LFWM: John Lobb AW17

By Alex Noble Wednesday 11th Jan, 2017

Allow us to take you on a meandering journey through the John Lobb Autumn | Winter 2017 collection, presented at the Hollybush Gardens, which takes inspiration from the River Nene and the vital link between nature and industry within the context of bootmaking.

(Gallery by Dapper Snapper Rash Amrit)

This collection is a celebration of the brands durability and consistent uphold of their unique levels of craftsmanship. With John Lobb, protection from the British autumnal elements is guaranteed due to the distinctive storm welt features coupled with the sole’s design, which is based on archived wooden lugs.

Whether you’re dancing like Dean Martin to avoid puddles, or swingin’ in the breeze like Frank Sinatra (both of whom were John Lobb customers), these shoes will serve you well.

In honour of the retrospective theme, the brands ‘Brun Lobb’ recipe was unearthed from the archives and followed with precision to produce their vibrant array of brogues…the distinctive, yet subtle result of a marbled and weathered patina, creates a shoe that wouldn’t look anything but athome over the sock of a British gent.

Although traditional in essence, this collection featured aspects of brilliant innovation, which was best showcased in the form of the water resistant suede crocodile boots. You can don these fellas with the reassurance that you’ll be turning heads for all the right reasons!

So, should you require some new kicks; be it brogues, boots or plimsoles made from iconic museum leather, which boast both durability and style, we’d say it’s time you visited Mr Lobb.