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Chukkas and suits

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by sowhat, Apr 5, 2013.

  1. sowhat

    sowhat New Member

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    Who approves of chukkas, suede or calf, with winter weight suits as an alternative to oxfords ?

    You tend to see these a lot in Borrelli A/W collections and I think they look quite good.

    Or are they best left to odd jackets and pants, with or without a tie?

    As to chukkas in another context - I think they look more solid, or manly or whatever with jeans than the current Italian trend of suede sneakers.

    Thoughts?
     
  2. Bounder

    Bounder Senior member

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    Chukka boots are the single most versatile pair of shoes you can own. Nothing else can dress down to jeans and up to suits.
     
  3. ldegeneve

    ldegeneve Well-Known Member

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    *cough*penny loafers*cough*
     
  4. Cold Iron

    Cold Iron Senior member

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    And just what may I ask do you have against shell chukkas is my thought?

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    I do not normally wear them with suits as I have plenty of other shoes and boots. However I do approve of the look for those that do.
     
  5. jrd617

    jrd617 Senior member

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    Slimmer suit calls for a chukka like the C&J Tetbury, or possibly even the Alden Leydon chukka
    Barrie last won't look as good
     
  6. Bounder

    Bounder Senior member

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    That it has been done does not mean that it is good to do.
     
  7. JayJay

    JayJay Senior member

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    I sometimes wear chukkas with flannel suits when the weather conditions are nasty.
     
  8. RogerP

    RogerP Senior member

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    Chukkas with suits? Generally, no. There are dressier boot options that work better with suits, IMO. Not that I haven't seen some particulary sleek Chakkas that would look just fine.
     
  9. Quadcammer

    Quadcammer Senior member

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    uh, shortwing bluchers?

    hell, you can wear strands with a suit or jeans.
     
  10. edmorel

    edmorel Senior member Dubiously Honored

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