"'The most beautiful shop in the world . . ."
is how Esquire magazine described the wood-paneled splendor
of the London premises of John Lobb, Bootmaker. In the
shadow of the great gate-tower of St. James's Palace,
built by Henry VIII, and echoing to the stamping feet
of bear-skinned guardsmen, St. James's Street has been
traditionally the home of coffee houses, gentlemen's
clubs and elegant outfitters; a Mecca for the noble
and the fashionable for centuries.
long as there are customers who prize the unique comfort
and confidence to be gained from gleaming shoes of the
highest quality leathers, finely tailored to fit each
individual foot to perfection, there will be a Lobb's.
To revive memories of the first John Lobb, the family
firm presently and proudly holds a unique triple of
Royal Warrants as Bootmaker to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth
II; to His Royal Highness the Duke of Edinburgh; and
to His Royal Highness the Prince of Wales. The Lobb
tradition is alive and flourishing.