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New & lingwood shoes

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I was browsing the N&L website today and found this pair of shoes, which looks suspiciously like the Grenson Felsteads: http://www.newandlingwood.com/iashop...iewprod&ID=133 What is shocking is if my assumption was correct, the same pair could be had for more then GBP 100 less at Pediwear. http://www.pediwear.co.uk/stock.php?range_ID=47 So the question is, are the N&L the same as the Grensons? If not what are the "value adds"?
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Board participant spalla has identified (either here or on the Ask Andy forum) the current N&L Poulson Skone shoes as being made by Grenson. He's seen them, I haven't, and I'm not about to argue with him about shoes (or much else). If he's right, then N&L is charging quite a markup.
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I have the grenson model sold by pediwear.  The picture on the N&L site appears to have a bit more of a mirror finish.  Perhaps the difference in cost is due the labor involved in spit polishing them to a mirror shine. (Insert smilie indicating great doubt here.) Bic
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The shoes will be made to New & Lingwoods "specifications", whatever that means. They might be made over a different shaped last; they definitely are made in differing width (N&L are E and Grenson F). Maybe they use different components. But nothing to warrant a premium of that size.
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Perhaps the difference in cost is due the labor involved in spit polishing them to a mirror shine.
Spit polish you can do yourself, it just needs spit and ellbow grease.
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To confuse matters further, the Poulsen & Skone shoes I saw at Dunhill in NY are made by C&J...
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