Prince Charles’ 40-year-old Lobbs


April 28, 2013 by Ville Raivio

Prince Charles does love his Lobbs. A few years ago, British newspapers, ever hungry for headlines and pun-filled titles, turned their heads to HRH’s shoes. A quick search through their picture archives and a call to Lobb’s decreed that his shoes were indeed some four decades old, patched several times to hide cracks and still keep the pair in rotation. The result is an eccentric pair with an inimitable patina, exuding old entitlement and frugality. Here’s hoping my pairs will hold true after four decades of staunch service.

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