*JOHN LOBB (London) BESPOKE Patent Leather Opera Pump: 41-41.5D

220.00

SOLD to Herren A. V., St. Gallen
  • John Lobb
    London
    Vintage Bespoke Opera Pump
    Euro 220

    This is a much desired earlier product with three Royal Warrants. Five years after the death of the Queen Mother in 2002, her seal had to be removed, leaving the present two.

    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. Lobb shoes are thought to be the height of luxury by some and, while this may be an exaggeration, they certainly deserve a reputation for quality, comfort, elegance and quiet good taste (when as in this case they refrain for their excursions into misbegotten modern designs). The fit and finish of this pair is beyond excellent. These are not to be confused with the ubiquitous Lobb ready-mades; these are bespoke shoes, custom made by hand at significant cost. It is worth a visit to Lobb’s website to put prices for shoes from this most famous shoemaker in the world in perspective. http://www.johnlobbltd.co.uk/main/pricelist.htm It is useful to understand the economics surrounding Lobb’s custom made shoes. You can buy this shoe here for the price of a ready-made Lobb, wear it for a decade or two and, if you have maintained it properly, sell it for more than you paid for it, just as it probably costs less new in 1970 than you are paying for it now!

    John Lobb bespoke shoes start at £5000 for shoes and £1000 for shoe-trees. http://www.johnlobbltd.co.uk/pricelist/

    An historical note: You are soon to be in the company of Winston Churchill, Somerset Maugham, Charles de Gaulle, Alfred Hitchcock, J. Paul Getty, and Gregory Peck. Not to mention likes of The Prince of Wales and Hugh Grant and a smattering of discerning female clients -Jacqueline Kennedy and Katharine Hepburn, bless them, for example, were faithful customers.


    Size Details:

    Unmarked as to size. By my measurements: UK 7-7.5E.....US 8-8.5D....Continental 41-41.5D, for the medium width foot.

    Shoe Condition:

    A noble ruin. This is a good example of the result of poor maintenance. Patent leather is fragile to begin with and, after many years, many evenings out, many parties and the owner's valet being on permanent vacation, these shoes have had to be replaced with another pair from Lobb at today's not inconsiderable prices. Nevertheless, still serviceable, these are the ideal pair for someone who treasures antiquity.

  • John Lobb
    London
    Vintage Bespoke Opera Pump 
    Euro 220

    Es ist müßig das hohe Ansehen des Hauses John Lobb zu0 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.

    Lobb’s Schuhe werden von manchen als Non-Plus-Ultra in Sachen Luxus angesehen – was vielleicht etwas übertrieben ist – ganz gewiss aber verdienen sie Ihre Reputation was Qualität, Comfort, Eleganz und dezenten, guten Geschmack betrifft (wenn Lobb sich, wie in diesem Fall, nicht zu Exkursionen in scheusslichem, modernem Design hinreissen lässt). Die Passform und Verarbeitung dieses Custom-Made/Bespoke Paares ist exzellent.

    Dazu eine historische Anmerkung: bald befinden Sie sich in bester Gesellschaft mit Winston Churchill, Somerset Maugham, Charles de Gaulle, Alfred Hitchcock, J. Paul Getty, Gregory Peck – nicht zu sprechen von heutiger Kundschaft, wie etwa dem Prince of Wales oder Hugh Grant.Auch befinden Sie sich in charmanter Nähe solcher anspruchsvoller Damen wie Jacqueline Kennedy and Katharine Hepburn – beide treue Kundinnen von Lobb.

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


    Size Details:

    Continental 41-41.5D, fuer den mittel-breiten Fuss.

    Shoe Condition:

    Ka­ta­s­t­ro­phal.

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