1. And... we're back. You'll notice that all of your images are back as well, as are our beloved emoticons, including the infamous :foo: We have also worked with our server folks and developers to fix the issues that were slowing down the site.

    There is still work to be done - the images in existing sigs are not yet linked, for example, and we are working on a way to get the images to load faster - which will improve the performance of the site, especially on the pages with a ton of images, and we will continue to work diligently on that and keep you updated.


    Fok on behalf of the entire Styleforum team
    Dismiss Notice

Slim Khaki Pants - Longwings or chukka?

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by sonvolt10, Nov 7, 2012.

  1. sonvolt10

    sonvolt10 Well-Known Member

    Sep 9, 2008
    Starting a new job where casual fridays are the norm.

    I anticipate my Friday uniform to consist of khaki and navy slacks.

    Which shoe is more aesthetically pleasing and versatile, longwings or chukka boots (Alden, regardless)?

  2. jmills

    jmills Senior member

    Aug 25, 2012
    That's pretty subjective, either will do, choose according to your own tastes. Are the chukkas suede?
  3. VinnyMac

    VinnyMac Senior member

    Sep 15, 2012
    It depends on what else you're wearing. Either could be a winner.
  4. southbound35

    southbound35 Senior member

    Mar 15, 2006
    Dallas, TX

    When you say "khaki and navy slacks", do you mean cotton chinos, wool dress slacks, or maybe something else? If you're talking chinos, I think chukkas are the better choice. If you're talking dressier slacks, I think longwings.

    Agreed, very subjective. You're kind of comparing apples (big, clunky -- not in a bad way -- longwings) and oranges (smaller, more sleek -- when compared to Alden longwings -- chukkas).

    My office is very casual (M-Th are chinos and sportshirts, Fridays are jeans and whatever) and I wear both longwings (brown pebblegrain -- RL McMurray) and chukkas (tan suede -- Alden).

    If you haven't already, you might take a look at the Alden thread in the SW&D forum. Lots of great pics of chukkas and longwings in various levels of formality. Personally, I think the shell longwings are a bit dressy for chinos, but I suspect I'm in the minority with that opinion. I bought the RL McMurrays because I thought the pebblegrain and the rubber sole made them a bit more chino-friendly.

    Also, one more thing to consider -- depending on how "slim" your pants are -- slim pants tend to make longwings look even bigger than they really are. Another likely minority opinion, but I think ultra-slim pants and clunkier shoes look a bit "off".
    Last edited: Nov 7, 2012
  5. GBR

    GBR Senior member

    Mar 15, 2006
    Your choice.

Share This Page

Styleforum is proudly sponsored by