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Krish the Fish

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I have a pair of suede SLP Chelsea’s from a handful of years back that are great... except the first time I wore them I got brisket fat drippings on them. Was very sad until I cleaned them, treated them, and gave fewer fucks about them. Now they’re great
 

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I have a pair of suede SLP Chelsea’s from a handful of years back that are great... except the first time I wore them I got brisket fat drippings on them. Was very sad until I cleaned them, treated them, and gave fewer fucks about them. Now they’re great
sometimes you give a cow a taste of their own flesh and they're left unable to escape the temptations of cannibalism
 

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Curious what everyone's favorite Chelsea boots are???
I’m going to try my hand with some Santiago Celines which would be my only Chelseas

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The go-to Chelsea to pair with skinny black denim was/is Saint Laurent, due to Hedi introducing this look (although derivative). The degree of exaggeratedness is in relation to how high a heel you choose, as well as whether you're going for harness or chain ornamentation. Below is a plain Wyatt with either 30mm or 40mm heel.

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When Hedi went over to Celine, he came out with a different chelsea design (a few, in fact). The Drugstore appear to be a similar almond toe to the SLP Wyatt. The pair I have (below) are more pointed and western, in my opinion. The Carmague are western with some additional detailing.

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On the comfort-side of things, Kanye made Bottega Veneta Voortrekking boots popular and with it drove the popularity of Common Projects as an alternative. Personally, I find the Bottegas to be rather round-toed, while the CPs are sleeker.

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From there you get into all the knock-offs of the above, and unless you are going for traditional dress chelseas or workboot style, a la RM Williams, Blundstone or John Lofgren. There also these RRL chelseas, which are somewhere in between.

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I'd say if you are wanting to wear with skinny jeans, go SLP/Celine/CP/knockoff. If you are into looser fits, you probably want something rounder or workboot-ish.

Or just get sidezips.
 
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I like RM Williams for traditional outfits, and then Blundstones for workwear.
 

clee1982

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which RM William, comfort craftsman seems pretty casual?
 

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Saint Laurent boots, having brisket and a brewski in the sun, with “a buddy of mine.” Peaches and cream.
 

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Every season I get increasingly anxious over how expensive knitwear is getting. I love a good knit, and I know inflation is a thing, but $400+ cotton sweaters are still hard to wrap my head around, and they're becoming increasingly common.
 

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$400+ cotton sweater, well good thing I don't like knitwear in general...
 

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For me personally:

I kinda associate suede with colder climates tbh but I don't really follow my own impressions as I have a pair of cowboy boots in the same suede colour everyone has and well, cowboy boots don't exactly scream northern climes.
 

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I kinda associate suede with colder climates tbh but I don't really follow my own impressions as I have a pair of cowboy boots in the same suede colour everyone has and well, cowboy boots don't exactly scream northern climes.
Hey if the guys in 100+ dry heat in Arizona and Texas can do it

I was blessed with non-sweaty feet (wasn’t so lucky with the pits, hello Malin+Goetz) so Ive worn my boots san socks for over a decade now. Suede feels a lot nicer in heat in my opinion just cause it’s more pliable
 

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