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Just curious about the quality of this historic Northampton brand.
Some of them are beautiful shoes.They're very high quality, with a price tag to match. But you are genuinely paying for quality and skilled craftsmanship rather than a brand or an image. If you can afford them I doubt you'd regret buying a pair, they really are beautiful shoes.
I agree completely. I have seen those monstrosities of which you speak, but had blotted them from my memory. Life has sufficient sorrows without dwelling upon Church's fashion range.Some of them are beautiful shoes.
These days, (and that might mean since the Prada takeover), Church's also make lots of really ugly shoes.
I think that's an excellent assessment. Let's put it this way, if I had to pick a shoe made by Prada to pay $700 for (and there are a lot!), it would be those. However I don't know that the shoes in general are of the same quality as the competition. For my money I'd rather C&J (or RL on the rare occasion the EG/GG-made English shoes go on deep discount).Correct on the Prada account. I think their basic shoe is over priced. The hand grade shoes are nice but then you're into the $700-800 range so it pays to look at other brands. They have a high end line that, they claim, is on par with John Lobb (I was told exactly this by a SA at the Chicago store) which coincidentally is priced also on par with JL.
During their sales they have select models on sale for 40% off. That's about the only time I would consider looking at them. Otherwise, I don't find them particularly interesting.