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post #1771 of 1863
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Originally Posted by teamnsk123 View Post

^that sounds like a fetish request wink.gif

Anyways, thinking about getting the chukka Beckmans. I'm just a college student and think the boots may be a bit over kill :/ any experience with the chikkas y'all? I was thinking if maybe just keeping the beckman boots cuz they're so damn gorgeous and going with with chukks from Alden or viberg...damn those prices!!!! :/

The RW beckman chukkas were my first purchase in relatively mid-range priced boots ($200-300+).  I was sold on the pictures I saw of the black cherry chukkas J.Crew use to carry, but when I got them I realized the comfort was lacking.  I attribute a lot of it to the fact they were 2 eyelet chukkas, which simply doesn't work for me.  I sold them 4 months later and got some wolverine 1000 miles that a fairly comparable to the GTs/IRs; those I love.  I even acquired some Alden shell chukkas, but they didn't work for me, either.  People either love or hate the 2 eyelet chukkas.  I'm a college student, too, and made more purchases using student loan money than I care to admit.  Check out the Alden Indys if you like moc-style toes or consider upgrading to a pair of shells.  Minimal maintenance, durable as hell, and age well.  Sometimes you'll find a great deal if you peruse the marketplace here and on ebay.  Also waiting promo codes from various suppliers can help.  For instance, J.Crew had a 20% promo (WIT20 not sure if it still works) that I used last week on a pair of the indys, and after I used my $50 rewards card I got a pair for less than $350 brand new.  Not bad when you consider RW chukkas normally retail for $280-340.

post #1772 of 1863
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Originally Posted by Winterbourne View Post

The RW beckman chukkas were my first purchase in relatively mid-range priced boots ($200-300+).  I was sold on the pictures I saw of the black cherry chukkas J.Crew use to carry, but when I got them I realized the comfort was lacking.  I attribute a lot of it to the fact they were 2 eyelet chukkas, which simply doesn't work for me.  I sold them 4 months later and got some wolverine 1000 miles that a fairly comparable to the GTs/IRs; those I love.  I even acquired some Alden shell chukkas, but they didn't work for me, either.  People either love or hate the 2 eyelet chukkas.  I'm a college student, too, and made more purchases using student loan money than I care to admit.  Check out the Alden Indys if you like moc-style toes or consider upgrading to a pair of shells.  Minimal maintenance, durable as hell, and age well.  Sometimes you'll find a great deal if you peruse the marketplace here and on ebay.  Also waiting promo codes from various suppliers can help.  For instance, J.Crew had a 20% promo (WIT20 not sure if it still works) that I used last week on a pair of the indys, and after I used my $50 rewards card I got a pair for less than $350 brand new.  Not bad when you consider RW chukkas normally retail for $280-340.

I'm the exact same way but with damn jackets/denim. I've bought 2 leather TOJ' direct since they're closing up shop soon and 2 more off market place. Sigh...now I need some boots. Not to mention the momo's I'm getting soon. Internship money = gone. I'll keep a look out thanks! 

post #1773 of 1863

I just got my first pair of Beckman's in the Black Cherry yesterday and I'm loving the look of them. I'm a totally newbie to this kind of boot so I've gone through most of the thread looking for care tips and admiring people's beautifully worn in pairs. I've got a few questions now, though.

 

The lady at the store suggested I get the RW leather conditioner. I haven't used it yet but I read a post from a while back saying that venetian shoe cream is a better option for the uppers. Is getting another product really necessary? I don't want to have the boots shine up, but I want them to retain some of the original luster and add some waterproofing. 

 

How often should I be conditioning these boots and can I wear them every day? I was planning on using them as street wear for winter in the Chicago area so they will meet a lot of slush and salt on the streets and don't want to have the leather get screwed up. 

 

I'm a little concerned that I maybe didn't size down enough... I wear 8.5 clark's DB and got the Beckman's in 8... the sides around the balls of my feet are a bit snug (not crunching my toes or killing me by the end of the day or anything) but there's definitely a good thumb-width of space in front of my big toe (is that normal??). Out of the box the heel feels snug on the left but has a bit of movement on the right. I wonder if the store will let me exchange for a smaller size after wearing these out for a weekend...

 

Also, any affordable (under $80) suggestions for quality belts that would match the dark cherry finish of the boots would be much appreciated! I'm looking for something I can wear with dark jeans and these boots daily.

 

Thanks!

post #1774 of 1863
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Originally Posted by crosswound View Post

anyone with redwing gt/beckman and pants/denim with 7"/smaller hem can post a side view photo?

thanks

 

Disregard my glorious chest, I was just trying my pair on and taking a couple of pics to give myself an idea and just saw your post. These are wierd guy size 30, and they were tapered to a 6.75 leg opening

post #1775 of 1863
Chest looks good keep it smooth my man may the ladies come cop a feel
post #1776 of 1863

And what do you think of the boots with the smaller leg opening? 

post #1777 of 1863
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Originally Posted by mogili222 View Post

Love the laces.. what width are those ?? 1/8th or 5/32 inches??

5/32"
post #1778 of 1863
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Originally Posted by crosswound View Post

Chest looks good keep it smooth my man may the ladies come cop a feel

olololol. Wallpaper looks good too, maybe a little contemporary for some people's taste though.
post #1779 of 1863

Hi. Please help me with the size of Beckamn boots. There is no way to try on this boots. My feet is 280 mm. What size should I choose?

post #1780 of 1863
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Originally Posted by Moogwai View Post

Hi. Please help me with the size of Beckamn boots. There is no way to try on this boots. My feet is 280 mm. What size should I choose?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shoe_size

IMHO Choosing a size based purely on size in mm is probably not the best thing to do.
post #1781 of 1863
Just pulled the trigr on cigar beckmans. I went to the store and the cigar was the best match to all my sbl chestnut gear.
I also bought some of their neutral shoe cream.
My planned care regiment will be brush,wipe, Chamberlains no.1 every 3 mos. leather honey every 6, HDLP and shoe cream
Would this work or is it too much? I wont be (or dont plan to) wear them daily as my other pair will be Brown 1K's
post #1782 of 1863
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Originally Posted by julianos73 View Post




Disregard my glorious chest, I was just trying my pair on and taking a couple of pics to give myself an idea and just saw your post. These are wierd guy size 30, and they were tapered to a 6.75 leg opening

I love how you are not wearing anything other than what is requested
post #1783 of 1863
Just ordered a pair in Chestnut using the 30% off coupon from Amazon. They'll be a Christmas present though. I have 8146's in 10.5 that are a little big, so I ordered these in 10.
post #1784 of 1863
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Originally Posted by Sunstealer73 View Post

Just ordered a pair in Chestnut using the 30% off coupon from Amazon. They'll be a Christmas present though. I have 8146's in 10.5 that are a little big, so I ordered these in 10.

 

30% coupon?

post #1785 of 1863
The 30% coupon not working anymore
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