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Grenson MP at Bennies' Shoes (Atlanta)

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by nerdykarim, Sep 3, 2007.

  1. Shoegal

    Shoegal Active Member

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    FYI we've marked some Grensons styles down.
     
  2. macuser3of5

    macuser3of5 Senior member

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    Hey, Do you have any additional pics of this pair? http://www.benniesshoes.com/catalog/.../8138-200.html [​IMG] The picture provided makes them look a bit blobby, but if they are shaped like the Clintons a few pages back in the thread, I would definitely bite. Any info?
     
  3. dkzzzz

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    Hey,

    Do you have any additional pics of this pair?
    http://www.benniesshoes.com/catalog/.../8138-200.html
    [​IMG]

    The picture provided makes them look a bit blobby, but if they are shaped like the Clintons a few pages back in the thread, I would definitely bite. Any info?


    +1
     
  4. meister

    meister Senior member

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    FYI we've marked some Grensons styles down.

    Thanks but how do foreigners buy 'em when we can't work the site due to a computer fault with foreign postcodes. Can you send a Western Union money order?

    Other SFers have suggested you need to go up a size on your US size. But if you are a USA 11E will you get away with it or will you still have to go up to 11.5D?
     
  5. Shoegal

    Shoegal Active Member

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    Thanks but how do foreigners buy 'em when we can't work the site due to a computer fault with foreign postcodes. Can you send a Western Union money order?

    Other SFers have suggested you need to go up a size on your US size. But if you are a USA 11E will you get away with it or will you still have to go up to 11.5D?



    The problem with outside the US, is we are getting KILLED with custom fees, I just sent something to France and the shipping & custom fees were 2X the cost of the shoes. Sorry.

    As far as the sizes go, we show what Grenson has marked inside the shoe. We don't make up the sizes and/or change the sizes. These shoes are marked with US sizes. The shoes are handmade so the sizes marked inside are written in ink.
     
  6. dr.no

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    Thanks.

    I think Bennies needs a new photographer. That wide angle lens makes the shoes look like clown shoes a bit...
     
  8. sho'nuff

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    i just got a pair of the clintons. they are remarkably similar to JL 2005 in style and shape.
    i hope they turn out as substantial as JLs though.



    just ordered i meant
     
  9. sho'nuff

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    anybody have any more photos of these that Vintage got?

    [​IMG]


    are the colors supposed to be burnt pine for calf leather and a lighter brown for the suede or is that supposed to be tobacco or grey ?

    anybody have a photo of these shoes close to the actual color or can somebody just describe it thanks.
     
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    anybody have any more photos of these that Vintage got?

    [​IMG]


    are the colors supposed to be burnt pine for calf leather and a lighter brown for the suede or is that supposed to be tobacco or grey ?

    anybody have a photo of these shoes close to the actual color or can somebody just describe it thanks.


    No, that's just the idiot flash from the idiot camera held by the idiot photographer. Colors are dark brown for both the calf and the suede. I don't know why the suede photographs lighter, but, alas, it does.
     
  11. gdl203

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    anybody have any more photos of these that Vintage got?

    I have crappy cell pics if you're interested... Colors of suede and calf is much more similar than VG pics (or even mine) show

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]
     
  12. Leaveitothexperts

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    Thanks.

    I think Bennies needs a new photographer. That wide angle lens makes the shoes look like clown shoes a bit...


    +1, I was just thinking about emailing them about that and sending some sample angles that I have and show them some sites that have better angles in the hopes of upping their sales . . . . then I thought what might happen to the prices and bargains for SF . . . . and I refrained, of course . . .
     
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    What is the sizing like for the Bennies Grensons? Are they US sizes or British, and if I am a 9.5 UK for C&J what would I probably be for a Grenson US, 10?
     
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    What is the sizing like for the Bennies Grensons? Are they US sizes or British, and if I am a 9.5 UK for C&J what would I probably be for a Grenson US, 10?

    The sizing is U.S., and they usually run fairly true to size, in my experience.
     
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    I think they run a tiny bit narrow. I buy a 9.5 in the Paul Stuart oxfords with an elongated toe (like the Clintons) but wear a 9 in C&J for RL and a 8.5E in C&J 348. I think their loafers run a little large, so I would size down on those.

    Bennies has a good return policy and free shipping, so you could always buy both sizes and just return one.
     
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    The sizing is U.S., and they usually run fairly true to size, in my experience.

    I generally wear 10 D (US sizes) in Stuart's Choice Grensons. For comparison, I wear 9 E in C&J 337, 9.5 E in EG 888.
     
  17. sho'nuff

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    thanks gdl for the pics. not the best. but i appreciate it[​IMG]
     
  18. sho'nuff

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    I generally wear 10 D (US sizes) in Stuart's Choice Grensons. For comparison, I wear 9 E in C&J 337, 9.5 E in EG 888.

    if you wear a 10D in US , would not your EG 888 size be 9.5/10D?

    because i know EG uses D as normal , not the conventional UK E as normal.

    so you wear a 9.5/10E in 888?

    thanks.
     
  19. sho'nuff

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    No, that's just the idiot flash from the idiot camera held by the idiot photographer. Colors are dark brown for both the calf and the suede. I don't know why the suede photographs lighter, but, alas, it does.

    you are not an idiot. far from it.
    the photo is actually very lovely. just the idiot flash mixes up true colors.
     
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    The sizing is U.S., and they usually run fairly true to size, in my experience.

    Disagree. These are the only shoes I have ever taken an 11 1/2 in, every other maker I own is 10 1/2 to 11. To be on the safe side, I'd recommend 1/2 size up.
     

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