John Lobb's Miami.
As spring approaches, thrifting continues to pay dividends out in Northern New Jersey, particularly in the suburb towns along the midtown direct corridor. I probably hadn't done my normal loop since before the holiday season, so it was about time I popped into my haunts to see what could be had.
I was not disappointed. I came away with a few items, but this pair of immaculate boat shoes from John Lobb, known as the Miami, were a pleasant surprise. Surprisingly, the white rubber soles show very little wear. And while the leather was a bit dry when I found them, the calf leather really jumped back to life after after I applied some Saphyr leather conditioner.
Amazingly, I'm not even sure if these were even the best pick-up of the day, even with the absurd $15 price tag and with the 9E size on the 2995 last fitting my size 10 feet perfectly.
But I'll let you all decide.