Bespoke John Lobb Paris Black Suede Monkstrap - Size 9UK LIKE NEW
Bespoke John Lobb Paris Black Suede Monkstrap - Size 9UK LIKE NEW

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John Lobb is a giant in the world of shoemaking. In 1851 a young man from Cornwall named John Lobb went to London to become an apprentice bootmaker. Later on​,​ after he journeyed through Australia during the Gold Rush​,​ he became a sensation by creating a bespoke boot for the Prince of Wales​,​ without ever meeting him (he only saw a print of the Prince's feet in the mud). In 1863​,​ he was the official bootmaker for the Prince​,​ and founded his shop on Regent Street in 1866. Three years later​,​ he opened a second shop in Paris. From the late 19th century to the 1970's​,​ the name John Lobb was already a legend. Shoes from the bespoke shoemaker were worn by the Royal Family (Prince Charles is a regular customers since the 1960's)​,​ head of states​,​ Hollywood stars and singers like Fred Astaire and Frank Sinatra​,​ and other celebrities like Jacky Kennedy and Aristote Onassis. When ready-to-wear became the norm​,​ the company struggled and decided to sell parts of its operation to the Hermès group. In 1976​,​ Hermès acquired the Parisian shop and the global licensing rights for John Lobb​,​ except for the bespoke shop in London (John Lobb Ltd. Bootmaker​,​ on 9 St James Street​,​ still owned by the family and now run by Jonathan Lobb and his brothers​,​ the fifth-generation of Lobb). In 1982​,​ the first ready-to-wear collection of John Lobb Paris was born​,​ with classic models such as the Lopez Loafer​,​ the City II Oxford​,​ the William Double-Monk​,​ and countless more. The Parisian bespoke shop​,​ 32 Rue Mogador​,​ continues to produce perhaps the best bespoke shoes in the world​,​ entirely handmade​,​ with the best leather. I'm proposing a beautiful bespoke model from John Lobb Paris. It is a black suede Monkstrap with a silver buckle. The buckle is placed very high​,​ creating the look of a whole-cut. The shoe itself has a curve​,​ that follows exactly the shape of the foot​,​ creating a very sharp silhouette​,​ without going too far. Made less than three years ago​,​ according to the individual serial number​,​ it is in excellent condition and has barely been worn. You can still see the iconic LOBB stamp on both the soles and heels. It works very well with a business suit for a sunny day (I highly recommend a light grey or a prince of wales glen check​,​ or a navy blue pinstripes)​,​ as well as more casual looks with a navy blazer​,​ and white linen trousers during the summer. A bespoke pair by John Lobb Paris starts at 7800 euros​,​ without the 800 euros bespoke shoe trees. The waiting time is between 6 months and a year for a pair. The size is approximately a 9UK​/​43EU. Check the measurements below to be sure it fits you: Length left shoe: 30​,​8cm Length right shoe: 30​,​7cm Width left shoe: 10​,​3cm Width right shoe: 11cm The quality is equivalent to the following bespoke houses: - In England: John Lobb Ltd Bootmaker​,​ Nikolaus Tuczek​,​ George Cleverley​,​ Henri Maxwell​,​ Foster & Son - In Italy: Gatto​,​ Stefano Bemer - In France: Aubercy Bespoke​,​ Corthay Bespoke​,​ Dimitri Gomez (Crockett & Jones Bespoke)​,​ Philippe Atienza​,​ Stephane Jimenez​,​ - In Japan: Yohei Fukuda​,​ Tye Shoemaker If you have questions regarding the shoes​,​ don't hesitate to ask.

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Footwear size - UK: 9

Condition: Excellent

Fabrication: Bespoke

Colour: Black

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