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Chukka versus Chelsea, the Showdown

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

  1. whiteslashasian

    whiteslashasian Senior member

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    Don't own a pair of chukka's yet so I'm biased. However I REALLY like the chelseas I have. I've received numerous compliments on them as well.
     


  2. ysc

    ysc Senior member

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    Chelsea boots. By a long way. I have never really like chukkas, the laces just look weird. Chelsea boots seem so practical to me, they slip on, can be quite smart but equally dress down well, and unlike Douglas I think Chelsea boots work pretty well in the country, both with country clothing and with a Dainite sole they can handle a bit of mud just fine.
     


  3. awxg

    awxg Senior member

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    +1 Chelsea boots. I like chukkas too but I'd pick oxford and derby boots before it.
     


  4. Parker

    Parker Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Both have their place, but Chelsea edges out Chukka for me. No laces to bother with and I like the uninterrupted expanse of leather.
     


  5. DocHolliday

    DocHolliday Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I've had to curtail my chelsea wearing lately because of a minor foot issue, and so I've been sporting more snug-fitting chukkas. As such, I was ever-so-briefly tempted to vote chukkas, but then I stayed true to my first love. [​IMG]

    My boot list, while we're doing it:

    Chelseas
    Chukkas
    Blucher
    Jodhpur
    Balmoral
     


  6. Vintage Gent

    Vintage Gent Senior member

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    Chelseas are for your skinny suit wearing set, thin as an exclamation point. Since I am neither, the chukkas have my love.
     


  7. Philip1978

    Philip1978 Senior member

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    Chelsea.
     


  8. Composer_1777

    Composer_1777 Senior member

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  9. Tarmac

    Tarmac Senior member

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    This is tough, really tough. One of the closest polls in the history of SF. I chose chelsea even though I have never owned a pair, and I have owned 2-4 pairs of chukkas. Obviously that makes no sense. I would love if R. M. Williams made a "premium" version without branding on the pulls. The only thing I don't like about chelseas is the elastic looks all blown out when they get old. That's lame.
     


  10. constant struggle

    constant struggle Senior member

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    i always am weary about the elastic on chelsea boots, i feel in 10 years it may lose its elasticity, therefore the CHUKKA WINS
    actually i just like chukkas better overall, now where are my damn loake kemptons from pediwear I ordered in january!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     


  11. DocHolliday

    DocHolliday Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    ^Love affairs that are the briefest can burn the brightest.
     


  12. chorse123

    chorse123 Senior member

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    I have updated the first post with thread-appropriate artwork.
     


  13. james_timothy

    james_timothy Senior member

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    Chukkas. Non-urbanites unite! Chelseas always strike me as overly-refined. Steed would wear them.

    Jodhpurs would be my second choice.
     


  14. gdl203

    gdl203 Affiliate Vendor Dubiously Honored Affiliate Vendor

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    Chukkas. Non-urbanites unite! Chelseas always strike me as overly-refined. Steed would wear them.

    Jodhpurs would be my second choice.


    The logic of your first paragraph breaks down in the second one IMO.
     


  15. james_timothy

    james_timothy Senior member

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    The strap and buckle is enough to make it less elegant, less refined, to my eye. Chelseas are very streamlined.
     


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