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Pronunciation of 'Cheaney'

post #1 of 15
Thread Starter 
I have several pairs if Cheaney shoes and have always pronounced it 'chayney'. However, I was in their shop in Picadilly yesterday and the man there pronounced it 'cheeney'. What do you chaps think?
post #2 of 15
I call them Chay-Knees
post #3 of 15
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Originally Posted by Mr Whitebeard View Post

I have several pairs if Cheaney shoes and have always pronounced it 'chayney'. However, I was in their shop in Picadilly yesterday and the man there pronounced it 'cheeney'. What do you chaps think?

 

I had the same experience earlier this year in Manchester. I pronounced it like former veep (Dick) Cheney, & the salesman corrected me--chee-nee, rhymes with "genie."

post #4 of 15
I have always said 'cher-knee'
post #5 of 15
Hear it from the horse's (William Church, joint owner) mouth:


post #6 of 15
I received a phone call from them yesterday and the lady also called it Sheeeenie.
post #7 of 15
Thread Starter 
Well, who'd 'a' thought it?
Cheeny it is then.
post #8 of 15

It's obviously 'chee-nee' 

post #9 of 15

I confess i used chay-knee too, but on the other hand why even care. Chee-knee are only good as beater shoes. I would not mention them in polite conversation for fear of embarrassment anyway

post #10 of 15
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Originally Posted by dinowhite View Post

I confess i used chay-knee too, but on the other hand why even care. Chee-knee are only good as beater shoes. I would not mention them in polite conversation for fear of embarrassment anyway

quite frankly, thats bs. Cheaney makes a damn fine shoe. They may not have the best lasts or leathers, but they build a solid, attractive shoe at a decent price point.
post #11 of 15
Thread Starter 
What are beater shoes? Are we talking grouse shooting here?
post #12 of 15
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Originally Posted by Quadcammer View Post


quite frankly, thats bs. Cheaney makes a damn fine shoe. They may not have the best lasts or leathers, but they build a solid, attractive shoe at a decent price point.

 

my biggest complain is the upper's leather.

 

attractiveness/lasts is a to great extent a personal thing so who i am to tell you they are not attractive. but as my experience of shoes has progressed i never looked back to cheaney in that respect

 

solid shoes they are, hence me using them as beater shoes

 

retail price is too high for what you get, but they can be had for little as seconds/sales, so again, good beater shoes

post #13 of 15
Compared to Loake at £120 I have always found that Cheaney are great value at £180. I love my Cheaney shoes certainly as much as my C&J and a damn sight more than my lower end shoes.
post #14 of 15
Thread Starter 
Loake have lost their integrity by manufacturing in India. Cheaney are British-made from start to finish.
post #15 of 15
For me its not a matter of integrity, but of overall quality. The Loake shoes I've owned have been made from lower quality materials (things like a hard leather footbed instead of comfortable cork) and pricing them higher each year.

I'm literally writing up a review of the Cheaney recrafting process as we speak, and I have to say that I'm very pleased.
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