Friday, June 6, 2008
William Lobb, 5th generation shoemaker
Frank Sinatara’s boot last
Rows and rows of lasts stacked to the ceiling
Dusty old sales records – i love stuff like this
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July 29, 2008 at 4:18 pm
The last three photographs are reminicient of Abelardo Morell. Out standing work.
September 3, 2008 at 9:33 pm
I love stuff like this too–my whole business is built around stuff like this. Love your blog, by the way.
March 6, 2009 at 12:42 pm
There is something magical in the atmosphere of this shop.
Possibly in that there is over 100 years of history, and the knowledge that should original customers still be alive, they would still be purchasing their shoes from Lobbs – I am sure!
And to the blogger who wrote:
“How do we keep the wonderful craftsmen around us?…Modernity killed the craftsmen”
…. I am investigating this in my dissertation this year so you may be interested in contacting me, I would love to hear your thoughts on the topic!
This also applies to any others of you who read this.
February 1, 2013 at 6:20 pm
i too absolutely love stuff like this
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