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I've owned the 1494, suede chukka in tan for a few years now. I really love them. The standard 149X chukka is unlined, leydon last and has the flexwelt sole. It makes for a sleek, lightweight shoe that I find perfect for air travel. They are easy to don/doff for TSA and are super light and comfortable.

I was considering adding the snuff version when I came across the J. Crew makeup. It differed in that it was a Barrie last and had a crepe sole. I took a chance and ordered them. Obviously the barrie last is much less sleek but I wanted to try the crepe sole. I thought it would be more versatile for wet weather at my destination and more like a desert boot. The big surprise upon receipt is that are lined. That was a big disappointment. The unlined chukka makes it slipper-like in its comfort. The fact that it was lined wasn't a deal breaker but certainly disappointing.

I was on the fence and considered a return but after a week wearing them indoors I decided that I'd keep them. In the end, for a rubber soled suede chukka, there may be better options than this makeup. However, given that I was ordering online the fact that I know my sizes in Alden was a factor compared to unknown in a different make.

For reference, here a couple of pics to compared the two. Note the difference in length between the tan leydon (11D) and the snuff barrie (10.5). I was also surprised at the wear on that leather piece on the toe portion of the sole. I've read others here that were shocked at how quickly it wears (i.e., Roy boot). I'm not sure if it will have an impact, but it's worth mentioning.












Thanks for this post

The J Crew Ludlow store has a tan version of your snuff boot that i am considering... J Crew tends to line their suede chukkas, which can be annoying, but that's what they have traditionally done.

Church's does a very strong suede desert boot on crepe (Sahara), but that is similarly lined. Outside of mocassins like Quoddy, unlined suede is the exception, not the norm.
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Thanks for this post

The J Crew Ludlow store has a tan version of your snuff boot that i am considering... J Crew tends to line their suede chukkas, which can be annoying, but that's what they have traditionally done.

Church's does a very strong suede desert boot on crepe (Sahara), but that is similarly lined. Outside of mocassins like Quoddy, unlined suede is the exception, not the norm.

 

Appreciate the feedback. When I mentioned that this makeup may not be the best choice for a suede, rubber sole chukka, I was thinking specifically of the Sahara as a viable alternative. They were even on sale in the 'Mud' color at Herrings recently IIRC.

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J.Crew Ravello LWBs for Friday!

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Leffot has another run of the color 8 tanker boots up for preorder. There are also some black longwings available
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Leffot has another run of the color 8 tanker boots up for preorder. There are also some black longwings available

 

I wish that red gut would make its way into more makeups.

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Leffot has another run of the color 8 tanker boots up for preorder. There are also some black longwings available


Why, oh why you had to post that smile.gif I might go for it but probably will try no to. I have two boots on pre-order already. After ordering Atoms from Leffot I told myself not to visit their blog for some time lol
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I wish that red gut would make its way into more makeups.

^^
this, +100%
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DSlonghorn: Who modified those eyelets? Cobbler?

Today I am wearing one of most comfy Aldens, if not THE most comfy.

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DSlonghorn: Who modified those eyelets? Cobbler?

I would guess these are the JCrew Ludlow version.

 

And very nice indys, sazon nod[1].gif

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I would guess these are the JCrew Ludlow version.

 

And very nice indys, sazon nod%5B1%5D.gif

 

Sazon - yes a local cobbler here in Chicago. Love your cigar Indys!

 

neutrino - yes they are the Ludlow version. 

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thanks gentlemen
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J.Crew Ravello LWBs for Friday!

Them there is some right pretty gunboats.
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NEEDS MOAR BRASS EYELET!

 

jk

 

Those eyelets look good with wool pants. Almost wore my pair today.

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J.Crew Ravello LWBs for Friday!

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DSlonghorn: Who modified those eyelets? Cobbler?

Today I am wearing one of most comfy Aldens, if not THE most comfy.

my shoemart ones came that way .I actually would prefer speed hooks as I only wear w/jeans plus i'm old arthritic and lazy + 1on comfy
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