Originally Posted by j,24 Oct. 2004, 10:24
Is it of similar quality to Church's? The Church's I've seen are not that impressive, but then again I've only seen a few pairs. IMMSMC, IMHO Edward Green is to Church's as Turnbull and Asser is to Thomas Pink -- miles, miles better. The auction title is primarily to attract people who have heard of Church's but not Edward Green. Â Edward Green has no connection with Church's. The best Church's shoes, the Custom Grades, are grossly overpriced. Prada's injection-molded soles are fugly and their new "C-H-U-R-C-H" rubber sole pattern is fantastically ill conceived. The Custom Grades are approximately comparable to regular-line Crockett and Jones, although the Crockett & Jones shoes formerly sold by Peal or at ralph Lauren are much better.
Church's custom grade are of less quality than the C&J regular; some retailers in Australia now stock C&J over Church's because the C&J uppers seem alot more durable than the Church's. Many customers in Oz have returned their church's because [sinse Prada took over] the uppers have split along the welt. As for putting the C-H-U-R-C-H-'S on the bottom of the rubber soles,....sigh....what are they thinking.
Church's= grain corrected black shoes. Church's= diseaster.