Founded in 1849, Lobb is one of England’s oldest makers of bench-made shoes. Everyone from Royalty to Hollywood has had a pair of John Lobb’s. The William II shoe, which is by far the most popular John Lobb shoe, is a double buckle monk shoe with a hand stitched toe cap. Special care is taken to select the leather that will be used and the traditional British stitching on the bottom of the sole is done entirely by hand. William II shoes can be found online at JohnLobb.com for $1,240, or at all Hermes stores.