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post #16 of 37
In an email to me Chris stated that he would have some in about a week and to email him on Friday for availability.
post #17 of 37
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Hmm, chris posted in the for sale section that he had more coming in next week...
I dunno, we could both be right. I did not ask Louie about the info you got from Chris, he just volunteered that he was bidding on 350 more. Maybe Chris has 500 on the way and Louie is after another 350. To be honest, in my opinion the Grenson Masterpiece series is among the top 5 of English shoes, with no. 1 being EG, and then C&J Hand Grades, Lobb-Paris, these Grensons and Church Masterclass. These brands normally cost $495-$900 a clip. If you shop ebay, order from PLAL, England, or wait for EG's sales, and get lucky, you might pay as little as $350 or so for a lesser one. These Grensons would be a terrific bargain at $300. We can now get 2 pairs for that price. Something like this is unlikely to ever occur again. This is a good opportunity to stock up for future years and just hope that your feet won't expand and that you won't die young.
post #18 of 37
[quote=jerrysfriend,18 Sep. 2004, 11:07 I dunno, we could both be right. I did not ask Louie about the info you got from Chris, he just volunteered that he was bidding on 350 more. Maybe Chris has 500 on the way and Louie is after another 350.[/quote] An update. It appears that the purchase of more Grenson Masterpieces by Bennie's is a near certainty, the only area of indecision being whether to buy all that the source has (500 pairs) or just 350 more.
post #19 of 37
Any idea if the shoes they get will be more of the same models they have currently, or different shoes? I.e., buy now or wait. The $150 price is outstanding, but because I'm such a cheapskate, I still have a hard time paying that much for a pair of shoes.
post #20 of 37
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Any idea if the shoes they get will be more of the same models they have currently, or different shoes?  I.e., buy now or wait.   The $150 price is outstanding, but because I'm such a cheapskate, I still have a hard time paying that much for a pair of shoes.
They did not say, but the decision about 350 pairs vs. 500 apparently depends on how well the current stock keeps selling. If they have what you like, I would advise buying now, unless you don't need them and are willing to gamble. Sometimes Bennie's cuts prices a little further when it gets down to the very last few, but it has not done that for the J&M Handmades, so it is hard to say for sure what you should do.
post #21 of 37
I am sure that these are the same shoes (the Felstead is the Felstead [same name], the Henley is the Radley; the York is the Stowe, etc) and only $707 a pair in London. Makes Paul Stuart seem reasonable. see http://www.newandlingwood.co.uk/iashop.....gory=16
post #22 of 37
I just oredered my Grenson, Stowie Conac from Chris .. Nice fella on the phone .. I am DYING to see the shoes ..
post #23 of 37
new pics available at http://www.benniesshoes.com/grenson.htm updated styles available somewhat? chris
post #24 of 37
I'll second MilanoStyles comments re: Chris. Lucky you Milanostyle, those were the shoes I wanted, in black though. I'll take brown if I can get them though
post #25 of 37
9, 18, and 23 are really cool, is that Burgundy or Chili?
post #26 of 37
Ranjeev,  I donno what hit me .. but I really got to appriciate this brown color .. i think its f**king spectacular.  I guess because we Torontonians were never exposed to beautiful brown shoes.  Most of shoe stores that I go have black shoes .. If they ever have brown shoes .. they are too ugly. I think these Grensons are amazing.  The sole pic posted by drizzt3117 is just killer.  Also, i think the trend is brown shoes.  They pretty much put any color of clothes with brown shoes. PS:  Chris, let me know if you get Rugby in 10D, dark brown.  I am the guy from Toronto Canada ..
post #27 of 37
yeah, I wanted some brown/burgundy shoes to offset all my black shoes, right now I only own one pair of brown shoes, a very dark chocolate pair of bally laceups. I have like 8 pairs of black dress shoes... but I think the brown shoes will work with alot of outfits.
post #28 of 37
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new pics available at http://www.benniesshoes.com/grenson.htm  updated styles available somewhat? chris
chris - those stowes - are you getting any in 8? do they fit true to size or is it better to up 1/2 size because they are slimmer?
post #29 of 37
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"that your feet won't expand"
I thought I asked about this and people denied this happens? I had this experience with several pairs of shoes over a 1 year period I hardly wore some shoes and I had to dump them.
post #30 of 37
Jeez, these really are incredible looking shoes for the price. Hopefully they'll get more in in 12 and 13. Does anyone know how the sizes run? When Bennie's says a shoe is size 11D does that mean it's really 11D or is that the English sizing? I completely agree with the person who said, now's the time to stock up if you afford it -- set aside shoes for future use, perhaps rounding up in the sizing.
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