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Might do that later today know @up1911fan he is a good guy and didn’t say anything really negative just where they are made and that they don’t focus on dress shoes, which is true. Other guy don’t know so may address him if reply. Don’t have any SM. So never visit that thread.
No, dude. @up1911fan isn't the person I'm referring to who spoke ill of Grant Stone. I'm talking about @Jamesbond1 . I merely quoted @up1911fan 's post for context, since @Jamesbond1 was replying to it.

P.S. Spier & Mackay is pretty great. They are kind of like the Grant Stone of the clothing world, in that they offer a tremendous value for the price and constantly engage their customers and implement feedback. But Grant Stone definitely has superior customer service. :thumbs-up:
 

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I casually browse that thread, but have never purchased from them, because I like brands that actively engage with their customer base and are open about their offerings and hurdles as a small (all things are relative) business. I saw that guy's comment and shook my head - I know everyone is entitled to their opinion, but some are just flat out wrong. Grant Stone makes a solid shoe that punches well above its price class. The origin of leather is listed on the product pages and they are proud of their manufacturing location and staff. There's no technicality that they are riding on like some other manufacturers (uppers cut and sewn in a foreign country, shipped to another for final assembly yet still made in USA), you are getting everything you are paying for.

The proof is in the pudding. This article has been out on the internet for awhile, but newcomers and prospective customers might not be aware of it: https://www.heddels.com/2016/03/grant-stone-french-calf-derby-shoe-review/

From the article, a cut in half Grant Stone:
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I'm not paid, nor compensated in anyway - just a satisfied customer.
 

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No, dude. @up1911fan isn't the person I'm referring to who spoke ill of Grant Stone. I'm talking about @Jamesbond1 . I merely quoted @up1911fan 's post for context, since @Jamesbond1 was replying to it.

P.S. Spier & Mackay is pretty great. They are kind of like the Grant Stone of the clothing world, in that they offer a tremendous value for the price and constantly engage their customers and implement feedback. But Grant Stone definitely has superior customer service. :thumbs-up:
Thanks for the support! @SJR3
 

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I casually browse that thread, but have never purchased from them, because I like brands that actively engage with their customer base and are open about their offerings and hurdles as a small (all things are relative) business. I saw that guy's comment and shook my head - I know everyone is entitled to their opinion, but some are just flat out wrong. Grant Stone makes a solid shoe that punches well above its price class. The origin of leather is listed on the product pages and they are proud of their manufacturing location and staff. There's no technicality that they are riding on like some other manufacturers (uppers cut and sewn in a foreign country, shipped to another for final assembly yet still made in USA), you are getting everything you are paying for.

The proof is in the pudding. This article has been out on the internet for awhile, but newcomers and prospective customers might not be aware of it: https://www.heddels.com/2016/03/grant-stone-french-calf-derby-shoe-review/

From the article, a cut in half Grant Stone:
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I'm not paid, nor compensated in anyway - just a satisfied customer.
You would also like Spier then.
 

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I casually browse that thread, but have never purchased from them, because I like brands that actively engage with their customer base and are open about their offerings and hurdles as a small (all things are relative) business. I saw that guy's comment and shook my head - I know everyone is entitled to their opinion, but some are just flat out wrong. Grant Stone makes a solid shoe that punches well above its price class. The origin of leather is listed on the product pages and they are proud of their manufacturing location and staff. There's no technicality that they are riding on like some other manufacturers (uppers cut and sewn in a foreign country, shipped to another for final assembly yet still made in USA), you are getting everything you are paying for.

The proof is in the pudding. This article has been out on the internet for awhile, but newcomers and prospective customers might not be aware of it: https://www.heddels.com/2016/03/grant-stone-french-calf-derby-shoe-review/

From the article, a cut in half Grant Stone:
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I'm not paid, nor compensated in anyway - just a satisfied customer.
Thanks so for posting this, I had forgotten about that article. I would put my GS up against any of my Aldens for quality of construction and fit. I won't include exotic (Whiskey, Ravello, etc) as those are a different animal. But any of CXL GS are the equal of any of my Alden, perhaps better. There I said it! Now will I stop purchasing Alden, probably not. Will I continue to purchase GS, probably will. Oh, I'm not compensated either and I AM AN EXTREMELY satisfied customer. So @Milksteakboiledhard YOU ROCK for posting this, now back to our regularly scheduled programming.
 

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Hospital waiting room, waiting till they call me for a test. Why do all institutions have the same crappy carpet?
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I need to get my company to update our office to get some better shoe shots to keep up with @audog

I anticipate that these will fit like a glove once broken in.

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We have a multi colored, geometric area rug in the living room and there is that exact color of red in it. After I vacuum up the dog hair, I'll try to get a shot of my boots on it. And your photos are great BTW.
 

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Hospital waiting room, waiting till they call me for a test. Why do all institutions have the same crappy carpet?View attachment 1238978

We have a multi colored, geometric area rug in the living room and there is that exact color of red in it. After I vacuum up the dog hair, I'll try to get a shot of my boots on it. And your photos are great BTW.
Thanks for the kind words. Portrait mode on the iPhone does wonders as does having good subject matter. I hope the outcome of the tests are positive.
 

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Excited to say I think I've finally nailed down my size in Leo (the joys of having a high instep). Looking to add some suede to my collection next.

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Once you get the Leo dialed in, it is remarkably similar between leathers, now (and here I go blowing up the thread again with posts) the cap toe boots I just got fit a teeny, tiny bit different between the two pair. The Tan being better fitting in the area where the shaft joins the welt/arch area. The Crimson pair seems about 1cm "different" not uncomfortable at all, just a bit different to my feet. Perhaps just a bit tighter, I'm attributing it to CXL. So having little else to do, tried on a couple more pair, in quick succession and odd the Crimson Diesel feels about the same as the Crimson cap toe, while the dune and Saddle tan feel like the tan cap toe. Is it a deal breaker, oh hell no. And if they come out with some other leathers in the cap toe, I'm in.
 

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