Streetwear Brogues - Page 2
I picked them up on ebay a couple of years back from a fella who had bought them and never worn 'em (That's the sellers original pic) I think I paid £20 plus £5 postage.
Leather soles, leather lined. I just gave them a parade-shine and they were good as gold.
Two years of wear and they're holding up nicely. They took bloody ages to break-in though.
Cheaney do some very nice brogues and this pair called the 'James Finch' made for my local shoe shop (now gone) are typical of their more rustic offerings. They have a Dainite sole, are supremely comfortable and work well with flannel trou, jeans and cords. But they fail the @covskin test!
Great stuff. I think Imperial is the (old) name of the range, while this model is/was called Kenmoor.
Speaking of your John White brogues, the colour is lovely. They really look like the Church's Burwood, and are of the same quality. (And BTW are more or less the same age than mine !)
My first and only pair of brogues were John White, longwing derby in black. Wore them until unrepairable around 1987, should have got another pair but by early/mid-20s you feel like leaving the things of your youth behind.
I always liked both. About Longwings, the first pair i had were Dexter (a US brand now extinct) that were, like Loakes Royals, real gunboats, massive chunky shoes. i must confess than now i prefer narrower brogues, like my Church's. That's why i am interested by the Florsheim Lexington longwings, they are thinner so smarter i think.