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Black chukkas have been approved for wear with certain uniforms as an alternative to the crappy plastic "corframs" for decades, but the PX and uniform stores don't generally carry them and unless you read the complete uniform regulations, you might never even know that a chukka was an option. A few of the PX's did carry Allen Edmonds and the Leeds chukka seemed to be a pretty good seller, but you would generally have to place a special order. I know quite a few guys would also special order the Dehner Chukka from local stores when possible.


I got out in 73. Never saw or heard of a chukka in the Corps then. I know during WW2 the combat Marines did wear a suede chukka. And we never had "crappy plastic corframs" - the Corps always dressed us well. Boots and shoes were pretty high quality leather.

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It's also not an oxford... sarcasm.gif



Really? If the Leeds is not an oxford what is?

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Really? If the Leeds is not an oxford what is?


An example of an oxford would be the Fifth Avenue, the Strand, or the Weybridge. The Leeds is a derby.
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An example of an oxford would be the Fifth Avenue, the Strand, or the Weybridge. The Leeds is a derby.


I know what they look like - what makes the difference?

 

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Quick question:

How does the Copley last fit in comparison to the Van last? If I take a 6.5D in the Van would I take a similar size in the Copley?
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I know what they look like - what makes the difference?

 


It's the way that the shoelace eyelet tabs are stitched on. On an oxford, they are stitched on underneath the vamp. On a derby, they are stitched on top of the vamp.

"Oxford" and "Derby" are essentially the British synonyms for "balmoral" and "blucher", respectively.
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Since I have the brown cowhide Indy, I was looking for a good chromexcel non-Indy spring / summer / fall boot to wear when it is weat outside.

Thanks to Leather Soul, I think I found it

http://leathersoulhawaii.com/2012/02/15/alden-shoe-cxl-chukka-re-stock-lsw-lsbh/
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Quick question:
How does the Copley last fit in comparison to the Van last? If I take a 6.5D in the Van would I take a similar size in the Copley?

Also, what is the difference between the Alden Leisure Handsewn (http://www.theshoemart.com/alden-mens_leisure_handsewn_calfskin_burnished_tan/pvc-ald-mxsdsy-983_ald_m_leisure_handsewn_calfskin.html) and the Flex Welt Penny Loafer (http://www.theshoemart.com/alden-mens_penny_loafer_flex_welt_calfskin_dark_brown/pvc-ald-mxsdsy-9694f_ald_m_penny_loafer_flex_welt_calfskin.html)?

Besides the last that is.
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son of a b...those are awesome and is my size...I MUST RESIST!!! but I'll save money if I way for the Alden of DC version. What constitute as a Day Tripper boot? This boot and Alden of DC captoe are both in grant last, cigar shell and commando sole....are they basically the same?


inhale....exhale
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son of a b...those are awesome and is my size...I MUST RESIST!!! but I'll save money if I way for the Alden of DC version. What constitute as a Day Tripper boot? This boot and Alden of DC captoe are both in grant last, cigar shell and commando sole....are they basically the same?
inhale....exhale

That's the Alden of DC make-up not an MTO as stated. Same last, welt, color & sole. I could be wrong about that. If it was me I'd call Kathy @ Alden DC and get put on the waiting list for that make-up instead of chancing it on eBay for basically full price with foreign shipping. Just my two cents and nothing against the seller if he's on SF.
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That's the Alden of DC make-up not an MTO as stated. Same last, welt, color & sole. I could be wrong about that. If it was me I'd call Kathy @ Alden DC and get put on the waiting list for that make-up instead of chancing it on eBay for basically full price with foreign shipping. Just my two cents and nothing against the seller if he's on SF.

Yeah, I've already reserved a pair from Alden of DC.
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Originally Posted by CTYGGG View Post

That's the Alden of DC make-up not an MTO as stated. Same last, welt, color & sole. I could be wrong about that. If it was me I'd call Kathy @ Alden DC and get put on the waiting list for that make-up instead of chancing it on eBay for basically full price with foreign shipping. Just my two cents and nothing against the seller if he's on SF.

+1. You could ask the seller. The model number is 40680HC, at least the once from the DC store. They look identical. Day Tripper is really the name Leffot gave to their Ravello captoes so that's a bit misleading as well. Nice boot, either way.
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Originally Posted by Alcibiades View Post

Since I have the brown cowhide Indy, I was looking for a good chromexcel non-Indy spring / summer / fall boot to wear when it is weat outside.
Thanks to Leather Soul, I think I found it
http://leathersoulhawaii.com/2012/02/15/alden-shoe-cxl-chukka-re-stock-lsw-lsbh/

Nice choice. I believe there is a pair in 9.5E available as well.
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Originally Posted by Alcibiades View Post

Since I have the brown cowhide Indy, I was looking for a good chromexcel non-Indy spring / summer / fall boot to wear when it is weat outside.
Thanks to Leather Soul, I think I found it
http://leathersoulhawaii.com/2012/02/15/alden-shoe-cxl-chukka-re-stock-lsw-lsbh/

Yes, looking forward to these, finally. Ordered in December 2010!
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