*Very fine – JOHN LOBB Cap-Toe Half Brogue Oxford: 44.5E (UK 10EE) (US 11E)
Size: 44-44.5 [US.10.5-11] [UK 9.5-10}
Styles: Brogues, Oxfords
Cap-Toe Oxford Half Brogue
The Towchester model, one of the half dozen Lobb cap-toes, is available today without brogueing but this brogued version dates from 10 or more years ago and is, in my estimation, superior in build to today’s production, as are many of Lobbs earlier ready-mades. Notice the line of brogueing at the sides of the shoe. Moreover, both the quality of the leather and the uncompromising last make for a wonderful shoe almost on a par with their “Prestige” line. The closed channel Goodyear welt, hand-set nailing at the toe, and combination dove-tailed heels make for a finely made shoe, fully living up to the reputation of this good shoemaker.
Indeed little need be said about this 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 (these are $1640) and John Lobb bespoke shoes start at £5000 for shoes and £1000 for shoe-trees, plus VAT 20%. http://www.johnlobbltd.co.uk/pricelist/
Bespoke shoes about three times that price, $5000. Shoe trees are now 744 Pounds Sterling plus VAT 20%. ($1300). thereabouts)http://www.johnlobbltd.co.uk/main/pricelist.htm
Size Details:Marked UK 10EE.....US 11E.....44.5E, for the medium to somewhat wider foot. Please feel free to address me with any size questions.
All original and very lightly worn. Sold withour trees but fitted trees are available upon request.