MADE IN NORTHAMPTON

May 2014

John Lobb are delighted to announce their arrival at the Northampton Museum with a celebration of their close affiliation with the local community and the thriving regional shoemaking tradition.

The exhibition will run throughout the summer and highlights the brand’s history and craftsmanship as well as signature John Lobb styles including the double-buckled William, the Lopez loafer as well as classic oxfords and derbys.

The factory is situated right here in Northampton, using production methods inspired by traditional bespoke bootmaking techniques. Every collection thus adopts the craftsmanship skills that are the core of John Lobb’s signature to this day.

“As a brand we continue to use the same traditional hand-made values, synonymous with Northampton shoe-makers since the early 19th century. We are very honoured to be included in the museum in the heart of our local community. The majority of our staff are from the area and crucial to the on-going success of John Lobb.” Stephen Johnson, Site Director.

In celebration of the recent John Lobb factory expansion the legendary illustrator Michael Heath MBE has provided an exclusive original drawing of the Oliver Street factory, in the style of a tribute to the artist L.S. Lowry, and can be seen exclusively for the very first time in the exhibition.

 

The ‘John Lobb; Made in Northampton’ exhibition will be on display throughout the summer on the ground floor of the Northampton Museum at 4-6 Guildhall Rd, Northampton NN1 1DP.

Opening times: Tuesday - Saturday and Bank Holiday Mondays: 10am - 5pm / Sundays: 12pm - 5pm / Mondays: closed