John Lobb sent out an email recently with a link to images for the new “Saint-Crépin” model for this year.  At first glance they’re a bit ordinary.

John Lobb Saint Crepin Side View

But now look at the top view:

John Lobb Saint Crepin Top View

Notice something different?  They used one piece of leather cut into a spiral shape to wrap around a last to shape into a shoe.  The concept itself is not new and has been employed by other artisan shoe makers, but so far John Lobb’s model above is the best looking one yet.

More pictures are available here: