If England does one thing right, it’s dress shoes. They have no shortage of excellent shoe makers. Many worldwide brands take inspiration from the British designs and style because of their popularity. Two of these great inspirations include Jobb Lobb and Edward green whom we’re sure you’re familiar with. Today they will be going head to head in an intense shoemaker faceoff to determine which one comes out on top. Or perhaps we’ll just do a convenient comparison so you can make an informed decision on which brand to buy. That sounds better.
John Lobb vs Edward Green
John Lobb has been in business since the mid 1800’s in London, England and early 1900’s in Paris, France. Their focus has always been luxury shoes and boots but they also dabble in accessories if you need something to match. The Parisian shop was acquired by Hermès during 1976 but their London store is still family owned.
From Melbourne to Paris, Seoul, New York City and other places around the globe, you can find Edward Green shoes. Based out of Northampton, England, the company was founded in 1890. Since the level of craftsmanship is so high and intensive, approximately only 250 shoes are created every week.
Both brands are rich in history and have very similar qualities. You’ll most likely find a bit better pricing with Edward Green but John Lobb is better in terms of looks. Edward Green also does not have exotic leathers if you’re looking to get something like crocodile. Take these points into consideration when deciding between these two legendary shoemakers.