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post #136 of 611
An understanding of our inventory of Grenson shoes is a very complex issue to expand on. It has to do with an inventory control/return agreement with a certain retail establishment that is neither understood by me or, with the limited amount of knowledge I have, in place with any other company. But, the sale they are presently having will not have a positive/negative impact on the current purchase of styles we are attempting to acquire. However; future purchases would definitely be effected by the number of pairs they would sell during the inventory reduction sale they currently are having. So, if the price is really good, buy, but if not, try to hold off so that my inventory will be better in the future. Sound confusing, it is to me too.
post #137 of 611
They priced at $180, apparently, which I think is an eminently fair price for Bennies to sell at. Please keep us updated on how it goes. I joined the party late back in October -- I called you one Saturday morning, Chris, and got your last pair of 10.5 D. I appreciate that lucky purchase more and more every time I wear them. Like, Zjp3, I think that Grenson comes closer to replicating the look of Edward Green than any other comparably priced English shoe.
post #138 of 611
And $100 for the Paul Stuart line (not Masterpiece level, as far as I could tell). I think $180 is undeniably a fair price. It's not quite low enough to justify unnecessary purchases in my case, and I'm sure for a few others. But if they had those black wholecuts in my size, I would have run to the checkout with them. And I'll do the same if Chris gets them. There is one huge advantage of buying through Bennies: fit. I've found the different styles fit different, at least by a half size. So the 10D black wholecuts were roomy while the 10D suede bucks were perfect.
post #139 of 611
Here's side-laced in walnut.  Can someone instruct me how to do thumbnail with link? http://img213.echo.cx/my.php?image=pict00021tu.jpg
post #140 of 611
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I think $180 is undeniably a fair price. It's not quite low enough to justify unnecessary purchases in my case, and I'm sure for a few others.
Think about the dollar vs. euro, though, and the growing cost of consumer (esp. European luxury) goods vs. overall inflation. Given that PS apparently only has these sales every 3-4 years, this is quite possibly the last time that shoes of this quality will be available for $180. You can get 4 or 5 Grenson masterpieces for the retail price of 1 pair of E. Greens. For many people, that's well worth it. Just my $0.02.
post #141 of 611
Here's side-laced in walnut.  Can someone instruct me how to do thumbnail with link? Link to large image of above thumbnail
post #142 of 611
Tis true. A purchase of five or six shoes, provided they fit right and were the style/colors for which you ordinarily go, would have been a wise purchase yesterday. The only downside to buying "low" at bulk rates to account for future use is that it limits your ability to buy in the future. Only to the extent that you get enjoyment out of shopping/buying in an of itself should this consideration limit you from buying low in bulk.
post #143 of 611
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(chorse123 @ April 13 2005,09:03) I think $180 is undeniably a fair price. It's not quite low enough to justify unnecessary purchases in my case, and I'm sure for a few others.
Think about the dollar vs. euro, though, and the growing cost of consumer (esp. European luxury) goods vs. overall inflation. Given that PS apparently only has these sales every 3-4 years, this is quite possibly the last time that shoes of this quality will be available for $180. You can get 4 or 5 Grenson masterpieces for the retail price of 1 pair of E. Greens. For many people, that's well worth it. Just my $0.02.
Sadly, a pair of E.G.'s is far out of my price range, but I do see your point. If I hadn't stocked up some on shoes this past year (2 C&Js, 2 Grensons, 1 Loake suede brogues) I'd be doing it now. apropos of nothing, I really love this board today.
post #144 of 611
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apropos of nothing, I really love this board today.  
Me too. Especially with von Rothbart posting pics of the side-laced Grenson's. Alas, I would never be able to pull those off, but they are gorgeous nonetheless.
post #145 of 611
Another picture of walnut side-laced Link to large image of above thumbnail This one is a black side-laced: Link to large image of above thumbnail
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(chorse123 @ April 13 2005,09:56) apropos of nothing, I really love this board today.  
Me too.   Especially with von Rothbart posting pics of the side-laced Grenson's. Alas, I would never be able to pull those off, but they are gorgeous nonetheless.
Initially I thought so as well. Went ahead and got em in the Walnut and wore them to Daniel last night. Love em.
post #147 of 611
Just got back from the sale. Picked up a blue wool tie, a sport shirt and, oh yeah, a pair of Grenson Masterpiece Brown Wholecuts with a medallion. The shoes are sweet. The good news. Still some nice shoes left in assorted sizes. (Funny, the shoe guy refused to say where the Stuart;s Choice shoes are made.) Sports coats and suits left. The bad news: Ties = virtually all gone, belts = gone, socks = a dim memory at $7.00/pair, sports shirt = vanishing, sweaters, only in small, medium, or x-large unless you want bulky, pants = not a lot of great choices for 35" or less waists.
post #148 of 611
The side laced walnut are stunning in person - if they had my size, I would have bit in a heartbeat.
post #149 of 611
I guess I meant at the office. They'd definitely attract (unwanted) attention where I work.
post #150 of 611
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The side laced walnut are stunning in person - if they had my size, I would have bit in a heartbeat.
I'm quite chuffed with my pair. Sporting the brown jodhpur boot today and it's rather nice as well, though not as comfortable initially as was the sidelace.
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