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post #16 of 19
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Thank you for all your replies smile.gif I received my shoes. They look, feel and fit quite superb. I am very happy with my purchase. As this is my first pair of Church's I look forward to wearing them smile.gif BTW I own Trickers and C&J. This will not be my last pair of Church's biggrin.gif
post #17 of 19

@Nutcracker>

 

Per your earlier post, if they are actually selling them at the Jermyn St location to such an extent, who is the fool?

 

They must be doing something right. They are a business and must remain a going concern...

 

 

Should they and many others have concentrated on staying small and keeping quality up_ Of course...

Instead they as many are being sold to international conglomerates....and many such as Henry Poole and Gieves and Hawke are now often made in China!

 

It is the demise of quality and craftsmanship that should be lamented.

 

One can argue style foolishly and endlessly...the argument should always remain at "quality".

 

We all love and prefer bespoke, but we should be careful and be wise, as this old school sentimentality and blind patriotism I see all too often from those within the UK (and certainly elsewhere) is why Church's was sold to someone in Italy to begin.

 

Church quality is the same as it ever was....so it has some new breath of style injected into it....why not?

 

 

...in my humble opinion that is.

 

Kind regards.

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@Nutcracker>

Per your earlier post, if they are actually selling them at the Jermyn St location to such an extent, who is the fool?

They must be doing something right. They are a business and must remain a going concern...


Should they and many others have concentrated on staying small and keeping quality up_ Of course...
Instead they as many are being sold to international conglomerates....and many such as Henry Poole and Gieves and Hawke are now often made in China!

It is the demise of quality and craftsmanship that should be lamented.

One can argue style foolishly and endlessly...the argument should always remain at "quality".

We all love and prefer bespoke, but we should be careful and be wise, as this old school sentimentality and blind patriotism I see all too often from those within the UK (and certainly elsewhere) is why Church's was sold to someone in Italy to begin.

Church quality is the same as it ever was....so it has some new breath of style injected into it....why not?


...in my humble opinion that is.

Kind regards.

i've seen and held the Shanghai shoes in a Tokyo boutique.....interesting faux looking shoes with cemented rubber sole.....they were being sold out everywhere, So Apparently lotsa people really dig their new stylistic endeavor..but for 100K ($1200 USD) not my cup of tea. but still, Good for them

And yes, Church's classic shoes still look the same and are fine shoes, also good for them. I am still tempted for a ryder from time to time
post #19 of 19

You are correct. I wore Church's for many years. Since the buy-out they have declined across the board.

I have switched to Crockett and Jones and am very pleased with their service and product.

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