Behind the Brand: Grenson

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The definitive British shoemaker. From humble beginnings in a loft above a Northamptonshire Corn Merchants, Grenson’s 150 year journey is littered with esteem. Unrivalled craftsmanship defines a brand whose heritage, and success, is marked by its endless desire to innovate. Modern yet traditional, Grenson has the perfect shoe for you.

It was back in 1866 where William Green began hand making shoes, as his business grew the demand did too and with the introduction to machinery helping him increase this production he moved into his first “factory” at the Green Yard. After significant success they moved once again but as his son took over after his passing in 1901, CAK Green decided to work on the brand and give it a fashionable more modern name. Therefore shortening the name from William Green & Sons to GRENSON, which was one of the first names ever to be registered in the UK.

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The brand supplied soldiers through The Great War and again during the First World War in 1939. Post War the last surviving member of the Green family, Hayden travelled the world and became familiar with hand stitched details that he thought would provide the company with a new lease of life.

It wasn’t until 2008 that they opened their first store in London on Liverpool Street, and in 2011 it kickstarted an expansion into the highest quality wholesale distribution in the world after the likes of Harrods, Selfridges and Liberty agree to stock the brand.

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This year Grenson has reached it’s 150th anniversary and it is this year that we are proud to welcome this unique craftsmen brand to our portfolio. Grenson shoes take up to 8 weeks to be made and over 200 individual operations before the final product is complete so you can guarantee to own a shoe made with the upmost care.

The two main silhouettes in our collection are the Archie Brogues G:TWO which patterns are designed and developed to the highest standard. We also hold the staple chukka boot which is an essential piece of footwear for the AW season and it’s suede follows the brands premium identity and production.

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