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Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by dieworkwear, Aug 4, 2012.

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  1. GusW

    GusW Well-Known Member

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    @gettoasty , try this guy in Berkeley.

    http://www.yelp.com/biz/advanced-european-tailoring-berkeley

    He is excellent and he is glad to discuss with you subtle nuances in fit. BTW, he is also one of the top recommended leather alterations guys in the Bay Area. His prices are a fraction of what some of the Union Square tailors charge.
     
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    Thank you for the suggestions.

    I'm about 30 to 40 miles from SF/Berkeley but will definitely look into making it a weekend thing.
     
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    gettoasty Well-Known Member

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    Getting asked what you're wearing @ work

    Saying 'Carmina' and 'Kamakura' out loud in the office for the first time

    is it "Car-meena"?

    "Kama-kura"


    :embar:
     
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    Carmi carmi carmi Carmina Kamakura
     
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    Lol! Okay at first I was kind of confused

    Then I remembered hearing a song yesterday playing on the radio and the word chameleon kept repeating. Re-read your post and googled chameleon song

    Haha...I'm slow :eek:
     
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    No, just young. Enjoy it [​IMG]
     
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    Woah, I didn't realize NOBD was still an active poster. That is excellent [​IMG]
     
  10. dieworkwear

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    Developing the opinion that chukkas look better in textured materials, such as suede or pebbled leather. Mainly because

    1) There's just so much smooth surface across the sides and vamp. Feels like it looks better a little broken up, and
    2) With some exceptions, like unlined Alden chukkas or something, they seem to go best in the fall and winter time with tweed. So the texture of the shoe looks better with the textures of the jacket.

    Anyone have thoughts?

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  11. K. Nights

    K. Nights Well-Known Member

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    Yeah I've thought that for a while. Chukkas just don't look right in smooth leather. Not sure why I think that since I like chelsea boots in non-textured materials. You might be onto something with point #2
     
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    DWW, I agree . . . except for cordovan.
     
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    Cordovan becomes textured pretty quickly.
     
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    Word.
     
  16. GusW

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    I buy a pair of nice chukkas every 6-7 years. But, the initial enjoyment rubs off due to the discomfort of where they hit on the front of my ankle. That never occurred with higher boots or even fully laced hiking boots. Just the 2-4 eyelet styles. Its too bad. My current pair have very comfortable soles. Anyone else experience this?
     
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    Yea, and you were right. I'm just coming around to it. I've gone back and forth on your theory about double vs singe breasted overcoats though. I think single breasted coats look better if you plan on mostly wearing your coat unbuttoned, while double looks better buttoned.


    I've owned a few chukkas and have never had that problem. Maybe you're lacing them too tight? (That sounds like a stupid response, but it's the only thing that I could imagine causing that).
     
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    Sounds right. Although for wearing unbuttoned, I think the Schneider-style 1.5 breasts looks even better than just 1.
     
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    I love chukkas, and just realised the only ones I own or lust after are in pebble grain, suede or cordovan. Hadn't really considered that before.


    Oddly I have a similar problem with chelseas, but not chukkas.
     
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    i love chukkas, and do agree that they seem most at home in textured leather and suede. However, I also like the smooth leather as an alternative to a plain toe derby, which I wear quite often.

    I'm hoping to transition from derbies to chukkas in the next year. The plan is to get a pebble grain, suede, and two smooth calf versions. That will do I think...
     

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