[quote=JohnMS,10 Sep. 2004, 2:34]Good heavens, someone PLEASE post some pictures once your Grensons arrive. Â Take some pictures of these. quote] This is on the Ask Andy site, but the shoes I have seen look better than these pictures. http://benniesshoes.com/grenson9.htm
Nos. 2 and 8 are formal pumps. I think nos. 4 and 9 are the Radley (#8009) in black and maybe in burgundy (but the color in the photo looks little off to me), respectively. I think no. 12 is the Rugby (no. 8002) in a color that looks far more redish to me than the Cognac color I personally saw. No. 13 is a true example of the Cognac color I bought, as well as a good depiction of the antiquing. Nos. 7 and 11 are in the color I have been saying is similiar to EG's "acorn antique." Most of these models pictured are "odds and ends" and do not include the Stowe, the full brogue captoe, and wingtip, etc., that was the heart of the load that Bennie's got. In fact, I never saw any of these models, other than the Radley and Rugby, at Bennie's before. I would not be surprised if Bennie's originally had over 25 different models of Grenson Masterpieces in stock. Of these pictured ones that are new to me, I personally like nos. 1, 7, 10, and 13. Grenson Masterpieces have the size and model number written in an oval "cut-out" in the leather lining in the side on the inside of each shoe. The cheaper models that I saw at Bennie's are not leather lined and simply have the size and model stamped onto the unfinished rough backing of the leather exterior. On looking at the pictures carefully, I think I can see the edge of the oval "cut-out" in nos. 1, 4, 9, 10, and 13. The "cut-out" seems to not be present in the two formal pumps, nos. 2 and 8 and I therefore doubt that they are from the Masterpiece line. As to the others, the angle of the pictures prevents me from seeing whether the oval "cut-outs" are there or not.