Cheaney – Times Have Changed
As many of you know, I haven’t always been the biggest fan of Cheaney, not so much in the sense that I did not like their styles and shoes in general but more so that I was not a fan of their lasts (not the shapes, but rather the unbalanced proportions) and the way that a lot of their benchgrade stuff looked (and felt). But, even since their Imperial line has surfaced into the industry, I must have admit that I have been thoroughly impressed not only with the making (sharp bevelled waists with fiddleback & high quality leather) but also the design and last shapes (not so much this one but another rather). Ever since Church’s was taken over by Prada, the Church family went into another venture, and took over Cheaney. While that was some time ago, it would appear that since the acquisition, the new owners have done their bit to up the ability of the Cheaney made product, by offering a legitimate handgrade line that offers unique models such as this interesting balmoral oxford.. Believe it or not, I now frequently pass by Cheaney, here in London, in the hopes to find something new and intriguing….Often I am let down (as it appears that the store does not carry as cool of stuff as this) but at least I find it on the amazing web…..
Pictures Courtesy of Style Forum