Grenson x Stuarts London Collaboration – Launch Date 9-11-2012
We have been waiting very eagerly for these handmade mens shoes to turn up. We posted about them last month when we received some images whilst they were being made in the Northampton based work shop. Designed by our head buyer and made by Grenson this is Stuarts London’s first official collab. Although we have worked some styles exclusive to Stuarts London from the likes of Trickers before , this would be the first time we placed our name to a product. On Sale in the morning (9-11-2012) we thought we would give you an insight on the Eve of the Launch.
Grenson x Stuarts London Type 1 – The Tweed Blazer Shoe – The thought has been about all the khaki and beige trouser or chino’s that people struggle to place footwear with. Most of the time we all opt for a pair of shoes in Tan or dark brown, but the colours placed on this shoe above work just as well . For Autumn this year we have seen the Tweed trend hit the stores and most of the Winter jackets selection are available in an increased amount of khaki and dark beige. Imagine if worn with one of those Tweed Blazers and teamed up with a pair of wool trousers or selvage denim , these Grenson’s are good to go. Check out our blazers from Gibson and an Holland Esquire or Common People as these mens shoes could just complete a killer outfit.
Grenson x Stuarts London Type 2 – The All Season Shoe – Above we have a pair of shoes that will work with anything you like. Expect black and navy , Why? because you can get a shed load of black shoes on the high street. These are not about High Street trends. These are about giving the classic Dylan Grenson shoe its own identity , one of the most wearable “last” that Grenson produce and much loved by all Grenson fans. The first layer from top is a smooth nubuck suede leather reflecting Spring and Summer, which was selected to make the shoe feel clean and fresh. The second layer being the middle was to diffuse the smoothness to a slightly vintage suede which gives this shoe the the Autumn feel. The Third layer on the toe and back heel is a burnished smooth leather with a hint of contrasted colour to enhance the varnished look. This was to complete the Winter feel to the shoe. I have to say at this point its quite a risk to design a shoe that is inspired by all season of the year , but now they are here in the flesh, they are certainly a job well done and achieve exactly what the mission was – The All Season Shoe.
The best thing we just want to finish with is there is only 12 pairs made of each style – limited edition – Below are some more images of the shoes being made in the Northampton Workshop.