Thought a few of you may find this interesting... I purchased a pair of Lobb Ltd. Monkstraps from Rebel222 a couple of weeks back. I took a risk with the fit but am pleased to say that they fit me perfectly when they arrived (no funky foot shapes thankfully...). I decided to mail Lobb to find out a bit more about them and they suggested I pop in the shop as I work just round the corner. Popped in there last week and spoke to John Hunter Lobb. Told me that the shoes were made in 1996 as part of a 4 pair order (including a pair of riding boots(!)). They were made for a guy called "Michael S.." (edited for privacy!) who resides in the U.S. They even gave me a brand new shoe box which I was pretty pleased with. I enquired about changing the buckles to silver and he said that there was no set price but that it would probably cost around Â£80.... I must admit, the shop is like nothing else I've ever been in... There's a huge grandfather clock which has a very loud tick-tock and it's like going back in time. They seemed to be quite busy but obviously there were no customers! Anyway sorry for the crappy photos as I only had my mobile with me.