What is the most versatile casual shoe?

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  1. viator

    viator Senior member

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    I'm interested in opinions on which is the most versatile causal shoe. This would be a shoe that would work well jeans, khakis, and cords. I'm thinking a chukka boot, but I am interested in your opinions as well. I do not like the look of penny loafers with jeans.

    Thanks in advance everyone.
     


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    centrix Senior member

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    chukkas?
     


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    Bird's One View Senior member

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    Chukkas, chelseas, plain toe bluchers, brogued bluchers (wingtip or longwing) ... any of these will work; pick whichever you like best.
     


  4. StephenHero

    StephenHero Black Floridian

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    Suede Chukka, I'd say. [​IMG]
     


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    furo Senior member

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    +1 on suede chukka and shameless self promotion for teh ones in my sig [​IMG]
     


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    BareSolid Senior member

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    Has anyone tried the Loake 1880 suede chukkas?
     


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    DocHolliday Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Chukkas are a good option -- they can look great with jeans, khakis, and cords. But the right chelseas can handle those and go on up to more citified suits.

    Longwing bluchers are another good suggestion.
     


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    viator Senior member

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    +1 on suede chukka and shameless self promotion for teh ones in my sig [​IMG]
    Those look really nice. I sent you a PM.

    Which other suede chukkas should I be looking at? Allen Edmonds Malvern? Alden? Is it worth looking at Clarks or J. Crew? I'm willing to be in the $300 - $400 range, but the ones at BB from Peal & Co. are quite pricey.
     


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    Brown suede chukkas rule! It's not even close. [​IMG]

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    Chestnut RM Williams Chelsea

    +1. Love mine.
     


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    whymakemedothis Senior member

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    Those look really nice. I sent you a PM.

    Which other suede chukkas should I be looking at? Allen Edmonds Malvern? Alden? Is it worth looking at Clarks or J. Crew? I'm willing to be in the $300 - $400 range, but the ones at BB from Peal & Co. are quite pricey.


    casual soles


    http://www.colehaan.com/colehaan/cat...CS_003=4386239
     


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    hendrix Ill-proportioned

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    Suede chukkas on the casual side.

    I also reckon monks, on the slightly less casual side.
     


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    I'm not really a big fan of suede, but if you're into chukkas and suede, then Crockett & Jones makes the Tetbury in brown suede. I believe it comes with a rubber dainite sole. I have the same boot in the dark brown antique nubuck (it's more like a calf skin finish). The calf-like finish makes them look appropriate dressed up, or adds a little flair to a casual outfit.
     


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    Which other suede chukkas should I be looking at? Allen Edmonds Malvern? Alden? Is it worth looking at Clarks or J. Crew? I'm willing to be in the $300 - $400 range, but the ones at BB from Peal & Co. are quite pricey.
    What about Crockett and Jones? The Tetbury is very nice, but probably at the upper end of your price range. EDIT: oroy38 beat me to it.
     


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