Sunday, December 4, 2011


Lamb's Club, NYC

words/images Judith Ecochard

JOHN LOBB's Spring 2012 selection of footwear -at the recent media preview-is-as always,  a high-end collection of beautifully crafted footwear (and accessories) for men...

Buckle shoe-one piece leather requires technical know-how to get just right


The 190-step process, often taking weeks and completed by highly trained craftsmen schooled in the traditional leather selection, assembling techniques (by hand!!) and time consuming finishing techniques of old school English bootmakers-that gives life to a John Lobb pair of shoes-guarantee the finest in monk straps, oxfords, derbys, loafers...etc...and with the newer lasts..."a little pointier" for Spring 2012...

A younger take on bespoke quality RTW. The details and proprietary materials including the supple grain leathers- are meticulous executed/selected-and the fluid lines/elegant proportions of the shoes-at any angle...are obvious-even in 2D.

Jermyn III-Black Misty Calf

What we loved besides everything -are the terrific colors---hand applied polish conjuring up deep tonal patinas of navy blue and a complex layered Green Misty Calf --- that can work as a neutral tone for most outfits a guy could wear.

And maintained with John Lobb after care products and services-these exceptional leather and suede kickers will maintain their handsome looks forever.

understated elegance- vamps sewn over the quarters

Extra heel height=a bit dressier

Philip II-oxfords-appropriate for formal and casual ensembles

Perfect-with jeans
dapper and relaxed

Lopez Suede loafers

easy to wear-apron sewn entirely by hand-flexibility and comfort

tobacco suede

wallets and business card holders available

Elegant accessories including this black suede/prune suede coin purse