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post #31 of 58
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Originally Posted by Ich_Dien View Post
When they make the shoes for other companies, such as Ede & Ravenscroft, they certainly are an investment shoe.

Here is a pair of Cheaney's that are four years old. They have been re-crafted by Cheaney once, and I had the soles replaced with oak bark soles. To be honest, they look as if they have another 4+ years in them, and the quality is most evidently there.




I own one pair of Cheaney shoes and have owned previously seven pairs of C&J. C&J are my favourite, but it would be wrong to be so dismissive of Cheaney.

Awesome patina on those. You gotta add these to the 'Shoes with Character' thread.
post #32 of 58
Thanks, Srivats, they're in there already a few pages back!
post #33 of 58
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Thats what "proper" shoes should look like.... worn, cared for and looking the dog's bollock's
post #34 of 58
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Originally Posted by Ich_Dien View Post
When they make the shoes for other companies, such as Ede & Ravenscroft, they certainly are an investment shoe.

Here is a pair of Cheaney's that are four years old. They have been re-crafted by Cheaney once, and I had the soles replaced with oak bark soles. To be honest, they look as if they have another 4+ years in them, and the quality is most evidently there.




I own one pair of Cheaney shoes and have owned previously seven pairs of C&J. C&J are my favourite, but it would be wrong to be so dismissive of Cheaney.

Stumbled across this thread.

These shoes most definitely should go in the 'shoes with character' thread.

My tan shoes are starting to take knocks and bumps so I am comforted by the thought that they might go like this eventually. Tan darkens (to brown), burgundy lightens (to red). Two very grand colours indeed. Chestnut brown is a combination of both.
post #35 of 58
Cheaney = nice lasts, good appearance, reasonable pricing - sadly the leather quality is at the lower end aging quickly. This includes the newish Cheaney imperial range with it's fiddleback waist. C&J is a superior shoe full stop.
post #36 of 58
I agree that Cheaney's leather quality is really subpar.
post #37 of 58
I find that at least around here C&J are a bit over-rated and Cheaney under-rated, but C&J still make the better shoe. I do think that Cheaney use a superior insole, though, and that's the "spine" of the shoe.
post #38 of 58

I thought to resurrect this thread rather than starting a new one. I wanted to ask: how does Cheaney compare to C&J nowadays? I'm asking considering that their shoes seem to have gone up in price and cost almost the same as some C&Js.
 

post #39 of 58
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Originally Posted by B-Rogue View Post

I thought to resurrect this thread rather than starting a new one. I wanted to ask: how does Cheaney compare to C&J nowadays? I'm asking considering that their shoes seem to have gone up in price and cost almost the same as some C&Js.
 

I too would be interested in anyones answer to this question. 

post #40 of 58
I think Crockett & Jones are a notch above Cheaney. I'm not a leather expert so can't comment but C&J seem to have more attention to detail. I found with my Cheaney shoes there were some thread ends that I had to snip down.

Here are my C&J Pembroke & Cheaney Hythe side by side for comparison (both pebble grain although the C&J is derby and the Cheaney is oxford):


Another thing I'll comment - completely unrelated to quality of their shoes and my personal experience only - is customer service when I visited London. Crockett & Jones 92 Jermyn St (young adviser wearing a very nice Rolex DJ) gave me friendly attention and help to choose my shoes. Cheaney Lime St kind of ignored me (even though there was no other customers) and seemed less than enthusiastic to offer any assistance and only became more friendly when it was clear that I was serious about purchasing (and I had to really ask before he brought out the shoes i was looking for to try. I look quite young for my age and maybe he thought I was a student who can't afford the shoes or something.
post #41 of 58
I have a pair of Cheaney Imperial Wholecut and 2 pairs of CJ handgrade. I like my Cheaney more even their leather appears to be slightly stiff.
post #42 of 58
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Originally Posted by add911_11 View Post

I have a pair of Cheaney Imperial Wholecut and 2 pairs of CJ handgrade. I like my Cheaney more even their leather appears to be slightly stiff.

I didn't know CI made a wholecut; do you have a picture by chance? The C&J HG leather is definitely softer (even compared to my EGs).
post #43 of 58
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Originally Posted by Chuckie Egg View Post

I think Crockett & Jones are a notch above Cheaney. I'm not a leather expert so can't comment but C&J seem to have more attention to detail. I found with my Cheaney shoes there were some thread ends that I had to snip down.

Here are my C&J Pembroke & Cheaney Hythe side by side for comparison (both pebble grain although the C&J is derby and the Cheaney is oxford):


Another thing I'll comment - completely unrelated to quality of their shoes and my personal experience only - is customer service when I visited London. Crockett & Jones 92 Jermyn St (young adviser wearing a very nice Rolex DJ) gave me friendly attention and help to choose my shoes. Cheaney Lime St kind of ignored me (even though there was no other customers) and seemed less than enthusiastic to offer any assistance and only became more friendly when it was clear that I was serious about purchasing (and I had to really ask before he brought out the shoes i was looking for to try. I look quite young for my age and maybe he thought I was a student who can't afford the shoes or something.

Thanks for this comparision picture, nice choice, do you wear the same size in both last? how do you compare them in term of fit and width (175 vs 325) ?

Thanks in advance.
post #44 of 58
Thanks alexSF. Yes both are size 7. C&J brannock-measured me. I have to say they are both very comfortable. In defense of the Cheaney, the insole leather feels very soft and it has good instep support. The C&J seem sleeker and the leather feels nicer, the pebbly-ness feels smoother, but as I said I'm not a leather expert.

C&J were very proud of their shoes and told me that I would feel their quality on wearing (said in a straight matter of fact way without bragging) and that the Pembroke leather will polish up really nicely over time.
post #45 of 58

Thanks for all the info Cuckiee. If you'd add value for money into the mix, how would you rate the two? I only own C&J and Tricker's, both of which I'm very fond of.

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