    Wonderful, thanks for posting them.
     


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    (AlanC @ 30 Dec. 2004, 5:29) Beautiful and timeless. When you pass them on they will be more attractive than they are now.
    I think he would be hoping upon hope that his children don't have feet shaped that way.
    A little bitter and jealous arent we today. I am really excercising restraint at not making an ad hominem attack here, and I suspect that I am not alone. Truthhurts, you are an ass. (damn, it slipped out) [​IMG] Its the truth, and you know? It felt pretty good. Beautiful shoes Kai, wear them in good health. JJF
     


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    globetrotter Stylish Dinosaur

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    congradulations, those are some very fine shoes.
     


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