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Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by earthdragon, Nov 18, 2008.

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  1. Windowpane1967

    Windowpane1967 Senior member

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    Naka - wasn't aware R&R had ventured back into the 'burbs'. Thought the migration from Woollongabba would have cured that forever. I will head out to see the new shingle this weekend, have to swing by Apple so will source you out. Are the new Faconnable trousers the cotton Incotex? Need to replace a couple of pairs that are now to be retired to the local Vinnies.
     
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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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    Pink Socks Senior member

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    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...
     
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    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 :)D): 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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    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 :slayer:

    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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    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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    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!
     
  9. Windowpane1967

    Windowpane1967 Senior member

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    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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    tobiasj Senior member

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    C&J Tetbury:

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    No me gusta :confused:
     
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    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.


    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).



    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.




    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.
     
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    Jimbosaurus Senior member

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    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.
     
  13. Pink Socks

    Pink Socks Senior member

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    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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    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?
     
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