Paul Stuart shoes

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  1. meister

    meister Senior member

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    Are all Paul Stuart shoes Grensons? Does this mean if they are Grensons like the Bennies shoes you need to go up a 1/2 size?
     
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    Taxler Senior member

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    They're not, but even if they were, my experience is the Gensons don't all fit the same.
     
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    My PS Grenson's fit pretty true.

    So, I'm pretty sure that the Stuart's choice are all Grenson but is there another make for other Paul Stuart shoes?
     
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    maxnharry Senior member

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    I only have experience with the Paul Stuart Grensons (from PS and also from Bennies). They fit as true as any shoes that I own. I wear an 11 and the PS 11s are spot-on.
     
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    Along with Grenson, PS is using both a Spanish and Italian maker (or makers). Here's a pair made, I believe, in Italy:

    http://www.paulstuart.com/product_in...SUBPRODCATID=0

    This is a very sweet looking shoe.

    The Spanish and Italian shoes are being offered at a lower price point meant to appeal to a younger consumer, and to those reluctant to pony up for the price for the SC shoes. They're more fashion forward as well, as evidenced by this rather questionable pair:

    http://www.paulstuart.com/product_in...SUBPRODCATID=0


    Aiiieeee! Somebody went a little crazy with the punch die!
     
  7. JamesT

    JamesT Senior member

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    Only the "Stuarts Choice" shoes are Grensons, the rest are either made in Spain or Italy.
     
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    meister Senior member

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    That Doc H pic is a style steal from one of the the Fedora Loungers 1930s collection with that banded treatment on the vamp.
     
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    meister Senior member

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    Thanks to all for the input
     
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    I was in the Chicago store recently. They still have some Stuart's choice laying around that were made by EG.
     
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    I was in the Chicago store recently. They still have some Stuart's choice laying around that were made by EG.

    Really?

    Which ones?
     
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    They looked an awful lot like my Sloanes, on a round-toe last (065) but they're not sloanes. Brown penny loafer of some type. The salesman told me they are not EG, but William Greene or something weird, allegedly no relation....but I think he was messing with me because he figured if I had the sense to look at a heel pattern and the size/model numbering and identify the maker, I would find it funny.
     
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    William Green was a name PS gave to the shoes it had Grenson make after PS dropped Edward Green.
     
  14. DocHolliday

    DocHolliday Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    They looked an awful lot like my Sloanes, on a round-toe last (065) but they're not sloanes. Brown penny loafer of some type. The salesman told me they are not EG, but William Greene or something weird, allegedly no relation....but I think he was messing with me because he figured if I had the sense to look at a heel pattern and the size/model numbering and identify the maker, I would find it funny.

    These sound like the early Grensons. After PS made the switch from EG, they had Grenson make the SC shoes to look like the EGs. This included using the name "William Green and Son," the name of Grenson's parent company (and the original name of Grenson).
     
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    Wow....interesting. Then I'm 75% sure this pair was EG and the guy just didn't look closely. They have the sideways "Made In England" script, the slanted rubber heel with 1/4" nails pattern from EG and the size/model were hand-written in a little oval on the left side of the inside upper. I looked at it next to a pair that I knew were Grenson and they did not look alike to me at all. - but I've been wrong before [​IMG]
     

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