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Would you buy these Grensons?

post #1 of 19
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And, if so, what colors would you wear them with?

http://www.pediwear.co.uk/detail.php?stock_ID=1550


I actually also like these Florsheims:

http://www.zappos.com/n/p/dp/197394/c/3674.html

I've got all the basic shoe styles and I'm looking for a formidable, 1950s-style ass-kicking wingtip, something Ward Cleever would wear when he needed to close a deal.
post #2 of 19
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Originally Posted by Mr. Checks
And, if so, what colors would you wear them with?

http://www.pediwear.co.uk/detail.php?stock_ID=1550


I actually also like these Florsheims:

http://www.zappos.com/n/p/dp/197394/c/3674.html

I've got all the basic shoe styles and I'm looking for a formidable, 1950s-style ass-kicking wingtip, something Ward Cleever would wear when he needed to close a deal.

I'm not a fan of the big soles. The florsheims look huge and clunky and the grensons just look bad. Both look like dressed up Doc Martens . What about something with a commando sole but not as clunky? Grenson, C&J and Loake should have something which you could use both to kick posterior and to close a deal.

Edit: Maybe this in brown?
http://www.pediwear.co.uk/detail.php?stock_ID=386
post #3 of 19
I wouldn't wear the Grensons for deal-closing. The pebble grain is too pronounced and too casual. As a country shoe, with a tweed suit, maybe. But I don't find the Grenson a particularly impressive specimen of its form, so I'd probably look elsewhere.

If you want old-school, what about Alden?
post #4 of 19
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Originally Posted by Mr. Checks
And, if so, what colors would you wear them with? http://www.pediwear.co.uk/detail.php?stock_ID=1550 I actually also like these Florsheims: http://www.zappos.com/n/p/dp/197394/c/3674.html I've got all the basic shoe styles and I'm looking for a formidable, 1950s-style ass-kicking wingtip, something Ward Cleever would wear when he needed to close a deal.
Hmm... I am not a fan of pebble grain but those Florsheim Imperials can be found on eBay for VERY little. P.s. for serious attitude go with these http://www.pediwear.co.uk/detail.php?stock_ID=279
post #5 of 19
For shoes with attitude, try these, in shell cordovan:

http://www.polo.com/product/index.js...entPage=family

Serious shoes. I own a pair and love 'em, but I wouldn't wear them for business.
post #6 of 19
Pebble grain is one of my least favorite shoe materials, but if you are going to have a diversified wardrobe, pebble grain needs to be represented. I just wouldn't buy a pair as something to be in the main rotation.
post #7 of 19
AE also has a model that is straight out of the Cold War era. I kinda like the thick soles at times. Of the two you posted, i like the Florsheim. I have some pebble grain shoes, good for fall / winter. Heavy texture goes good with heavy fabrics in my opinion.
post #8 of 19
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I like the Darlton, but really wanted a pebble grain. I have one pair of pebble grains (old Grensons) but wanted one more.

The Florsheims evoke a shoe that I recall my dad wearing in the 1960s; yes, thick suiting material and really more a fall/winter look.
post #9 of 19
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Originally Posted by designprofessor
AE also has a model that is straight out of the Cold War era. I kinda like the thick soles at times. Of the two you posted, i like the Florsheim. I have some pebble grain shoes, good for fall / winter. Heavy texture goes good with heavy fabrics in my opinion.

Were you thinking of the MacNeil?

http://www.allenedmonds.com/webapp/w...1&occasion=189
post #10 of 19
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Originally Posted by Mr. Checks


Can't do the peeble grain.
post #11 of 19
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Originally Posted by Mr. Checks

yes, but not sure about the pebble grain option unless you special ordered it. I was in their shop Sat. in Dallas. Looked that very shoe, it is a juggernaut! I hear you on the dad reference!
post #12 of 19
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Originally Posted by Mr. Checks
And, if so, what colors would you wear them with?

http://www.pediwear.co.uk/detail.php?stock_ID=1550


I actually also like these Florsheims:

http://www.zappos.com/n/p/dp/197394/c/3674.html

I've got all the basic shoe styles and I'm looking for a formidable, 1950s-style ass-kicking wingtip, something Ward Cleever would wear when he needed to close a deal.

I had a pair of the florsheims, brand new but 2nds, up for sale on ebay at $75-$100 for a while last year in size 10.5D. You might be able to find a similar pair for that price.
post #13 of 19
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Originally Posted by Mr. Checks
I like the Darlton, but really wanted a pebble grain. I have one pair of pebble grains (old Grensons) but wanted one more.

The Florsheims evoke a shoe that I recall my dad wearing in the 1960s; yes, thick suiting material and really more a fall/winter look.

The C&J Pembroke is the dainite-soled, pebble-grained, calfskin version of the Polo Darlton wingtip. It's available from PLAL for $340 plus shipping.
post #14 of 19
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Originally Posted by thinman
The C&J Pembroke is the dainite-soled, pebble-grained, calfskin version of the Polo Darlton wingtip. It's available from PLAL for $340 plus shipping.


Okay, what do you all think of these?

http://www.pediwear.co.uk/detail.php?stock_ID=779

I like them. More than I wanted to spend, but nice.
post #15 of 19
one question, on the photo it doesn't look like the toe has pebblegrain? it'd be strange if it didn't?
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