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Cheaney

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by rabiesinfrance, Mar 26, 2011.

  1. MJHoo

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    Corrected grain. Why, oh why?
     

  2. JUAN MANUEL

    JUAN MANUEL Senior Member

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    Hello I am considering buying the Cheaney Brackley or the Alfred from Herrings, both look great in pictures but I am wondering about the 225 last and the Brackley's slimmer look. I have 125 and 175 last and fit me well. The lasts that fit me best are Loake's Capital, AS 87F and Church's 173. I would appreciate your comments and suggestions.
     

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    ^ Good question.
    I too am wondering about boots on 225 last (Brixworths), and since I have experience with AS 87 last (and I like how it fits me), I'd be curious to hear a comparison between the two lasts.
     

  4. Isiah Tongue

    Isiah Tongue Active Member

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    The cheaney 225 last fits the same as the 125. The only difference is the toe shape. I found the 225 narrower in the

    The Cheaney 225 last fits the same as 125. The only difference is the toe shape. I found the 225 narrower in the toe box with its soft chisel toe.
     

  5. Luigi_M

    Luigi_M Senior Member

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    ^ argh ... I have Cheaney Alfreds in 125, G width, and they fit just right. So I guess that 225 in regular width would be too narrow :-(
    Thank you for the answer anyway
     

  6. Northants bloke

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    I wear some chukkas in 225 last. For me they are any easy fit. Easier than some of the more sculpted shapes like the 205's although I like them too.
     

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    Luigi_M Senior Member

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    ^ thanks for chiming in! While not completely duck-like, my feet are quite wide.
    May I ask about your size - or other lasts you find comfortable?
    I'm an UK 10,5 and wear with no problem AS 87F and AS724F. While perfectly wearable, AS 109F slightly pinches my little toes
     

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    8.5UK. I have sized up to 9uk on some but not all of my 205 lasts because my right foot is a little wide for 8.5f in some styles. No need to size up in 130 or 225.
     

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    Thank you very much! :cheers:
     

  10. JUAN MANUEL

    JUAN MANUEL Senior Member

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    Hello Luigi

    I wonder if you can helpin this:

    It seams that we wear the same shoe size (UK 10.5) and our fit is similar (AS 87F) I wonder if you could share a side by side picture of your Cheaney Alfred with your AS 87F shoes so I can make an acurate comparison of both. I live in Peru so is impossible to check the shoes in a store. Thank you very much.
     

  11. Luigi_M

    Luigi_M Senior Member

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    Of course I can!
    I ask you to wait until tomorrow because now I'm out.
    I'll post pics ASAP :)
     

  12. ProfilaBinding

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    I was browsing Google late last night and found that Cheaney was offering a MTO option at their London store two years ago starting at 695 pounds. I've been dreaming of trying to get a pair like this, but I will not spend that kind of dough. I hope that Cheaney will consider making these part of their collection, even if it's just for a limited time. I so badly want one of these.

    Also, for those of you who have tried both C&J (benchgrade) and Cheaney, which maker has a softer insole?

    IMG_3714_retouched-1024x683.jpg
     

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    I haven’t paid any attention on which has softer insole so I’d say they’re quite as soft/hard.
     

  14. Luigi_M

    Luigi_M Senior Member

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    @JUAN MANUEL ... sorry for the delay and for the crappy quality of the pics: anyway here they are

    left: Cheaney Alfred in suede, 10,5UK - last 125 - width G
    right: Alfred Sargent (unnamed model), 10,5UK - last 87 - width F
    20181106_231628.jpg

    Reverse: left AS (black sole), right Cheaney (tan sole)
    20181106_231809.jpg

    As you may see, the width at the ball of the feet (and the most important 'heel to ball' distance) are quite similar in both shoes.
    The Cheaneys have a larger heel than AS, and so their waist seems more 'sculpted': in the reality both embrace quite well the arch of my feet (both could be even snugger, but I must blame my high arches rather than the lasts).

    I definitely needed a G fit in Cheaney, though, because the normal "F" width would have pinched too much my little toes.

    So for my largish feet, the standard AS width is enough, while I have to choose the larger width in Cheaneys.

    If you have more questions or need more pics just let me know.
    Best wishes! Luigi.
     

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    It’s a winter shoe so, it will be easier to maintain/clean with the coating. It looks the same as the CJ cavalry calf to my eyes.
     

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