Rediscovering Chukkas

Discussion in 'Andy's Fashion Forum' started by jeffdeist, Jan 20, 2018.

  1. jeffdeist

    jeffdeist Active Member with Corp. Privileges

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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.!
     
    Last edited: Jan 20, 2018
  2. RogerP

    RogerP Connoisseur

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    Chukkas rule. Fine choice.
     
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  3. Flanderian

    Flanderian Connoisseur

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  4. SG_67

    SG_67 Connoisseur

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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.
     
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  5. Fading Fast

    Fading Fast Connoisseur

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    NY
    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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  6. ran23

    ran23 Senior Member

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    OK, I'll kick off my loafers and grab mine.
     
  7. winghus

    winghus Senior Member

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  8. rbstc123

    rbstc123 Super Member

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  9. Fading Fast

    Fading Fast Connoisseur

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    New York
    NY
    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).
     
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  10. shinebox

    shinebox New Member

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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".
     

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