John Lobb’s new A/W collection for this year is quite cool to say the least. It is precisely the type of stuff that I hope to see from the big brands i.e. two tones and a lot of mixing of leather/suede. The two toned nature is quite subtle though, having most of the combination of suede/leather being tonal but due to the difference in texture between the two sides of the hide, you get a different of shade of color. Very cool nonetheless. I also love the plimsole trainers that they are doing. I would not personally pay +£400 for them but I like them nonetheless. The burgundy and dark olive suede are things of beauty.
What I found most intriguing however was JL’s version of a ghillie, being quite subtle and while not so much like a traditional one, probably far more along the lines of what most would stretch their boundaries to wearing (when it comes to ghillie models). Again they added a combination of suede and leather to set it apart. Overall they did a great job with this collection and it pleases me to see someone stretching the boundaries of classic by injecting some details of modernity. Well done JL!
The only problem with taking pics at the JL shop is that their lighting is on the bluish side of things so it really affects how well the colors and pictures come out. Hopefully you all get the idea. And if not, don’t be afraid to pop into your nearest shop and check them out in person!