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Joseph Cheaney Imperial Collection

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by lexmann, Jul 16, 2010.

  1. lexmann

    lexmann Senior member

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    Leather man Senior member

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    Thank you Lexmann for posting the links. Part of me is offended that Cheaney have released this collection in Japan whilst keeping their home based customers in the dark and part of me is not surprised. Japan is one of the biggest markets for English shoemakers.

    The fact that the whole collection is sold out on that website says the range is already proving a great success, which can only be good.
     
  3. Knowledge is King

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    They look great. I keep checking their website for an update so it's good to finally see what they're going to come out with.
     
  4. Leather man

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    And we keep looking and we keep looking but still no website! Sheila Bone from Cheaney , who is excellent, told me June, then "Summer" then October - well its nearly the end of October now!

    I guess it will appear soon but really this is some delay!
     
  5. Wes Bourne

    Wes Bourne Senior member

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    Grenson's new website should have been up by now. It too has been postponed.
     
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    patrickBOOTH Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I went to a wholesale footwear show in NYC recently and the really hot English chick Grenson sent to represent the shoes was a bitch and totally useless. Knew nothing about shoes. Good marketing technique though.
     
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    I went to a wholesale footwear show in NYC recently and the really hot English chick Grenson sent to represent the shoes was a bitch and totally useless. Knew nothing about shoes. Good marketing technique though.

    Distracts attention from the shoes!
     
  8. Nick V.

    Nick V. Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    And we keep looking and we keep looking but still no website! Sheila Bone from Cheaney , who is excellent, told me June, then "Summer" then October - well its nearly the end of October now!

    I guess it will appear soon but really this is some delay!


    Mid November
     
  9. Orgetorix

    Orgetorix Senior member

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    The make looks nice, but the lasts really need some work. I think AE's lasts are more shapely than those.
     
  10. rabiesinfrance

    rabiesinfrance Senior member

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    Had a look at the catalogue. The Imperial collection goes for about £295 (which is less than C&J and Tricker's). Oak bark soles, fiddleback waists, using the 'finest' leathers. If they are indeed using the 'finest' leathers, then you've got a very affordable handgrade! I won't be buying though - the colours Bronzed Espresso and Burnished Grey are very odd choices indeed.
     
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    Looks like they are starting to appear for sale now and as mentioned £295 which seems very good value for what is, in effect, a C&J Handgrade competitor....

    http://www.solelyshoes.com/acatalog/...__New__28.html

    Spoo maybe interested in the tassled loafer the Highgrove !!!!????
     
  12. bellyhungry

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    Very nice shoes....Thanks for the heads-up....

    Shoehealer now carries Cheaney as well though it is not on their website.
     
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    Seems like everyone's caught the G&G bug.
     
  14. radicaldog

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    To be honest a slightly curved waist like you see on Vass shoes seems much subtler than those fiddleback jobs.
     
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    Seems like everyone's caught the G&G bug.

    Agreed but at least there isnt chiselled toes as well as the fiddled waist. I do think though for the price they seem a very well appointed shoe as long as the leather is up to scratch. I may have to give them a go.
     
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    The Holyrood (a name perfect for Engrish-speaking Japanese) looks like a good replacement for the CJ Lowndes, which seems a little too pointy.

    Other than that, I'm not sure...
     
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    The Holyrood (a name perfect for Engrish-speaking Japanese) looks like a good replacement for the CJ Lowndes, which seems a little too pointy.

    Other than that, I'm not sure...


    Would agree, but don't like the buckles on the Holyrood.
     
  18. walneal

    walneal Senior member

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    would like to order a pair
    just not sure if they are like EG, G&G which I take a 7.5 for my US 8 feet or like C&J which I take a UK7
     
  19. tomrakewell

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    Some snapshots of my first pair of Imperials:

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  20. bellyhungry

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    ^^^^

    So purdy...

    I have been eyeing the same pair...[​IMG]
     

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