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Yet Another Shoe Identification Request

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by westling, Dec 20, 2012.

  1. westling

    westling Well-Known Member

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    Subject of this thread says it all. I picked up this pair of longwings at a small thrift store where they were dropped off with a pair each of Florsheim Imperials, Johnston & Murphy, and Allen McAfees.

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    Not much to see on the outsoles:
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    Nice brouging:
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    Size and last are clearly visible.
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    Anything directly down on the insole has worn off, but if you look deep into the shoe you can see this:
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    Any information or guesses would be appreciated!
     


  2. MyOtherLife

    MyOtherLife Distinguished Member

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    The shoes I am unsure of. Your avatar photo, if I am not mistaken, is from the wonderous and auspicious Overlook Hotel July 4th Ball of, was it not 1921? My compliments.
     
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  3. CTBrummie

    CTBrummie Senior Member

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    They look like Cheaney to me...
     


  4. westling

    westling Well-Known Member

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    Thank you. Jack would be pleased.
     


  5. westling

    westling Well-Known Member

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    Thanks, I'll dig more into this. I just sent an email to Cheaney Shoes Limited with these pictures, asking for assistance, and got an auto-reply that the factory was closed until the New Year. If I find out more from them, I'll update this thread.
     


  6. driftking

    driftking Well-Known Member

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    Your shoes are made by Royal Tweed Premium, in England.
     
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    bengal-stripe Distinguished Member Dubiously Honored

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    I second Cheaney: only Cheaney stamps his insoles with (what looks like) "Made in Leather Insoles England".


    I cannot see the name Tweed in the shoes (picture of 'sock' is missing. But Tweed was a range (I believe their top range) Cheaney produced and marketed in the 1980s. So, the shoes might have come in Cheaney's Tweed collection.
     


  8. westling

    westling Well-Known Member

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    driftking and bengal-stripe,

    Many thanks! With that extra information, I found several examples of other Tweed by Cheaney shoes that have last/number stamps in an identical format; for example, this one.

    On one of the shoes there was only the tiniest bit of writing left at the top of the insole, so little that I didn't try to take a picture of it. (It was basically a "CH" and what appeared to be a Gothic letter "P".) I can now tell that I'm looking at "(a division of) CHURCH"S SHOES" and "PREMIUM GRADE".

    These are great looking shoes, unfortunately a little tight around the toes for me. I'm going to wear them around for a while to see if they loosen up. I've never stretched a shoe before; these might be the first.
     


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