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post #1 of 40
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After searching the internet I am still in need of a little advice. I am looking for a classic Chelsea boot in darker brown. I wear a size 10.5 C in the Alden Unlined Chukka, so I would prefer to find a Chelsea boot that comes in widths. Unfortunately Alden or Allen Edmonds does not make the boot. Any suggestions? I take very good care of all my clothing and shoes, so I am looking for something that will be a lasting part of my wardrobe. My price range is under $700.
post #2 of 40
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Originally Posted by callen View Post

After searching the internet I am still in need of a little advice. I am looking for a classic Chelsea boot in darker brown. I wear a size 10.5 C in the Alden Unlined Chukka, so I would prefer to find a Chelsea boot that comes in widths. Unfortunately Alden or Allen Edmonds does not make the boot. Any suggestions? I take very good care of all my clothing and shoes, so I am looking for something that will be a lasting part of my wardrobe. My price range is under $700.

I would recommend the Crockett&Jones chelsea boot.  There are 3 models, the 3, the 5 and the 8.  The 3 is the slimmest, and on a leather sole.  The 5 and 8 are on dainite soles, and iirc, the 5 is the roundest toed, widest lasted,  boot, with the 8 being in between the two.
 

http://www.crockettandjones.com/product/chelsea-3-chestnut

http://www.crockettandjones.com/product/chelsea-5-darkbrown

 

http://www.crockettandjones.com/product/chelsea-8-darkbrown

 

 

editL @dieworkwear writes about chelsea boots at length, here: 

http://putthison.com/post/58064951896/chelsea-boots-for-as-long-as-ive-been-interested

post #3 of 40
RM Williams is also really nice. Maybe a touch less dressy in some ways that the usual C&J, Edward Green choices, but arguably better with rugged, casual clothes.
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Originally Posted by dieworkwear View Post

RM Williams is also really nice. Maybe a touch less dressy in some ways that the usual C&J, Edward Green choices, but arguably better with rugged, casual clothes.

In a similar vein, but that is perhaps also a litte more compatible with "smart casual', might be Trickers version, which they inexplicably call "jodphurs":

 

http://www.trickers.com/mens/town-boots/lambourn-jodhpur-boot-1400.html

post #5 of 40

You could always wait for the Viberg Chelsea to hit this fall

post #6 of 40

Ever since I saw this pic in GQ I've been considering a buying a pair of Chelsea boots

 

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I want a boot in either brown (not flat brown) or oxblood with a leather sole and I would like to spend under $500.  So far I have come up with these

 

 

Paul Smith (PS) Bertram.  I like but no one seems to have it in stock

 

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Ted Baker Camroon 4.  Haven't seen it in person yet but many online reviews complain that it is not actually a cognac colour but a very flat brown.  Will pop into Nordstroms to verify and try on

 

 

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Frye James.  Have yet to try these but Frye boots tend to be rough looking rather than refined.

 

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Paul Evans Dean.  Nice colour and looks good but I've heard mixed reviews on their quality control

 

 

 

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Any other suggestions? 


Edited by Rumpelstiltskin - 8/17/16 at 9:52pm
post #7 of 40
I have a pair of RM Williams Craftsman. They are as well made as I read, but the heel is quite a bit higher than a traditional English Chelsea. Almost an Australian Cowboy boot Chelsea. I actually had the heels lowered a tad.
post #8 of 40

At one point I was considering RM Williams but now I think these Loake 290s might be "the one".  Next issue - finding them in the US

 

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post #9 of 40

I love chelsea boots, make sure you buy one size up as they can get uncomfortable at the heel.

post #10 of 40
They are the kind I like!




The new slim last chelsea that crockett does is good, I have two in dark brow and one in black.
post #11 of 40

Just checked the 3rd local Nordstroms, the largest in the area and they do not carry Ted Baker boots.  On my way out, I popped into a Frye store and the Weston caught my eye.  I tried on the leather whiskey colour.  They have a rubber insert in the sole that made them quite comfortable.  I was wearing thick wool socks so I need to try them again with regular socks.  

 

 

 

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They make them in grey suede as well as a chestnut.  They grey had my credit card hand trembling.  I know I don't need any more suede shoes but they were so tempting

 

 

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They also make them in dark brown

 

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Did I buy?  Nope - they looked a little clunky on my feet.  Still looking for the Loake 290s


Edited by Rumpelstiltskin - 9/27/16 at 10:03pm
post #12 of 40

If by Chelsea Boots you mean those illustrated with an elastic gusset, then can I recommend these? Within your budget and of very good quality.

http://www.sanders-uk.com/shop/product/chelsea-1864t

http://www.sanders-uk.com/shop/product/thirsk-6566t

http://www.sanders-uk.com/shop/product/thirsk-6566tdw

http://www.sanders-uk.com/shop/product/towcester-8235t

post #13 of 40

I've had my share of AE's and no longer prefer the brand. IMO, the english counterparts like Barkers, Loakes are better build in the same price range.

 

My Barkers Pembroke gets the most wear during weekdays. Plus dainite sole to woot. These are almost one year old and have seen one winter with no issues.

 

Also, break-in period was quite short, surprisingly. I'm planning to buy the black one soon. Of all the boots I've owned in my lifetime, these have gotten me the most compliments (especially from females ;-)).

 

 

post #14 of 40

Hi,

 

Similar to the OP, I am looking for advice on purchasing my first pair of Chelsea Boots. I am sure that I want black boots in either suede (prefer suede) or calf but am unsure regarding brand and fit. I was considering these cheaper ones by Represent but then I realized that they are unlikely to be good year welted and are likely cheaply made despite the "made in Italy" tag. 

 

https://www.featuresneakerboutique.com/products/represent-chelsea-boot-onyx-black?variant=24871844231

 

https://shopnouveau.com/products/represent-co-onyx-black-chelsea-boot?variant=26299959937

 

 

So, right now I'm looking at a few brands such as Carmina and C&J. I really like the look of the Chelsea 8 Black Suede below from C&J. I can't seem to find any Black suede Carminas though and they have a pretty pricey MTO tax.  

 

http://www.crockettandjones.com/product/chelsea-3-chestnut

 

http://www.crockettandjones.com/product/chelsea-8-black-suede

 

 

http://us.skoaktiebolaget.se/products/carmina-black-chelsea-boot

 

http://us.skoaktiebolaget.se/products/carmina-classic-chelsea

 

https://www.carminashoemaker.us/mens-boots/chelsea-black-80216?_ga=1.166307390.1609263110.1476874102

 

https://www.carminashoemaker.com/mens-boots/chelsea-black-80216

 

 

I really like the look of some of the Saint Laurent Chelsea Boots and how chiseled they are but they are way out of my price range currently.

 

http://www.ysl.com/gb/shop-product/men/shoes-boots-signature-chelsea-boot-in-black-suede_cod44711091ii.html

 

http://www.ysl.com/us/shop-product/men/shoes-boots-signature-chelsea-boot-in-black-suede_cod44552466mx.html

 

https://cdnb.lystit.com/photos/11bd-2014/07/08/saint-laurent-black-suede-chelsea-boots-product-1-21446265-3-405773165-normal.jpeg

 

so any recommendations? Btw, regarding sizing, I have a pair of C&J Tetbury D Noir Suede Chukkas in size 10 EE. They fit relatively well.

 

My Carmina Rain sizing is typically 10 UK and Carmina Simpson sizing is usually 10.5 UK. My TTS is US 12 in most sneakers and casual shoes such as Vans. 

 

 

Here are some others I was looking at:

 

https://www.mrporter.com/en-us/mens/saint_laurent/suede-chelsea-boots/730552?ppv=2

 

https://www.mrporter.com/en-us/mens/rmwilliams/comfort-craftsman-suede-chelsea-boots/789811?ppv=2

 

https://www.mrporter.com/en-us/mens/saint_laurent/suede-chelsea-boots/730553?ppv=2

 

https://www.mrporter.com/en-us/mens/rmwilliams/comfort-craftsman-suede-chelsea-boots/720861?ppv=2

 

http://www.endclothing.com/us/common-projects-chelsea-boot-1851-7547.html

 

http://www.ysl.com/item/index?cod10=44977717FO&siteCode=SAINTLAURENT_US&TP=54303&targetid=pla-18283950120&location=9032175&gclid=Cj0KEQjwnKzABRDy2pb7nPSazdsBEiQAI4lZQPTMRxjoCAtAOkUkbLVG5kMoPhDm0H393i1jjbsJ5VkaAojp8P8HAQ

 

http://www.barneys.com/product/saint-laurent-suede-hedi-chelsea-boots-504354059.html

 

http://www.selfridges.com/US/en/cat/saint-laurent-hedi-suede-chelsea-boots_5106-10004-6954100209/?previewAttribute=Black

 

http://www.bergdorfgoodman.com/Saint-Laurent-Eddie-Suede-Chelsea-Boot-Gray-chelsea/prod118880145___/p.prod?icid=&searchType=MAIN&rte=%252Fsearch.jsp%253FN%253D0%2526Ntt%253Dchelsea%2526_requestid%253D8215&eItemId=prod118880145&cmCat=search


Edited by SummerofLove - 10/22/16 at 3:35am
post #15 of 40

I did some further research and was going to go ahead and try out the Grenson Chelsea Boot (as it is far more affordable than the YSL suede Chelsea). 

 

I believe 10 UK should work for me in the Grenson Declan since it uses the 204 last with F width? Was going to grab the Black from END. 

 

http://www.grenson.com/us/declan-mens-chelsea-boot-in-black-suede-leather-sole.html

 

http://www.endclothing.com/us/grenson-declan-chelsea-boot-110757.html

 

http://www.endclothing.com/us/grenson-declan-chelsea-boot-110756.html

 

http://www.choicestore.com/gb-en/grenson-declan-suede-chelsea-boots-grey.html

 

http://www.choicestore.com/gb-en/grenson-declan-suede-chelsea-boots-navy.html

 

http://www.choicestore.com/gb-en/grenson-nolan-leather-chelsea-boots-black.html

 

http://www.zeeandco.co.uk/mens/grenson-black-suede-chelsea-boots.html

 

http://www.zeeandco.co.uk/mens/grenson-navy-declan-chelsea-boot.html

 

 

https://www.ssense.com/en-us/men/product/grenson/black-suede-declan-chelsea-boots/1663573?forced_user_country=US&gclid=Cj0KEQjwnKzABRDy2pb7nPSazdsBEiQAI4lZQDTuGquwRPjU7Fe1a93vA2_ry9FTd5X6i44kJSDED2EaAn5Q8P8HAQ

 

http://www.selfridges.com/GB/en/cat/grenson-declan-suede-chelsea-boots_5141-10004-7698000209/?previewAttribute=Black

 

http://us.asos.com/grenson/grenson-declan-suede-chelsea-boots/prd/6772024?iid=6772024&clr=Brown&cid=8599&pgesize=36&pge=0&totalstyles=39&gridsize=3&gridrow=6&gridcolumn=3

 

http://us.asos.com/grenson/grenson-declan-suede-chelsea-boots/prd/6772017?iid=6772017&clr=Black&cid=8599&pgesize=36&pge=0&totalstyles=39&gridsize=3&gridrow=5&gridcolumn=3

 

http://us.asos.com/grenson/grenson-declan-suede-chelsea-boots/prd/6772020?iid=6772020&clr=Navy&cid=8599&pgesize=36&pge=0&totalstyles=39&gridsize=3&gridrow=5&gridcolumn=2

 

http://www.boutique1.com/declan-suede-chelsea-boot-415708?gclid=Cj0KEQjwnKzABRDy2pb7nPSazdsBEiQAI4lZQM3jpfrTPtLhExrVVzV2NnghBgRq95FZdNiWkJmDfu0aAiR98P8HAQ

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