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Cheaney for Poulsen Skone & Co. for New & Lingwood: Derby boot review

Updated: Dec 14, 2021


It's been a while since I had any Cheaney pairs in my rotation - nothing particularly against the quality of their product, but since their designs can sometimes veer towards the gimmicky and I find my taste in shoes increasingly conservative, the overlap is simply quite small.


I snagged these through eBay to replace a well-loved but frankly rather tired pair of red derby boots from Charles Tyrwhitt, pictured below - the styling of the CT pair was just a bit clunky for my current collection, but in spite of previously claiming to have a conservative taste, I do have something of a penchant for a nice red pair of boots.

Charles Tyrwhitt boots made by Loake

Price paid was £190 against a new RRP of £395 - a touch more than I'd normally pay on eBay, but they were in pristine condition.


I confess I had to double check the original maker for these since Cheaney, the actual maker, is two steps removed from the brands Poulsen Skone and New & Lingwood. N&L had previously absorbed the Poulen Skone name and had shoes made for the name under a couple of makers.





At a glance it can actually be quite hard to tell the Edward Green sizing label from the Cheaney higher-end model sizing labels - comparison photos are below - since the writing for the size label and the oval design of the label is similar. But the styling is quite clearly a Cheaney model, and it's apparent that details like the welt join are more Cheaney quality than EG.


Cheaney sizing label
Edward Green sizing label

The boot is attractive overall - a slim profile and most of the design details are done with rows of stitching - note the triple row on the toecap section here:

And the inverted arrowhead just underneath the pull tab:


The side shot is attractive, with the heel section bordered out with a single row of stitching, which runs alongside the vamp and the eyelets.

The leather is a Scotch grain effect in a rich brown-burgundy.





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tk.stefanov
tk.stefanov
Oct 26, 2021

Just wanna say I greatly enjoy your posts. Keep up the good work! Especially interested to read part 2 of your W&S experience review.

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Sam
Oct 27, 2021
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That's kind of you to say, thank you.


I'm really waiting on the wedding photos to come through before following up with the final review on the suit, but would broadly very recommend them as a maker!


Cheers,

Sam

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