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Who approves of chukkas, suede or calf, with winter weight suits as an alternative to oxfords ?

 

You tend to see these a lot in Borrelli A/W collections and I think they look quite good.

 

Or are they best left to odd jackets and pants, with or without a tie?

 

As to chukkas in another context - I think they look more solid, or manly or whatever with jeans than the current Italian trend of suede sneakers.

 

Thoughts?

post #2 of 10
Chukka boots are the single most versatile pair of shoes you can own. Nothing else can dress down to jeans and up to suits.
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Chukka boots are the single most versatile pair of shoes you can own. Nothing else can dress down to jeans and up to suits.

*cough*penny loafers*cough*
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Who approves of chukkas, suede or calf, with winter weight suits as an alternative to oxfords ?

 

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You tend to see these a lot in Borrelli A/W collections and I think they look quite good.

 

Or are they best left to odd jackets and pants, with or without a tie?

 

As to chukkas in another context - I think they look more solid, or manly or whatever with jeans than the current Italian trend of suede sneakers.

 

 

Thoughts?

And just what may I ask do you have against shell chukkas is my thought?

 

Need to update picture with the newest family member, Mr. Ravello.

 

I do not normally wear them with suits as I have plenty of other shoes and boots. However I do approve of the look for those that do.

post #5 of 10
Slimmer suit calls for a chukka like the C&J Tetbury, or possibly even the Alden Leydon chukka
Barrie last won't look as good
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*cough*penny loafers*cough*

That it has been done does not mean that it is good to do.
post #7 of 10
I sometimes wear chukkas with flannel suits when the weather conditions are nasty.
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Chukkas with suits?  Generally, no.  There are dressier boot options that work better with suits, IMO.  Not that I haven't seen some particulary sleek Chakkas that would look just fine.

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Originally Posted by Bounder View Post

Chukka boots are the single most versatile pair of shoes you can own. Nothing else can dress down to jeans and up to suits.

uh, shortwing bluchers?

hell, you can wear strands with a suit or jeans.
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Chukka boots are the single most versatile pair of shoes you can own. Nothing else can dress down to jeans and up to suits.

Quote:
Originally Posted by Bounder View Post

That it has been done does not mean that it is good to do.


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