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Grant Stone - Official Affiliate Thread

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by GrantStone, Feb 17, 2016.

  1. M635Guy

    M635Guy Distinguished Member

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    Daniel - as an owner of the cognac color (scroll up this thread a bit for pix of mine), I'd say it is more versatile than whiskey, mainly because it has enough contrast to hold up to various shades of tan/khaki without looking too tone-on-tone. Cheers!
     


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    Dark brown definitely sounds interesting!

    As for the SKUs, I understand the difficulty of having more products to keep track of. However, rubber soles for these kinds of shoes would definitely do wonders for someone like myself. Personally, I think that if you did something similar to how Winson made the soles of this boot, it would look absolutely gorgeous, but that's just my opinion haha.
     


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    Hello,

    I can see where you are coming from with this but I tend to wear jeans more often than not and I find that lighter shoes tend to catch the eye more often than darker ones. I know that jeans usually aren't meant for shoes like this but what can I say? I like wearing them haha.
     


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    One of the things I like about shoes like these is they're great with jeans or chinos of pretty much any color, but you should get shoes that fit your taste and style. Cheers!
     


  5. GrantStone

    GrantStone Senior Member Affiliate Vendor

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    That is a great looking boot. Actually that outsole construction is very similar to the tap we trialed. Here is a picture below. We did stitch through the tap though.

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    I think shade is a matter of preference. I also prefer a darker brown, especially for a PTB. I own a wingtip in tan and like it a lot, but a dark brown (shell) PTB with a rubber sole or combo sole is, IMO, the most versatile shoe. Then again, I don't really wear black shoes and I think most all boots should come by default with rubber soles so what do I know.
     


  7. GrantStone

    GrantStone Senior Member Affiliate Vendor

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    A lot of people feel this way with regards to the rubber sole. We will try to implement this construction on some of our boots by the end of the year. Shoes could take a little bit longer.
     


  8. M635Guy

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    I really like that style of combo sole. I've got something similar (I think) on my AE Academy derbys, and it is a great balance of comfort, weather and maintaining a leather edge.
     


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    That multi colored sole is great
     
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    Quote:I like the white/whiteish sole...........the huge drawback for me is that when used for driving the rt rear heel just gets so dirty... Id love a similiar wedge sole..but not in bright white.........light brown, navy......deep red/rust........???.....all Id consider....
     


  11. GrantStone

    GrantStone Senior Member Affiliate Vendor

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    the colored sole was introduced to me via Cole Haan shoes.....


    and some of the colors they offer really work well.

    pewter?......hmmmm, not sure Id have that on my want list?
     


  13. M635Guy

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    Got my Dune Longwings in today. They're pretty much perfect in the details of the execution, and they look awesome! The color is hard to photograph. It is like natural CXL with a brown wash. It's cool and deep.
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    Clean welt-joins, which has been true of my other two pairs
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    The longwing family
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    AE MacNiel, Alden 97645, GS Longwing, Florsheim Imperial

    I'm really happy with them - can't wait to get them out tomorrow!
     


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    I don't own any Grantstone yet but based on the pictures, i'm really impressed with the quality. No loose grains and stitches as well clean welt joints. Alden, Allen Edmond's, Oak Street Bookmakers and Trumans can't even produce that type of Quality. The only shoe companies that exhibits that type of quality in my experience are Tricker's and Vibergs.
     


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    GrantStone Senior Member Affiliate Vendor

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    We are trying to be as careful as possible when it comes to QC. We have had a couple call outs on stitching as these can slip through, but overall have been quite happy with the feedback. The person who attaches the welts does a good job cutting in the right area making a clean joint.

    When using cow articles, there is a grey area when it comes to the actual break of the grain and what is acceptable, especially using the likes of CXL. This has probably been the most difficult area for the factory due to the cutting yields, but in the end we would rather loose a little in the cutting room then have increased returns due to leather imperfections. We have been more lenient on color variation or natural marks depending where on the pattern and it seems like most customers can accept this on heavier brogues. Loose grain or wrinkles will always be tough though.
     


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