Originally Posted by satorstyle
I think Peal & Co craft Brooks Brothers shoes.
Peal & Co. was a bespoke shoemaker which went out of business in the early 1960s. Through Brooks Brothers, it sold ready to wear under the "Peal" name made by Edward Green. When Peal went out of business, Brooks Brothers bought the rights to the name. There is conflicting information about whether Brooks also bought Peal's lasts, since another bespoke maker, Foster & Son, says that it did so.
In any case, by the late 1980s or early 1990s, Brooks Brothers stopped using Edward Green to make Peal brand shoes and began using Crockett & Jones, and has used Alfred Sargent and C&J to make Peal shoes since then.
Brooks has for a long time sold a line of shoes called "Brooks English" which are made in England but not branded Peal. At least some of these shoes were made by Church's.