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post #16 of 85
The Holyrood (a name perfect for Engrish-speaking Japanese) looks like a good replacement for the CJ Lowndes, which seems a little too pointy.

Other than that, I'm not sure...
post #17 of 85
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Originally Posted by pebblegrain View Post
The Holyrood (a name perfect for Engrish-speaking Japanese) looks like a good replacement for the CJ Lowndes, which seems a little too pointy.

Other than that, I'm not sure...

Would agree, but don't like the buckles on the Holyrood.
post #18 of 85
would like to order a pair just not sure if they are like EG, G&G which I take a 7.5 for my US 8 feet or like C&J which I take a UK7
post #19 of 85
Some snapshots of my first pair of Imperials:









post #20 of 85
^^^^

So purdy...

I have been eyeing the same pair...
post #21 of 85
looks gorgeous even from those pics! Mind to share the fit?
post #22 of 85
Colour wise is that a burgundy for normal folks....
post #23 of 85
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Originally Posted by walneal View Post
looks gorgeous even from those pics!
Mind to share the fit?

Slightly narrow, elongated, and a bit higher instep than 'usual' ... Ideal for my feet :-)
post #24 of 85
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Originally Posted by meister View Post
Colour wise is that a burgundy for normal folks....

It's called bronzed espresso ... I'd say it is much less red than burgundy.
post #25 of 85
Just to note that I viewed some more of the Cheaney Imperial models in Harrods this afternoon. I was really impressed, even having them sat alongside Lobbs and EGs (note - I'm not saying they were better, simply that they didn't disgrace themselves).

The overall make is really nice, and some of the leather finishes are great - I didn't like the bronzey brown much, but they had some sublime 'museum'ish finish dark olive green loafers with what looked damned like a reverse handstitch split toe for only £280. The lasts look a lot sleeker than the photos on the website that were previously posted.

If the finish on the uppers stands up to use as one would hope, I think we have a new contender for best VFM at the price point.
post #26 of 85
These pics were slipped under the table by AAAC's Doctor Damage for this thread:





post #27 of 85
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Originally Posted by SimonC View Post
They had some sublime 'museum'ish finish dark olive green loafers with what looked damned like a reverse handstitch split toe for only £280. The lasts look a lot sleeker than the photos on the website that were previously posted.

I gave in to temptation;















post #28 of 85
^^ nice, do they make a lace up version of the loafer as well?
post #29 of 85
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Originally Posted by kev777 View Post
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.
post #30 of 85
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I gave in to temptation;


Just took stock of a pair of these myself thanks to Simon's info!

It's a lot of shoe for the money. Really good value even at full price.

The fiddleback is definitely very pronounced and drastic - might not be to everyone's taste. Workmanship and leather on par with handgrade which I assume is what these are up against.

Fit TTS.
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