PSA: RL Cordovan Gifford Chukkas now $399

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  1. JohnnyCrockett

    JohnnyCrockett Senior member

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    Sorry but I also say 'yucky'. Why would RL discontinue the McCallum chukka and replace it with this?
     
  2. Trompe le Monde

    Trompe le Monde Senior member

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    price too low. I'm waiting to buy these off B&S for 599$
     
  3. NoVaguy

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    Sorry but I also say 'yucky'. Why would RL discontinue the McCallum chukka and replace it with this?

    I don't know if the McCallum is actually discontinued, or out of stock due to various shortages that I've heard have been going around (I think I've heard others mention that they're waiting longer than normal for cordovan for shoes to be made).

    This particular pattern has been available from RL for some time. I have the Gifford in suede with a ridgeway sole from at least 5 years ago - and I purchased them through GVH, which probably means this pattern was in the stores 7 to 10 years ago.
     
  4. rioni

    rioni Senior member

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    It's ok I guess
     
  5. furo

    furo Senior member

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    Are you kidding? These are incredible IRL.

    Post some pics of them worn [​IMG]
     
  6. Steven Aver

    Steven Aver Senior member

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    I think everyone is being rather harsh. It is not a bad looking shoe....
     
  7. sho'nuff

    sho'nuff grrrrrrrr!!

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    Are you kidding? These are incredible IRL.

    i agree with you. i think the boots are pretty nice
     
  8. AnGeLiCbOrIs

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    srivats Senior member

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    ^ those look great actually. I thought I liked the McCallums better, but I like these as well.
     
  10. Trapp

    Trapp Senior member

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    These shoes are great.

    They just look bad in these horrid zippyh photos that have been posted here and on another older thread about the Gifford.

    When I first saw these in the store, I loved them--and knew right away they weren't going to be for everybody. They're tough, heavy boots and they look great with denim. When I finally cough up for a pair I'm going to wear them hard and treat them like a cigar cordovan indy boot.

    I don't think these look as smart with slacks or dressier clothes.
     
  11. GiltEdge

    GiltEdge Senior member

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    seconded

    tripled.
     
  12. bigbris1

    bigbris1 Senior member

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    The toe shape isn't bad, it's the side seam that's conflicting with the apron stitching/roll/moc toe/whatever. In this case I think the pants actually play a vital role.
     
  13. Trapp

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    The toe shape isn't bad, it's the side seam that's conflicting with the apron stitching/roll/moc toe/whatever. In this case I think the pants actually play a vital role.

    This is true, I think.

    I personally really like the shape of the toe . Generally, I prefer toe stitching over plain toe on shell cordovan because I love the way stitching looks on shell.

    I love the McCallum and I wear it often. But I find the wide expanse of shell on the toes of the McCallum (and well as alden chukkas) makes the boot look freaking huge.

    The side seam on the Gifford is shall we say inelegant and I agree they look best when basically covered by pants (jeans). Some will say this defeats the purpose of the chukka and I won't argue with that. But I'll be happy to have the comfort of an ankle boot combined with the, well, faster look of the stitched toe as an alternative to my well loved but frankly blobby plain toes boots.
     
  14. JayJay

    JayJay Senior member

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    Here are some quick OTF pics in the mirror.

    Nice.
     
  15. gdl203

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    Frankenchukka!

    If only they were a split-toe as well. A tassel would be nice too. But no monk strap... although...
     

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