- Jun 12, 2018
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I love those Ryder boots, great colour. Not for £620 though!I believe that Church's prices are simply crazy, they are going to lose much of their potential customers. Even though for a few years I don't wear formal, I used to like some of their more casual models.
Some examples of their deranged prices:
I bought my Ryder chukka boots three years ago for 150 € at Farfecth, now they cost £ 620 (without VAT) on their web site...
Last Christmas I was considering a pair of penny-loafers, such as the Church's Pembrey, that now cost £650 (without VAT) on their site.
To be on-trend, they decided to convert what used to be nice pair of shoes in an atrocity, which is being offered at the modest price of £ 750...
In the end, after some research I finally bought the Cheaney's Dorking penny-loafers, which are almost identical to the Church's Pembrey except in their price: I paid £125 without VAT) during their sale.
New for Autumn/Winter 2018 is Dorking, our apron loafer in brown oxford pull up leather. Classic finish, premium quality and sartorially versatile, Dorking is a great alternative to lace ups. Hand crafted in our Northamptonshire factory. Made using a Cheaney designed loafer last for excellent...www.cheaney.co.ukDorking, our apron loafer in burgundy coaching calf leather. Classic finish, premium quality and sartorially versatile, Dorking is a great alternative to lace ups. Hand crafted in our Northamptonshire factory. Made using a Cheaney designed loafer last for excellent fitting properties.www.cheaney.co.uk
To be fair, although the price I paid had a considerable discount, the actual difference still enormous for shoes that are not so different in terms of quality or even their last: Cheaney's is an awesome brand. The next image is a side-by-side comparison of the Church's Pembrey and Cheaney's Dorking.