Thursday, September 11, 2008

Lobb at first sight

How can Mr.Hare put this? Mr. Hare has quite literally been salivating over the John Lobb shoe collection. John Lobb is a British bootmaking firm with a long shoe making tradition and royal warrants to boast.

In 1976, the company reknowned for it's made to measure service, was bought by luxury house, Hermes. In 1982, the first ready to wear collection was launched.

Despite being ready to wear, the production process for each pair of shoes is so involved the factory still only manage an output of around 100 pairs a day.
The original John Lobb London store in St. James Street has been described in Esquire as "The most beautiful shoe shop in the world." The store still operates a bespoke shoe service in the old tradition. This short film places you right there.

To see more of the ready to wear visit
To see the bespoke lines visit

Click on the title of this post to see another interesting short film about the ready to wear shoe making process involved in the modern Hermes owned John Lobb company.
Mr. Hare is giddy. It must be Lobb.

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