John Lobb has been making the finest shoes and boots for gentlemen since 1866. Its rich heritage is reinforced by timeless qualities of craftsmanship, service and style - attributes that are now available to a wider international John Lobb audience.
Every pair of John Lobbs is the fruit of a meticulous 190-step process carried out by highly qualified artisans. Last-maker, pattern-cutter, laster, closer, polisher or tree-maker; each step in the manufacturing process constitutes a true vocation, craftsmanship defined by attention to detail, in which every gesture is important.
At the heart of the English workshop in Northampton, production methods are inspired by the traditional bespoke bootmaking techniques. Leather selection, assembling techniques and finishing takes place following the same rules of the art. Every collection thus adopts the made-to-measure skill that is the core of John Lobb’s signature to this day.
John Lobb takes pride in using only the most exceptional materials.
The choice of leathers is an essential step, as only full-grain leathers are worthy. The surface of the skin displays the beauty of its natural grain, which must not show even the slightest flaw. The requisite qualities include specific thicknesses, perfect suppleness and depth of tonality.
The Ready-to-Wear collection retains the core bespoke qualities of John Lobb in its 190-step manufacturing process for each pair of shoes. The collection includes all the iconic classics, as well as fresh seasonal additions and new models, which reflect contemporary lifestyle and international audiences.