^that sounds like a fetish request
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.