The John Lobb 2015 Fall/Winter collection pays homage to the creator — a 22 year old farmer’s son — who left home in 1851 to trek from rural Cornwall to London, carried only by his homemade boots. With artistic direction under Paula Gerbase, the collection celebrates Lobb’s heroic walk to the city and into the brand’s bright future known as the world’s finest men’s shoe and bootmaker.
The offering has three very different, yet functional style boots. Morval, John Lobb’s iconic double buckle shoe is reimagined with a plain vamp and offered on the October rubber sole. Combe, a single buckle, lace up boot with storm welt and a double sole is composed of heavyweight misty calf in tones taken from the ruby moss found on the edges of Dartmoor. Last, but not least, Grove, a two-eyelet suede boot presented with tonal French binding around the quarters.