Originally Posted by kev777
Agreed but at least there isnt chiselled toes as well as the fiddled waist. I do think though for the price they seem a very well appointed shoe as long as the leather is up to scratch. I may have to give them a go.
I'm no leather expert, but from a quick look over the black captoe from this range the other day, I'd say they stand up well to most of their competitors. On balance, I thought they were seriously good value and I actually prefer the last to that of my C&J Handgrades (which I suppose would be their direct competition). Slightly less elongated. Nice neat finishing, and a clean rounded line without excessive chiselling. Fiddleback waists are neither here nor there to me, but they seemed nicely done nonetheless.
Sadly, the shop I visited didn't have the full range nor any in my size to test the fit. I'm hoping when I get back home and can stop by Ede, that they may have access the fuller range; they usually have some Cheaney available, at least.