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Choosing between suede chelsea boots

post #1 of 8
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Hi all,

I am trying to pick some suede chelsea boots in a reasonable price range ($250 soft limit).
I am partial to a particular shade of brown appearing in the two models below:

http://www.julesb.co.uk/menswear-1/otoole-suede-chelsea-boots-723585.htm

http://shop.nordstrom.com/s/thomas-dean-suede-chelsea-boot/3364022?cm_cat=datafeed&cm_ite=thomas_dean_suede_chelsea_boot:597058&cm_pla=shoes:men:boots&cm_ven=Google_Product_Ads&mr:ad=25990953113&mr:adType=pla&mr:filter=41084236793&mr:keyword=&mr:match=&mr:referralID=NA&mr:trackingCode=DF769183-2F0F-E211-9A4A-90E2BA0278A8&origin=pla

I quite like the first pair - they are not quite as much out there as the average Jeffery West, but I'm still not sure they're worth it for the price tag. The latter ones are OK, but the sole is a bit rougher than I would want it, and I would prefer it if the elastic band wasn't orange.
Thoughts?

Also, any suggestion where I might find similar things for this price range? I know CT is a usual modest price recommendation but I don't really like their color. Cole Haan also doesn't quite have what I want currently.

--Guardian
post #2 of 8
Between these 2 pair I would choose the Jeffery West.
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post #3 of 8
The second boots aren't very becoming; I'd steer clear.

And, to burst your bubble, those Jeffery Wests are 240 POUNDS, not dollars. For that kind of skrill, you could pick up a pair of something nice and English-made.
post #4 of 8
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Man of Lint: Thanks!

eluther:
Well Jeffery Wests are English-made smile.gif I'm aware those are a sort of outside my "soft" upper limit (They come out to be $324). But they're the cheapest ones I could find that have the color I want, have nice slender soles and don't look like they're going to fall apart from steady wear (I'm planning to wear them on a regular basis rather than as a special occasions boots.)
Can you suggest some other brands to look at that have modest prices?
post #5 of 8
www.pediwear.co.uk/pediwear-collection/products/5221.php

photos may not be too flattering but you can try asking them for a more representative picture
post #6 of 8
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Originally Posted by kashmir View Post

www.pediwear.co.uk/pediwear-collection/products/5221.php
photos may not be too flattering but you can try asking them for a more representative picture

Can't say I'm familiar with that Sancho Boot brand, but you're right - they look fairly average on the picture (not slim enough for my taste),
and the color is quite a bit off from what I want too.

Is someone familiar with these guys?
http://www.samuel-windsor.co.uk/buy.cfm/mens-boots/prestige-chelsea-boots:-brown-suede/73/no/51815#video
The price tag seems pretty low, and at least the description looks promising. The color in the video and on the pictures seems very different though...
post #7 of 8
According to Google, 240 GBP is 390 USD.

Didn't realize Jeffery West used a Northampton shoemaker. I think the detailing on the elastic is a little funny which is really of little consequence, but other than that, they look great.
post #8 of 8
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Man of Lint: Thanks!

eluther:
Well Jeffery Wests are English-made smile.gif I'm aware those are a sort of outside my "soft" upper limit (They come out to be $324). But they're the cheapest ones I could find that have the color I want, have nice slender soles and don't look like they're going to fall apart from steady wear (I'm planning to wear them on a regular basis rather than as a special occasions boots.)
Can you suggest some other brands to look at that have modest prices?

 

If you are still on the fence and wear a size 9, you can get them from hautelook.com for $105

http://www.hautelook.com/product/9909003

 

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