Can you give more info about the Cheaney Howard? I am not a loafer guy but sometimes they are needed and since I saw them I have been thinking on buying a pair.
Do you guys know anything about Cheaney Pennine II R veldtschoen boots with leather sole / half leather sole? Just got an used pair and can only find info of commando soled ones. Is the leather sole a custom option for some retailer or perhaps an older model? If it is a resole job it is quite well done.
this is the info from inside the boot and here's the sole
They were £150 down from £325. They didn't look to be part of the normal rejected stock as they had them in a number of different sizes.
They are taller than any other boots I have bought like the Cheaney Tweed or C&J Islay.
Looks like they are still on the Cheaney website in the sale for £275.
I am new to this forum and quality shoe shopping. Had a question about Cheaney Broad (just black ones off Jones for a pretty decent price - £115). Liked the shoes but to learn more I need to ask around more - so how do I get to understand if these are full grain or corrected grain. I did read through a few posts on things to check, but any suggestions on how to figure this out. Also, does anyone know the key differences in Broad and Broad 2?
To be clear, I am happy with my purchase and these go pretty well with my Barker Pitlochry for my regular office wear.
Note: Jones have a good sale going on right now with Cheaneys, Loakes and Barkers at almost 50% or more on a decent range of styles.
Your "Broad II" shoes are full grain calf leather, and say so in the description. Ditto for the Barker shoes.
Corrected grain English made shoes will use the term "polished leather" for reference. Welcome to the forum.
EDIT: The only difference I see in the Broad 1 and 2 is colour, Broad 1 has a brown variation.
Thank you! This is what I say about the last in the review: "it’s a pretty sleek last that is a bit elongated with an almond shaped toe. It’s relatively normal in length, but slightly narrower than standard I think. The heel is pretty tight and hugs nicely around the heel without any risk of heel slippage for me."