Originally Posted by Pliny
They look great - care to say why the brand is your favourite? serious question - I have never handled Church's (Church's and not Cheaney right?) and I know they have v loyal following if not here. thx
Why I love Church's?
My first job was at Foot Locker in Hong Kong. There was an Italian man who came to our shop a few times in a year to buy Nike Air Max for his son because they have the same foot size. This gentleman was a shoes manufacturer in Italy supplying mid price range ladies footwear to a big chain store in Hong Kong.
One time I helped him out. When he took off his dressed shoes I saw "Church's". Then I thought: this guy is an Italian making shoes in Italy but he still wore English shoes. Then there must be something about this brand. So I checked out the Church's shops in Hong Kong and found they were expensive.
I managed to save money for my first pair of Church's and then felt in love with it. After joining this forum, I turned my eyes to the SF influenced - Crockett & Jones. Well, I do own a few pairs so I can compare. Still prefer Church's to other brands.
Of course, this is very very very subjective.
Everyone has his/her own choice.