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post #61 of 85
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Originally Posted by kaizo View Post

Hi thanks for the reply yeah I am surprised too I thought church's were a benchmark of good shoes. (At least that's what my dad said).

I probably will go for the consul in that case smile.gif

Nice shoes you got there!

I don't think you'll be disappointed, they are very fine shoes. When I started to get an interest in shoes Church's were the best shoes you could get if you didn't go bespoke. Since then a lot has happened but I still think they give great value for money and they are not as hyped as C&J. If you compare them to Cheaney, Loake and Barker they are way better in quality and IMO on par with Alfred Sargent.

 

I really wish to see more shoe porn from Church's here :)

 

Thanks, I got a good price on my new Chetwynds and they are a joy to wear!

post #62 of 85
Hello! Do anyone can help me with the sizing of a pair of church's keats on 93 last? Do they rum true to size? Thank you all.
post #63 of 85
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Originally Posted by tom delgado View Post

Hello! Do anyone can help me with the sizing of a pair of church's keats on 93 last? Do they rum true to size? Thank you all.


Looking at the pictures, it seems to be a short and round last so it should run true to size. Ken at Herring shoes or Richard at Shoe Healer should be able to give a more accurate answer.

post #64 of 85
How is the sizing of Church Edgeware model shoes compared to C&J 348 last? Considering the same shoe size, do you think they can be applied to both?

Thanks in advance.
post #65 of 85
As a US consumer, where would I be best off purchasing a pair of Church's women's boots? Anyone have a good tip? Thinking of some two tone riding boots.
post #66 of 85
I have been following shoe blogs/sites for a while now to learn more about them.

The sentiment out there definitely seems to be that Church's shoes have gone downhill. And I went along with it, partly because I am not that au fait with shoe details and so let someone else inform me.

I have been looking for a black cap toe oxford for a while now and went to C&J because I was under the impression that for a quality shoe they are very good value for money. But I really wasn't that keen on the shoe i tried on, I think it was the Hallam. For me the shape was simply not what I was looking for. So I left without any shoes and resumed researching cap toes online to see whether maybe I could find another brands that may take me.

This weekend I restarted the search and went to Church's on New Bond Street first (thinking I would see the what they had to offer but probably end up buying from C&J, given the negativity about their use of bookbinder leather, Prada ownership etc etc.). I saw and tried on both the Consul and the Edgeware shoes, and I liked them both, which I was surprised about because my memory of black cap toe oxfords was of them being not so elegant in C&J.

I asked the sales assistant about the leather quality and whether they were book binder leather and he said that they weren't bookbinder. He said the patina ones might be but none of the shoes that I was looking at used the bookbinder leather. The Edgeware is almost £100 cheaper than the Consul with not as good quality leather, but I found them to be more comfortable and nicer looking in shape. I particularly liked how the well/curve came out a little more on the Edgewares compared to the Consul. And there is also a layer of padding on the upper of the Edgeware to make it more comfortable.

That day I did go to C&J again and tried on the Hallam; I still had the same feeling, the last simply did not appeal to me. I found it too narrow all the way along.

I am reaaaaaally pleased with my Church's purchase and am so glad I didn't go with the masses and buy the C&J's simply because that's what people in the know do.
post #67 of 85
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Originally Posted by Get Smart View Post

just picked these up in Paris last week


awesome shoes, amazingly comfortable. actually saw a few pairs I really liked over there


Those socks are the business! I noticed them before the shoes.
post #68 of 85

Just a quick question since this thead is about churchs. I m interested in the Ryder III..

 

Does anyone know if the insole is full leather? As from some pics I have seen it is leather till the middle and then I cant find what material. 

 

This is the best photo I could find..

 

 

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I have not seen any british shoes from close but why dont they use insoles all the way long of the shoes?

post #69 of 85
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Originally Posted by Giannis View Post
 

Just a quick question since this thead is about churchs. I m interested in the Ryder III..

 

Does anyone know if the insole is full leather? As from some pics I have seen it is leather till the middle and then I cant find what material. 

 

This is the best photo I could find..

 

 

 

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I have not seen any british shoes from close but why dont they use insoles all the way long of the shoes?

 

You can be sure that the insole is all leather. The tounge in the back of the shoe is just to be able to print the manufacturers logo and info they want to be displayed when you look at the shoe. It can also hide an extra cushion for added comfort to the heel.

Church's Custom Grade always have full leather insoles. The Ryder is a very nice boot by the way :cheers:

post #70 of 85
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Originally Posted by Gbg brouge View Post
 

You can be sure that the insole is all leather. The tounge in the back of the shoe is just to be able to print the manufacturers logo and info they want to be displayed when you look at the shoe. It can also hide an extra cushion for added comfort to the heel.

Church's Custom Grade always have full leather insoles. The Ryder is a very nice boot by the way :cheers:

Thank you very much for your response. I started wondering when I saw a man doing a review of his Loake Pimlico on YouTube, at some point the camera showed the interior of it in the front of the shoes, it was white, so I suppose not leather.

post #71 of 85
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Originally Posted by Giannis View Post
 

Thank you very much for your response. I started wondering when I saw a man doing a review of his Loake Pimlico on YouTube, at some point the camera showed the interior of it in the front of the shoes, it was white, so I suppose not leather.

The inside of the shoes can sometimes be very light, and I guess seen through a lens it would appear white but i hope it was real leather all the way. Even Loake has full leather inside their shoes, at least the 1880 range. :)

post #72 of 85
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Originally Posted by Gbg brouge View Post
 

The inside of the shoes can sometimes be very light, and I guess seen through a lens it would appear white but i hope it was real leather all the way. Even Loake has full leather inside their shoes, at least the 1880 range. :)

This maybe should have been posted to Loake thread but

 

this is the video I mentioned. A 4:54 you can see it. 

post #73 of 85
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Originally Posted by Giannis View Post
 

This maybe should have been posted to Loake thread but

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this is the video I mentioned. A 4:54 you can see it. 

The Loake Pimlico features a lining that is couloured to match the outer. Normally the inside is left neutral.

The coloured lining only goes down to the insole which is neutral in colour.

post #74 of 85

So this seems to be the right thread for this, but late-sixties/early-seventies church's custom grades, lightly worn, in my size, and with the lasted shoe trees included, were a good pick-up at sub $100 apiece, right? A pair of bison leather wingtips and a pair of ox leather chukkas is what i snapped up, thought I was going to get elephant leather too but the price jumped from $150 to ~$500 in the last half-hour.

post #75 of 85

Hi everyone,

 

How do I determine if these Church wings are US sizing or UK sizing? The script says "10.5 C" but I've never seen any UK label with C before.

 

Help?

 

Thanks!

 

 

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