Joseph Cheaney founded the company and moved to the present site in 1896. In 1903 Joseph's sons Arthur and Harold joined the company. In 1930 "Dick" Cheaney, grandson of the founder, joined the company.In 1966 Cheaney won the Queen's Award to industry and was sold to Church and Company. In 2009 Jonathan and William Church bought the company. Their family has been making fine shoes for five generations and they are fully committed to producing the finest footwear entirely made in England.
'Pictures of young African heavy metal loving men named the Botswana Renegades by photographer Franck Marshall, Morrocan colors and reptiles or festive Berlin 'club-kids' spirits were among the many influences of this Freedom themed collection'.
Reinterpreting timeless western styles, Marras placed it in a playful and fashion-friendly realm. A hodgepodge of prints and patterns referenced a southwestern motif. Old western symbols such as the apron or overalls were brought forth in trendy plaids. Denim and leather juxtaposed with fur decorated jackets as well as oversize knitwear. The outlaw was also allowed his opportunity to shine with modern rifts on the leather biker jacket and dangerously sharp suiting.