*Vintage Bespoke JOHN LOBB Brogued Monk Strap Kiltie Loafer: 42D (UK 8E)
Size: 42-42.5 [US.9-9.5] [UK 8-8.5]
Styles: Brogues, Collectors Shoes/Object d'Art, Custom-Bespoke-Maas, Loafers, Monk Straps
St. James, London
Bespoke Brogued Monk Strap, Kiltie Loafer
The present shoe dates from the 1980s, and is, in my opinion, one of the most unusual models produced by this good shoemaker, an exceeding fancy loafer obviously made to the specifications of a very particular client. Notice the shape of the wing-tip, the perforations at the margin of the kiltie and, of course, the strap and buckle. Nothing is missing on this shoe. This goes far beyond any ordinary loafer both in form and build quality. Very nice too, to find it in this relatively small size….doubly rare! I have only seen two examples of this model in my entire career.
For the gentleman who would consider owning such a shoe, nothing need be added about the shoemaker, except to say that there is little comparison between this shoe and modern Lobbs, even the bespoke variety. If you have not experienced a great custom-made shoe in the old style, one that today would be in the Euro 4000 category -the fit, the feel, the cradling of the foot- here is an opportunity to do so at little cost.
Size Details:As a custom-made shoe this is unmarked as to size but consistent with a UK8E......US 9D.......European 42D, for the medium width foot.
Recently restored with high-profile rubber double sole and raised non-slip combination heels....and never worn since.