Grenson

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  1. phoenixrecon

    phoenixrecon Senior member

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    UK size +1 = US size.

    I like the kirks. They are really expensive at forward though.


    does this work for trickers as well?
     
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    cop some c&j's rfx
     
  3. the shah

    the shah Persian Bro #2 and enabler-in-chief

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    grensons fit tts in my experience. and they are made on a generally wider last. the SS10 samples were all G (subtract 1 letter width for UK to US along with sizing conversion)
     
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    I'm considering these because there really isn't any reliable retailers for Grenson, Church's, Trickers, etc... in the U.S.
    I'm not sure if all do, but you should check if your local Bloomingdale's carries them. I bought my Grenson Oscars from the Bloomingdale's in SoHo for 70 bucks on 70% off. One of my favorite shoes and best purchases ever. And they run pretty big so I would go down an inch or half.
     
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    For that matter, I saw some okay looking but incredibly light flimsy feeling Grensons at Nordstroms the other day.
     
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    RFX45 Senior member

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    I have never seen Grenson in the Bloomingdales or Nordstrom in my area. The closest one I've seen is a Ferragamo wingtip boot sin tan, which retail to close to $1k.

    cop some c&j's rfx

    I'm not sure I'm on that level of sophistication yet. [​IMG] Maybe when their on sale.
    I did try on some Lobbs at Neimans but damn they are all too narrow. If C&J fits similar, it'll be ruled out right away.
     
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    Just stay clear of the Rushden line (they have a red insole with something that looke like a flower embossed in it). The quality is very poor and the price is too high - and it is made in Portugal. So not the English craftmanship and the materials used are just lousy.
    If you can get hold of shoes from either the Rose or Masterpiece collection, you should be good. I have the Bleasdale boot from the Rose collection and I really like it.
     
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    I am pretty happy with the Grenson's I have from the Rushden collection, then again I do not have any from the Rose collection. I have the Stanley, Hayden and Ellis boot. Paid around $100 and $150 for the boots.
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    I am pretty happy with the Grenson's I have from the Rushden collection, then again I do not have any from the Rose collection. I have the Stanley, Hayden and Ellis boot. Paid around $100 and $150 for the boots.

    I'll agree with fa-fa-foo-hi and say that it's disappointing that they're made in India, but I have the Archie's and the leather, craftsmanship and overall quality are all simply superb.
     
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    I'll agree with fa-fa-foo-hi and say that it's disappointing that they're made in India, but I have the Archie's and the leather, craftsmanship and overall quality are all simply superb.
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    So, the entire Rushden line is made in India? The Grenson Ellis boots I have say made in England. I also did not find made in India anywhere on the other two pairs I own (in fact I believe the say made in England as well)?
     
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    So, the entire Rushden line is made in India? The Grenson Ellis boots I have say made in England. I also did not find made in India anywhere on the other two pairs I own (in fact I believe the say made in England as well)?


    I have the "Brown" aviator boots and they are made in portugal I believe.

    Generally speaking the quality is good, some of the leathers on some of the other ones I've tried on, the Otis shoe in particular, seem a bit cheap, but the nice thing is Grenson can be had for relatively cheap, and given the options in the same range, they are great value.
     
  12. Renault78law

    Renault78law Senior member

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    grensons fit tts in my experience. and they are made on a generally wider last. the SS10 samples were all G (subtract 1 letter width for UK to US along with sizing conversion)

    I have to revise one of my answers above. Shahanshah is right, my boots just arrived and they are G width. So if you have a wide foot, you will be fine, just buy your regular size.

    Comments regarding the quality are perplexing. I don't know if they have changed over time, but the boots that I just received look and feel great. Goodyear welted, nice leather, clean stitching, quality sole...I don't have any complaints. I've been around the block, and I know many of you have too so I respect your opinions, but I think they are a superb value for the money. I don't expect the finishing or construction to be as good as the handmade dress shoes I own, in some cases, those shoes cost three times as much! For around $300, you could do a lot worse than Grenson. I'll post pictures when I get the chance.
     
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    I am pretty happy with the Grenson's I have from the Rushden collection, then again I do not have any from the Rose collection. I have the Stanley, Hayden and Ellis boot. Paid around $100 and $150 for the boots.

    Hey ta-ta toothy - where did you pick up the Ellis boots so cheap?
     
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    baba booey Senior member

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    Hey ta-ta toothy - where did you pick up the Ellis boots so cheap?
    I got them off ebay uk http://www.ebay.co.uk/

    Just got them yesterday and have them on now...nice construction and comfortable with no break in needed. The boots were $135 and shipping pushed me to around $170.

    Here is a link to the sellers store http://shop.ebay.co.uk/stretch290458...&_trksid=p4340

    Don't you be bidding on any of those black wingtips...[​IMG]
     
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    ^^Nice - thanks buddy! No worries, those wingtips are not my size. Good luck.
     

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