Cheaney Ewan

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  1. Quadcammer

    Quadcammer Senior member

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    Anybody have thoughts on these guys, including both quality, appearance of leather, and general fit.

    I know the last is a bit fashion forward for most folks here, but I tend to prefer that.

    Thanks


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  2. Quadcammer

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    any input here would be great, thanks.
     


  3. Northampton Novice

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    Yeah they are a little FF, but overall they are not bad looking, I've handled the model in question.

    The leather on these shines up very well and quickly develops a rich patina. But it's quality is mid range at best and as with many Cheaney shoes produced recently, they are more susceptible to drying out - creaming is vital on these.

    The construction is generally good, quality quarter tip rubber on the leather heels, Goodyear Welted construction - always made in England with an excellent re-crafting service. Cheaney rely heavily on copious amounts of cork filler in their shoes (which make them comfortable) but coupled with their choice of shanks the shoes can sometimes develop a squeaking noise. If faulty, it will do this from day one and progressively increase - so make sure you check at the beginning.

    The fit of this last is on the narrow side and as far as I know typically they don't offer differing widths. The toe box area is an obvious a narrow point and with an elongated vamp the shoes do wear long. In IMHO the heel area is another narrow point but does open up with wear.

    Price wise I would not wish to pay more than £140ish for these.

    Hope that helps.
     


  4. Quadcammer

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    very helpful, thanks.

    the going price is about 175 gbp. My next choice up is the C&J selborne, but thats a big step up to 354 gbp
     


  5. Northampton Novice

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    The Selbourne is a magnificent shoe and really outclasses Ewan, but unfortunately for you it out prices it too!

    If you can take the the hit, you won't regret buying Selbourne.
     


  6. Quadcammer

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    well, its certainly not prohibitive, but it would be the most expensive shoe in my stash.

    I may just have to run to the C&J store in midtown to have a look and make up my mind.

    thanks for your help.
     


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    I'll be the first to say they look awful.
    If these were posted as $30 Aldo shoes, people would shit all over that (square toed) picture.
     


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    well, its certainly not prohibitive, but it would be the most expensive shoe in my stash.

    I may just have to run to the C&J store in midtown to have a look and make up my mind.

    thanks for your help.


    You might have to get past the medallion on the selbourne. [​IMG] The medallion on this Cheaney is alot more decent.

    If you are considering the Selbourne, perhaps take a look also at the C&J Brunswick, it is miles better than either of the above choices.

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  9. Quadcammer

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    I'll be the first to say they look awful.
    If these were posted as $30 Aldo shoes, people would shit all over that (square toed) picture.


    interesting.

    typically that would be considered the chiseled toe, no?

    As for the selborne medallion, the phallic-ness doesn't really bother me.

    not in love with brunswick for some reason.
     


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  11. Quadcammer

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    ended up picking up a pair in a 9F from Bodileys for 175gbp shipped.

    I'll post pics when they arrive
     


  12. Northampton Novice

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    ended up picking up a pair in a 9F from Bodileys for 175gbp shipped.

    I'll post pics when they arrive


    Good stuff[​IMG]
     


  13. Quadcammer

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    I went to the C&J store.

    while I really like the selborne, I just wasn't feeling $580 for shoes right now. The Hallam is nice, but I like the color of the Ewan better.

    I also am not a super shoe nerd, so the incremental difference between the bench and hand grades was somewhat lost on me.
     


  14. tom_s252

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    I tried on a pair of these recently and really liked them. Very comfortable, and for my money they looked good too. Now all I have to do is find/justify the cash!
     


  15. Quadcammer

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    Ok folks, after a slight bit of wait on the shipping, here are the Ewans. Came nicely packaged from Bodileys, including some complementary polish, which i felt was a nice touch. Quality, while not quite up to the C&Js, is quite good, and no squeaking shank so far as i could tell (thanks northhampton novice). so without further adieu, here they are [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     


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