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I need an inexpensive chelsea boot

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by nino, May 2, 2006.

  1. nino

    nino Well-Known Member

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    Hello everyone. Im new here obviously and Im in the market for a brown chelsea boot, and I might add a black pair down the road. The inexpensive part is due to me being in college and not having much money. Im a tshirt/jeans/sneakers guy but Im looking to add some less casual clothing, mostly for going to bars and other social events. I figure Ill start with footwear and from reading up on the subject, a chelsea boot seems very versatile and would work well with jeans. Other than being brown I also need to find one in a size 14, or possibly 13 but most likely the former. (On a side note, is it still a chelsea boot if it has a zip up side, or are Chelsea boots strictly elastic-sided?)
    What do you think of these Florsheim's?
    http://www.zappos.com/n/p/dp/1018521/c/309.html

    Im leaning towards a leather sole as I think its sleeker. What other brands/models should I look at?
     
  2. amemovox

    amemovox Well-Known Member

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    The Florsheim does not look sleek enough. It looks too much like a work boot.
    Here is a beter example: It is an English made shoe and is available is a UK
    size 13 which is equates to a 14 US size.

    There was also a 50% coupon code floating around for this site.
    http://www.ctshirts.co.uk/product.as...ProCode=MBTCLB
     
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    Mr Sola Senior member

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    Anyone know where I can find the 50% off coupon?
     
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    Anyone know if the Tyrwhitts or Chelsea boots, for that matter, fit true to size? I wear a 10.5 in most oxfords, etc., but sometimes an 11 in tennis shoes. What are these like?
     
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    Anyone know if the Tyrwhitts or Chelsea boots, for that matter, fit true to size? I wear a 10.5 in most oxfords, etc., but sometimes an 11 in tennis shoes. What are these like?
    Order a 10US or 9.5UK.
     
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    ^^ Wow, they are that much bigger? Glad I didn't order the 11; I almost just went ahead and bought it earlier.....you are sure the 10 will fit? I wear a 10.5/11 perfectly in most shoes, but 10.5 is sometimes a little snug in certain brands. Can I definitely afford to go the half size more down in these?
     
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    ^^ Wow, they are that much bigger? Glad I didn't order the 11; I almost just went ahead and bought it earlier.....you are sure the 10 will fit? I wear a 10.5/11 perfectly in most shoes, but 10.5 is sometimes a little snug in certain brands. Can I definitely afford to go the half size more down in these?

    The English use a different sizing system. The conversion is to drop a size or half size from your American size, depending on the brand. For Tyrwhitt/Loake, you drop a size. So you get a 9.5UK or 10UK.
     
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    ^^ Right, I know that they use a different sizing system. You can order them in U.S. sizes off of their site. I am wondering how small I should go considering that J says they fit very large.....I would hate to have them too tight.
     
  11. j

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    ^^ Wow, they are that much bigger? Glad I didn't order the 11; I almost just went ahead and bought it earlier.....you are sure the 10 will fit? I wear a 10.5/11 perfectly in most shoes, but 10.5 is sometimes a little snug in certain brands. Can I definitely afford to go the half size more down in these?
    I wear a US 10.5 or 11, and the "US 11" (10.5UK) is quite large. Keep in mind these are a slightly wide fitting which the CT guys say is a little wider than the usual US D fitting.

    A EG 202 10UK fits me perfectly BTW.

    Enough abbv's 4 U?
     
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    Then again if you are really unsure, you could always order both and return one. I think they include a postage paid return label.
     
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    From the CT site:
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  14. nino

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    Wow those Tyrwhitt's look great, and they come in larger sizes too. Does anyone who owns a pair have some pictures handy that they could post, other than the one on the CT website. I'm curious as to the shade of brown they are and if they will match my new belt.[​IMG]
     
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    Wow those Tyrwhitt's look great, and they come in larger sizes too. Does anyone who owns a pair have some pictures handy that they could post, other than the one on the CT website. I'm curious as to the shade of brown they are and if they will match my new belt.[​IMG]
    When they come, they look exactly like on the site. Kind of dull and medium reddish brown. They will take a lot of polish when you first get them.

    Check here and the threads linked herein for more info and pics of the boots post-antiquing:

    http://www.styleforum.net/showthread.php?t=12341
     
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    I agree with the Charles Tyrwhitt recommendation but may I also suggest R.M. Williams boots from Australia. Yes, I am from Australia myself but I must confess to never having heard of them until I learnt about them from SF and AAAC (I am ashamed to say) where their construction has been compared favourably to the very finest. I mention them because the dollar conversion strongly favours the US buyer and I appreciate that cost is an issue for you. This might let you buy a much dressier boot than if you brought an English or Italian boot given that the pound/Euro conversion will work against you. You can even get them custom made for you at prices that are astonishingly good. To roughly convert Australian dollars (AUD) to USD you can just take off 25% from the AUD value though they have online conversion available.

    http://www.bootsonline.com.au/
    http://www.rmwilliams.com.au/

    Of course the fact that they are from Australia makes them a bit exotic too, but as far as build quality goes for these hand made boots, it really is very good indeed.
     
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    http://www.ctshirts.co.uk/sun Courtesy of Jovan
    You're quite welcome. [​IMG] I think I may be the only one who has a physical CT catalogue in these boards; it has the URL for that offer on the summer issue.
     
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    How does Tyrwhitts compate to AE in general?

    I'm in the market for an oxford and I would be hard pressed to find an Oxford for $122.50.
     
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    Loake is similar to AE in terms of quality. I'm however, not sure if all Tyrwhitt shoes are from Loake.
     

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