Tuesday, 4 December 2012

John Lobb - Spirit of Capitals - Boots

The venerable London bespoke boot and shoemaker John Lobb (St. James), produced a collection of shoes named the "Spirits of Capitals", the collection was born out of a challenge for the house to craft a pair of shoes that would embody a city in the world. For the day I sampled two pairs of boots from the "Spirits of Capitals", a "Moscow" Balmoral oxford laced boot and a "London" Derby country boot.

The "Moscow" Balmoral Boot made for a Russian Opera singer, the boot is in different shades of browns and texture (leather and suede). The clients initials are hand embroidered in Cyrillic letters on the heel of the Balmoral ankle boot. The joys of going bespoke, lovely boot. Though a tad too much for my liking, meaning the initials.
The side view of the "Moscow" Oxford laced Balmoral boot.
The "London" Derby boot in gold Barenia calfskin and khaki canvas.
These boots in cotton canvas and calfskin are unmistakably London.
Photos sourced from The Dandy Project

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