John Lobb Bootmaker Ltd.Established 1866
Founded in 1866 by John Lobb, John Lobb Bootmaker Ltd. is a manufacturer of luxury shoes and boots for men. In 1902 they opened a branch in Paris, which was acquired in 1976 by the Hermès Group. The bespoke workshop at 9 St James’s Street still remains family-owned and continues to operate independently. Famous clients of John Lobb include Prince Charles, Andy Warhol, Frank Sinatra, Laurence Olivier, Duke Ellington and David Niven.
Named after its creator, William Lobb, one of John Lobb’s most iconic shoes is the William double monk strap. This double buckled shoe with twin-stitched toe cap has set the tone for other shoe manufacturers and made the double monk the success that it is today.
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