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November 14, 2016

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MTO John Lobb William – Brilliant!!

Just in case you can’t tell, that is green pebble grain on the left….beautiful! The other day I was frequenting my favorite street, Jermyn St. (as I often do), seeing what the haps was on the latest and greatest. I walked by John Lobb’s shop and was blown away by what I was seeing in their window display. Not only was there red suede double monks, but even more unique and impressive was the deep […]

Lobb by Dandy Shoe Care

A bit of patina always adds to the character of a shoe. This John Lobb, albeit somewhat interesting before hand, looks so much better after Alexander (of Dandy Shoe Care) added a bit of life to it by touching up the red part with a bit of black blotching. Before it was almost a bit of reddish orange and while interesting (on a positive viewpoint) was also a bit garish. But adding a bit of […]

September 1, 2014

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John Lobb Paris Bespoke – A Cut Above

I have always liked John Lobb Paris, but if I am going to be really really honest, none of their shoes have ever really WOWED me. They make a beautifully well made shoes, and of course the museum calf selection is lovely, but as far as shoes that truly stand out from the rest, I think that they just have a derby model that is probably my favorite among all derbies. Otherwise at that pricepoint, […]

September 17, 2012

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John Lobb x Paul Smith = Absolute Greatness!

I know that I have been on a roll with my ‘How To Become A Shoe Designer’ thread, but as many people may not want to become one, nor really care to read about it, I figured I would give it a week’s rest and instead touch on another subject that I find to be quite an appealing project within the shoe industry. So, that being, for those of you whom may not know, September […]

July 20, 2012

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Shoes Of The Week – John Lobb Paris Bespoke

I have always been curious as to the making of a John Lobb Paris bespoke shoe and just recently my curiosity managed to get fulfilled as a customer just so happened to have a pair that he wanted shined. A lovely pair at that, so needless to say, I was quite excited to shine them up and see how they would turn up. The leather was superb, the making was flawless and as you would […]

May 22, 2012

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Today’s Favorites – John Lobb Wingtip Brogue

Picture Courtesy of Steps & Style Today has been a manic day and therefore I will not be writing much, as I don’t have a lot of spare time, but in reality, what there is there to say? This pair of John Lobbs (Paris) is absolutely epic, as they always are are….I tell you, that while JLP would not be in my favorite, I can really say that I have ever been less than amazed […]

March 28, 2012

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Today’s Favorites – John Lobb

This shoe, by John Lobb, called ‘Abbey’ just might be my all-time favorite shoe ever created by the illustrious maker. There are many things that draw me to it. First off, the fact that I feel that it cannot really be labeled. It’s hard to create a shoe that does not really fall into one of the common categories, at least not a classic shoe. Maybe some awful trendy shoe that is such a concoction […]