Alfred Sargent Moore vs Cheaney Imperial sway me one way or another

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by wombus, Jan 31, 2013.

  1. wombus

    wombus Well-Known Member

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    So I all but had my mind made up to buy the Alfred Sargent Moore in Chestnut which are currently on special here

    http://www.pediwear.co.uk/alfred-sargent/products/5552.php

    When I stumbled upon these on eBay

    http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Cheaney-E...8400451?pt=UK_Men_s_Shoes&hash=item1c2f0c0243

    Seems like a lot of shoe for £90 (~25%) less. Does the community have any thoughts about one vs the other, I know that AS will be a good/great choice, but would the Cheaney be as good or better? It appears cheaney no longer make that shoe (it's not on their website) and a google search turns up zero hits.

    Your advice/thoughts/comments would be greatly appreciated

    Cheers
     


  2. Gdot

    Gdot Senior member

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    I'd go for the Alfred Sargent. The leather quality on their exclusive range is very nice. I have one pair from them and the leather is very comparable to G&G. Look at the pictures closely you can see the difference in the photos.
     


  3. Trompe le Monde

    Trompe le Monde Senior member

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  4. SoGent

    SoGent Senior member

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    chestnut Moore hands down
     


  5. SuitedDx

    SuitedDx Senior member

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    If you are comparing the two, AS is definitely better. Does Cheaney make a good shoe? Yes. Is it better than the AS Moore when it comes to leather uppers, finishing, sole work? No.

    I believe both are priced equivalent to their worth. The question is are you willing to pay 25% more at this point for a better shoe?
     


  6. TiberiasUSA

    TiberiasUSA Senior member

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    I like the imperials more. I'm finding my AS to looks a little chunky lately
     


  7. atia2

    atia2 Senior member

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    I saw these Cheaney Imperials ("Earl's Row") in TK Maxx on Charing Cross Road today. A very handsome shoe and an astonishing steal at £150. Sadly there were none in my size.
     


  8. Northampton Novice

    Northampton Novice Senior member

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    I have pairs from both and must say the Cheaney are holding up much better than the AS.

    Personally I prefer the Cheaney.
     


  9. Chowkin

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    So which one did you end up buying?
     


  10. wombus

    wombus Well-Known Member

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    I bought the AS. I'm travelling at the moment, otherwise I could post pictures. Very happy with them.
     


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