*NEW – JOHN LOBB “Adelaide” “Fiddle Vamp” Cap-Toe Oxford Brogue: 46.5D.
Cap-Toe “Fiddle Vamp” Oxford Brogue
The Adelaide model is available today without brogueing but this brogued version of 10 or more years ago is, in my estimation, not only one of the most elegant shoes ever produced by Lobb but superior in build to today’s production. Both the quality of the leather and the uncompromising last -notice the almost spade shaped sole- make for a wonderful shoe almost on a par with their current bespoke shoes. The fiddle shaped vamp is particularly pleasing.
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 $1400-1800 category and bespoke shoes about three times that price, $6000. Shoe trees are now 744 Pounds Sterling plus VAT 20%. ($1300). thereabouts)http://www.johnlobbltd.co.uk/main/pricelist.htm
Size Details:Marked UK 12E.....US 12.5D.....46.5D, for the medium width foot. Please feel free to address me with any size questions.
New and unworn. This is provided with a full rubber heel and (removeable) toe protector.