Shoe Porn:  My new Lobbs

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

  1. AlanC

    AlanC Minister of Trad

    Messages:
    7,805
    Likes Received:
    66
    Joined:
    Nov 7, 2003
    Location:
    Heart of America
    Generally pretension and Hoosier don't mix well, but you seem to have it figured out. Congratulations. [​IMG]
     


  2. Fabienne

    Fabienne Senior member

    Messages:
    2,030
    Likes Received:
    2
    Joined:
    Dec 16, 2004


  3. johnapril

    johnapril Senior member

    Messages:
    5,663
    Likes Received:
    6
    Joined:
    Sep 28, 2004
    Originally Posted by johnapril,01 Jan. 2005, 6:32
    You're AlanC. You're AlanC from Dixie. Whoppee.
    Generally pretension and Hoosier don't mix well, but you seem to have it figured out. Congratulations. [​IMG]
    AlanC, check your dictionary on the usage of pretension. Â Also, I was not born in Indiana. Sorry for being saucy. [​IMG]
     


  4. AlanC

    AlanC Minister of Trad

    Messages:
    7,805
    Likes Received:
    66
    Joined:
    Nov 7, 2003
    Location:
    Heart of America
    I choose meaning #3.
     


  5. Fabienne

    Fabienne Senior member

    Messages:
    2,030
    Likes Received:
    2
    Joined:
    Dec 16, 2004
    (johnapril @ 01 Jan. 2005, 8:07) AlanC, check your dictionary on the usage of pretension.
    I choose meaning #3.
    Come on, guys, let's go back to those Pierre Corthay shoes. I'm reposting the site. These shoes are art. There is depth to the leather. The colors are alive. They are cognac, and marquetry furniture from Versailles. The shape languorously hugs the foot while holding its head up with serenity. http://www.davidphenry.com/stock/stock006.htm
     


  6. Horace

    Horace Senior member

    Messages:
    1,447
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Sep 28, 2004
    I'll finish the sentence for you:  classic, an objet d'art.


    Edit: Old AlanC, StevenB, et al., beat me to it.
     


  7. Kai

    Kai Senior member

    Messages:
    3,207
    Likes Received:
    800
    Joined:
    Aug 16, 2003
    Originally Posted by Steve B.,01 Jan. 2005, 5:10
    Definitely testy...
    http://www.davidphenry.com/stock/stock006.htm
    Those are beautiful shoes. Â The two on the ends I really like. Â The two in the center aren't quite my style. Â The lasts look a bit like the newer Vass lasts (the two on the left.) Â [​IMG]
     


  8. marc37

    marc37 Senior member

    Messages:
    986
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Jun 14, 2004
    Location:
    VICTORIA AUSTRALIA.


  9. chocoball

    chocoball Senior member

    Messages:
    145
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Aug 2, 2004
    Location:
    China
    I like the shape of the shoe, second on the left.....the black wingtips with medallion. They seem slimmer in the waist, and have a longer, more elegant, continental shape in the toe.
     


  10. AlanC

    AlanC Minister of Trad

    Messages:
    7,805
    Likes Received:
    66
    Joined:
    Nov 7, 2003
    Location:
    Heart of America
    The two outer Corthay's are, indeed, lovely. The inner two look ready for NFL This Sunday.

    One of the lovely things about bespoke shoes is that you can get what you want. It seems that Kai did just that, and did a beautiful job.

    Kai, has Lobb worked with shell cordovan very much? I would think the brown shell cordovan would certainly be a rarity for them.
     


  11. Kai

    Kai Senior member

    Messages:
    3,207
    Likes Received:
    800
    Joined:
    Aug 16, 2003
    It's true, Lobb doesn't do a lot of shell cordovan.  

    When I ordered the shoes, the cobbler I worked with told me that they find working with shell cordovan quite difficult.  Cutting, in particular, presents some problems for them, as they can't use their standard patterns, and it is more difficult to get perfectly matched leather.  He also said that it is easier to ruin shell cordovan leather when stitching it.  

    When I asked him if he would discourage me from buying shell cordovan shoes, his response was, "No, these are our problems, you don't need to worry about them.  You just pick the shoes you want."  

    I picked brown shell cordovan, because I'd not seen an Oxford done in brown shell cordovan before that was not a Blucher style.  I wanted something unique, and bespoke was the only option.
     


  12. naturlaut

    naturlaut Senior member

    Messages:
    565
    Likes Received:
    1
    Joined:
    Feb 27, 2003
    Always an admirer of your taste. Enjoy your new shoes.

    I noticed that the lining has changed now to an off-white . Is the insole one-piece from heel to toe or the usual glued heel-to-waist?
     


  13. marc237

    marc237 Senior member

    Messages:
    2,381
    Likes Received:
    1
    Joined:
    Apr 4, 2004
    Kai-

    Great shoes. I am so jealous.

    Note to self: It scares me that I now actually study and enjoy photos of hinged shoe trees. I mean beautiful shoes are one thing, but shoe trees.
     


  14. Fabienne

    Fabienne Senior member

    Messages:
    2,030
    Likes Received:
    2
    Joined:
    Dec 16, 2004
    At the risk of sounding ignorant: I wish someone could explain to me why this designer is so popular. To me, the design is rather plain and unimaginative. But I must be missing something. Is it the particular fit, or simply the admiration for the work that goes into making them? I don't mean to insult anyone, I'm curious, as with anything.
     


  15. 4Mica

    4Mica Senior member

    Messages:
    526
    Likes Received:
    3
    Joined:
    Feb 19, 2004
    Location:
    Las Vegas, NV
    ...
     
    Last edited: Aug 22, 2011


Share This Page

Styleforum is proudly sponsored by