London Collections: Men – John Lobb A/W 2014 presentation
John Lobb has been making bespoke footwear since 1866 and is one of the oldest and most revered names in shoemaking. Each pair of John Lobb’s requires 190 steps and an average of 50 hours of intensive labour. Highly qualified craftsmen assemble the shoes the old-fashioned way – sans machinery, defining the brand’s heritage as one of integrity and refined British elegance. Lobb are to men as Louboutin are to women: the ultimate sartorial symbol of wealth and success. With bespoke leathers starting around £3,200, the brand uses only the finest materials.
The John Lobb autumn/winter 2014 presentation was held in the Bloomsbury Ballroom of LC: M’s headquarters, Victoria House, showcasing the brand’s collection of luxury shoes and accessories. The collection was displayed in dimly lit boxes decorated in London settings of cobbled streets and bricked walls. Models were depicting rather ordinary scenes in tiny coffee shop and bar replicas, while donning the most extraordinary footwear.
Double buckled boots and the classic work-ready lace-up brogue were featured while a sensible fitted rubber shoe-cover offered protection against the elements. We thought the opportunity to match the double stitching in your leather gloves with your belt and shoes was a luxurious attention to detail, but we must say, the pair of electric-blue loafers stole the show.
Photos: Krish Nagari