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John Lobb, London

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John Lobb Bootmaker is a company that manufactures and retails a luxury brand of shoes and boots mainly for men, but also for women. Leather goods such as wallets and belts are also available. Founded by John Lobb (1829-95), John Lobb Bootmaker has been in business since 1866 in London and 1902 in Paris.In 1976, John Lobb Paris shop was acquired by the Hermès Group, but the London bespoke workshop at 9 St James's Street, John Lobb Ltd, remains family-owned and continues to operate independently. Hermès have developed the John Lobb ready-to-wear shoes around the world. The two companies continue to maintain their bespoke shoe-making tradition with the Lobb family workshop in London and the Hermès owned workshop in Paris.HistoryJohn Lobb opened a shop in London in 1866 and produced footwear for European royalty.Following the success of the London base, John Lobb opened a shop in Paris in 1902.In 1976, Hermès was allowed to use the John Lobb name. Only about 100 pairs of ready-to-wear shoes are finished per day. The original, family-owned Lobb still handmakes shoes one pair at a time. Until the 1980s, John Lobb operated only custom-made activity in London and in Paris. From 1982 onwards, the ready-to-wear activity has complemented the made to measure, and distribution has extended.The London company was the subject of a 1945 British Pathé fillm, Shoes For The Famous, and an episode of the June 2016 BBC Four documentary series, Handmade: By Royal Appointment.
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  • Maybe I bought in Japan come to go to the John Lobb of London clerk is so frank, so I bought worth going feel about 3 percent cheaper than Japan and
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  • Knocking around without advertising, and like a tree-lined street of Ginza walk down found John Lobb shoes or feet have wanted to go to London head office, headed by taxi drivers Show map and looked for the hard to find Décor is Japan and buy a similar pair was crowded in there and ended up buying one worth going to watch a little regret like shoes and
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  • Mr. Kovacs (the store manager) and the team are extremely knowledgeable, helpful and well mannered. And of course, the quality of the products speak for themselves.
  • Excellent customer service, will to go the extra mile to keep clientele happy
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