Chukka boots are one of the most versatile shoe types there is for men. A simple shoe that is easily adaptable for different styles and occasions. Chukkas can also be considered as one of the only models one can basically wear throughout the whole year, no matter the weather.
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Wearing my favorite pair of chukkas from Italian Sutor Mantellassi.
Different chukka for different use
Depending what you’re after there are a lot of different options to choose from. First there’s soft unlined chukkas like the ones made by Alden that are more robust but so soft and buttery that wears almost like a slipper. The lack of leather lining inside makes the upper more malleable and breathable, making them feel much like a canvas shoe. These kind of chukkas are definitely at their best when paired with denim or more casual chinos and other cotton trousers.
Unlined Alden chukka boots made for Drake’s London.
It seems the vast majority of the questions I receive on a regular basis deal with the concept of “worth”: “Is this sport coat worth the price?” “Do these shoes make for a worthy investment?” “Your blog isn’t worth shit.” And so on, and so on.
It’s funny to me that such an abstract idea should…
Dear God, we’re lazy. And summer’s hot. And the subways suck. What else can I complain about? Rent sucks, my AC broke, whatever.
You now have the Menswearhouse Podcast as your beacon of hope and we’re back with a hypothetical sitch.
If you had a blank check to write to one fledgling designer, who would it be?
Who will win? Who will be banished to the menswearhouse dungeons? When will we get a cease and desist letter from Men’s Warehouse?
These answers and more in episode 14, now in iTunes low definition.