actually, if I recall, the bottom pair is the nassau, with its more angular stitch pattern, not unlike the chukka. the dover is more rounded and arch-like. The nassau also has fewer eyelets.
both are a nice variation, imo.
Thanks much. Last question...I see lined and unlined for suede chukkas often. Are there unlined and lined versions of the cordovan chukka? (I know, could be a really dumb question). Just wondering b/c the retail on the barneys version is slightly less than the rest...and I just want the "normal" version I've seen online everywhere.
Any specifics? I've read here and there in this thread about how people don't like chukkas or barrie or such, genuinely curious. Do you dislike the last from an aesthetic point of view, or comfort?
I'm just getting in the game w/ Alden's and only have the Indy boot (see avatar, lol). So, as of right now, I value versatility. I picked cordovan color 8 for the versatility in color and durability. And the chukka because I intend to wear it with jeans, chinos and trousers. Basically, a lower/sleeker profiled shoe than the Indy that can be worn in a lot of occasions. I intend to beat it to death and see what happens.