Joseph Cheaney & Sons – 100 Years Of Heritage

Introducing Joseph Cheaney, the British shoemakers plying their trade for over 100 years, read on to learn more about the Heritage footwear label.

Joseph Cheaney & Sons AW18

A brand new name to this season’s list of labels, Joseph Cheaney & Sons footwear plays host to some of the heritage shoemaker’s best selling designs from over the years. Providing a range of formal shoes and boots in a wide array of styles, colours and leathers that are well suited to meet the demands of the modern lifestyle selected pieces each boast a timeless aesthetic that can easily find themselves in any contemporary wardrobe for office or casual wear. For optimal results this season try combining a boot such as the Ingleborough Hiker Boot into your everyday outfit alongside a pair of cropped chinos from the likes of YMC to give your look a modern edge with a sartorial finish.

Established in 1886 by founders Joseph and Athur Cheaney Joseph Cheaney & Sons is ones of the world’s most reputable shoemakers. Starting life out in a small premises in Desborough the brothers focused upon all aspects of shoe making from the cutting out of the leather to the final polishing, rather than only part of the process, which at the time would typically be done in outhouses, known as shops, at the bottom of their gardens. Moving to their current factory in 1896 the first 80 years of the business saw the factory make shoes exclusively for some of the finest retailers around the world, branded to each labels individual company requirements.

Joseph Humphrey Cheaney, the founder’s grandson who worked for the company for 51 years, realised that the company’s future lay in building up its own Cheaney brand for its home and export markets. In 1964, determined to see the legacy built up by the family continue, the decision was taken to sell the business to Church’s English Shoes. The Cheaney brand then became available to retailers all over the world, backed by a comprehensive stock service from the Desborough factory.

Now owned by Jonathan and William Church the label continues to represent the finest British craftsmanship with a reputation of producing premium footwear handcrafted from start to finish. Many of the designs are made from full grain calf leather with leather linings and have a classically timeless feel with the Avon Shoe or Tweed boot being two fine examples.

In other footwear news, the Karhu Aria is out now — Learn more here.

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