Rediscovering Chukkas

jeffdeist

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As a teenager I wore chukka boots, and since then I stopped wearing boots altogether until a few years ago. I like side gore Chelsea boots in both more moddish and more rugged forms, including suede, and I own but never wear a pair of Alden Indy boots in natural chromexcel.

Lately for some reason I started thinking about chukkas out of the blue, and the idea of a brown pebbled style really appealed. So I bought an ultra-cheap pair from (ahem) Men's Warehouse. And I'm loving them, with all kinds of trousers-- even thinking about the controversial suit combination.

Where have chukkas been all my life? Tempted by these from Peal & co.!
 
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SG_67

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Probably the most versatile footwear option in my closet.
Don’t apologize for where you bought it. They did, you like them and that’s all that matters.
 

Fading Fast

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I'm an avid fan of Chukkas and, since it sounds like you're just getting your Chukka sea-legs back, don't ignore the desert boot classic (like this one from J.Crew which is a workhorse for me):

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rbstc123

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Fading Fast

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I picked up these Astorflex before the holidays.They’re sold online via Huckberry for $145. I’m pleased with the quality and love the versatility. Made in Italy.

https://huckberry.com/store/astorflex/category/p/31817-greenflex-dark-khaki?utm_source=shopping&utm_medium=googlep&utm_campaign=boots.boots&gclid=Cj0KCQiAkZHTBRCBARIsAMbXLhGqnpGOzQSe1x615jKCkMJc8UfIPjGUlZb2f2gFM35igfj-PqEVEZwaAlSpEALw_wcB




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I looked at those a few months ago - really liked them (good casual, classic desert boot look) - and was going to order a pair, but they don't have half sizes which (1) knocks me out as I'm an 11.5 and (2) ticks me off because I'm fighting a one-man war against the general "dumbing down of sizes" (see less longs and shorts in sport coats or more alpha sizing in shirts as examples).
 

shinebox

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Brooks Bros. has a couple Chukkas that I think are a good deal now. Search for "Red Wing 9017" and "football chukka".