The Shoe Snob Blog

January 18, 2012

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Today’s Favorites – John Lobb Saddle Shoes

I never tire of seeing how many different ways a saddle shoe can be executed, especially when the color combinations are quite bold and unusual, such as this model by John Lobb. Buts what’s funny about it is that I plucked this from a French website (Souliers), thinking that it was some bespoke (or at least MTO) model, as the title of the photo had the word ‘customisee,’ (apparently I am much worse at French than I thought) but then noticed the big, fat circled “R” on the inside which usually indicates a reject model. If these are both the case, it’s such a shame…I wonder what the customer did not like about them? Nevertheless, I find them stunning and would gladly take them off John Lobb’s hands……(it’s nice to dream about being rich). In particular, what I find most appealing and unique is the perforations on the saddle. To me, they are simply and effortlessly amazing! Something that is so small in design yet so big in separating itself from the others….that’s what good design is all about….!

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