John Lobb – Makers of the finest hand made to measure shoes and boots
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In the centre of London’s West End at 9 St. James St., lies the beautiful premises of John Lobb , Bootmaker. Now under its fifth and present generation of hand-made boot and shoemakers, the Lobb family firm stands, as it has always done, for supremely high standards in the exacting craft of bespoke shoemaking.
A Lobb customer receives courteous service, and craftsmanship of the highest possible precision, as a pair of Lobb shoes is meticulously prepared to his or her particular needs. The result is a pair of Lobb shoes, singularly tailored to the customers requirements, as robust and loyal as a well-trained gun-dog, yet as stylish and scintillating as any work of art can be
What you get with John Lobb Shoes
Quality – the best quality leathers are used carefully chosen from tanneries that use the finest, time-honoured methods of tanning. A number of craftsmen work on your shoes, each craftsman having spent many years perfecting his particular part of the shoe making process.
Strength and Durability – shoes are made to last as long as possible in both the construction and the leather used.
Tradition – you can be assured your shoes have been made to exacting standards passed down through the generations without taking short cuts on any part of the process. You have a truly handmade product.
Made to measure – each customer has their individual lasts made specifically to the shape of their feet so your shoes will be unique to you.
Service – we pride ourselves on giving our customers top quality service throughout.
Comfort and looks – they will become even more comfortable and handsome with age.
Lineage – you will be following in the footsteps of many rich and famous and discerning customers.
Do you live abroad?
Representatives from our premises here in London travel to various parts of the world to see existing customers and to measure new ones. We currently make trips to the United States of America, Europe: Germany, The Netherlands & Switzerland, the Far East: Japan, Hong Kong, Singapore & Taiwan.
Representatives bring with them a selection of shoes and a wide choice of leathers. Please contact us for more information. We very much hope that we may be of service.
From our printed catalogues
These catalogue images are being shown in addition to the main website catalogue for reference since many of our customers will already be familiar with them. They are printed folders of pictures which we sometimes give to customers if they require some assistance in deciding upon a style to order. The black and white catalogue has some interesting descriptions about various styles. Please click on an image to see the catalogue of your choice.
Frequently Asked Questions
How long does it take to receive a pair of shoes?
Do you make a trial pair if it is my first pair of shoes?
How many fittings will I need?
Do I have to come to the shop to be measured?
Do I have to come to the shop for my first fitting?
Do I require a deposit?
Do you supply ready-made shoes?
88 Jermyn Street
Tel: 0044 (0)207 930 8089
What is the link between John Lobb, and the French arm of John Lobb run by Hermes?
Today John Lobb continues under the ownership of the Lobb family. However, the French arm of John Lobb, John Lobb SAS, remains part of the Hermes Group, which continues to operate independently from its bespoke workshop which is now in 32 rue de Mogador in Paris, as well as through its ready-to-wear shops around the world from which it sells its own range of ready-to-wear shoes under the John Lobb family name.
News and Blog
John Lobb featured in this BBC2 Documentary
On 23rd January 2009 TRH The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall visited John Lobb, St James’s