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Grenson

Discussion in 'B&S Archive' started by nightowl6261a, Mar 11, 2006.

  1. nightowl6261a

    nightowl6261a Senior member

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    I am hoping they will get them to me quickly, it may be 3 weeks, it could be 5....we will have to wait and see, not quite sure where the shoes currently are residing, in the states in a warehouse or in England. Rest assured however, as quickly as they come in and I get them catagorized and photos taken, I will announce to all.
     
  2. nerdykarim

    nerdykarim Senior member

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    thanks for the heads up...i just changed my home page to benniesshoes.com/grenson.

    this is going to be online-only, right? (as an emory student) i just visited the store--the one on piedmont--for the first time yesterday. i only needed some horsehair brushes, but it was a great store. i'll definitely be back.

    edit: i think i'm the same size as aportnoy and sysdoc...y'all aren't 8.5D's are you?
     
  3. PITAronin

    PITAronin Senior member

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    Crap. I''m (a) an 8 1/2,* (b) in Atlanta and (c) feeling like the competition is going to be fierce.

    * Though, truth be told, a C fits better than a D, but the point may be moot if all of the shipment is D and wider
     
  4. nightowl6261a

    nightowl6261a Senior member

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    95% are D width, and I will take calls, but would rather you buy them online only because I am short staffed and last time when I put these up, I did not get off the phone for 11 hours. It was fun, but quite grueling trying to run a store and handle the phone all day. Believe me, this time around, the ordering will be easier, more defined as to availability of colors and sizes, and the pics will be sharper and more recognizable. I PROMISE!
     
  5. visionology

    visionology Senior member

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    sweet i will definetely be looking at this one!
     
  6. Earthmover

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    Just to have things cleared up...

    Since it seems like they will be Stuart's Choice or discontinued Masterpiece shoes, can you tell me whether the size will be in US or UK? Specifically, when they are catalogued and put on the website, will you automatically put them into the proper US sizes, such that all 10US and 9.5UKs will end up in the same area? And as someone who's seems to be around a 9.75US in shoes (EG 888s are a tight fit at US 9.5D and CJ 337 are very slightly large at 9E), would you recommend a 9.5 or a 10?

    Thanks for all your help! I thought I'd ask the sizing question now before the inevitable rush.
     
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    topcatny Senior member

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    I hope there are some nice size US 13's in the few hundred pair you receive.
     
  8. SGladwell

    SGladwell Senior member

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    Tempting, tempting. Lucky for me, my mom lives not far away from the Kennesaw/Town Center area, and that's the first address listed on your website....
     
  9. Ed355

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    Thanks for the great news. I bought four pairs from Chris last time. Chris, any chance of including the measurements of the external soles this time (width and length)? I think it's difficult to get the size right without measurements, particularly with the D fitting.
     
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    OMG, just when I'd begun to convince myself that I have enough shoes for a while. It looks like "a while" just turned into 3-5 weeks. As luck would have it, I'll be in Atlanta on business at the end of the month. I may stop in to one of the stores to get correctly sized. Of course, since the sale is online only, now I need to make sure my hotel has web access.....
     
  11. kabert

    kabert Senior member

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    Jeez, I didn't think this day would come - -I figured all the remaining Grenson Masterpieces were long gone, presumably sold off in sales in the UK.

    Fortunately for those who bought last time we already know what our size is! At least one of the pairs I bought last time -- a fantastic pair of black tassel loafers -- has the Paul Stuart label inside and on the bottom.
     
  12. chorse123

    chorse123 Senior member

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    l understand that Grensons were at Bennies a couple of years ago. How many Grensons were sold last time?

    I think it was something like 1000 pairs. Some stuck around for a while. I managed to pick up a pair of dirty bucks for $100 late in the game.
     
  13. DocHolliday

    DocHolliday Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I'm normally between a 9 and a 9.5 in U.S. sizing. I can wear most 9s, in terms of length, but the toebox tends to squeeze a bit too much and I end up going to a 9.5. Suggestions on my size in Grensons?

    Thanks, guys.
     
  14. aportnoy

    aportnoy Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I'm normally between a 9 and a 9.5 in U.S. sizing. I can wear most 9s, in terms of length, but the toebox tends to squeeze a bit too much and I end up going to a 9.5. Suggestions on my size in Grensons?

    Thanks, guys.


    This year at Paul Stuart they had 2 lasts for Masterpieces. One was a traditional rounded toe (think EG 202) and the other was a more chisled toe (think EG 888). The rounded last ran very true to size and I took a 1/2 down on the chisled toe last.
     
  15. nightowl6261a

    nightowl6261a Senior member

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    I sold approx 750 pairs from August to Oct in 2004......it was a wild and crazy time period.
     
  16. nightowl6261a

    nightowl6261a Senior member

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    I'm normally between a 9 and a 9.5 in U.S. sizing. I can wear most 9s, in terms of length, but the toebox tends to squeeze a bit too much and I end up going to a 9.5. Suggestions on my size in Grensons?

    Thanks, guys.

    Definitely a 9 1/2, amybe even a 10 if you are between sizes some times.
     
  17. thinman

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    Jeez, I didn't think this day would come - -I figured all the remaining Grenson Masterpieces were long gone, presumably sold off in sales in the UK.

    Fortunately for those who bought last time we already know what our size is! At least one of the pairs I bought last time -- a fantastic pair of black tassel loafers -- has the Paul Stuart label inside and on the bottom.


    I also thought this day would never come and had given up hope of the Grenson shipment ever arriving. I've been averaging one new pair of shoes every month for the past 16 months. Nothing like aportnoy's acquisition rate, but my need for shoes is considerably less than it was at this time last year. Nonetheless, few of my shoes are Grenson masterpiece quality and can become "beater" shoes if I can buy a few Grenson's.

    Chris, I own a Grenson Stowe in UK size 11E and it's a little loose. I'm normally between a US 11.5D and 12D, with 12D usually being more comfortable (so I have an Edward Green handgrade, on the 337 last, in *US* size 11.5D that fits very well). What size would you recommend? Since I'll actually be in Atlanta at the end of March, would you recommend stopping by the store to have my foot measured (if so, which store?)?
     
  18. Luc-Emmanuel

    Luc-Emmanuel Senior member

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    Will you get small sizes like 6 or 6.5?

    TIA
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  19. kabert

    kabert Senior member

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    This year at Paul Stuart they had 2 lasts for Masterpieces. One was a traditional rounded toe (think EG 202) and the other was a more chisled toe (think EG 888). The rounded last ran very true to size and I took a 1/2 down on the chisled toe last.

    That was my exact experience from the Grensons I bought two years ago -- I bought 6 pairs, all in size 13 (I'm actually a US 12-1/2 C or D). I bought two pairs similar to EG Wigmore that fit perfectly with thin socks, and four pairs that were much looser, such that I put tongue pads in them to tighten up the fit. Two different lasts I assume
     
  20. chorse123

    chorse123 Senior member

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    Definitely a 9 1/2, amybe even a 10 if you are between sizes some times.

    Doc, definitely a 10. [​IMG]

    It sounds like we're roughly the same size for shoes. I have two pairs of the Grenson Masterpieces, one a 9.5C, one a 9.5D. The 9.5D is a little loose, and I should probably get a tounge pad, but it's a summer pair, so it doesn't bother me too much. The 9.5C is a little tight, and I wear it less frequently than I should as a result. You're probably better off with the 9.5Ds, which is my size, so don't buy all of them.
     

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