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Peal & Co Pebble Grain Chukka Boots at BB - Good sale price?

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Flambeur, Oct 27, 2008.

  1. Doc4

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    ^ You won't need to whine. I felt a bit awkward calling myself, and so I called rather sheepishly, but the associate was very helpful and very nice. It's totally painless.

    ditto.
     
  2. Wes Bourne

    Wes Bourne Senior member

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    [​IMG]

    I'm still a bit torn about these. They look great. They're a little tight on my left foot. Would be nice to have for bad weather.


    I'm sure glad I don't wear a size 12. I'd hate to order from BB and open my box to find grimslades creased, office worn returns! [​IMG]

    Too bad they didn't work out for you, that burgundy color looks pretty nice.
     
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    I'm sure glad I don't wear a size 12. I'd hate to order from BB and open my box to find grimslades creased, office worn returns! [​IMG]

    Too bad they didn't work out for you, that burgundy color looks pretty nice.


    No doubt they'll end up in an outlet at half the price I paid. The color isn't bad and I wanted to keep them, but I'm not going to do it.
     
  4. Wes Bourne

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    No doubt they'll end up in an outlet at half the price I paid.

    Whenever I visit relatives in NJ, I always go to a couple of BB outlets (Jersey Gardens, Jackson Outlets, etc) during my stay. I'm not impressed by the 346 stuff and iirc the limited shoe selection I've seen is also branded 346 and specially made for the outlets; I have no clue who the maker is though. I'll make sure to look out for heavily discounted regular merch.
     
  5. grimslade

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    The best one is supposedly in North Carolina, FWIW.
     
  6. JayJay

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    Nice chukkas.

    It's also great to hear how BB is honoring the discount to posters who've requested it.
     
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    @ grim
    Left foot could to be a tad larger due to the heart too being on the left.
    That's what I've been told way back when [​IMG]
     
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    Here's a couple pictures to show the depth of color and the relatively elegant last/shape.

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  9. DocHolliday

    DocHolliday Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I received mine in suede and agree they look much better on the foot than in some of the pics. They're a nice compromise between the traditional Alden-style roundtoes and some of the more chiseled versions.
     
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    FYI I decided to apply some Sno-Seal (to the horror of my cobbler) to proof it a bit against the (soon to be) harsh Boston weather and the results were good -- not too greasy, and the color did not darken as much as I was warned it would.
     
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    Are chukka boots only to be worn casually (jeans, chinos) and never with a suit and/or pants & sportcoat?
     
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    Here's a couple pictures to show the depth of color and the relatively elegant last/shape.

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    These pictures are an accurate representation of the color, and obviously the shape. I've polished mine with cordovan kiwi paste and chili ae cream and essentially kept this color.
     
  13. Grayland

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    Are chukka boots only to be worn casually (jeans, chinos) and never with a suit and/or pants & sportcoat?

    I plan on wearing mine with pants and sportcoats as well as more casual clothing. I know the rubber bottom and the pebble grain takes it down a notch, but the last is pretty elegant and I have to be realistic with the weather conditions where I live.
     
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    I think you can get away with chukkas when wearing slacks and a sportscoat, although it depends on the slacks and sportscoat and it depends on the chukka. The pebble grain on the Peals shown here make them pretty casual IMHO and perhaps not the best choice for most slacks, though I think they would work nicely with cords and a tweed coat. A sleeker chukka like a Tetbury would work well with many slacks.

    I wouldn't push them to suit wear myself.
     
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    Classic suit might be too much, but I don't see why not with a corduroy or country-tweed suit.
     
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    I received my brown suede chukkas in size 12 and quickly discovered that I need size 11.5 - these will be returned on Monday. If anyone has size 11.5 in either the suede or pebble grain that you are considering returning, please let me know.

    grimslade commented that the best BB outlet is supposedly in NC - does anyone know where? Smithfield?
     
  17. lee_44106

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    I received my brown suede chukkas in size 12 and quickly discovered that I need size 11.5 - these will be returned on Monday. If anyone has size 11.5 in either the suede or pebble grain that you are considering returning, please let me know.

    grimslade commented that the best BB outlet is supposedly in NC - does anyone know where? Smithfield?


    Around Raleigh I think.

    It's actually not the standard BB outlet, but the place where all the outlet leftovers go eventually. It's where the big Ebay BB sellers get their merchandise. I believe there was a thread abut 2 years ago in Ask Andy when somebody visited the store.
     
  18. Cid

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    Thanks for the info, Lee. Smithfield is about 45 minutes from Raleigh - but that is definitely an outlet (part of Carolina Premium Outlets). Must be the Garland Clearance Center which is way out in the sticks about an hour and a half from Raleigh.
     
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    Around Raleigh I think.

    It's actually not the standard BB outlet, but the place where all the outlet leftovers go eventually. It's where the big Ebay BB sellers get their merchandise. I believe there was a thread abut 2 years ago in Ask Andy when somebody visited the store.


    Brooks Brothers
    Garland Shirt Company Factory Outlet
    15 East Front Street
    Garland, NC 28441

    Hours:
    Monday-Saturday
    9:00 to 5:00
    (910) 529-1612
     
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    Thanks for confirming that maxnharry.
     

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