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New & lingwood shoes

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by don_andomo, May 19, 2004.

  1. don_andomo

    don_andomo Active Member

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  2. jcusey

    jcusey Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Board participant spalla has identified (either here or on the Ask Andy forum) the current N&L Poulson Skone shoes as being made by Grenson. He's seen them, I haven't, and I'm not about to argue with him about shoes (or much else). If he's right, then N&L is charging quite a markup.
     


  3. Bic Pentameter

    Bic Pentameter Senior member

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    I have the grenson model sold by pediwear.  The picture on the N&L site appears to have a bit more of a mirror finish.  Perhaps the difference in cost is due the labor involved in spit polishing them to a mirror shine. (Insert smilie indicating great doubt here.)

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  4. bengal-stripe

    bengal-stripe Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    The shoes will be made to New & Lingwoods "specifications", whatever that means. They might be made over a different shaped last; they definitely are made in differing width (N&L are E and Grenson F). Maybe they use different components. But nothing to warrant a premium of that size.
    Spit polish you can do yourself, it just needs spit and ellbow grease.
     


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    A Harris Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    To confuse matters further, the Poulsen & Skone shoes I saw at Dunhill in NY are made by C&J...
     


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