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Left to right, Stuart's Choice by Grenson, Foot the coacher by Grenson, Grenson Masterpiece, Grenson Footmaster. All reminiscence from the past, I found none of what Grenson selling now days are as high quality as what they used to made.



I think Warren are made in India and from their G2 collection. Anything with the red insole with the big "G" logo are made in India. I'm glad to hear from you that that the quality are great. I bought several G2 Collection around 10 years ago and was disappointed. However, with the price you are paying I wouldn't complain.
You have some beautiful shoes there and in such wonderful condition. Unfortunatley it seems that way with most things where what was once a superior manufactured item has lost some of the quality due to cost cutting. I've found that with vintage wool coats, tweed jackets as well, where the quality is superb and something from 40 years ago still looks and feels better than most of what you can buy new today, bar some of the finer clothing companies.

Thank you for the information on the Warren, perhaps any imperfections or quality issues arent as noticeable due to the snuff suede which is quite rugged. It certainly not a formal boot and only gets a brush every so often. I'm really looking forward to getting the Archie commando delivered. My formal shoes just don't get the wear they used to so some of the slightly more casual wears such as the brogues, chelseas and red wings get a lot of foot time!
 

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You have some beautiful shoes there and in such wonderful condition. Unfortunatley it seems that way with most things where what was once a superior manufactured item has lost some of the quality due to cost cutting. I've found that with vintage wool coats, tweed jackets as well, where the quality is superb and something from 40 years ago still looks and feels better than most of what you can buy new today, bar some of the finer clothing companies.

Thank you for the information on the Warren, perhaps any imperfections or quality issues arent as noticeable due to the snuff suede which is quite rugged. It certainly not a formal boot and only gets a brush every so often. I'm really looking forward to getting the Archie commando delivered. My formal shoes just don't get the wear they used to so some of the slightly more casual wears such as the brogues, chelseas and red wings get a lot of foot time!
I should explain that the decrease in quality are in terms of craftmanship, not so much in terms of materials. If you had the chance to see old Grenson shoes in person they are very well made.

Likewise, I love present time Grenson because of their style and of course their history as a brand. Archie are such a nice looking brogue

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Here are some of my present time Grensons, left to right, Triple welt curt, archie triple welt, archie spectator with crepe sole. The black unlined chukka are from G2 collection.
 

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