Unboxing John Lobb Lopez

Lopez is arguably one of the most famous loafers, and it was selected from John Lobb’s bespoke shoes that became the earliest style of ready-to-wear shoes.

The fame of Lopez is of course inseparable from the signature of John Lobb, but it is indeed the final choice of many gourmets. Let’s take a look.


I don’t know much about John Lobb, because the price point is so high for me, I don’t know what year I changed the yellow shoebox to the red one.

The information is on a piece of paper, which is very versatile and low-cost, but the experience is average. Style Lopez, single leather sole, size 7.5, width E. Last 4395, Leather Museum calf, dark brown in color.

I don’t think any information is missing.

Shoes are packed in shoe bags and separated by a piece of hardshell paper.


When talking about Lopez, many people will say that it is the representative of Chubby Loafer. But actually, it’s really hard to find a chubby one in a John Lobb shoe, and it’s easier to find it on the John Lobb St James website.

The reason is that John Lobb is a French brand that cloaks in the sheepskin of English shoes. This last, in its roundness, hides a rich French elegance. Specifically, its forefoot dimension is particularly tight.


Lopez’s chubby attributes are more obvious on this penny slot, which should be the roundest gap on the market at present.

Another area that only a depth lover like me would pay attention to is the way the apron area is formed. Twist the edges of the two pieces of skin, sew them then apply wax or something to the edges of the leather.

I don’t approve of this design, because no matter if it’s wax or edge oil on the edges, the bend of walking will crack it, and it’s not good-looking.

The top one is Lopez, the bottom one is Carlos Santos Elliot, the same design, the difference is that the Lopez’s edge has a lower height, but the Elliot has a narrower leather edge. The problem will be the same.


Museum calf, for deep shoe lovers, is a thing of the past, but in the eyes of the more public, this is the most popular leather. Museum calf was developed by John Lobb in collaboration with the Italian tannery Ilcea.

John Lobb’s leather performance have declined in recent years, but overall it is still very good.


Judging from today’s fiercely competitive market, John Lobb’s welt craftsmanship can only be called quaint, which is still a good saying. That said, John Lobb probably didn’t really put much thought into welt.


Close channel outsole used to be the hallmark of high-end shoes, but now, they may not be anything special. The hidden thread of British shoes is to choose to cut the leather of the sole from the edge, then open the stitching groove, and then cover the leather back. But the paint used by John Lobb’s edge brush makes people misunderstand that it cuts the leather from the middle.

The copper nail on the heel is also very sloppy.


Although I said that John Lobb doesn’t spend much time on the welt, the harmony of the shoe design was high. The thickness of the sole, and the height of the entire shoe, are very suitable.

There is another point here, which JIANG Daoyuan is very concerned about, and that is the length of the heel, which also has a harmonious relationship with the whole shoe.

I think on this pair of Lopez, the heel is a bit short.

I have the impression that John Lobb used to write information on the lining leather under the ankle, and I don’t know what style will be written on the tongue.

Compared to the information on the shoebox, there is an additional serial number, which can be traced back to the date of manufacture.

The gilded logo replaces the previous way of stamping.


Lopez can be regarded as a return to the wearing attributes of a pair of shoes, but at this price, it is indeed only suitable for big pockets.