Boot maker of kings and Queens

The protection of Man’s tender feet is older even than civilisation, and yet the ‘gentle craft’ of shoe making is all but dead. The machines, glues and artificial fibres of industrialisation may have affordably shod the world’s poor, but for the well-off man with aspirations to true stylishness there is one address that can be safely said to make the finest shoes in the world. We visited John Lobb Ltd, the last of the hundreds of boot and shoe makers that once graced London’s West End.


Tect Jules Marshall