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Thread Starter 
What's the story with "Church Hermes Slippers?" I just won the auction but want to know if there is an actual Hermes connection. Label is Church's only, from what I can tell in the photos.
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Link?
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Hermes, in this case, is referring to the Greek god and not to the French tiemaker (although its name, too, is a reference to Hermes). To wit: other shoes in this particular slipper line are named after similar Greek mythological figures (Perseus, Ajax, Jason, etc.).

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http://www.herringshoes.co.uk/produc...dID=4&catID=21

In Greek mythology, Hermes was the "messenger god" who was known for his pair of magical sandals. Not slippers, but close enough that the reference makes some sense.
post #4 of 14
Thread Starter 
Excellent. Thought that might be the case. Of course the seller gets it into the title so one might think otherwise.... Nevertheless I really did want Church's. Pure Church's. Now I just hope some of the stuff I've read in these forums about Church's - in particular since Prada took it over - ain't true.
It would also be nice if the seller started replying to my E-mails....
post #5 of 14
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Originally Posted by Arrogant Bastard View Post
Hermes, in this case, is referring to the Greek god and not to the French tiemaker (although its name, too, is a reference to Hermes). To wit: other shoes in this particular slipper line are named after similar Greek mythological figures (Perseus, Ajax, Jason, etc.).
sorry to nitpick you, but Hermes (the fashion house) was named after its founder (Hermes was his last name), not the Greek god. you are of course, correct on the Church's reference
post #6 of 14
Doesn't Hermes own John Lobb Paris? I can see where confusion over who made the shoes would come into play.
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Originally Posted by thesportinglodge View Post
Funnily enough Hermes is more famous for it's leather goods. Wallets and ladies purses (not bags) in particular, vastly over priced. The leather manufacturers they use make for other named brands which sell at a fraction of the price.

Hmmm. That would be true of their suitings (not made in-house) but untrue of the leather goods. Play again.
post #8 of 14
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Originally Posted by glenjay View Post
Doesn't Hermes own John Lobb Paris? I can see where confusion over who made the shoes would come into play.

The shoes under their "Hermès" line are much cheaper quality though...
post #9 of 14
I have a pair of churchs hermes slippers and they have no connection to the hermes brand. Still really nice slippers though.
post #10 of 14
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Originally Posted by HRoi View Post
sorry to nitpick you, but Hermes (the fashion house) was named after its founder (Hermes was his last name), not the Greek god.

you are of course, correct on the Church's reference

I stand corrected, then. Maybe the founder's surname somehow originally came from Hermes. Who knows.
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Originally Posted by thesportinglodge View Post
I use the same supplier who make their leather goods sweetie. We have been using them for fifty seven years, long before Hermes came on board.
Try again sweetie.

You're either full of shit or being unclear, do you mean you get your leathers from the same suppliers (possible) or that your bags are made in the same factories as their bags (almost impossible although I guess there could be an exception somewhere). Or maybe you mean you have leather clothing made by Séraphin (which would still mean the prices would be extremely high).
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Originally Posted by thesportinglodge View Post
I use the same leather and others as used by Hermes. Not full of shit sweetie just a very old established sporting supplier.

Listen honey (now that we're on a lovey-dovey basis). I have absolutely no problem believing you use the same leather suppliers as Hermès, as they're not owned by Hermès and sell to a variety of companies (at various pricepoints and quality levels). Due to your long lasting relationship you may even have access to the same grade of leathers. I do doubt you have access to the same makers as most of their products are made by companies partially or fully owned by Hermès and they tend to only make under their own name (often obscure) and for H. Manufacturing being such a complex business I'm sure there is the possibility that someone, somewhere gets to make a limited run of products at the same factory as some Hermès goods, it is however highly unlikely.
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post #14 of 14
Thread Starter 
fuji - about your Church's Hermes slippers? Are they fabric lined? The ones I'm waiting to get show a plaid lining (seller calls it "brushed cotton"). If yours are like that how well as the lining worn? Have you had them long and worn them a lot? Did you get them full price and do you recall the price? I've seen 75 British pounds on a current website but don't know if that's discounted. In July the Church's in Paris on rue Saint Honore had several styles - leather, velvet - and I believe they were all 150 euros.
My ideal in this search was slippers with leather lining (leather top, inner and outer soles); I'm hoping this cloth lining lasts better than with the cheaper (but not inexpensive) pair (brand?) with cloth lining I had the last time.
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