Cheaney has been making shoes in their factory in Desborough, Northamptonshire since 1886, using the Goodyear welted process – the footwear equivalent to the off-side rule. Knowing your offside (hasn’t the rule been tweaked again this season?) is important if you’re a diehard football fan, but if you’re a connoisseur of traditional shoe manufacturing all you need to know is that Cheaneys can be repeatedly resoled, and if looked after properly will last season upon season – ‘investment shoes’ for the long haul.
So without further ado here come the shoes:
Oxfords in black
Everyman needs a pair of classic, fuss and details free black dress shoes like the classic Oxford in calf leather made out of the finest leather with no defects or blemishes. Understated and low key but at the same time exceptionally smart these will make a perfect foundation to formal and casual looks.
Brogue in Plough Suede
Modern Brogues originated in Ireland from a rudimentary shoe that had holes punched in to allow for water to drain off when crossing a wet terrain. Today the perforations are purely decorative and brogues upgraded their status from country footwear to an extremely versatile shoe that can be worn with jeans, trousers or chinos – so having a pair is almost a no brainer. We love Cheaney Arthur III in Plough Suede.
Monk-Strap in Bronze
If you want a break from laces Monk Strap shoe is a great alternative. Get a pair in timeless brown leather, like Cheaney Holyrood Double Buckle Monk Shoe. This contemporary style will look great with dark coloured denim, neutral tailoring or midnight blue suit.
Chelsea Boot in Black
If you’re after a slightly edgier look a pair of black Cheaney Threadneedle boots is a must. Thanks to the versatile silhouette they pair as well with jeans as with a suit. And with the mod era still trending they will look great with casual suiting and roll neck ensemble. Or paired with black skinny jeans and a plain t-shirt, knit or a shirt for fuss free cool look. You will probably end up wearing them more often then you think.
Chukka Boot in Black
If you’re a more of a traditional dresser lace up boots are probably a more suitable choice. Cheaney Shadwell Chukka boots in supple black leather with no detailing are classic and timeless. This style can be worn with anything from casual looks to tailored smart suiting. Lace up and step out in style!
Hardy Amies once said: “It is totally impossible to be well dressed in cheap shoes.” And we agree. Good quality, elegant, hand crafted shoes will give you an edge in style stakes. Remember always, the style starts from the bottom up!
Dappad has recently visited Suited & Booted, a London based charity that helps vulnerable men get back on their feet by fitting them with smart clothes and shoes so they can attend job interviews. They are short on shoes!
If you buy any of the five Cheaney styles featured in today’s blog and donate a pair of shoes that you no longer need to Suited & Booted we will offer you a 10% discount on your new pair and give a 10% cash equivalent to the charity together with your donated shoes. Please be mindful that all donated shoes need to be in a good condition so the men who walk in your shoes look stylish and feel confident!
Thank you for your support.
Erika, Ewa & Tine x