*JOHN LOBB Antik BESPOKE Shell Cordovan Derby, Circa 1970:42.5D (UK8.5E)

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  • John Lobb

    London
    Antik Custom-Made Shell Cordovan 3-Eyelet Derby (Blucher)
    Circa 1970
    Euro 1850

    Es ist müßig, das Ansehen des Hauses John Lobb zu begründen, sein guter Ruf besteht seit Generationen gleichermaßen für das Familienunternehmen in London wie für die Pariser Niederlassung, die zu Beginn des vorigen Jahrhunderts in Paris eröffnet und 1976 von Hermès übernommen wurde. Die Firma Lobb steht weit über Church´s, Crockett & Jones, Alden, Weston usw., und gemeinsam mit Edward Green und Peal & Co sind sie in der Top Kategorie der weltbesten Schuh-Hersteller zu finden. Konfektions-Schuhe der Firma Lobb befinden sich in der 1100 Euro Kategorie und maßgeschneiderte Schuhe erreichen sogar den drei-oder vierfachen Preis.

    Diese wunderbare Pferdeleder, rahmengenähte Schuhform, mit ganzem Lederfutter und durchgehender „Eiche“-Leder-Sohle sind komplett handgefertigt. Schlagen sie nach in Allan Flusser’s Buch ‘Clothes and the Man’ unter John Lobb, oder in ‘Der Gentleman’ oder in ‘Herrenschuhe’, die 3 verläßlichen Lexika der klassischen Herrenmode.

    Käufer zahlt, EUR 6,90 Versandkosten als versichertes Paket innerhalb Deutschlands. Verkauf ohne Spanner.


    Size Details:

    Die Größe ist in englischer Norm (UK 8,5E) (US 9,5D), was einer deutschen Größe 42,5D (für den mittel-breiten Fuss) entspricht.
  • John Lobb

    London
    Antique Bespoke Shell Cordovan 3-Eyelet Derby (Blucher)
    Circa 1970
    Euro 1850

    Little need be said about this good shoemaker, neither the family run shop in London nor its branch opened in Paris at the beginning of the last century and acquired by Hermès in 1976. John Lobb is of course, the premiere workshop for traditional English Shoes and stands noticeably above even the other superior shoemakers such as Church´s or Crockett & Jones, Alden, Weston etc., and along with Edward Green and (I believe) the old Peal & Co., is in the top category of shoemakers in the world. Ready made shoes from Lobb are in the $1200-1600 category and bespoke shoes like these about three to four times that price. Shoe trees alone are now 465 Pounds Sterling ($600 thereabouts) http://www.johnlobbltd.co.uk/main/pricelist.htm

    The present shoe is a superb example of the great traditions of shoemaking and, for being made of horsehide (Shell Cordovan), a great rarity even among Lobb’s bespoke shoes and a object of history that anticipates by 20 years the great popularity of shell cordovan in Europe today. Considering that Lobb’s bespoke shoes are made by a variety of “cottage” contractors and vary in style of hand-work and construction, a word needs to be said about this particular shoe. The sculpted form of sole and moulded instep are to my eye as close to perfection in shoemaking as I have seen.

    This shoe is a prize for the advanced collector.


    Size Details:

    Unmarked but consistent with a UK 8,5E…..US 9.5D...European 42,5D, for the mid-width foot. Sold without trees.

    Shoe Condition:

    Superb, neuwertig, with minimal wear on any part. As one might expect with the finest quality of horehide, the tops shoe little or no wear. The sole has had a thin protective "topy" sole added (removable) and the heel has been replaced with a new McAfee style combination leather/rubber dovetailed heel....unworn since replacement. Overall this shoe is in remarkable condition for a shoe of any age but for a 40 year old shoe nothing less than astonishing!

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