I've been promising everyone pictures of the Grenson "Masterpieces" shoes for a while now. I was able to buy a couple of pairs of Paul Stuart "Stuarts Choice" shoes on ebay recently. These shoes are made by Grenson to the same standards as the Grenson "Masterpieces" line. I've taken some pictures of one of the pairs so that you can evaluate them yourselves: Those of you who have owned Edward Green shoes will be able to tell that Grensons are not finished to quite the same standards. These shoes are probably seconds but that doesn't wholly acount for it. They came with the antique finish but they were not as highly polished. I put a few coats on them and I also spit-polished the toe. As you can see the results are well worth the 45 minutes expended. Â All in all they are VERY nice shoes. I'd say they aren't quite worth the $550 that Paul Stuart charges for them. But if you can get them on sale or if you order them direct from England (appx. cost is $325.00) they are a steal. But if you buy them on the net (try Pediwear or Shoes International) you won't be able to get this particular style. It was done expressly for Paul Stuart as far as I can tell. Before I saw a pair in person I was wondering if the toe shape would look good or not. It is a unique shape and I like it a lot. Please post your comments. I'd especially like to hear what Bengal Stripe thinks as he has the most experience with English shoes. I've recieved my Jantzen Tailor shirt and I will be posting pics and comments on it soon.
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6/11/03 at 5:32am