The iconic Shanghai, which was launched in 1929, is a style that redefined men’s footwear and continues to do so today. After an original copy of this historic shoe was found in our Northampton factory, we decided to re-issue it with an intentionally vintage look. The unique combination of brogue and monk strap fully represents our innovative spirit and effortless ability to balance tradition and modernity.
The Shanghai takes an average of 500 steps to create and its defining characteristic is a special rubber sole built to resist wear and tear, with the logo, “CHURCH CO”, artfully designed on it.
Style, quality and ambition live on way after the challenges and satisfactions of terms and academic achievements, setting the base for a man’s success, both in and out of the boardroom. Regardless of marks and goals, a handsome pair of Derby shoes earns major style points just like the Grafton, or Golosh brogue, with its classic rounded toe, perforated and gimped edges and a winged cap. A labor-intensive exercise enhanced by an exclusive polished binder that further sets off its deep and lush shine.
Worn under traditional of suits or new-generation sportswear, each pair caters to men who appreciate the finer details in life.
From the longest of times, high-profile English colleges represent the quintessence of cultural heritage, one also associated with a precise look. Lessons of style where tradition and trendiness meld with an innate elegance and off-kilter effortlessness. Always interpreted with a contemporary twist to a unique effect, generation after generation.
Regardless of one’s fashion inclinations, the Shannon with its exquisite clean-cut Derby line fits under anything with a rakish formality and timeless appeal. Originally designed for sportier purposes, it is crafted from a single and flawless piece of leather that makes it extremely precious yet very versatile.