Paul Smith and John Lobb

Paul Smith updates his exclusive collaboration with bootmaker John Lobb.

Now in its second season, the collaboration combines the tradition and exceptional quality of a handmade John Lobb shoe with the style, British sense of humour and optimism that Paul Smith is known for.
Following the success of the debut collection last year, for spring/summer 14 we introduce the new Willoughby. The classic Derby shoe is now offered in iris purple and pebble grey, both in museum calf with dyed-to-match laces. With museum calf, John Lobb returns to an ancient tanning method as several layers of natural dyes are applied to create a subtle variation in tone. The museum calf is then glazed to give it a lustrous finish.
Each are fitted with lime-wood shoe trees, stained and waxed in a lighter tone that compliments the hues of the leathers.
The new spring/summer 14 Willoughby is available exclusively in John Lobb shops in London, Paris, Tokyo, New York and Hong Kong and from Paul Smith No. 9 Albemarle Street.

Posted on 17th April 2014