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Grenson query.

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by marc37, Dec 9, 2004.

  1. marc37

    marc37 Well-Known Member

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    looks kinda like the stowe?
     
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    I think so, not 100% positive. However, the monkstrap, that has the same line down it, definitely is - Paul Stuart carries it. So, I would assume this one is too. Marc - I am selling a 7D cordovan-colored tassle loafer, Grenson Masterpieces. Wore them once, and they are too small. Let me know, otherwise it's going to Ebay starting at $125.
     
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    Drizz it does kinda look like the stowe. lt is a slightly different toe shape however. zjpj83: thanks for the offer but l hate tassles. [​IMG]
     
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    Most definitely NOT the stowe. I would guess that it is not a masterpiece, but I'm not certain.
     
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    Does not look to be a masterpiece.
     
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    Doubt that it is a Masterpiece, but it is quite exotic and unique, probably made for Cordinere Anglais. If so, then it costs about 375 Euros, about $505.00. Ask Ernest; he may be able to check it out for you in Paris.
     
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    I do not know about the master because I have never seen one pair BUT it looks like CA style.

    Classic with a touch of novelty.

    The price are between 350 and 400 euros. I noticed a discount before sales today in the shop.
     
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    How much do Grensons retail for? After hearing about them on this Forum, i recently bought some on Ebay How does one tell a Masterpiece from another Grenson? Grensons
     
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    Those aren't masterpieces. The Masterpieces have a channeled sole, so you can't see the stitching, also they have a little oval shape inside the shoe itself (for the most part) Masterpieces are a little higher quality than other grades of Grensons, looks like you got a pretty decent deal on the shoes you bought, but your link has an extra http// in it.
     
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    Oh, yeah... [​IMG] How much do Grensons retail for? Masterpieces? (they still seem great.)
     
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    Masterpieces retail for $625 or so. The shoes you got seem to be quite nice.
     
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    And up. New and Lingwood sells them for 395 pounds, which is nearly 800 dollars with the exchange rate, as their "St James" shoes -- formerly called Poulsen Skone. Robbery.
     
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    It's my understanding that a lot of the shoes may not be sold in the Grenson Masterpieces line, as that's a fairly small collection. However, a lot of the shoes appear to be made to Masterpiece standards -- the Stuart's Choice shoes among them, and (I believe) the Ducker & Sons, etc. I wouldn't be surprised if some of the Cordonnerie Anglaise shoes were made to Masterpiece standards of quality. FWIW, on the British shoe retail websites, Grenson Masterpieces are about $525 regular price. I believe they're just a step or two down from Lobb RTW or Edward Green in quality -- right there with Crockett & Jones handgrade.
     
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    Again; is the R size 7.5 Grenson a masterpiece? What does everyone think. Chris doesn't seem to know. l know l shouldn't but l may order another pair. http://benniesshoes.com/grenson7.5.htm
     
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    R is definitely a Feathermaster....I am sure of that.
     
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    I use http://www.pediwear.co.uk as my guide for determining Masterpieces vs. Feathermasters. So far it has worked well. Did Chris have a combination of Masterpeices and Feathermasters in his last sale? I was under the impression they were all Feathermasters which was why they were at $150 US (vs. a higher price that a Masterpiece would normally command). Regards, CT
     
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    Yes Chris had masterpieces but they were in the minority of shoes at bennies. Most of them have gone now.
     
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    yes, but as "kaga" mentioned, there are many styles that are unique to both Paul Stuart and Ducker & Sons. These are Masterpieces quality, and cost $600 retail. Just because you do not see any of these on Pediwear's website does not mean they aren't up to the grade.
     

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