Shoe Porn:  My new Lobbs

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

  1. jcusey

    jcusey Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Well, it seems almost reasonable when you consider that the shoes themselves have a base price of £1900. And remember that the shoe trees aren's stock: they're made from the same lasts that Kai's shoes were made from. The price is outrageous, but no more outrageous than any of John Lobb's prices. You can see the pricelist here.
     
  2. STYLESTUDENT

    STYLESTUDENT Senior member

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    You'll appreciate the high level of taste (truly classic) in the selection long after the price has become irrelevant. Enjoy them in the new year.
     
  3. Mike C.

    Mike C. Senior member

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    While agreed that the shoes are beautiful, it dosen't matter that much. You can get a decent RTW shoe that looks exactly the same for about $300. Most importantly how do they FEEL? IMO the bespoke experience is all about fit and not so much about look. Congrats on the purchase.
     
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    johnapril Senior member

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    Sorry to go against the flock.  I'm sure they're comfortable and all.  Otherwise, (and I hate to say this because you waited so long and probably paid through the teeth), they're sort of...of...how to say it?

    Certain explanations require the work of Silvano Lattanzi.
     
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    chocoball Senior member

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    John Lobb took a whole year to deliver?? Wow.
     
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    marc37 Senior member

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    That's is the way Kai requested it. He had a really old shoe maker (the slowest Lobb worker) make the shoes. Kai can tell you all about it.
     
  7. Steve B.

    Steve B. Go Spurs Go

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    Beautiful, classic, timelessly elegant Kai... I'm assuming they did the fitting in London? Jon, I'm with you on the donkey reference. [​IMG]
     
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    AlanC Minister of Trad

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    Classic, elegant and timeless? Not showy or designed to scream for attention? A unique twist (cordovan)? You're welcome for the help. [​IMG]
     
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    bengal-stripe Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I remember from a previous post, that Kai had his measurements taken at the London St James's shop.

    No fittings.
    They do not do fittings at John Lobb's...
    That's what they're famous for, or maybe infamous.
     
  10. johnapril

    johnapril Senior member

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    (johnapril @ 31 Dec. 2004, 6:03) Sorry to go against the flock. Â I'm sure they're comfortable and all. Â Otherwise, (and I hate to say this because you waited so long and probably paid through the teeth), they're sort of...of...how to say it?
    Classic, elegant and timeless? Not showy or designed to scream for attention? A unique twist (cordovan)? You're welcome for the help. [​IMG]
    I wasn't going to put it that way. Besides, I asked for Silvano Lattanzi's help. You're not Silvano Lattanzi. You're AlanC. You're AlanC from Dixie. Whoppee.
     
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    FIHTies Senior member Affiliate Vendor

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    Donkey nothing...I was able to control myself before the second half of the word came out... [​IMG] JJF
     
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    Alexis Senior member

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    Watch where you step in those things.
     
  13. Steve B.

    Steve B. Go Spurs Go

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    Definitely testy...

    Sorry, Alan for me it is classic and elegant, but what do I know???
     
  14. Greenhundred

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    The shoes are outstanding with that typical Lobb understatement. So it took a year to make them,- it takes at least  nine months for a woman to make a child, at least you know where you are with shoes.

    This urge for instant gratification leaves nothing to the more reflective qualities which can only develop with patience and relection. I look forward one day to a pair of bespoke Lobb. I have 2 pairs of Lobb, alas, not bespoke but nevertheless  a treasure.
     
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