Wednesday, February 23, 2011
MR PORTER & THE LOBB
From the sassy gals that bring us Net-A-Porter comes Mr Porter.
Over @ Mr Porter you can shop from an edited selection of the world's best menswear designers, such as Gucci, Ralph Lauren, Burberry and Lanvin, as well as specialist brands including John Lobb, E Tautz and Lock & Co.
Each week the online Mag will bring you editorial content and useful shopping tools such as Wish List, Recommendations, Essentials and Inventory.
But first. Let me introduce you to the Lobb shoe.
Since 1866, men including Sir Winston Churchill and Mr Alfred Hitchcock have turned to John Lobb for the finest-quality shoes and boots. The enduringly elegant double strap 'William' model, developed in 1945 and named after Mr William Lobb, is still in production today, a testament to its timeless appeal. Rumour has it that Lobb began producing monk-strap shoes in the 19th century to accommodate the wide feet of Prince Edward, who had granted Lobb a Royal Warrant to supply him with shoes.
"The double-monk shoe is probably one of the most iconic styles of shoe a man can own. Lobb were the first manufacturers to produce the style, you might say we are the kings of the double-buckle" Mr Andres Hernandez,Creation and development director, John Lobb.
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