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post #91 of 124
Thanks for clearing that up havingaraveup.Yeah I think I will go with loakes in that case. Its a shame though I quite liked the rolled leather designed.
post #92 of 124

Bought a pair of the Grenson Archie Vibram Sole Brogues. Ended up being about $300 USD with shipping. Quality seemed very very average - particularly considering the relatively expensive price-point. Ended up returning them and would definitely recommend steering clear of anything other than the very high end Grensons. Seems like they're living off their name more than anything else, quite a shame.

post #93 of 124
Grenson G2 line are complete rubbish. I recently purchased a pair of suede loafers. Paid just under $150 (on 50% off sale). Leather quality and finish is crap.
post #94 of 124
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Originally Posted by gnrclouis View Post

Bought a pair of the Grenson Archie Vibram Sole Brogues. Ended up being about $300 USD with shipping. Quality seemed very very average - particularly considering the relatively expensive price-point. Ended up returning them and would definitely recommend steering clear of anything other than the very high end Grensons. Seems like they're living off their name more than anything else, quite a shame.

Grenson is more of a fashion brand now, G2 is made in India, quality is very poor for the price they charge.
post #95 of 124

The shoes they make for Paul Stuart and New & Lingwood (the latter under either the St James Handgrade or Poulsen Skone labels) are exceptional. As good as Green, if not better. I believe these are what were sold as "Masterpieces" under their own name, but they don't appear to offer them any more. The closest appears to be the less classic G-zero collection.

 

I recently picked up two pairs of the N&L versions for £200-250 in the winter and summer sales, which proved to be absolute steals for the quality. I walked down Jermyn Street yesterday and noticed that their summer sale is still going but I didn't go inside (for fear of further expenditure!) For those in London, this might be the best source of top-notch Grensons.

post #96 of 124
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Originally Posted by atia2 View Post

The shoes they make for Paul Stuart and New & Lingwood (the latter under either the St James Handgrade or Poulsen Skone labels) are exceptional. As good as Green, if not better. I believe these are what were sold as "Masterpieces" under their own name, but they don't appear to offer them any more. The closest appears to be the less classic G-zero collection.

I recently picked up two pairs of the N&L versions for £200-250 in the winter and summer sales, which proved to be absolute steals for the quality. I walked down Jermyn Street yesterday and noticed that their summer sale is still going but I didn't go inside (for fear of further expenditure!) For those in London, this might be the best source of top-notch Grensons.

+1 The Paul Stuart shoes are great.
post #97 of 124
I hate the wanky stuff on the website.

The Basics

Never wear your new shoes in the rain until they have been worn about 3 or 4 times.
If your shoes do get wet, put shoe trees in them or newspaper if you don't have trees. Let them dry at room temperature for at least 48 hours before you wear them again. Wet sole leather will wear out twice as quickly as dry sole leather.
Before polishing your shoes always wipe them over with a dry cloth to get rid of surface dirt.
Polish them with plenty of polish and allow them to sit with the polish on as long as possible. Ideally let the polish stay on overnight. Make sure you get plenty of polish into the welt and the crack between the upper and the sole.
Take off the excess polish with a brush or cloth and shine them up.
If you have tan shoes you can darken them using a darker polish. Some people will go as far using black polish on tan shoes, instantly making them look very old.
Remember a Goodyear welted shoe is easy to repair and you can change the sole if you want to.
The shoe is ready for repair when you can feel a very soft spot in the middle of the front of the shoe where you walk. Push it with your thumb and if it’s very soft, it’s about to go. If it's a little soft, it’s got another few months.
If you have leather soles and don't want to slip in an airport hall, cut open a potato and rub it into the sole of the shoe. This will give you enough grip to stay upright.
If you look after your shoes, they might just last longer than you.
Never wear socks that are funnier than you.
post #98 of 124
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I hate the wanky stuff on the website.

 

You could say the same about their own-brand shoes. It frustrates me that a company capable of producing timeless classics of exceptional quality for other labels chooses to sell under its own name only fashion-forward rubbish for metrosexuals, creatives, and other Hoxtonites.

 

PS I'm planning to wear my Poulsen Skone/GMP loafers with shorts to a barbeque today. Can I get away with this?

 

post #99 of 124

would someone please advise me about the sizing for this shoes? I'm wearing 7.5 USA on bally and tod's. Please advise? thanks in advance

post #100 of 124
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would someone please advise me about the sizing for this shoes? I'm wearing 7.5 USA on bally and tod's. Please advise? thanks in advance

Grenson sizing’s is all over the place. Occasionally they even misprint their width sizing.
I am a us 8E/EEE. I have purchased a pair of Grenson in uk7. I was advised by the merchant they run a full size large and to order 1 full size down from my us sizing. They were also loafers. So it made sense. Now they are a bit too short and a bit too tight. They didn’t offer ½ sizes. I should’ve even gone with uk8. Being on short last and my feet being wide.

So I assume if you go down ½ size form your us sizing you will be fine.
post #101 of 124
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So I assume if you go down ½ size form your us sizing you will be fine.

thanks for the advise, i found out that they have half size on their site. so finger crossed, i am ordering 1/2 down from the us shoes i am wearing.

post #102 of 124
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Grenson sizing’s is all over the place. Occasionally they even misprint their width sizing.
I am a us 8E/EEE. I have purchased a pair of Grenson in uk7. I was advised by the merchant they run a full size large and to order 1 full size down from my us sizing. They were also loafers. So it made sense. Now they are a bit too short and a bit too tight. They didn’t offer ½ sizes. I should’ve even gone with uk8. Being on short last and my feet being wide.

So I assume if you go down ½ size form your us sizing you will be fine.

On the other hand I have a pair of Grensons (the Dylan wingtip) in UK9.  I'm generally a US10.5/UK 9.5, so those run REALLY large, 1.5 sizes down from US sizing.

post #103 of 124
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Originally Posted by BaldwinP View Post

On the other hand I have a pair of Grensons (the Dylan wingtip) in UK9.  I'm generally a US10.5/UK 9.5, so those run REALLY large, 1.5 sizes down from US sizing.

Mine is James suede loafer. They said Grenson runs really large. And being partially unlined they will be really big. So form my uk7.5 regular size went down to uk 7. Bad move. Really regret now. And unlined suede if they stretch out a bit too much looks kind of ugly. But I will have to stretch them. broom stick here I come.
post #104 of 124

Greetings.

 

I know that Grenson Footmaster has been discussed earlier. However; I've taken an interest in the following boots: http://www.tredders.com/shop/Grenson_Chantilly/380 but as I have no experience with Footmaster or with Grenson for that matter, I can't make up my mind wether the deal is attractive or not.

post #105 of 124
That shop must be selling new old stock since the Footmaster range dissapeared long ago (got replaced by the Rose Collection range, and even that one is now replaced by the G1/G0 range).

From what I know the footmaster range is of pretty decent quality, although the Rose Collection range is suppused to be better.
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