From Cornwall to Sydney, John Lobb starts by his own in Australia as a bootmaker for adventurers and gold seekers, then he settles his workshop in London in 1866, and Paris in 1899. Know-how, custom made, and clever ideas to customize boots, such as hidding gold in their heels, supplying the Royal family and famous clients gives him recognition. From boots to shoes, from men to ladies, from custom made to ready-to-wear, from London to a worldwide presence, the brand's history is a success. Its keys are quality, know how, personnalisation and custom made, with the "By request" and "Bespoke" services. Since 1976, HERMES INTERNATIONAL is its parent company, except the workshop of St James' street in London still belonging to the family. The house is member of the COMITÉ COLBERT.