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    yes, something v similar, (this sort of footwear has also become popular with the hipsters in Hoxton/Clerkenwell borders of London in the last few years where all the creatives work) It was also acceptable to wear a tweed suit back in the day on the Friday in chilly months. Not exactly dress down Friday, as you were still expected to look like the Dog's Bx.

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    hunt derby for walking in the woods in style


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    Quote Originally Posted by Lionel View Post
    For the classic black cap toe oxford, John Lobb City !
    Quote Originally Posted by Lionel View Post
    You can easily find them in the US
    Did some digging and found out there are two variations of John Lobb.

    John Lobb London/St. James (the original store in London still owned by the family - bespoke)

    John Lobb everywhere else (based on the original Paris store - same family but different branch - then sold name to Hermes - ready to wear)

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    Quote Originally Posted by NYCfixie View Post
    Did some digging and found out there are two variations of John Lobb.

    John Lobb London/St. James (the original store in London still owned by the family - bespoke)

    John Lobb everywhere else (based on the original Paris store - same family but different branch - then sold name to Hermes - ready to wear)
    Yes, the Paris/Hermes shop also does bespoke.

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    Just a quick plug here for AE. My old leather soled Overlord's were getting really tired. multiple holes in the leather soles, heel worn down to the wood, leather dry and cracking. Sent them off to AE for a re-crafting. decided to go a little different since these are casual/bis casual shoes and pop for the blue dianite soles, make them a little more weather proof. less than 2 weeks later get the email. sweet!



    shoe.JPG





    Also worth watching this cool vid:


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    Love the Bold/Blue Dainite sole choice.

    I really wanted to go with the Olive Dainite on the Suede Leeds (example below - store display) I special ordered at the recent trunk show but the sales associate said he did not know how because it was too new and once he called customer service that Monday it was too late...custom order was already processing.






    Quote Originally Posted by AngryScientist View Post
    Just a quick plug here for AE. My old leather soled Overlord's were getting really tired. multiple holes in the leather soles, heel worn down to the wood, leather dry and cracking. Sent them off to AE for a re-crafting. decided to go a little different since these are casual/bis casual shoes and pop for the blue dianite soles, make them a little more weather proof. less than 2 weeks later get the email. sweet!



    shoe.JPG


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    I was just cleaning the muck off my "shoe" collection and realized my seven have become:

    10" LL Bean boots

    Hunter rain boots

    Lowa Renegade GTX

    Frye "Prison" boots

    Red Wing boots

    Cole Haan loafers

    On trail running shoes

    I need more canvas pants.
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    I need to be in Manhattan for a quick 48 hour turn-around.

    Any other shops worth stopping by to try on some shoes/boots (in order of decreasing cost per pair):

    Alden (Made in USA - not far from me in the Boston area)
    Carmina (made in Spain)
    Thursday Boots (and shoes - made in China)
    Meermin (same family as Carmina but made in China and finished in Spain)


    I really like Norwegian split toe styled shoes for business casual and keep coming back to these:

    Alden Norwegian Split Toe Blucher Brown Calfskin 968 $617


    Carmina Norwegian Derby $475


    Meermin Norwegian Blucher Split Toe 101610 $200

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    I’m partial to the JM Weston split-toe “Chasse” or “Demi-chasse” Derbys. The Demi-chasse is more of a town shoe, whereas the Chasse is for hunting or walking in the woods in style, like Lionel’s Lobbs.

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    An enthusiastic 2 Thumbs Up for AE and the re-crafting. I had badly scarred a pair of shoes in a fall on a cement staircase and they brought them back to life in about 2 weeks for $125 IIRC. Just walk into any store to drop them off. There are two locations in Manhattan I believe....one on Madison near Tourneau....relatively small shop but packed with nice shoes.

    I have two pair that date back to '96 still going strong.

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    Quote Originally Posted by happycampyer View Post
    I’m partial to the JM Weston split-toe “Chasse” or “Demi-chasse” Derbys. The Demi-chasse is more of a town shoe, whereas the Chasse is for hunting or walking in the woods in style, like Lionel’s Lobbs.
    Do you prefer JM Weston because of quality, style, or both?

    I am initially leaning towards the Alden because of quality and I already have 2 pair of high-vamp loafers and 2 pair of cap-toe bluchers that work well for me from a fit standpoint. I am concerned that the Carmina which have a good reputation may be too narrow with UK sizing and European style/fit (as well as the less expensive made in China Meermin).


    Is it this one?
    THE HALF-HUNT DERBY


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    Yes, thatís the one. The storm welt on the full Chasse makes for a less formal shoe imo, and the soles are super thick. I just like the fit of Westons, and the workmanship is superb. If youíre in NY, I would pass by the Weston store, and Leffot while youíre at it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by happycampyer View Post
    Yes, that’s the one. The storm welt on the full Chasse makes for a less formal shoe imo, and the soles are super thick. I just like the fit of Westons, and the workmanship is superb. If you’re in NY, I would pass by the Weston store, and Leffot while you’re at it.
    I am very tempted by these Alden x Leffot Grove Derby they have on special pre-order.
    (I have nothing like them)


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    Weston quality is not what it used to be but the chasse are still made the right way. he picture I posted above are actually Weston chasse.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NYCfixie View Post
    I need to be in Manhattan for a quick 48 hour turn-around.

    Any other shops worth stopping by to try on some shoes/boots (in order of decreasing cost per pair):
    https://www.johnlobb.com/en_us/store...ntry=0&store=0

    New Store - New York | Crockett & Jones

    Find your J.M. Weston store.

    Also go to BERGDORF GOODMAN for a good selection of Bontoni and Berluti

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lionel View Post
    Weston quality is not what it used to be but the chasse are still made the right way. he picture I posted above are actually Weston chasse.
    That’s too bad to hear. The last pair I bought was probably 20 years ago. And I thought those looked like the Chasse (which makes sense since that’s what they are!) but I recall you being more of a Lobb fan as between the two French makers...

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    Quote Originally Posted by happycampyer View Post
    That’s too bad to hear. The last pair I bought was probably 20 years ago. And I thought those looked like the Chasse (which makes sense since that’s what they are!) but I recall you being more of a Lobb fan as between the two French makers...
    I still get a pair of Weston once in a while but their basic model like the 180 loafer and the demi-chasse last about 1/3 of the time they used to. The chasse is still a tank and given the fact that they cost 3x what the other models do I am guessing is still made the way it was in the past.

    Oh and Lobb is british :) I am/was a fan even though the new stuff is questionable style wise !

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    Is it? From my (minimal) research it appears Lobb on St. James is "British" and owned by the original family but everything else is owned by Hermes so different styles, construction, and distribution. Different companies = different products.






    Quote Originally Posted by Lionel View Post
    Oh and Lobb is british :) I am/was a fan even though the new stuff is questionable style wise !
    Quote Originally Posted by NYCfixie View Post
    Did some digging and found out there are two variations of John Lobb.

    John Lobb London/St. James (the original store in London still owned by the family - bespoke)

    John Lobb everywhere else (based on the original Paris store - same family but different branch - then sold name to Hermes - ready to wear)

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    It is owned by Hermes but British and made in England (for the ready to wear), bespoke is made in Paris.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AngryScientist View Post
    Just a quick plug here for AE. My old leather soled Overlord's were getting really tired. multiple holes in the leather soles, heel worn down to the wood, leather dry and cracking. Sent them off to AE for a re-crafting. decided to go a little different since these are casual/bis casual shoes and pop for the blue dianite soles, make them a little more weather proof. less than 2 weeks later get the email. sweet!

    Thought you might be interested and on sale too.

    Hamilton Cap-Toe Oxford Dress Boot



    Patton Cap-Toe Boot with Dainite Rubber Sole - Limited Edition!

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