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Yet Another Shoe Identification Request

post #1 of 8
Thread Starter 

Subject of this thread says it all. I picked up this pair of longwings at a small thrift store where they were dropped off with a pair each of Florsheim Imperials, Johnston & Murphy, and Allen McAfees.

 

700

 

Not much to see on the outsoles:

700

 

Nice brouging:

700

 

Size and last are clearly visible.

700

 

Anything directly down on the insole has worn off, but if you look deep into the shoe you can see this:

700

 

Any information or guesses would be appreciated!

post #2 of 8
The shoes I am unsure of. Your avatar photo, if I am not mistaken, is from the wonderous and auspicious Overlook Hotel July 4th Ball of, was it not 1921? My compliments.
post #3 of 8

They look like Cheaney to me...

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Originally Posted by Man Of Lint View Post

The shoes I am unsure of. Your avatar photo, if I am not mistaken, is from the wonderous and auspicious Overlook Hotel July 4th Ball of, was it not 1921? My compliments.


Thank you. Jack would be pleased.

post #5 of 8
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Originally Posted by CTBrummie View Post

They look like Cheaney to me...


Thanks, I'll dig more into this. I just sent an email to Cheaney Shoes Limited with these pictures, asking for assistance, and got an auto-reply that the factory was closed until the New Year. If I find out more from them, I'll update this thread.

post #6 of 8
Your shoes are made by Royal Tweed Premium, in England.
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Originally Posted by CTBrummie View Post

They look like Cheaney to me...

I second Cheaney: only Cheaney stamps his insoles with (what looks like) "Made in Leather Insoles England".
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Originally Posted by driftking View Post

Your shoes are made by Royal Tweed Premium, in England.

I cannot see the name Tweed in the shoes (picture of 'sock' is missing. But Tweed was a range (I believe their top range) Cheaney produced and marketed in the 1980s. So, the shoes might have come in Cheaney's Tweed collection.
post #8 of 8
Thread Starter 

driftking and bengal-stripe,

 

Many thanks! With that extra information, I found several examples of other Tweed by Cheaney shoes that have last/number stamps in an identical format; for example, this one.

 

On one of the shoes there was only the tiniest bit of writing left at the top of the insole, so little that I didn't try to take a picture of it. (It was basically a "CH" and what appeared to be a Gothic letter "P".) I can now tell that I'm looking at "(a division of) CHURCH"S SHOES" and  "PREMIUM GRADE". 

 

These are great looking shoes, unfortunately a little tight around the toes for me. I'm going to wear them around for a while to see if they loosen up. I've never stretched a shoe before; these might be the first.

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