Updated w/ After Pics // Need Restoration Advice for Thrift-Store John Lobb Shoes

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by DavidWatts, Nov 1, 2011.

  1. contactme_11

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    Awesome deal. I would bring them to an excellent cobbler and have him clean them up.
     
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    Wouldn't this just be a hoot...
     
  3. Germanicus

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    Why mess around on your own? Send them to Lobb for a recraft, which would probably work wonders. You could also send Hunter Lobb an e-mail, I think he's been quite helpful with older shoes in the past.
     
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    It would also work around £500 worth of wonder on the OP's wallet.

    Why spend that much money recrafting a pair of shoes which were made for someone else's feet?
     
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    If they fit him well enough, why not? As I wrote, I'd get in contact with Lobb and ask them about it.
     
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    £500 is a bit ridiculous for recrafting, especially on such an old pair of shoes. Not to say that I won't spend it that when I need to recraft my pair of John Lobbs...
     
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    I just wish I found Lobb's in the thrift store!
     
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    +1, the closest I've found to any quality was a pair of aldens that were almost perfect.
     
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  10. GusW

    GusW Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    This

    +1


     
  11. fritzl

    fritzl Senior member

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    imo, it's not.
     
  12. Ich_Dien

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    TBH I'd see that as stupid and rather put the money towards a pair of EG/Cleverleys that fit absolutely perfect and were brand new.

    Clean up the Lobbs yourself, save the money, accept they'll never be as good as new or fit you perfectly as they were made for someone else and move on.
     
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  13. bengal-stripe

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    You've changed your tune. So, you don't recommend your Austrian wood-pegged repairs any more.
    At least, no one can accuse you of being prejudiced. :D :D :D






     
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    tbh, why that? you'll never get the same quality.


    that's a blo.dy stupid comment.
     
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    stfu, it's useless.
     

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