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Chukka versus Chelsea, the Showdown

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by chorse123, Feb 27, 2009.

  1. chorse123

    chorse123 Senior member

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    voted for chelsea. chukka would be another dress shoe derivative (to my eye, this is strictly subjective) whereas a chelsea is more versatile (but not so dressy...). i am in search of another boot/chelsea for a while now. what do you have in mind?
     
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    Chukka...because I like to show off my shoe-lace tying skillz.
     
  4. JustinW

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    I <3 Chelsea boots. Which gets awkward sometimes with the new wife, as that was also the name of a previous girlfriend! :O
     
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    TRINI Senior member

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    Chukkas. I like the detail that the laces add.
     
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    Pick one. Only one.

    Spoilsport - I wanted an 'atleast one of each is mandatory' option.
     
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    Chukkas....Better casual, betgter dressed up...just better in general, especially in Suede.
     
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    I think this is a bit of a country vs. city thing.

    Chelseas can be worn with slim suits and jeans and are perfect for folks in London or NYC.

    I think of chukkas as more of a country-style boot, at home with cords and a sweater for a walk through the country but also dressy enough (on the right last) for wool slacks, tie, and jacket.

    I'm sort of a country guy myself, so I voted chukka.
     
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    I own 5 pairs of chukkas from various shoemakers, and I see plenty of other chukkas that I wouldn't mind wearing.

    I've never even tried on a pair of Chelseas.

    I guess it all depends on what floats your boat...
     
  10. chorse123

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    Spoilsport - I wanted an 'atleast one of each is mandatory' option.

    I don't know, I think they're almost interchangeable in utility. Maybe a chukka is more casual, but the last seems more important.
     
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    I think this is a bit of a country vs. city thing.

    Chelseas can be worn with slim suits and jeans and are perfect for folks in London or NYC.

    I think of chukkas as more of a country-style boot, at home with cords and a sweater for a walk through the country but also dressy enough (on the right last) for wool slacks, tie, and jacket.

    I'm sort of a country guy myself, so I voted chukka.


    +1, except chelseas > chukkas.

    IIRC, I own 4 pairs of chelseas and 2 pairs of chukka boots. Though I will say, my chukkas get noticed more often...hmmm....maybe I need to wear the chukka boots more often.
     
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    porcelain monkey Senior member

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    I've never warmed up to Chelsea Boots. Nothing against them though.
     
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    Boots in my order of preference:
    1. Oxford boots
    2. Derby boots
    3. Jodpuhr
    4. Chelsea
    5. Chukka
     
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    Boots in my order of preference:
    1. Oxford boots
    2. Derby boots
    3. Jodpuhr
    4. Chelsea
    5. Chukka


    QFT.
     
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    Dewey Senior member

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    Chelsea boots are more comfortable. Just ordered my 3rd RMW. But, I wear chukkas too and like them as well.
     

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