Pronunciation of 'Cheaney'

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  1. Mr Whitebeard

    Mr Whitebeard Member

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    I have several pairs if Cheaney shoes and have always pronounced it 'chayney'. However, I was in their shop in Picadilly yesterday and the man there pronounced it 'cheeney'. What do you chaps think?
     


  2. Quadcammer

    Quadcammer Senior member

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    I call them Chay-Knees
     


  3. ncdobson

    ncdobson Senior member

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    I had the same experience earlier this year in Manchester. I pronounced it like former veep (Dick) Cheney, & the salesman corrected me--chee-nee, rhymes with "genie."
     


  4. Macallan

    Macallan Senior member

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    I have always said 'cher-knee'
     


  5. bengal-stripe

    bengal-stripe Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Hear it from the horse's (William Church, joint owner) mouth:



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  6. Blackhood

    Blackhood Senior member

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    I received a phone call from them yesterday and the lady also called it Sheeeenie.
     


  7. Mr Whitebeard

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    Well, who'd 'a' thought it?
    Cheeny it is then.
     


  8. JohnnyMarr

    JohnnyMarr Well-Known Member

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    It's obviously 'chee-nee'
     


  9. dinowhite

    dinowhite Well-Known Member

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    I confess i used chay-knee too, but on the other hand why even care. Chee-knee are only good as beater shoes. I would not mention them in polite conversation for fear of embarrassment anyway
     


  10. Quadcammer

    Quadcammer Senior member

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    quite frankly, thats bs. Cheaney makes a damn fine shoe. They may not have the best lasts or leathers, but they build a solid, attractive shoe at a decent price point.
     


  11. Mr Whitebeard

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    What are beater shoes? Are we talking grouse shooting here?
     


  12. dinowhite

    dinowhite Well-Known Member

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    my biggest complain is the upper's leather.

    attractiveness/lasts is a to great extent a personal thing so who i am to tell you they are not attractive. but as my experience of shoes has progressed i never looked back to cheaney in that respect

    solid shoes they are, hence me using them as beater shoes

    retail price is too high for what you get, but they can be had for little as seconds/sales, so again, good beater shoes
     


  13. Blackhood

    Blackhood Senior member

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    Compared to Loake at £120 I have always found that Cheaney are great value at £180. I love my Cheaney shoes certainly as much as my C&J and a damn sight more than my lower end shoes.
     


  14. Mr Whitebeard

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    Loake have lost their integrity by manufacturing in India. Cheaney are British-made from start to finish.
     


  15. Blackhood

    Blackhood Senior member

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    For me its not a matter of integrity, but of overall quality. The Loake shoes I've owned have been made from lower quality materials (things like a hard leather footbed instead of comfortable cork) and pricing them higher each year.

    I'm literally writing up a review of the Cheaney recrafting process as we speak, and I have to say that I'm very pleased.
     


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