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Update on Cheaney shoes

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Nick V., Apr 29, 2010.

  1. Nick V.

    Nick V. Senior member

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    I reached out to a well placed source at Cheaney's this week. I asked for an update on what's going on since the Church cousin's bought the company back.
    Though I'd share the response:

    "Hi Nick

    Everything is fine at this end. I'm currently working hard on the new website and catalogue- lots of photography going on at the moment! We are hoping to launch both in June, with e-commerce functionality (UK only at this stage). I think you will love the top end Sovereign range-oak bark soles, with fiddle waists. There are 7 styles and the materials are beautiful. The Country Collection has been extended and the rest will probably be under the Cheaney of England banner, sub-divided into City, Casual and Classic, although this is still a 'work in progress'. The City styles are all new, and are very elegant and sophisticated-I think they will be the classics of the future. There are some innovative Casual styles, as well as updates on old favourites.

    We are also planning to open shops this year, so watch this space!

    Kind regards"
     
  2. Wes Bourne

    Wes Bourne Senior member

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    Nick, wasn't Cheaney bought by Church's some time ago? You know someone at Cheaney huh?...

    New arrival this week...

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    ^^ nice, details please

    They are Cheaney FS029. Not bad for £150... Here's a few more photos I took...

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    V nice. That's a lot of boot for £150

    ^^ agreed, where to kop?

    ^^^Great looking boots.

    Pengranger: This is "the" complete Style Forum authorized country boot
    1. Wing tip for a more casual design
    2. Heavily brogued and gimped
    3. Dainite sole
    4. Grained brown leather

    Good find...did you purchase this online?


    Simply stunning..Please tell us where you bought them.

    Thanks everyone for your kind comments. The boots are made on special order for the Cheaney Factory shop in Rushden - and I believe it's the manager of the shop who spec'd the design. That's why it has a number instead of a name - the FS in FS029 means Factory Shop. They aren't seconds, but I presume they are made to a budget. The boots are very popular and they get a new batch made when they run out. If you haven't been, it's worth a trip.

    I'll have a think about how I can describe my camera skills. It comprises of a decent DSLR, 60mm macro lens, studio lights, Capture NX2 and Photoshop. It takes a while, but I like the finished result.

    Another purchase in progress for next week...


    Such nice photographs, thank you for that! I've been looking for this exact style and wasn't sure of a more affordable brand to go for. I may have to hit london on the weekend [​IMG]

    +2

    One of the nicest looking country boots I've seen, regardless of price.


    +1 to all those +1s.

    These seem like the perfect country boots and I can't help but wonder if, with sufficient interest on SF, that Cheaney factory would be able to introduce the FS029 as a forum special for around the price range of the same vicinity as what you paid, with the option of international mailing.


    I don't see why not, since there MTO order minimum is (only) 12 pairs. Add the fact that this style is already something they produce for their Factory Store so they already have pattern which could avoid the usual setup cost. Don't know how shipping would work though, i.e. if Cheaney or the FS would be willing to mail each pair individually.

    I'm in!

    I'd be in for that.
     
  3. Nick V.

    Nick V. Senior member

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    Nick, wasn't Cheaney bought by Church's some time ago? You know someone at Cheaney huh?...

    Yes and yes. Dedicated people. Congrats to the Habs, nice upset!
     
  4. Wes Bourne

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    Yes and yes. Dedicated people. Congrats to the Habs, nice upset!

    Damn, I had hoped you'd volunteer to look into the possibility of hooking up that boot for SF... [​IMG] While I don't usually care for hockey, I must admit I watched that game with great interest (and a bowl of chips).
     
  5. Champagnelifestylenomoney

    Champagnelifestylenomoney Senior member

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    An excellent looking pair of boots (look like C & J at half their price!) I think they've got a real winner on their hands in this model - I'm certainly up for a group purchase at GBP 150. Is a member willing to put in the time to coordinate this?
     
  6. upnorth

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    I don't think they (Cheaney) are interested. I emailed them a week back about this but have not heard back from them.

    They are busy with launching their new lines and I doubt they are keen to entertain such a small order.
     
  7. kev777

    kev777 Senior member

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    I'm afraid Cheaney wont be getting any of my business any time soon !! Rang them to buy that boot with credit card in hand to be told they didnt have my size and wouldnt be making my size in that boot at all. (size 6.5). As ALL the other manufacturers make my size in virtually any style i would care to order, Cheaney can go shove that boot squarely up their a**e !! The guy that i spoke to actually seemed quite pleased to be able to fook me off!!

    Would have been my first Cheaney shoe/boot purchase and was quite looking forward to it now it seems my collection will not include Cheaney.[​IMG]

    Now wheres that AS catalogue and phone number.................
     
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    I don't think they (Cheaney) are interested.

    Emailed Cheaney on the 2nd of this month and still no reply !! Not very good
    in my book. Such a shame [​IMG]
     
  9. upnorth

    upnorth Senior member

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    I assure you Sir, you are not the only one dissed. If they are not going to answer emails, might as well not put the contact information out there.

    I can only wish them the best. They are not the only shoemakers out there.
     
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    I've only had great experience in contacting and getting information from Cheaney.
     
  11. Wes Bourne

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    For upnorth, gdl203, kev777, StephenStyle and anyone else who were interested in Cheaney FS029 boots similar to Pengranger's: Herring Langdale 8 eyelet brogue boots for 191.49£ excl. VAT. Not exactly the same, but close enough and also made by Cheaney...

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    For upnorth, gdl203, kev777, StephenStyle and anyone else who were interested in Cheaney FS029 boots similar to Pengranger's: Herring Langdale 8 eyelet brogue boots for 191.49£ excl. VAT. Not exactly the same, but close enough and might very well be made by Cheaney...

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    I think those are the ones made by Trickers
     
  13. Groover

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    ^^^

    They're on the 175 last which is a Cheaney stock last.
     
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    "Sturdy country brogue boot with a 360 degree storm welt. The upper is made from a supple Mahogany grain calf. Hand made by Cheaney of Northampton for Herring Shoes."

    What more do you pair want?

    Edit: also the last as per Groover's post.
     
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    I wonder is Pengranger's factory shop boot also on the 175 last? If so they're almost identical bar the speed hooks.
     
  16. Wes Bourne

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    I wonder is Pengranger's factory shop boot also on the 175 last? If so they're almost identical bar the speed hooks.

    Other than the speed hooks and whether they're both on the same last, the bogueing/punching details differ somewhat (the Langdale extends straight up while the FS029 breaks horizontally). Also, the heel counter/backstay are different on both.
     
  17. Racing Green

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    Correct, and personally I prefer the FS029. It has more classical styling, to my eye at least. Our definitions of 'almost' are obviously very different.
     
  18. Wes Bourne

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    Correct, and personally I prefer the FS029. It has more classical styling, to my eye at least. Our definitions of 'almost' are obviously very different.

    Actually, the more I look at them, the more I realize the similarities might be limited to the fact that they're both pebble grain brogue boots made by Cheaney... I also prefer the lines on the FS029; I think it has something to do with the curve on the facings following the curve on the wingtip. Dunno, looks more harmonious or something. As others have mentioned, I would also prefer the FS029 with all eyelets. Moot point since it's not readily available...
     
  19. Racing Green

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    Apologies for dragging this thread back from the dead but I just wanted to add my Cheaney customer service experience to balance out the bad experiences posted earlier.

    I emailed Cheaney last week about the FS029 factory make up brogue boot. Sheila replied immediately and then rang the factory shop for me to check on stock. Sheila confirmed that they had my size and than it was simply a case of me ringing with my details.

    Boots arrived this morning, I'm delighted with them and the customer service was fantastic.
     
  20. Nick V.

    Nick V. Senior member

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    I had the pleasure of meeting William Church last Friday. He was in town and stopped in to "talk shop". Elegant gentleman. He and his cousin Jonathan are well determined to building Cheaney to the brand it deserves. As referenced, the plan is Europe, the Orient and maybe the U.S. I encouraged the American market due to an exceptional value of Cheaney's product.
     

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