Joseph Cheaney Imperial Collection

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  1. pebblegrain

    pebblegrain Senior member

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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...
     
  2. EBugatti

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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.
     
  3. walneal

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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
     
  4. tomrakewell

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    Some snapshots of my first pair of Imperials:

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  5. bellyhungry

    bellyhungry Senior member

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    ^^^^

    So purdy...

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

    walneal Senior member

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    looks gorgeous even from those pics!
    Mind to share the fit?
     
  7. meister

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    Colour wise is that a burgundy for normal folks....
     
  8. tomrakewell

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    looks gorgeous even from those pics!
    Mind to share the fit?


    Slightly narrow, elongated, and a bit higher instep than 'usual' ... Ideal for my feet :)
     
  9. tomrakewell

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    Colour wise is that a burgundy for normal folks....

    It's called bronzed espresso ... I'd say it is much less red than burgundy.
     
  10. SimonC

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    Just to note that I viewed some more of the Cheaney Imperial models in Harrods this afternoon. I was really impressed, even having them sat alongside Lobbs and EGs (note - I'm not saying they were better, simply that they didn't disgrace themselves).

    The overall make is really nice, and some of the leather finishes are great - I didn't like the bronzey brown much, but they had some sublime 'museum'ish finish dark olive green loafers with what looked damned like a reverse handstitch split toe for only £280. The lasts look a lot sleeker than the photos on the website that were previously posted.

    If the finish on the uppers stands up to use as one would hope, I think we have a new contender for best VFM at the price point.
     
  11. AlanC

    AlanC Minister of Trad

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    These pics were slipped under the table by AAAC's Doctor Damage for this thread:

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  12. SimonC

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    They had some sublime 'museum'ish finish dark olive green loafers with what looked damned like a reverse handstitch split toe for only £280. The lasts look a lot sleeker than the photos on the website that were previously posted.

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  13. aj_del

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    ^^ nice, do they make a lace up version of the loafer as well?
     
  14. Holdfast

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    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.

    I'm no leather expert, but from a quick look over the black captoe from this range the other day, I'd say they stand up well to most of their competitors. On balance, I thought they were seriously good value and I actually prefer the last to that of my C&J Handgrades (which I suppose would be their direct competition). Slightly less elongated. Nice neat finishing, and a clean rounded line without excessive chiselling. Fiddleback waists are neither here nor there to me, but they seemed nicely done nonetheless.

    Sadly, the shop I visited didn't have the full range nor any in my size to test the fit. I'm hoping when I get back home and can stop by Ede, that they may have access the fuller range; they usually have some Cheaney available, at least.
     
  15. MalfordOfLondon

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    I gave in to temptation;

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    Just took stock of a pair of these myself thanks to Simon's info!

    It's a lot of shoe for the money. Really good value even at full price.

    The fiddleback is definitely very pronounced and drastic - might not be to everyone's taste. Workmanship and leather on par with handgrade which I assume is what these are up against.

    Fit TTS.
     

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