The British public service company BBC has madea pretty nice documentary about the famous British bespoke shoemaking company John Lobb Ltd. The 30 minutes long film gives a small overview of life in the premises of St. James Street in London.


The documentary is delightfully British. One follow one of the Lobb brothers, Jonathan, and a number of employees who tell briefly about how they got there and how the work is. John Lobb Ltd. is perhaps not the most alert of the bespoke firms in the world today, which shines through in the documentary which is brought forward at a leisurely pace. The American menswear blog Put This On that write about the the film think it is too slow sometimes, myself, I appreciate its low-key approach. Best is the customer and company owner that gives his employees bespoke shoes in bonuses. More things like that would do the world well.