Cheaney vs Crockett & Jones

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by jwong6590, Aug 16, 2010.

  1. hst

    hst Senior member

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    I believe the CJs at PLAL are genuine. Many members here have brought CJs from PLAL (including myself [​IMG] )

    I think there have been some issues between PLAL and CJ. PLAL is now probably only clearing whatever stocks they have on hand.

    Pediwear may be your best bet now.
     
  2. Xiaogou

    Xiaogou Senior member

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    The funny thing is I emailed Crockett and Jones on their stockist info in Malaysia, they replied and said there isn't any. But, I found C&J shoes at P.Lal in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Here is their website. http://plal.com/main/index.php?page=...hgrade-oxfords Are these C&J shoes genuine?

    I have family in Malaysia. Recently, they ordered C&J shoes from P. Lal thawerere not in stock. P. Lal is only allowed to sell to their domestic market now.
     
  3. Tweed Run

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    cheanys aren't benchmade. i think they have one range -- an anniversary range or similar -- that are, but the quality isn't the same as a crockett & jones shoe. c&j's will be handcut calf leather, cheanys not. the c&j shoes will wear better and last longer.
     
  4. Ich_Dien

    Ich_Dien Senior member

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    Cheaney are capable of making a very good shoe, however.
     
  5. Tweed Run

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    yes, i don't disagree. cheany shoes might also be a bit more interesting and contemporary. c&j shoes are... traditional, to say the least. pick the one you like best. cheanys aren't an "investment" shoe; the quality isn't there, but the price reflects that. c&js are beautiful shoes that you'll grow old with, but they might not be the most exciting shoes you own.
     
  6. Ich_Dien

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    yes, i don't disagree. cheany shoes might also be a bit more interesting and contemporary. c&j shoes are... traditional, to say the least. pick the one you like best. cheanys aren't an "investment" shoe; the quality isn't there, but the price reflects that.
    When they make the shoes for other companies, such as Ede & Ravenscroft, they certainly are an investment shoe. Here is a pair of Cheaney's that are four years old. They have been re-crafted by Cheaney once, and I had the soles replaced with oak bark soles. To be honest, they look as if they have another 4+ years in them, and the quality is most evidently there. [​IMG] [​IMG] I own one pair of Cheaney shoes and have owned previously seven pairs of C&J. C&J are my favourite, but it would be wrong to be so dismissive of Cheaney.
     
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    FWIW I got my first "real" shoe from Cheaney and moved up to C&J a year later.
    Very happy with my Cheaney purchase but I would say that the C&J are a cut above, as reflected in the typical price difference.
     
  8. jwong6590

    jwong6590 Well-Known Member

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    I am thinking to go for C&J Hallam in black. This is my first pair of Oxford. Do you think the front of the shoe(toe cap?) look a bit weird?

    Is the price od USD333 reasonable?
     
  9. Ich_Dien

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    I think with the Hallam you have to be mindful of what you will be wearing it with. The last is very pointy and IMHO, looks a bit silly.
     
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    I do think that C&J have shoes on slightly more exciting contemporary lasts; all the shoes on the 348 last are a bit more sleek, and wee bit less conservative...



    yes, i don't disagree. cheany shoes might also be a bit more interesting and contemporary. c&j shoes are... traditional, to say the least. pick the one you like best. cheanys aren't an "investment" shoe; the quality isn't there, but the price reflects that. c&js are beautiful shoes that you'll grow old with, but they might not be the most exciting shoes you own.
     
  11. Wes Bourne

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    When they make the shoes for other companies, such as Ede & Ravenscroft, they certainly are an investment shoe.

    Here is a pair of Cheaney's that are four years old. They have been re-crafted by Cheaney once, and I had the soles replaced with oak bark soles. To be honest, they look as if they have another 4+ years in them, and the quality is most evidently there.

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    I own one pair of Cheaney shoes and have owned previously seven pairs of C&J. C&J are my favourite, but it would be wrong to be so dismissive of Cheaney.


    I_D, are those the Grosvenor?

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    Silliness is subjective. I think it does depend quite a lot on your personality and sense of style. I personally like the Hallam very much and have a couple shoes on the 348 last...and I wouldn't describe my dress sense as particularly brash or avant-garde.

    I think with the Hallam you have to be mindful of what you will be wearing it with. The last is very pointy and IMHO, looks a bit silly.
     
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    Thanks everyone for your quick responds. I am actually eyeing Cheaney Sloane. I would like to save some money for buying Cheaney. Are those prices that I mentioned reasonable? Is Cheaney equilavent to Rolex in the wristwatch world? What I mean is how good of a brand is Cheaney?

    Both are decent medium quality brands but not in the Rolex class, IMO. There's several higher-end English brands that are much nicer - but, as mentioned - nothing wrong with C&J or Cheney if they fit you.
     
  14. Ich_Dien

    Ich_Dien Senior member

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    I_D, are those the

    They are, yes, originally made for Herring. As I say, I've had them resoled with oak bark soles and they're still going strong.
     
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    I_D, are those the Grosvenor?

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    Now I have another bal to lust over. Thanks a lot, Wes, thanks a lot.
     

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