John Lobb Poster
Contemporary poster created for John Lobb shoes, Paris, 1980’s. Linen backed and in excellent condition. Conservation framing with UV protective plexiglass. Framed in burl wood frame.
John Lobb Bootmaker is a company that manufactures and retails a luxury brand of shoes and boots mainly for men, but also for women. Leather goods such as wallets and belts are also available. Founded by John Lobb (1829-95), John Lobb Bootmaker has been in business since 1866 in London and 1902 in Paris.
In 1976, John Lobb Paris shop was acquired by the Hermès Group, but the London bespoke workshop at 9 St James’s Street, John Lobb Ltd, remains family-owned and continues to operate independently. Hermès have developed the John Lobb ready-to-wear shoes around the world. The two companies continue to maintain their bespoke shoe-making tradition with the Lobb family workshop in London and the Hermès owned workshop in Paris.
John Lobb opened a shop in London in 1866 and produced footwear for European royalty.
Following the success of the London base, John Lobb opened a shop in Paris in 1902.
In 1976, Hermès was allowed to use the John Lobb name. Only about 100 pairs of ready-to-wear shoes are finished per day. The original, family-owned Lobb still handmakes shoes one pair at a time. Until the 1980s, John Lobb operated only custom-made activity in London and in Paris. From 1982 onwards, the ready-to-wear activity has complemented the made to measure, and distribution has extended.
The London company was the subject of a 1945 British Pathé film, Shoes For The Famous, and an episode of the June 2016 BBC Four documentary series, Handmade: By Royal Appointment.
That is the background for this stylish poster which would be the perfect addition to any man’s dressing room or bedroom.
The conservation framing of this poster and UV protective plexiglass have protected this piece from the damage that sunlight that would normally create. The print has not faded and deteriorated. The result is a poster in excellent condition with colors still remaining vivid. Because plexiglass is used rather than traditional glass, the piece is lighter and much easier to hang on a wall. It does not require extra hooks and a lot of intrusive wall anchors.
Framed size: 30.5″ wide x 38.5″ high
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