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Hey Pink Socks, I've got both chukka boots and double monks in dark brown suede and I think either would work really well for what you have in mind.

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Originally Posted by Gerry Nelson View Post

Hey Pink Socks, I've got both chukka boots and double monks in dark brown suede and I think either would work really well for what you have in mind.

The monks work well casually Gerry? With jeans? I think that is why I was originally thinking the Chukka boot...Think I got Double monk envy after seeing yours...
post #10908 of 52280
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Originally Posted by Pink Socks View Post

Still deciding on a new pair of shoes for winter. Was thinking of the C&J Chukka boot in brown suede and have been told by most sources for these that I will need to size up half a size due the the narrow width. However noone seems to have my size in stock and the wait looks like at least about 8 weeks. (I will post a list of all the online stores I have found that stock C&J's and my experience of their waiting times and help if anyone is interested).
With this wait in mind I am consider getting the Lowndes double monks in brown suede instead (though the wait and stock levels for these in my size may be the same). I been a fan of the double monks since seeing them in Bernhard Roetzel's Gentleman book about a decade ago. I know they have become quite popular recently but they are still rarely seen in Australia.
I know some here have double monks (even suede ones, thinking MickyD and GerryNelson) and chukka boots (some may have both) and am wondering which shoe would be most versatile and stylish for a Melbourne winter?
I will be using them mostly for casual wear with selvedge indigo jeans, shirt and possibly sweater, navy peacoat or quilted jacket. Also occasional wear with something smarter like grey flannel trousers, shirt and unlined navy blazer. Weekend wear in winter is dinner out and days socialising with friends or at the AFL (with MCC Members "dress code", not that that counts for much. As an aside can we have a push for dress code for work, restaurants, clubs, MCC Members etc to change from "shirt/tie/suit/shoes/collar required/ whatever" to WELL FITTING, GOOD QUALITY "shirt/tie/suit/shoes/collar required/ whatever". I am guessing most here would look better in jeans and T- shirt that many in workplace etc in their "suits" and "shoes"? Banging head on brick wall I know, but still..)
Which pair would you suggest and why? (Inspired by the debate above).
Also consider these Bodiley's own brand
Chukka Boot - http://www.shoes.shoppingsection.co.uk/Merchant2/merchant.mvc?Screen=PROD&Product_Code=5009&Category_Code=
Double Monk - http://www.shoes.shoppingsection.co.uk/Merchant2/merchant.mvc?Screen=PROD&Product_Code=5004&Category_Code=
instead of C&J. Similar style, a little cheaper and probably in stock. Am going to ask for more details but wondering if they are made in C&J factory (based on their reference to their sizing). Does any have experience, opinions or further advice on these?
Thanks Australian Thread. Love your work and appreciate the interesting and informed discussion.

I have suede dub monks, and I wouldn't wear them with jeans (tried it out once in front of the mirror--it looked silly). Not saying it couldn't be done, but at least imo, there's a mismatch between the formality of sleek double monks and the informality of jeans that even suede can't rescue.

Also, I think it's a mistake in general to decide you want/need something (suede chukkas), and then, because you can't get hold of it, get something superficially similar (suede monks). We've probably all done this and it rarely works out well--you're still left wanting what you wanted in the first place.

Ok, now the sales pitch (biggrin.gif): I just this week got a pair of Loake Pimlico Suede with a dainite sole for $209 shipped off Pediwear, and they're freakin' awesome. I've worn them for three days straight (it's been wet here in Melbourne) with wool trou, jacket and tie and with jeans (like today). They look great, they're comfortable, they're versatile, they're great in wet weather. Maybe you're committed to the C&J, and fair enough, but either way, dark suede chukkas are just a must-have.

Shitty iphone pic:

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post #10909 of 52280
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Originally Posted by tobiasj View Post

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Also, I think it's a mistake in general to decide you want/need something (suede chukkas), and then, because you can't get hold of it, get something superficially similar (suede monks). We've probably all done this and it rarely works out well--you're still left wanting what you wanted in the first place.

I agree with this 100% - getting something remotely similar tends not to work out for the best.

I also think you should go with suede chukkas. In fact, buy what Tobias bought. That's a good deal right there icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif

EDIT: Granted, it's not C&J standard, but then again, you're paying substantially less and you won't be waiting 8+ weeks and you'll be getting a sole that'll wear well in what is likely to be a very rainy winter.
post #10910 of 52280
I was going through the same process last year in deciding on what Chukkas to buy. In the end, I went with the Herring Canterbury.

http://www.herringshoes.co.uk/product-info.php?&brandid=6&shoeid=3799

I have found these to be awesome. Great value for money, and held up really well on a recent trip to Japan in the middle of their winter. From memory, they're slightly more chiseled than the Loake Pimlico which I prefer (all a matter of personal preference obviously), but no where near as chiseled as the C&J Tetbury.
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Originally Posted by jhof5421 View Post

I was going through the same process last year in deciding on what Chukkas to buy. In the end, I went with the Herring Canterbury.
http://www.herringshoes.co.uk/product-info.php?&brandid=6&shoeid=3799
I have found these to be awesome. Great value for money, and held up really well on a recent trip to Japan in the middle of their winter. From memory, they're slightly more chiseled than the Loake Pimlico which I prefer (all a matter of personal preference obviously), but no where near as chiseled as the C&J Tetbury.

Hey, they look nice man! I think I like the shape a little more than the Loake Pimlico and a lot more than the Tetbury. But again, it all boils down to personal preference. Overall as far as chukka's go, I'm inclined to go for something less chiseled because in my mind, there's competing objectives going on - chiseled equates to a dressier silhouette, and for me the chukka isn't a dressy shoe, so something as chiseled as the Tetbury seems odd to me. Ultimately, that's just my opinion, and I sense it may go against what other people on the forum prefer. Pink Socks, whichever option you choose, make sure you like it. Doesn't really matter what anyone else thinks. Within reason.
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Damn those navy Herring Canterbury's are sweet. Actually I like the burgundy and grey too!
post #10913 of 52280

SUEDE BOOTS

 

I have just trawlled back throught the posts here trying to find a reference a member made to a pair of suede lace up boots being considered as part of a few he was looking at.  I recall the comment being that he felt because they were a longer 'pointer' toe they were a little more formal.  I have tried to find this post - anyone recall which boots he was referring to.  I am looking for more this style of suede boot than the rounded toe and cannot find that original reference.

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Originally Posted by Windowpane1967 View Post

SUEDE BOOTS

I have just trawlled back throught the posts here trying to find a reference a member made to a pair of suede lace up boots being considered as part of a few he was looking at.  I recall the comment being that he felt because they were a longer 'pointer' toe they were a little more formal.  I have tried to find this post - anyone recall which boots he was referring to.  I am looking for more this style of suede boot than the rounded toe and cannot find that original reference.

C&J Tetbury:

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No me gusta confused.gif
Edited by tobiasj - 3/15/12 at 8:17pm
post #10915 of 52280
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Originally Posted by Windowpane1967 View Post

SUEDE BOOTS

I have just trawlled back throught the posts here trying to find a reference a member made to a pair of suede lace up boots being considered as part of a few he was looking at.  I recall the comment being that he felt because they were a longer 'pointer' toe they were a little more formal.  I have tried to find this post - anyone recall which boots he was referring to.  I am looking for more this style of suede boot than the rounded toe and cannot find that original reference.

That would have been me. Just click on my name to see previous posts. Was referring to Chukka, Tetbury and Chiltern all by C&J. Tetbury are the more elongated ones. But others have offer other options above too.
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Originally Posted by tobiasj View Post

I have suede dub monks, and I wouldn't wear them with jeans (tried it out once in front of the mirror--it looked silly). Not saying it couldn't be done, but at least imo, there's a mismatch between the formality of sleek double monks and the informality of jeans that even suede can't rescue.
Also, I think it's a mistake in general to decide you want/need something (suede chukkas), and then, because you can't get hold of it, get something superficially similar (suede monks). We've probably all done this and it rarely works out well--you're still left wanting what you wanted in the first place.
Ok, now the sales pitch (biggrin.gif): I just this week got a pair of Loake Pimlico Suede with a dainite sole for $209 shipped off Pediwear, and they're freakin' awesome. I've worn them for three days straight (it's been wet here in Melbourne) with wool trou, jacket and tie and with jeans (like today). They look great, they're comfortable, they're versatile, they're great in wet weather. Maybe you're committed to the C&J, and fair enough, but either way, dark suede chukkas are just a must-have.
Shitty iphone pic:
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Totally agree about getting what you need. Have considered Monks for a while though but never quite got around to them. I already have a Chukka type boot in tan leather but no monks (like Gerry I would say I am getting close to full on the shoes needs list). I guess my main thought is whether they (the monks) would work in a casual environment (thank you for your thoughts). I think the Bodiley's one are a little rounder so they might work. I like the look of your Loakes and when you suggested them before I tried to find them (not sure how I missed Pediwear though). Great price, I might consider them. My only hesitation there is that I do not like any of my Loakes anywhere near as much as my C&Js and Churchs but with a casual shoe like the Pimlico that might not be so much of a big deal. Also can probably get them straightaway. Maybe those and the Bodliey's double monk..... (but that could be a dangerous thought and maybe one C&J quality is worth a Loake and Bodiley's combined).

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Originally Posted by jhof5421 View Post

I was going through the same process last year in deciding on what Chukkas to buy. In the end, I went with the Herring Canterbury.
http://www.herringshoes.co.uk/product-info.php?&brandid=6&shoeid=3799
I have found these to be awesome. Great value for money, and held up really well on a recent trip to Japan in the middle of their winter. From memory, they're slightly more chiseled than the Loake Pimlico which I prefer (all a matter of personal preference obviously), but no where near as chiseled as the C&J Tetbury.

Another great option, do you know who makes them for Herring? Have had great service before so will have a proper look on their site later. Did not visit origianlly as they do not stock C&Js.

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Originally Posted by thebrownman View Post

I agree with this 100% - getting something remotely similar tends not to work out for the best.
I also think you should go with suede chukkas. In fact, buy what Tobias bought. That's a good deal right there icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif
EDIT: Granted, it's not C&J standard, but then again, you're paying substantially less and you won't be waiting 8+ weeks and you'll be getting a sole that'll wear well in what is likely to be a very rainy winter.
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Originally Posted by thebrownman View Post

Pink Socks, whichever option you choose, make sure you like it. Doesn't really matter what anyone else thinks. Within reason.

Brownman - your hit the nail on the head - I will definitely be the one to make the call but well armed with knowledge and opinions. I love the great discussion here and the other options (either for use or different models) that I did not consider.

Thank you all for your input so far.
post #10916 of 52280
To add to the suede boot chat I recently bought a pair of Loake Kemptons in brown suede with a dainite sole from Herring. I chose them because the brown was a much lighter brown colour, closer to snuff, see here :

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Something to think about if you want a different colour.
post #10917 of 52280
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Originally Posted by Jimbosaurus View Post

To add to the suede boot chat I recently bought a pair of Loake Kemptons in brown suede with a dainite sole from Herring. I chose them because the brown was a much lighter brown colour, closer to snuff, see here :
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Something to think about if you want a different colour.

Nice, though I am thinking dark brown suede is more versatile. If I do end up going Monks and Chukka maybe one could be snuff. Looks like I will be in some good, well heeled company with quite a few of you if I go for the chukka boot.s
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An homage:

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Originally Posted by tobiasj View Post

An homage:
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Great stuff. Makes them easier to compare when you see shots from the wild rather than stock shots. What is the sizing like on these?
post #10920 of 52280
Mine are a UK9.
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