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NOWNESS: John Lobb - Shoe Gazing

nowness john lobb shoe gazing

In honor of the 150th anniversary of storied British shoemaker John Lobb, NOWNESS paid a visit to the company’s Northhampton workshop for a behind-the-scenes look at how their classic designs are produced. Having outfitted everyone from Frank Sinatra to Prince Charles, John Lobb is well-known for several of its iconic styles including the William “Monk” shoe and the Lopez slip-on loafer. The process of producing any one of these designs involves more than 190 steps which spans from the initial cutting of Italian calf leather, to a final buffing once the sole is attached and the shoe has been completely assembled. Check out the photos below for a peek at how it’s all done.

nowness john lobb shoe gazing

nowness john lobb shoe gazing

nowness john lobb shoe gazing

nowness john lobb shoe gazing

nowness john lobb shoe gazing

nowness john lobb shoe gazing

nowness john lobb shoe gazing

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