on Grenson Feathermasters

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by acidboy, Jun 13, 2006.

  1. acidboy

    acidboy Senior member

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    gentlemen, any opinions and thoughts on grenson's feathermaster series? though i find the name "feathermaster" more like a name florsheim or dexters would use, the price is not bad(about GBP80 w/o VAT). [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     


  2. dah328

    dah328 Senior member

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    Opinions? The new lasts lack proper balance and are ugly. I can't speak to their quality.
     


  3. Roger

    Roger Senior member

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    Agree with dah328 about the lasts--really not appealing. The Feathermaster line is the lowest range of Grenson shoes. Grenson used to make three lines--Masterpiece (top and very nice, but, alas, now discontinued as a Grenson-branded shoe), Footmaster (middle and decent), and Feathermaster (bottom). I would place the Feathermasters at about the level of Loake 1880-line shoes, maybe just below the latter. This is one price range in which you might encounter corrected-grain leather--although the tan shoes in the picture don't appear (to me at least) to be corrected-grain. Expect the construction to be on the poor side and lifespan to be relatively short.
     


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    Expect the construction to be on the poor side and lifespan to be relatively short.

    Which might be bliss, given how horrid they are.
     


  5. acidboy

    acidboy Senior member

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    thank you for your inputs. i really appreciate it, and i probably saved myself some dinner and movie money. [​IMG]
     


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