Mr B's Blake boots vs Grenson Sharp/Fred

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by fromuio, Sep 20, 2011.

  1. jubu

    jubu Senior member

    Messages:
    223
    Likes Received:
    16
    Joined:
    Sep 19, 2010
    Looking forward to hearing reviews after the first several uses...nice looking boot
     


  2. pokey07

    pokey07 Senior member

    Messages:
    464
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Jan 7, 2008
    These look very interesting for $150... I might go try them on after work today.
     
    Last edited: Oct 13, 2011


  3. gettoasty

    gettoasty Senior member

    Messages:
    12,598
    Likes Received:
    6,742
    Joined:
    Feb 8, 2010
    Location:
    Home
    Please more reviews.
     


  4. reedobandito

    reedobandito Senior member

    Messages:
    6,803
    Likes Received:
    4,659
    Joined:
    Mar 9, 2011
    Location:
    Portland!
    Called Aldo today (shudder), and apparently Mr. B. IS a diffusion line by the son of Aldo, albeit a more fashion forward/higher end line. Apparently only 6 stores in the US carry their product currently, and they just got this stuff in 2 days ago.

    Pretty sure I'm ordering a pair of the cognac boots today, will report back in 5 or so days how I like them!
     


  5. dijon

    dijon Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    62
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Aug 24, 2010
    anyone know if these are actually welted or just glued together?
     


  6. reedobandito

    reedobandito Senior member

    Messages:
    6,803
    Likes Received:
    4,659
    Joined:
    Mar 9, 2011
    Location:
    Portland!
    blake welt (hence the name)
     


  7. AlwaysDressed

    AlwaysDressed Senior member

    Messages:
    157
    Likes Received:
    23
    Joined:
    Jan 2, 2010
    Location:
    Dallas, TX
    
    Well we have two stores in Dallas that has them...Northpark Mall and the Galleria Mall (I've visited both and laid eyes on them...bought mine from Northpark) So I'm surprised that only 4 other stores in the country has them right now. I did visit another mall called Stonebriar in Frisco, TX (another wealthy suburb of Dallas)...and they told me they they won't be getting them. [​IMG]
     


  8. reedobandito

    reedobandito Senior member

    Messages:
    6,803
    Likes Received:
    4,659
    Joined:
    Mar 9, 2011
    Location:
    Portland!
    Just placed an order and DAMN, Aldo's online order form sucks. It ended up erroring my purchase, so it charged my account but didn't give me an order number and failed to register my shipping address. WTF
     


  9. AlwaysDressed

    AlwaysDressed Senior member

    Messages:
    157
    Likes Received:
    23
    Joined:
    Jan 2, 2010
    Location:
    Dallas, TX
    Wore mine to work today...casual friday. They've felt great all day. (Although i thought the shoe was a bit stiff out the box, they feel very comfortable) No weird creasing or anything that I can see...and I've gotten several compliments on them.

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]
     


  10. idfnl

    idfnl Senior member

    Messages:
    15,844
    Likes Received:
    1,007
    Joined:
    Dec 6, 2008
    Location:
    VA
    Damn, tempting.
     


  11. gettoasty

    gettoasty Senior member

    Messages:
    12,598
    Likes Received:
    6,742
    Joined:
    Feb 8, 2010
    Location:
    Home
    looking good AlwaysDressed, thank you for sharing!
     


  12. mikeharo

    mikeharo Senior member

    Messages:
    466
    Likes Received:
    41
    Joined:
    May 29, 2010
    Location:
    Scranton, PA
    They look great.

    How is the sizing fit? Did you order your true size? Thank - you
     
    Last edited: Oct 14, 2011


  13. Manfred Freitag

    Manfred Freitag Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    77
    Likes Received:
    5
    Joined:
    Aug 18, 2011
    Caressed some today, the leather is meh and the pairs I handled all had some flaws but for $150 or so with a coupon it seems like a really nice winter beater boot.
     


  14. pokey07

    pokey07 Senior member

    Messages:
    464
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Jan 7, 2008
    I picked up a pair today too. They're definitely sold in more than 6 stores. They feel okkk and I think they look great. I actually got the dark brown, but may return them for the cognac. I'm also still skeptical that Aldo sells them. I hope they don't fall apart a month from now.
     
    Last edited: Oct 15, 2011


  15. AlwaysDressed

    AlwaysDressed Senior member

    Messages:
    157
    Likes Received:
    23
    Joined:
    Jan 2, 2010
    Location:
    Dallas, TX
    

    I wear a 9 1/2 or 10 in most Boots and Dress Shoes and I got these in a 42. I tried the 43 but they felt more like a 10 1/2 or 11.
     


Share This Page

Styleforum is proudly sponsored by