Stuarts London X Grenson Collaboration
Grenson and Stuarts London have teamed up to make a couple of very exclusive styles due into the shop this winter. Although they are for Spring/Summer 2013, we have had some news that we just might have them for Pre-Xmas delivery. (Fingers Crossed)
Today we received some pictures from Sarah the sales manager at Grenson, kindly showing us some sneak preview images of our shoes in the making. Even the owner and creative director Tim Little , posed for a picture with one of our designs , a true stamp of approval from the main man himself.
We wanted to create something unusal from the usual Grenson offer. The colours are Spring 2013 motivated, and work well with the clothing offer we will have next year. The last (shape & design) of the shoes have been based on the highly popular Dylan style, the leather materials have been cherry picked by our experienced senior buyer. The shoes are being made by hand in the England Northampton unit and only 8 to 10 pairs in each style will be made. (Very Exclusive Indeed)
“you get what you pay for”
The final price has not been confirmed as yet, but retail value is estimated between £300 – £350. When you know that you are the proud owner of a shoe that takes more than 3 weeks to produce , handmade with the finest leathers available and made by almost legendary craftsmen in the UK the price becomes more realistic. (Ever heard the expression “you get what you pay for”, well this is the time to use it).
Grenson was founded in 1866, and the firm has operated out of the same premises in Northampton (Centre of British shoe-making) since 1895. Many of the current employees are descendants of the factory’s original workers, while the production method has changed little since the Victorian era. Around 250 separate operations, to manufacture a pair of Grenson shoes, evidence of the love and attention which goes into the process.
More info will be posted near the time of delivery , for now enjoy the preview pics.