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PS Shoes on ebay

Discussion in 'B&S Archive' started by drljva, May 11, 2005.

  1. drljva

    drljva Senior member

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    Saw these on ebay: http://cgi.ebay.com/ws....IT&rd=1 I'm not familiar with Paul  Stuart's shoes. Thanks to Bennies, though, I am familiar with Grenson. Are these PS shoes any good? Since these shoes retail for $575, I guessing that these aren't Grenson Masterpieces, right?  Thanks.
     


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    They look like grenson masterpieces to my eye.
     


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    They are definitely Grenson Masterpieces sold under the Paul Stuart "Stuart's Choice" label.
     


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    MilanoStyle Senior member

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    good loooking shoes. if they were my size, i would grab them with no hesitation.
     


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    kabert Senior member

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    I'm tempted to jump on these, as they're my size. Very nice shoes. These are identical to what Bennie's was selling though several months ago. I keep expecting that Bennie's will get in a new shipment.
     


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    drljva Senior member

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    To follow up on my previous post... I emailed the seller asking how the shoes were marked inside. He replied

    "8002/15 13D"

    The 13D is _US_, I assume? And the 8002/15 refers to what?
     


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    dah328 Senior member

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    I bought that exact shoe in 7.5D at the PS sale. It's definitely Grenson Masterpiece and a US size. I don't know what the numbers mean. You won't be disappointed with these shoes. I just hope I can get that much for the pairs I bought to flip.

    dan
     


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    drljva Senior member

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    Wow: sounds like you got a great deal on those shoes you're planning to flip. [​IMG]
     


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    AlanC Minister of Trad

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    The "8002" seems to be the model number and the "15" is the color (by general agreement).

    I bought the plain captoe version of these from Bennie's. They're great shoes. I actually would have preferred a punch-cap a little better than the plain.
     


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    drljva Senior member

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    (drljva @ May 11 2005,11:13) And the 8002/15 refers to what?
    The "8002" seems to be the model number and the "15" is the color (by general agreement). I bought the plain captoe version of these from Bennie's. They're great shoes. I actually would have preferred a punch-cap a little better than the plain.
    AlanC, Were the shoes you bought from Bennies the same color as these? These shoes seem quite red, whereas the Bennies shoes, I seem to recall, were more tan/cognac in color...
     


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    AlanC Minister of Trad

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    Just checked and mine are "8001/17", so I guess the color is different. Mine were the "cognac" as sold by Bennie's. It's hard to compare colors with the picture on the screen and mine have been polished, so I can't really say.
     


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    How much were these at the PS sale?
     


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    The shoes in question are the Grenson Masterpiece Rugbys. I bought a pair from Bennies last year in cognac. Paul Stuart had been carry in them in brown as well.
     


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    Definately masterpieces. The opening bid seems alittle high compared to the prices Paul Stuart and Bennies offer them for.

    BTW: l still haven't recieved my materpieces from Paul Stuart yet. What's going on. l have been waiting ages for a certain forum member to send them. l hope they turn up soon. They are black side laced shoes.
     


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    I think the Bennie's prices were low in large part because many of the shoes were marked "Irregular" -- that is, they were rejects not deemed good enough for regular retail. (I bought several pairs though and only noticed a minor defect in one of them.) As for Paul Stuart's prices, $175 for these is an incredible bargain -- PS charges at least $575 for these (might be $625; I haven't checked their website). The PS firesale last month was a very unusual occurrence -- the first time PS has had such a sale in 4 or 5 years.
     


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