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Church's cordovan brogues

post #1 of 7
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Hi all

 

I am trying to to identify the model of these Church's shoes. I purchased them from a guy who was selling his collection - they look to be fairly old and are shell cordovan, but are in great condition.

 

I have looked online but have not been able to find a Church's model like this, which is a full wingtip gunboat.

 

Codes handwritten inside the shoe are : 80E (Size 8E) 73 (last?) and then underneath 90.7

 

There is also 100 handwritten on the sole of the shoe.

 

Does anybody know anything about these shoes?

 

Thanks

 

 

 

 

 

post #2 of 7
Hi Wrighty
I have a pair of these wing tips.
They are called "Compton" and are made on last 84.
Other hand written details on my pair are "md518.0043/125" & "7906190".
These are superb shoes.
I always suspected that they were shell as the uppers behave and glow just like my original Florsheim Royals.
I could never find any confirmation of the material and you are the only other owner I have come across.
Hope this helps.
Regards,
Beagleboy
post #3 of 7

Do they sell Church's shoes in the USA?

post #4 of 7

Church's have a store in New York which I have been to.

I am certain that major stores will carry some of their shoes.

Lots of shoes for sale in USA on eBay.

post #5 of 7

Looks like there will be a Church's in Chicago too. They have a Coming Soon sign on a storefront in the Gold Coast. Sign does not indicate when it will open. 

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Looks like there will be a Church's in Chicago too. They have a Coming Soon sign on a storefront in the Gold Coast. Sign does not indicate when it will open. 

 

The Church's in Chicago opened this week

post #7 of 7
Thread Starter 
Hi Beagleboy

That's very interesting...mine don't have those ref numbers or any mention of genuine cordovan (as some shoes do) but they are certainly shell.

They are quite old I think, and somebody else pointed out that they may have been made for Churchs by a US maker for the US market - certainly I have not seen any UK made Churchs in a full wingtip style elsewhere.

Are yours identical, with the black piping?
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