Church's shoes at Target?

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  1. AlanC

    AlanC Minister of Trad

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    TARGET ANNOUNCES NEW LINE OF ENGLISH SHOES Venerable Church's English Shoes To Produce New Subline MINNEAPOLIS, April 1, 2005 /PRNewswire-FirstCall via COMTEX/ -- Target Corporation (NYSE: TGT) announced today that English shoemaker Church's Shoes, founded in 1873, will produce a line of English inspired dress shoes for sale in Target Stores. The new line, to be known as Church's Signature Shoes, will feature Church's high quality polished calfskin. As an added feature the shoes will be "permanently polished" with a thin plastic veneer, which will also make the shoes waterproof. Church's spokesperson, Ima Cobbler, stated that a new production process perfected in their new Asian facility known as MichelinÂ[​IMG] welting will be employed. "We are the leaders in this exciting new area of shoe production," Ms. Cobber said. "Since our purchase by Prada we have been heading in this direction. A partnership with a store like Target was the next logical step. Now everyone in America can have quality English-inspired shoes accessible to them." The partnership by Target is the latest in a series of designer name co-operation for the discount store. To complement the new line of shoes Target is in negotiations with Thomas Pink, London's leading Jermyn Street shirtmaker. "We eventually want to be able to offer all the benefits of London in all our locations across the country," said Astaire Faux, Target spokesperson. "Several Savile Row firms have contacted us about a suit line," he added. Mr. Faux was unable to name specific firms at this time. Target Corporation news releases are available at http://www.target.com or http://www.prnewswire.com. # # #
     
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    aarghh Senior member

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    Er, it *is* the first of a certain month...
     
  3. StagRaven

    StagRaven Well-Known Member

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    I personally enjoyed the part about permanent polish. The names were a little *too* easy, though.
     
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    They sell Churches in Debenhams in the UK, so it does not seem like much of a surprise to me. Churches are actually pretty tack; its just a case of the American market 1. they are possibly the only country to preffer English shoes over Italian (IMO) and 2. Its much more of a novel idea across the Atlantic, to be wearing 'imported' shoes of course.
     
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    imageWIS Senior member

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    Yeah.

    Jon.
     
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    johnapril Senior member

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    Alan,

    Interesting bit of news. Thanks for sharing.

    John
     
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    jmswentworth Senior member

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    Is it something about having the name John or Jon, (or whatever spelling you choose for that matter,) and having to sign your name at the end of every post
     
  8. Manton

    Manton RINO Dubiously Honored

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    Permanent polish ... isn't that just "corrected grain" leather?
     
  9. JohnMS

    JohnMS Senior member

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    Yeah, right.  Next thing you're going to tell me is that Lands' End carries Alfred Sargeant shoes.


    ....wait, they do...

    And I don't sign my name after EVERY post.

    John

    P.S. I come from an Old English family that immigrated to America in 1873. Back then, we were known as Sandford. My great-great grandfather was in dispute with his brother and changed his last name to Sanford. My great-grandfather Stirling, moved further west to Nevada back in the 1920s. Turned out that he lived in the Las Vegas area where, at the time, signatures were required for everything.

    When my father moved from Las Vegas in the 1950s, he moved to Pierre, South Dakota, and started the business of trying to lure the new credit-card companies to SD because of its absence of corporate tax. Being a vanguard in that sense, my father continued to sign his name after everything, including grocery lists for my mother.

    Having learned from my father, I too did the same. When these online forums began many years ago, I took it upon myself to continue the family tradition and try to sign my name after any piece of handwritten or typewritten work I did. It used to drive my college professors crazy.

    To make a short story long, my name is John.

    John
     
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    Andrew V. Senior member

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    John is a different name than Jon, which is usually short for Jonathan.
     
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    Bought a pair recently and they're my favorite pair of shoes. Great for rainy days, go great with my tux, even with a pair of white sox and shorts.
     
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    globetrotter Senior member

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    now I feel dirty and abused....
     

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