*Fine- JOHN LOBB Double Monk, “William”; 45D (UK 10.5E)
Special Order, Double Monk
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 John Lobb bespoke shoes start at £5000 for shoes and £1000 for shoe-trees. http://www.johnlobbltd.co.uk/pricelist/
Size Details:Marked UK 10.5E.....thus US 11.5 D......Continental 45D, for the medium width foot..
Original soles lightly worn, new non-slip rubber heels fitted and lightly worn since. Gentlemen with longer experience with Lobb shoes will notice that this is the original version of the William, using a fine grain "Scotch" leather, superior to and more attractive and certainly more durable than the later smooth leather versions of this model. Quite a find in this difficult size.