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Chelsea Boot Advice

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After searching the internet I am still in need of a little advice. I am looking for a classic Chelsea boot in darker brown. I wear a size 10.5 C in the Alden Unlined Chukka, so I would prefer to find a Chelsea boot that comes in widths. Unfortunately Alden or Allen Edmonds does not make the boot. Any suggestions? I take very good care of all my clothing and shoes, so I am looking for something that will be a lasting part of my wardrobe. My price range is under $700.
 

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After searching the internet I am still in need of a little advice. I am looking for a classic Chelsea boot in darker brown. I wear a size 10.5 C in the Alden Unlined Chukka, so I would prefer to find a Chelsea boot that comes in widths. Unfortunately Alden or Allen Edmonds does not make the boot. Any suggestions? I take very good care of all my clothing and shoes, so I am looking for something that will be a lasting part of my wardrobe. My price range is under $700.
I would recommend the Crockett&Jones chelsea boot. There are 3 models, the 3, the 5 and the 8. The 3 is the slimmest, and on a leather sole. The 5 and 8 are on dainite soles, and iirc, the 5 is the roundest toed, widest lasted, boot, with the 8 being in between the two.

http://www.crockettandjones.com/product/chelsea-3-chestnut

http://www.crockettandjones.com/product/chelsea-5-darkbrown


http://www.crockettandjones.com/product/chelsea-8-darkbrown



editL @dieworkwear writes about chelsea boots at length, here:
http://putthison.com/post/58064951896/chelsea-boots-for-as-long-as-ive-been-interested
 

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RM Williams is also really nice. Maybe a touch less dressy in some ways that the usual C&J, Edward Green choices, but arguably better with rugged, casual clothes.
 

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You could always wait for the Viberg Chelsea to hit this fall
 

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Ever since I saw this pic in GQ I've been considering a buying a pair of Chelsea boots









I want a boot in either brown (not flat brown) or oxblood with a leather sole and I would like to spend under $500. So far I have come up with these


Paul Smith (PS) Bertram. I like but no one seems to have it in stock







Ted Baker Camroon 4. Haven't seen it in person yet but many online reviews complain that it is not actually a cognac colour but a very flat brown. Will pop into Nordstroms to verify and try on






Frye James. Have yet to try these but Frye boots tend to be rough looking rather than refined.





Paul Evans Dean. Nice colour and looks good but I've heard mixed reviews on their quality control






Any other suggestions?
 
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I have a pair of RM Williams Craftsman. They are as well made as I read, but the heel is quite a bit higher than a traditional English Chelsea. Almost an Australian Cowboy boot Chelsea. I actually had the heels lowered a tad.
 

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At one point I was considering RM Williams but now I think these Loake 290s might be "the one". Next issue - finding them in the US

 

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I love chelsea boots, make sure you buy one size up as they can get uncomfortable at the heel.
 

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They are the kind I like!




The new slim last chelsea that crockett does is good, I have two in dark brow and one in black.
 

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Just checked the 3rd local Nordstroms, the largest in the area and they do not carry Ted Baker boots. On my way out, I popped into a Frye store and the Weston caught my eye. I tried on the leather whiskey colour. They have a rubber insert in the sole that made them quite comfortable. I was wearing thick wool socks so I need to try them again with regular socks.







They make them in grey suede as well as a chestnut. They grey had my credit card hand trembling. I know I don't need any more suede shoes but they were so tempting






They also make them in dark brown






Did I buy? Nope - they looked a little clunky on my feet. Still looking for the Loake 290s
 
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I've had my share of AE's and no longer prefer the brand. IMO, the english counterparts like Barkers, Loakes are better build in the same price range.

My Barkers Pembroke gets the most wear during weekdays. Plus dainite sole to woot. These are almost one year old and have seen one winter with no issues.

Also, break-in period was quite short, surprisingly. I'm planning to buy the black one soon. Of all the boots I've owned in my lifetime, these have gotten me the most compliments (especially from females ;-)).



 

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Hi,

Similar to the OP, I am looking for advice on purchasing my first pair of Chelsea Boots. I am sure that I want black boots in either suede (prefer suede) or calf but am unsure regarding brand and fit. I was considering these cheaper ones by Represent but then I realized that they are unlikely to be good year welted and are likely cheaply made despite the "made in Italy" tag.

https://www.featuresneakerboutique.com/products/represent-chelsea-boot-onyx-black?variant=24871844231

https://shopnouveau.com/products/represent-co-onyx-black-chelsea-boot?variant=26299959937


So, right now I'm looking at a few brands such as Carmina and C&J. I really like the look of the Chelsea 8 Black Suede below from C&J. I can't seem to find any Black suede Carminas though and they have a pretty pricey MTO tax.

http://www.crockettandjones.com/product/chelsea-3-chestnut

http://www.crockettandjones.com/product/chelsea-8-black-suede


http://us.skoaktiebolaget.se/products/carmina-black-chelsea-boot

http://us.skoaktiebolaget.se/products/carmina-classic-chelsea

https://www.carminashoemaker.us/mens-boots/chelsea-black-80216?_ga=1.166307390.1609263110.1476874102

https://www.carminashoemaker.com/mens-boots/chelsea-black-80216


I really like the look of some of the Saint Laurent Chelsea Boots and how chiseled they are but they are way out of my price range currently.

http://www.ysl.com/gb/shop-product/men/shoes-boots-signature-chelsea-boot-in-black-suede_cod44711091ii.html

http://www.ysl.com/us/shop-product/men/shoes-boots-signature-chelsea-boot-in-black-suede_cod44552466mx.html

https://cdnb.lystit.com/photos/11bd-2014/07/08/saint-laurent-black-suede-chelsea-boots-product-1-21446265-3-405773165-normal.jpeg

so any recommendations? Btw, regarding sizing, I have a pair of C&J Tetbury D Noir Suede Chukkas in size 10 EE. They fit relatively well.

My Carmina Rain sizing is typically 10 UK and Carmina Simpson sizing is usually 10.5 UK. My TTS is US 12 in most sneakers and casual shoes such as Vans.


Here are some others I was looking at:

https://www.mrporter.com/en-us/mens/saint_laurent/suede-chelsea-boots/730552?ppv=2

https://www.mrporter.com/en-us/mens/rmwilliams/comfort-craftsman-suede-chelsea-boots/789811?ppv=2

https://www.mrporter.com/en-us/mens/saint_laurent/suede-chelsea-boots/730553?ppv=2

https://www.mrporter.com/en-us/mens/rmwilliams/comfort-craftsman-suede-chelsea-boots/720861?ppv=2

http://www.endclothing.com/us/common-projects-chelsea-boot-1851-7547.html

http://www.ysl.com/item/index?cod10=44977717FO&siteCode=SAINTLAURENT_US&TP=54303&targetid=pla-18283950120&location=9032175&gclid=Cj0KEQjwnKzABRDy2pb7nPSazdsBEiQAI4lZQPTMRxjoCAtAOkUkbLVG5kMoPhDm0H393i1jjbsJ5VkaAojp8P8HAQ

http://www.barneys.com/product/saint-laurent-suede-hedi-chelsea-boots-504354059.html

http://www.selfridges.com/US/en/cat/saint-laurent-hedi-suede-chelsea-boots_5106-10004-6954100209/?previewAttribute=Black

http://www.bergdorfgoodman.com/Saint-Laurent-Eddie-Suede-Chelsea-Boot-Gray-chelsea/prod118880145___/p.prod?icid=&searchType=MAIN&rte=%2Fsearch.jsp%3FN%3D0%26Ntt%3Dchelsea%26_requestid%3D8215&eItemId=prod118880145&cmCat=search
 
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I did some further research and was going to go ahead and try out the Grenson Chelsea Boot (as it is far more affordable than the YSL suede Chelsea).

I believe 10 UK should work for me in the Grenson Declan since it uses the 204 last with F width? Was going to grab the Black from END.

http://www.grenson.com/us/declan-mens-chelsea-boot-in-black-suede-leather-sole.html

http://www.endclothing.com/us/grenson-declan-chelsea-boot-110757.html

http://www.endclothing.com/us/grenson-declan-chelsea-boot-110756.html

http://www.choicestore.com/gb-en/grenson-declan-suede-chelsea-boots-grey.html

http://www.choicestore.com/gb-en/grenson-declan-suede-chelsea-boots-navy.html

http://www.choicestore.com/gb-en/grenson-nolan-leather-chelsea-boots-black.html

http://www.zeeandco.co.uk/mens/grenson-black-suede-chelsea-boots.html

http://www.zeeandco.co.uk/mens/grenson-navy-declan-chelsea-boot.html


https://www.ssense.com/en-us/men/product/grenson/black-suede-declan-chelsea-boots/1663573?forced_user_country=US&gclid=Cj0KEQjwnKzABRDy2pb7nPSazdsBEiQAI4lZQDTuGquwRPjU7Fe1a93vA2_ry9FTd5X6i44kJSDED2EaAn5Q8P8HAQ

http://www.selfridges.com/GB/en/cat/grenson-declan-suede-chelsea-boots_5141-10004-7698000209/?previewAttribute=Black

http://us.asos.com/grenson/grenson-declan-suede-chelsea-boots/prd/6772024?iid=6772024&clr=Brown&cid=8599&pgesize=36&pge=0&totalstyles=39&gridsize=3&gridrow=6&gridcolumn=3

http://us.asos.com/grenson/grenson-declan-suede-chelsea-boots/prd/6772017?iid=6772017&clr=Black&cid=8599&pgesize=36&pge=0&totalstyles=39&gridsize=3&gridrow=5&gridcolumn=3

http://us.asos.com/grenson/grenson-declan-suede-chelsea-boots/prd/6772020?iid=6772020&clr=Navy&cid=8599&pgesize=36&pge=0&totalstyles=39&gridsize=3&gridrow=5&gridcolumn=2

http://www.boutique1.com/declan-suede-chelsea-boot-415708?gclid=Cj0KEQjwnKzABRDy2pb7nPSazdsBEiQAI4lZQM3jpfrTPtLhExrVVzV2NnghBgRq95FZdNiWkJmDfu0aAiR98P8HAQ
 

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Except for the danite sole the RM Williams look like winners




So are Represent Chelsea boot







Represent Chelsea Boot - Onyx Black
 

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