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post #31 of 46
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Originally Posted by pebblegrain
Cheaney is in that sucky middle ground: Crockett & Jones price minus $100, nothing interesting in lasts, some awkward upper designs, can't try them on in the US, middling quality (slightly worse than Alden IMO). In almost every case I'd rather spend another 20% and buy CJ...
Over the past five years I have bought 6 pairs of Cheaneys and 5 pairs of Aldens. I have kept 4 of the Cheaneys and junked all of the Aldens. I will never waste money on a pair of Aldens again, even if they were $20 brand new. I think they are clumsily finished and clumsily shaped and they aren't getting better. I will spend money on Cheaneys again, since I know from experience they are very solid shoes and are properly finished, although I agree that Crockett & Jones offer a generally better shoe.

Regarding last shapes: I assume you prefer lasts based on fit not appearance? If not, then for the sake of foot health reconsider.

Regarding designs: that's just taste and six of one half dozen of another.
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If I'm being cheap I wait for BB sales.
How often are you cheap?
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If you are in the UK where Cheaneys are easier to get, then they might be a good value
They might be good value? Don't you know?
post #32 of 46
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Originally Posted by Doctor Damage View Post
I will never waste money on a pair of Aldens again, even if they were $20 brand new.



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Regarding last shapes: I assume you prefer lasts based on fit not appearance? If not, then for the sake of foot health reconsider.

I fit 90% of lasts just fine. I choose these shoes on appearance. My feet are healthy, let me know if you would like a PM pic of my healthy feet

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Regarding designs: that's just taste and six of one half dozen of another.

No, cheaneys are awkward and unbalanced in design. This is not identical to a superior design that is balanced and not awkward

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How often are you cheap?

What do you mean? The whole premise of this thread was that Cheaney represents good value. Or are you saying that Cheaneys are the finest english shoes out there?

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They might be good value? Don't you know?

No, I don't live in England, I've never seen them in a store to try on, and I don't know how much they would cost in a local shop where buying and returning due to a problem would require a 10 minute detour on the way to work. By the way, I define value as desirability/price, I don't know what advanced equation you use. Please enlighten
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post #34 of 46
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Another listing of the same by Sausages, fire him a question i'm sure he'll tell you.

http://cgi.ebay.com/Gieves-Hawkes-Br...item5199ef73fc
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are these made by Cheaney:


If they're part of their most recent line they are from Grenson (cept the loafers) - before that either C&J or ?
post #36 of 46
They look to me like the Cheaney Jackie II

http://www.robinsonsshoes.com/cheane...e-689-102-.php
post #37 of 46
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Originally Posted by pebblegrain 
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Originally Posted by Doctor Damage 
I will never waste money on a pair of Aldens again, even if they were $20 brand new.
I explained why I reached that viewpoint. Alden has earned profits on full price for 5 pairs of their shoes from me, so I think I can slag them if I want (and I want).
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Originally Posted by pebblegrain 
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Originally Posted by Doctor Damage 
Regarding last shapes: I assume you prefer lasts based on fit not appearance? If not, then for the sake of foot health reconsider.
I fit 90% of lasts just fine. I choose these shoes on appearance. My feet are healthy, let me know if you would like a PM pic of my healthy feet
Please, no photos of feet! (unless they are women's feet) I doubt you fit most lasts without problems. I have pretty good feet for that and am always finding problems with lasts. I think fit is a million times more important than appearance, full stop.
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Originally Posted by pebblegrain 
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Originally Posted by Doctor Damage 
Regarding designs: that's just taste and six of one half dozen of another.
No, cheaneys are awkward and unbalanced in design. This is not identical to a superior design that is balanced and not awkward
What is “awkward” and “unbalanced” about Cheaney lasts? Compared to what? And how are those terms defined anyway? I’ve seen some pretty ugly looking lasts from C&J and the other upmarket UK brands, so as I said, I think it’s an issue of taste and therefore six of one and half dozen of another.
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Originally Posted by pebblegrain 
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Originally Posted by Doctor Damage 
How often are you cheap?
What do you mean? The whole premise of this thread was that Cheaney represents good value. Or are you saying that Cheaneys are the finest english shoes out there?
Good heavens no, but I think they are good value for the price. More substantial than C&J and nearly as good as Church’s, but lower priced than both.
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Originally Posted by pebblegrain 
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Originally Posted by Doctor Damage 
They might be good value? Don't you know?
No, I don't live in England, I've never seen them in a store to try on, and I don't know how much they would cost in a local shop where buying and returning due to a problem would require a 10 minute detour on the way to work. By the way, I define value as desirability/price, I don't know what advanced equation you use. Please enlighten
I assume you own and wear a few pairs? If not, get back to us when you do as I am always interested in other people's opinions on shoes.

I think Cheaney has often been ignored or overlooked on SF and certainly AAAC because of past associations with Church’s and PRADA, but they’re separate now and I think should be considered on their own merits, which I think are considerable.
post #38 of 46
yes, God forbid someone mentions Church's- those Devil owned shoes

'Parochial', is the middle name of many influential SF contributors unfortunately
post #39 of 46
Recently bought a pair of Cheaney Fenchurch from theshoehealer (lovely people!). The fit is significantly better than my Loakes - both are the same size, but the Loakes were too wide around the arch. Although the Cheaney 11028 last is described as elongated, it's much less so than the Crockett and Jones 360 - perhaps that might change in a larger size. Construction is good (but I'm no expert) and I did appreciate the arch support, which C&J now omits in all of their shoes. Of course the real test is in the walking, and I'll be in a better position once I get it back from the topy application.
post #40 of 46
I've always liked Cheaney shoes. They are made completely in the UK with no production in India.
post #41 of 46
I don't know where you are in the US, but there are several places in the greater NYC area to try on Cheaney shoes. One place is: Stapleton Shoe Company 1 Rector St New York, NY 10006 212-425-5260. They have a couple of stores in the financial district, so if they don't have your size at one store, they will get it for you from the other store.

Personally, I like both Cheaney and Alden shoes very much over other brands. They both produce quality shoes and their styles fit my big wide feet quite comfortably. And thank God they are produced in the US and the UK where the manufacturers understand mens shoe needs, and not in some third world country.
post #42 of 46

In the market for some black cap toes. Not a fan of Allen Edmonds' PAs aesthetic i.e. want something sleeker with a 270 degree welt, but I'd like to keep the budget under $400 as these will be used solely for interviews. Anyone have any real life pictures of the Cheaney Lime or Warwick?

post #43 of 46

Cheaney Pennine Country Boots on the way....I will post photos when received.

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Cheaney Pennine Country Boots

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Wearing the Pennine a lot these days.

 

 

 

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