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What is the classic spec. for these shoe types?

kolecho

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What is generally accepted as the classic leather material (calf, suede, cordovan, etc), colour and toe design for the following shoes types? I am referring to plain designs without brouging:

Captoe oxford: (eg: black calf, round toe etc)

Wholecut oxford:

Side gusset:

Monkstrap, single strap:

Chukka boot:

Thanks in advance.
 

Manton

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There is no clear or easy answer here. All of these shoes have been and are properly made in a variety of leathers and colors, with a variety of toe designs. I will say that, historically, the most classic version of the single strap monk is in brown calf with a plain toe. But others will dispute my claim by showing you fine examples of other shoes that deviate from this, and I for one am not prepared to argue that they are all wet.
 

Will

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Manton is, as usual, right.

For example, I will disagree with him and state that the classic monk is black leather, quoting from half a dozen different sources.

And the next poster will be able to do the same from his own perspective.

Will
 

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I'd think that the classic chukka boot is a tobacco suede with plain toe. Naturally, per Manton's dictum, all the forum members who recently purchased the Polo cordovan boot will disagree. Here's an example: Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â http://www.churchsshoes.com/TEMPLAT....oup=101
 

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