Cool Shoes, Paraphernalia & Desiderata - Part II

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by RJman, Feb 5, 2010.

  1. Flimsychicken

    Flimsychicken Senior member

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    ^^They look like masterpiece quality (or something close), imo. They appear to have the handwritten last/sizing info written on the inner sock line in a manner similar to the masterpiece. Also, the full channeled soles is something I have not seen on Rose. Also, a great looking pair of CJ Shell loafers. Not sure what the shade is/was, but I wish they were my size!
     


  2. Clark

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    ^^They look like masterpiece quality (or something close), imo. They appear to have the handwritten last/sizing info written on the inner sock line in a manner similar to the masterpiece. Also, the full channeled soles is something I have not seen on Rose.

    They also have bevelled waist which I haven't seen on Rose. And the last looks very similar to my Masterpiece oxfords.

    /C
     


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    Is the consensus that Grenson UK sizing is approximately down 1 from US? i.e.: Grenson 8 = US 9?

    None of these are my size, but will be good to know for future reference. Those shoes look great!
     


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    I would be interested in another pair or Masterpieces, but I have the feeling that price won't be reasonable [​IMG]
    I just took some photos of mine, unworn yet, bought in November last year, I think they are similar to these. Model that seems hand written inside and on the box is 35307-2354.
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  5. mr monty

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    I would be interested in another pair or Masterpieces, but I have the feeling that price won't be reasonable [​IMG]
    I just took some photos of mine, unworn yet, bought in November last year, I think they are similar to [url="http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/GRENSON-MASTERPIECE-TAN-CALF-SHOE-SIZE-8-NEW-/
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    Nice shoes, but why are you not wearing them?
     


  6. clausc

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    Trying to imitate Aportnoy. I must have more than 20 pairs of shoes unworn yet...
     


  7. NoVaguy

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    If they are actually masterpieces, most likely they are contract work subs, possibly for Paul Stuart. That would explain why they are on ebay as well.

    kmdsimpson - yes, size down a full size. I generally wear a 10.5D in most AE lasts, and my 9.5 UK Grensons are a good fit. I also have size 10UK Grensons - those need thick socks and/or an insole. So, size down a full size.
     


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    +1 for a full size down on GMs.
     


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    [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] (pic from ebay when bought) [​IMG]
    I saw the model at Isetan department store in Japan. A salesman told me clearly that it was made expressly for isetan and that although it's on the masterpiece last with some masterpiece details; channeled sole and handwritten size, its leather quality is of rose collection standard. Actually, it was almost the same price as other rose collection models. 30000 yen($300) cheaper than masterpiece models.
     


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    Barrett is a good quality English shoe, probably on par with Cheaney but 250-300 is not a good price on them. They retail for less than 500 us.
     


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