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Since the mid-1800s, John Lobb has had a rich heritage of crafting bespoke boots and footwear for men. Not many know this, but the brand is so well respected that in the late 70s Hermès decided to acquire the company. Rather than limit the access to these hand-made shoes, they began a ready-to-wear collection in 1981.
The fall 2011 collection, which will arrive in July, continues to maintain the classic sophistication and caliber of excellence we've come to expect from a Lobb creation. Whether you're looking for a monk strap or a suede loafer, this season does not disappoint. New silhouettes to note: a chukka in all leather as well as options in mixed materials and a dark brown leather double buckle monk, but this time in a boot. Another highlight is a monk made from a single piece of suede—imagine peeling an orange in one piece. Now that's showing some skills!
· John Lobb [Official Site]