*Fein – GRENSON Classic Full Strap Jodhpur Boot:44.5E

380.00

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  • Grenson
    Classic Full Strap Jodhpur Boot
    Dated April 1993 – Made in England
    Euro 380

    In continuous operation since its founding by William Green in 1866, Grenson is one of the oldest and best English shoemakers with a long tradition of catering to the military and one of my favourite contemporary bootmakers. Grenson is one of the few shoemakers, perhaps unique in modern times, who have actually improved their quality in modern times, even as the quality of other shoemakers, even the most famous shoemakers, has visibly declined. Notably are Church’s new and inferior “Prima Class”, and many of Lobb’s ready-mades. Yes, John Lobb, who appear to have a “youth complex”, producing new lightweight models that they imagine to be “modern” and “fashion-forward”, but are really only an embarrassment. In contrast, Grenson’s boots and shoes are all uncompromisingly well made, the designs absolutely traditional, and do not resort to any extraneous decoration or misguided flights of fancy. Indeed Grenson, particularly in their boots, Jodhpurs, Field Boots and Chukka Boots, has become one of my personal favorites.

    A bit of history: Grenson is fondly remembered for its development during the war of a uniquely fashioned flyers boot with a fully lined and detachable leg with commando knife. In the event of being shot down the airman could remove the leg portion, leaving behind a simple black shoe to more easily blend into the population and evade captors. Now all he had to do was learn German overnight. Failing that, he had his commando knife, a romantic foil for the Wehrmacht’s Maschinenpistolen.


    Size Details:

    11E US.....(10F UK)......44.5E European, for the medium width to somewhat wider foot.

    Shoe Condition:

    Original soles and heels very lightly worn. Tops near new. A superb pair.

  • Grenson
    Full Strap Jodhpur Boot
    Dated April 1993 – Made in England
    Euro 380

    Voilà une chaussure classique on ne peut plus soigneusement montée, datant des meilleures années de fabrication de ce grand bottier, et faite dans le plus admirable des cuirs. Son simplicité confère à cette chaussure un gout discret tout en dotant votre garde-robes d’une touche sportiv et practique. Voila, une chaussure que ce soit pour votre tenue de tous les jours, de business, de sport ou de campagne. Somme toute, c’est une chaussure fort appréciable, d’une belle ligne classique, élégante et robuste à la fois (Goodyear welted)

    Si vous êtes intéressé par les plus grandes références dans le domaine de la chaussure de luxe pour homme de fabrication artisanale, par les noms des ateliers les plus traditionnels, Edward Green, Crockett & Jones, Alden, Grenson, John Lobb, Church’s English Shoes, Allen Edmonds, et, en particulier, les exceptionnels – mais en France trop peu connu – bottiers américains FLORSHEIM, LLOYD & HAIG, CORDWAINER, FOOTJOY et HANOVER, n’hésitez pas à me consulte. Etant donné que mes textes figurant sont pour la plupart rédigés en anglais ou en allemand, je répondrais volontiers de manière plus détaillée à vos questions en français, en vous demandant de montrer de l’indulgence pour mon français approximatif.


    Size Details:

    44.5E European......11E US......10F UK.
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