Chukka versus Chelsea, the Showdown

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  1. gdl203

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    The strap and buckle is enough to make it less elegant, less refined, to my eye. Chelseas are very streamlined.
    Interesting. I find jodhpur more dandy than chelsea. YMMV
     


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    chelsea=youth
    chukka=old man (and youth [​IMG] )

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    Interesting. I find jopuhr more dandy than chelsea. YMMV

    agreed on that. and i own both.
     


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    More dandy? That I can agree on. Less elegant is, I think, not mutually exclusive.

    I'm sure my eye would be trained differently if I grew up in Australia, where it seems chelseas are work wear.
     


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    I would consider a jodhpur to be rural based on its origins alone. Wouldn't have thought it a city thing for a minute. Though I know how these things get to be ambiguated.
     


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

    You say that as if it were a negative!
     


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    Boots in my order of preference:
    1. Oxford boots
    2. Derby boots
    3. Jodpuhr
    4. Chelsea
    5. Chukka


    Chat's the difference between derby boots and chukka boots? Aren't chukkas also derbys (i.e. open lacing)?
     


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    Both ugly. I don't like any type of boots.
     


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    Both ugly. I don't like any type of boots.

    I used to be foolish like this. Then I saw the chukka light. They are fantastic, especially in winter.
     


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    Chat's the difference between derby boots and chukka boots? Aren't chukkas also derbys (i.e. open lacing)?

    Chukkas are a very specific type of derby boots, generally a plain toe and have one or two eyelets.

    The boot on the left here is a derby boot but not a chukka

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