DISCOVER THE NEW SPECIAL EDITION TO CELEBRATE St. CRISPIN DAY
Every year bootmakers honour St. Crispin, their patron saint. Since 1996, John Lobb has seen St. Crispin’s Day, on 25th October, as the perfect opportunity to create one limited edition design, unveiled globally.
In keeping with the spirit of this tradition, John Lobb has designed and crafted for this year another unique limited edition, a celebration of their know-how.
In the workshops the process begins with sketches made by the Artistic Director. The choice of style, shape, leather and sole are essential in the development stages of each of these vintage models. This is shown by the fact that it may take as long as a year between the start of the creative process and the final model.
The John Lobb 2014, to be unveiled on October 25th 2014, signals a return to the classic, as a plain toe capped oxford with an ‘Adelaide’ cut, made on the 7000 last. This particular style of Oxford combines the vamp and quarters to form one piece giving a seamless inside and outside waist and an uninterrupted flow in these areas where the sole meets the waist.
This style is created using the John Lobb Prestige process, one that imparts the appearance of a made to measure: the most perfect style that can be made as ready to wear. Finely wheeled welts, hand sculptured waists, tapered heels and rounded sole bottoms at the waist all combine to give the ultimate in lightness and comfort.
The iconic ‘Brun Lobb’ colour is achieved by the subtle blend of special creams and waxes. The inside of the shoes are lined with fine Calf skin in a Chocolate colour. It is also available in Black, lined in Deep Grey.
The John Lobb 2014 is supplied with shoe trees and the sole of each pair is stamped with a limited edition number.