Originally Posted by DrBassie
Thanks! Exactly what I'm looking for. Not surprising I couldn't find them as they're only available there.
JL, chukka might be the best term, but I've seen them used interchangeably so I figured people would know what I was talking about. Thanks for the clarification.
In that case, you can find pics of Red Wing Gentleman Traveler chukkas in their black cherry color (which resembles burgundy) in the GT...
Originally Posted by cotton
Funny. I think Jansports have a clean, classic look that's infinitely more stylish than any of the monstrosities suggested here. The leather, the bulky pockets, the trim, the straps, the buckles....it's all a bit much.
Jansport may be boring, but they're still cool.
^First thing you should remember is that DB's are the ultimate beater boots. You look at them the wrong way and they'll scuff up. Creases and stains are pretty normal. Haters say its lousy leather. Devotees say it gives the boots character. You could apply some mink oil or leather conditioner, which will restore the original dark color. But don't expect it to last long.
Took my new Floto duffel over to Italy for a couple of weeks. It held a pair of khakis, four dress shirts, a polo shirt, five pairs of boxers, five pairs of socks and still was only 3/4 full.
And to dispel myths, it's not made of vinyl.