With detailed hand-craftsmanship dedicated to each single pair, Church’s renowned hand-crafted virtuosity is like no other. Made with great care, the styles in Church’s collections are the most authentic result of artisan workmanship, with brogue motifs, burnished trim, and color meticulously applied by hand. For a totally unique finish, the leather of the shoes is hand-treated while the handmade tassel is a design element that gained popularity in the 1950s amongst businessmen and lawyers. It also features the world-renowned Goodyear method, ensuring unparalleled durability and the possibility of refurbishment in the future.
The Church family tree can be traced back to as early as 1675 when Stone Church, the company founder’s great-grandfather, was born in Northampton, a town that has been known for its thriving leather and footwear industry since Cromwellian times. The skills and mantle of Master Cordwainer were passed down from generation to generation, all the way to Stone’s great-grandson, Thomas, who would establish the world-renowned eponymous brand nearly two centuries later.