I find it hard to imagine how a single pair of shoes can go through some 190 stages of construction, but that’s exactly what happens at the Northampton factory of John Lobb. Since 1849 the Lobb family has run one of the finest bootmakers in the world, shunning modern machinery to produce an entirely hand crafted range of shoes year on year. Whilst machines may not make their shoes, they certainly help sell them with the company facilitating a large portion of these sales through the MR PORTER online store.
To celebrate the relationship between the best in mens shoes and best in men’s online retailing MR PORTER and John Lobb have collaborated to produce the John Lobb and Mr Porter Capsule Collection featuring a mix of boots, brogues, monk-straps and loafers. As you’d expect from John Lobb the six piece rubber soled collection utilises the finest full-grain calfskin in Autumnal shades of plum, navy and brown.
“The John Lobb for MR PORTER capsule collection was created to perfectly represent the contemporary and timeless aesthetic of John Lobb and the MR PORTER spirit”
Renaud Paul-Dauphin, CEO of John Lobb
Prices range from approximately $1,250 – $1,500 AUD