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Church's new 'Shanghai' like? or not?

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What do you guys think of Church's new Shanghai? I've seen this shoes being propped up in several Japanese publications....

From what I read, its made in Italy. Blake-rapid / cemented heel construction. Intentionally distressed Calf/nubuck upper, and the soles are in fact RUBBER made to look like old leather....

Supposedly a faithful reconstruction of an old 'Shanghai' model from 1929 in Church's archive: Retails GBP 530...
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Originally Posted by nutcracker View Post

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What do you guys think of Church's new Shanghai? I've seen this shoes being propped up in several Japanese publications....
From what I read, its made in Italy. Blake-rapid / cemented heel construction. Intentionally distressed Calf/nubuck upper, and the soles are in fact RUBBER made to look like old leather....
Supposedly a faithful reconstruction of an old 'Shanghai' model from 1929 in Church's archive: Retails GBP 530...


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post #3 of 41
I think that looks awful. And bad.
post #4 of 41
Good grief...
post #5 of 41
I'm going to go out on a limb and say that "faithful reconstruction" is a VERY generous statement. Either that or this line was originally designed by Ed Hardy's great, great grandfather.
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I'm going to go out on a limb and say that "faithful reconstruction" is a VERY generous statement. Either that or this line was originally designed by Ed Hardy's great, great grandfather.


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I think that looks awful. And bad.

...and it's not even made in China, yet it's called Shanghai... go figure.

"Intentionally distressed".. no thanks, I'd rather distress my own shoes with natural wear and tear.
post #8 of 41
Those are the least attractive shoes I've seen posted on this site.
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Those are the least attractive shoes I've seen posted on this site.


Don't be so sure.

post #10 of 41
I almost puked my dinner but then again, I think it would still look better.
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Originally Posted by nutcracker View Post

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What do you guys think of Church's new Shanghai? I've seen this shoes being propped up in several Japanese publications....

From what I read, its made in Italy. Blake-rapid / cemented heel construction. Intentionally distressed Calf/nubuck upper, and the soles are in fact RUBBER made to look like old leather....

Supposedly a faithful reconstruction of an old 'Shanghai' model from 1929 in Church's archive: Retails GBP 530...


Brilliant for getting publicity, which is doubtless the aim, so a successful product in that regard. Looks awful. And £530...? rotflmao.gif

 

post #12 of 41

Intentionally distressed? Looks more like they were dug out of the ruins of Shanghai after the war... really, really horrible.

 

I hate what Prada is doing to Church's...

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Don't be so sure.


but for 530 GBP? I think this pair is a good nominee for the year
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More views from the Shanghai collection (from a Japanese store website)

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Apparently the collection also includes oxfords, derbies etc... and also women's shoes




If you're looking to buy one, you must act quick. Fashionistas in Italy (and apparently in Japan) are jumping up and down. They're selling out quick! crackup[1].gif

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FYI, 115,500 JPY is $1500 USD / 950 GBP facepalm.gif
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Originally Posted by nutcracker View Post

If you're looking to buy one, you must act quick. Fashionistas in Italy (and apparently in Japan) are jumping up and down. They're selling out quick!... FYI, 115,500 JPY is $1500 USD / 950 GBP facepalm.gif

I hate people.
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