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Discussion in 'Streetwear and Denim' started by jet, Nov 3, 2008.

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  1. patrick_b

    patrick_b Senior member

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    I think you'd be fine too.

    On an unrelated note, after telling my kids that I would go to church one sunday (I go once or twice a month) my 5 yr old daughter recently exclaimed, "Yaaay...now Daddy's not going to hell!!!"

    Seed planted by bible best baptist mother-in-law.
     


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    These are gorgeous. The depth of that color is stunning. Hopefully my 974s will be able to reach that point eventually as reno apps de gunk the upper. Previous owner wasn't kind :confused:
     


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    ^^Awful ... grandpa written all over em ... there's a reason chukkas should be two or three eyelet max

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    haha - I was just considering getting a pair for my father... :blush:
     


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    lol she inception'd on yo ass
     


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    I think the issue here is the creasing and "blob" factor you can get with the cordovan barrie chukka.

    In all honesty most people aren't going to distinguish between a longwing and a shorting bal - it's the broguing and leather that count. I think that the wingtip pattern can add some formality where a creased chukka could look weird.

    Here in NY people wear all sorts of loafers with suits (bit, tassels, full strap). It's a standard look in offices. Chukkas less so.
     


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    I should have qualified my statement a bit... Regarding the chukkas, I'd wear them with a suit if they were leather (not suede) and black or possibly something dark brown/burgundy like Color #8. If I were to need to choose between a longwing and a chukka, both in color 8, I'd pick whatever was closest to the door when I opened the closet. Of course, go over to the MC forum and there are a bunch of folks over there who will deride you for wearing longwings, or any brogued shoe, with a suit.



    Semper Fi!

    Black chukkas have been approved for wear with certain uniforms as an alternative to the crappy plastic "corframs" for decades, but the PX and uniform stores don't generally carry them and unless you read the complete uniform regulations, you might never even know that a chukka was an option. A few of the PX's did carry Allen Edmonds and the Leeds chukka seemed to be a pretty good seller, but you would generally have to place a special order. I know quite a few guys would also special order the Dehner Chukka from local stores when possible.
     


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    Leeds is not a chukka...
     


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    Good catch. Leeds is their plain oxford. I thought they used to have an chukka that was similar (and thought it was the Leeds) but cannot find it on their site now. It's been some time since I did any shopping for Allen Edmonds. Maybe it was the "Malvern"? But that doesn't quite look the same as what was available through the catalogs on the base. Of course, I was too cheap back then to even bother looking into it too deeply, especially since I only had to wear something other than combat boots maybe once ever 6 months.
     


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    Darn mother-in-laws! BTW, I think LWB are certainly more formal than chukkas.
     


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    phototristan Senior member

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    It's also not an oxford... [​IMG]
     


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    these look great! where did you get these?
     


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    Let me just call it a piece of footwear. I don't think I can get that one wrong. :fu:
     


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    In my view, a chukka and a longwing both are perfectly appropriate to wear with a suit, with the longwing being slightly more formal. I wear both with suits, frequently. Should anyone, in person, criticize my choice of foortwear as being non-suit-approrpiate, they would politely but firmly be advised to take the stick out of their behind and get a hobby.

    Cigar chukka, left; whiskey LWB, right. With a suit:

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    I bet I could wear a cigar chukka on my left foot, and a cigar PTB on my right foot, for a whole day, and no one would notice. Here, you can see how the chukka (again, cigar) and PTB (#8) look when part of the vamp is covered by a pantleg. One wonders whether the extra exposed laces on the PTB would be noticed. Most people would probably just see that the shiny part of the toebox matches on the shoes and assume that the rest of shoes are the same, too:

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    -Erik
     


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