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Grenson Handgrade?

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by rabiesinfrance, Jul 30, 2011.

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  1. fritzl

    fritzl Well-Known Member

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    many
     
  2. chogall

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    Correction. Which of those shoe making artisans charging less than 3500GBP for bespoke and travel to the West Coast USA?

    Obviously if I am based in Austro-Hungray then there could be many choices. But I am based in West Coast. :(
     
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    alright. i got you. i think it's more 2000 GBP + a few quid for trees and schnick schnack, anyway. also the eyetalians may be a bit cheaper, from what i recall. there's also the maftei connection via prof. hansen at the wellesley college.
     
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    Where are you? The main thing is that you have to give people you've never heard of a chance.

    And in the end you won't be able to walk around and draw everyone's attention to yourself (no disrespect intended) and your feet by announcing the brand name. No one will drool or particularly admire you if you mention that you're wearing a pair of Frommer's, for instance.

    But most obscure shoemakers who are either just getting started or do not live in high traffic areas are probably charging less than $2000.00 a pair for fully bespoke work. That doesn't mean that they are not doing good...even fabulous...work, it just means that they are not paying $20,000.00 a month for a shop on the plaza in downtown Santa Fe or renting on St. James Street in London..

    With shoes...bespoke or RTW...I suspect that a good third of what you are paying for is cachet--blue sky, brandname recognition. In some cases, especially RTW, that figure could be substantially more.
     
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    Ahem...Redmond, Oregon. :blush:
     
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    anyone know if the Fred Brogue series of shoes/boots are aniline or semi-aniline leather?
     

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