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Considering a pair of Cheaney Godfrey Ds, does anyone know how the quality compares to RM Williams?
Leather quality for the uppers is about the same. The RMs will be whole-cut and typically have a chiseled last and a choice of leather insoles or two different types of cushioned insoles and outsoles. Cheaney will have a standard GYW leather insole and their own 'diamond' rubber outsole.

Aesthetically I prefer the RMs but that's mostly because I've owned them for so long that all other chelsea boots don't look quite right to me anymore.
 

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More of a shoe care question, but since this is about Cheaney's Dark Leaf, i thought i'd ask here.

I bought a pair of Avon R and the medaillon parts of the toes are burnished (as with virtually all Dark Leaf versions). The leather is extremely dry. I would like to use some Famaco Geele Deliacate on them but i'm don't nknow if it might damage the burnishing. Have you guys conditioned Dark Leaf coloured shoes with or without ill effects?
It's always been a practice of mine to condition new shoes.
I did a one time application of Saphir Creme Universelle with bare fingers when I first got mine.
Even though I was extremely gentle, it did take away some color.
I applied a medium brown cream after that and the results were very acceptable.
Using conditioners on burnished leather is mostly a bad idea so please do a spot test first if you absolutely have to.
Cheers!
 

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Using conditioners on burnished leather is mostly a bad idea so please do a spot test first if you absolutely have to.
Cheers!
I suspected it. I thought that burnishing might be different from Museum calf, but seems not. I'll just condition the vamp then as it is solid colour and the part that gets bent most. Thank you.
 

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I suspected it. I thought that burnishing might be different from Museum calf, but seems not. I'll just condition the vamp then as it is solid colour and the part that gets bent most. Thank you.
Spot test is best, but I will say that I’ve never had a problem with color or finish coming off when using Bick 4 as it’s very gentle. I use my fingers to apply so that it’s not course going on
 

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Considering a pair of Cheaney Godfrey Ds, does anyone know how the quality compares to RM Williams?
I have and like both, but prefer the leather quality and build of the RMs. But they are considerably more expensive too, so there is that
 

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Hi Everyone - My first post here, so I thought I'd share my first eBay Cheaney shoes. They are Thorne II on 6184 last. Cost me £40, but I have factored in the cost of sending to Cheaney for a resole. After looking at this forum for while, I sadly think that I may end up forming an unfortunate shoe "habit".
Thorne II.jpeg
Thorne II Side.jpg

Thorne II Inner.jpg
Thorne II Soles.jpg


**Added picture of soles now, will update after I get them back from Cheaney**
 
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