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Quality Of Grenson Shoes

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Imhoff, Feb 25, 2011.

  1. freedom_fries

    freedom_fries Well-Known Member

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    i have a pair of the new line grensons and they are not poor in workmanship. it's not at rose/masterpiece level, nor is the leather, but then again they cost significantly less. they are IMO as good as or superior to loakes, which are in the same price range.
     
  2. Verniza

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    Damage? Is it as listed on MrPorter ? 397GBP?
     
  3. matt1985

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    I do like the look of some of the new grenson line. Have been a bit hesitant on getting a pair. Also been looking at Loakes too. They are more in my price range at the moment. Good to hear some good things about the grensons, i'll wait and see if anyone else has bought some lately.
     
  4. kev777

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    Your not talking like for like here, the Grensons Freedom has bought are the Rushden equivalent and not Rose/Masterpiece line. The £397 model is a G1 Line shoe.

    Just as an aside if the shoes on Mr Porter are Rose equivlents for the money being asked that is a massive price hike altho in the States the price would be more in line.
     
  5. freedom_fries

    freedom_fries Well-Known Member

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    mr porter is one of the few places one can buy the high-level grensons, which i think is called the G1 range. They are not comparable with the newish line with names (fred, sharp, stanley, etc.), and are more than double the cost. the lower level shoes are made in india and finished in england, the upper level are made entirely in england, and from what I've seen are more at the C&J level.

    i have a pair of sharp boots that i got for 80 GBP on a half-price sale, and if you're even slightly patient you can generally find them at 20-30% off.
     
  6. Verniza

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    Ahh my bad. I was under the impression that the shoes Freedom got was the G1 line.
     
  7. Philip

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    do you guys know anything about the Lewis boot? I am us9.5/uk9, should i size up or down?
     
  8. Zeppelin

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    Thanks for the information - so there are currently no high level (made in England) Grensons available online?
     
  9. amemovox

    amemovox Well-Known Member

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    Grenson shoes are available on-line at Bonobos.com. They look promising. Made in England.
     
  10. cr0wl3y

    cr0wl3y New Member

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    I concur with others that noted the quality is poor. A pair of derbies I have from them developed a rip where the shoe-lace tabs are stitched to the vamp within no more than three months, even though I kept them in my office and commuted in trainers!

    They are made in England, but clearly that does not guarantee good quality...
     
  11. ShaneB

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    I was just perusing the Grenson website and came across these that may be the much discussed 'G1':

    http://www.grenson.co.uk/en_gb/shop/acklam

    http://www.grenson.co.uk/en_gb/shop/egton

    They generally look quite nice.

    I don't really know why the new Grenson doesn't get a lot of love here: if you're a younger bloke then Grenson offer the best range of stylish shoes at affordable prices, and I'm not talking about RRP - it's very easy to pick up Grensons off of ebay, brand new, for about 60% off.
     
  12. upnorth

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    They made the mistake of associating their brand with outsourced Indian shoes and in that period of time, many people who bought those shoes because they were "affordable" became so disillusioned and aghast by the poor quality of the leather and manufacturing and that did alot of damage to the brand. Some of their outrageous fashion forward designs didn't help.

    They are capable of making really good shoes though, as the past masterpieces have shown. Hopefully, the new range with upgraded specs can win some fans.
     
  13. ShaneB

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    Hmm, I've bought mostly their higher end Rushdens (£180+) and found them to be top notch, especially when it's easy to get them for more than half that on ebay. Admittedly, I haven't gone for the lower priced shoes, like the Dylans (which look awful) so perhaps that's where people are drawing their conclusions.
     
  14. Sonny58

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    Does anyone know which Grenson model George Clooney is wearing on the cover of the latest Esquire?
     
  15. GrensonMan

    GrensonMan Well-Known Member

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    Looks like the Finn to me. Hard to tell from that angle though.
     
  16. GrensonMan

    GrensonMan Well-Known Member

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    I recently purchased the Christian Boot. Does anyone know if they are part of the Rose or Rushden collection. If not, were they made in England or India?

    Thank you!
     
  17. Schweino

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    If it doesn't say "made in England" on the inside of the shoe they are made in India. Also, Rushden line has red insole cushioning, Rose line dark brown.
     
  18. GrensonMan

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    India it is then. Red cushion and only the Grenson G where the heel goes. I am rather disappointed. I thought I owned a genuine made in England boot. And to top it off I payed $345 for them. Thank you for your response.
     
  19. GrensonMan

    GrensonMan Well-Known Member

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    Do you think I over payed?
     
  20. Schweino

    Schweino Well-Known Member

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    Yes, I do, But I think all current Grenson shoes are overpriced compared to their lineup a few years back. Nowadays all they have is made in India for almost the same price as they used to charge for made in England shoes (the Rose line). I mean, 200 UKP for made in India shoes? (see http://www.grenson.co.uk/en_gb/shop)

    I have many pairs of Grenson shoes and ordered one pair since the Tim Little takeover only to discover they have gone downhill quality wise. I would stay away from Grenson or try to find some old stock.
     
    Last edited: Jan 17, 2012

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