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    Alden unlined chukkas

    having admired these for sometime i think this winter is the year to buy them, at £600 they are pretty pricey for some chukkas! anyone got any tips on shaving a little off?

    https://www.trunkclothiers.com/alden...ka-snuff-suede

    I have a vague recollection before of someone mentioning to me a code you can use on a first order from trunk or kafka?

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    Phew £600 what do they do ?
    All due respect but they donít even look warm or waterproof. But that may just be my ignorance

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    Quote Originally Posted by cyrusir View Post
    anyone got any tips on shaving a little off?

    Do you mean as well as the 15% discount that appears on the link you've posted?

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    I paid £600 for some Indys and couldn't find a way of getting them much cheaper as so few places sell them in the Uk and they know it

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    Quote Originally Posted by ragerover View Post
    Phew £600 what do they do ?
    Wear out ....like any other shoe?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tifa View Post
    Wear out ....like any other shoe?
    You just resole them like any other quality leather shoe

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    Quote Originally Posted by smokey99 View Post
    Do you mean as well as the 15% discount that appears on the link you've posted?
    im not seeing that?

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    Quote Originally Posted by cyrusir View Post
    im not seeing that?
    Flashed up here as soon as I opened your link.

    Clear your browsing history and try again.

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    thanks folks will do

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    Just about to buy these anyone know is UK 9.5 is us10 or us10.5 conflicting reports online

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    I don't think you can work out the size that way. They are US sized and the fit depends a lot of the last shape. I've got a pair of those and they fit small, so if I'd have to guess I'd say that go one full size (US) above your regular UK shoe size.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ragerover View Post
    Phew £600 what do they do ?
    All due respect but they donít even look warm or waterproof. But that may just be my ignorance
    They are nice, but..

    The £6c will buy you nearly 2x pairs of Cheaney Garforths which are just about the best made chukkas available, without going bespoke.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bristolian View Post
    They are nice, but..

    The £6c will buy you nearly 2x pairs of Cheaney Garforths which are just about the best made chukkas available, without going bespoke.
    styling doesnt do it for me on those, they look like my loake pimlicos which are nice but the alden are a little different.

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    For that money I'd rather have a pair of Church Shanghais tbh.

    Last edited by oldoakknives; 10th September 2019 at 00:30.
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    No offence to anyone but paying £600 for a pair of boots or shoes seems crazy to me. I recently bought a pair of Merrell boots for £85 and nearly balked at that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Harry Smith View Post
    No offence to anyone but paying £600 for a pair of boots or shoes seems crazy to me. I recently bought a pair of Merrell boots for £85 and nearly balked at that.
    Iím sorry but youíre on the wrong forum then! people spend upwards of £10k on watches that arenít even necessary! XD

    Joking aside, the OP needs to try out if possible because Aldens have a multitude of different lasts that fit quite differently? Are these the barry last? in which case they can feel quite roomy. Also what width are they? Standard is D or E.

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    Quote Originally Posted by oldoakknives View Post
    For that money I'd rather have a pair of Church Shanghais tbh.

    i wouldnt take those for free

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    Quote Originally Posted by kaiserphoenix View Post
    Iím sorry but youíre on the wrong forum then! people spend upwards of £10k on watches that arenít even necessary! XD

    Joking aside, the OP needs to try out if possible because Aldens have a multitude of different lasts that fit quite differently? Are these the barry last? in which case they can feel quite roomy. Also what width are they? Standard is D or E.
    leydon last

    i have a pair here now to try on tonight in US10.5 so lets see, no where in ireland stocks them to ordered from trunk

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    I'd never heard of a "Chukka" until just now. These used to be called desert boots, or Chelsea boots I think. £600 seems like a complete rip-off for a pair of informal boots or shoes. What is so special about them? Timberland do nice ones for around £100.

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    Nice as they are I prefer a Dainite rubber sole on boots.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Holsterman View Post
    I'd never heard of a "Chukka" until just now. These used to be called desert boots, or Chelsea boots I think. £600 seems like a complete rip-off for a pair of informal boots or shoes. What is so special about them? Timberland do nice ones for around £100.
    they were never called chelsea boots and why buy an omega when you can buy a timex?

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    Quote Originally Posted by cyrusir View Post
    i wouldnt take those for free
    Well I suppose if desert boots are your thing............

    Fast is fine, but accuracy is everything.

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    Quote Originally Posted by oldoakknives View Post
    Well I suppose if desert boots are your thing............

    touche

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    Quote Originally Posted by cyrusir View Post
    they were never called chelsea boots and why buy an omega when you can buy a timex?
    Boots have a pretty short lifespan compared with watches, IME. But it's your money.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chelsea_boot

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    Quote Originally Posted by Holsterman View Post
    Boots have a pretty short lifespan compared with watches, IME. But it's your money.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chelsea_boot
    depends on what ones you buy doesnt it ;)

    and thanks for the link to chelsea boots but they were never chukkas

    btw i have a pair of expensive chelseas as well

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    Quote Originally Posted by kaiserphoenix View Post
    Iím sorry but youíre on the wrong forum then! people spend upwards of £10k on watches that arenít even necessary! XD

    Joking aside, the OP needs to try out if possible because Aldens have a multitude of different lasts that fit quite differently? Are these the barry last? in which case they can feel quite roomy. Also what width are they? Standard is D or E.
    I see watches as an investment pleasure. I rarely buy anything new as I prefer to let someone else take the depreciation hit. Of course if I had the chance to buy a 'premium' item at retail be it watch or anything else I probably would.
    But boots? No, or any clothing ftm. Maybe a handbag but that's another story

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    Alden unlined chukkas

    Have a look at the Loake 1880 Pimlico chukka boot. Lined & with a dainite sole for a third of the price. The Aldens look like a glorified Clarkeís desert boot to me.

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    Last edited by Billyloves2boogie; 10th September 2019 at 16:06.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Billyloves2boogie View Post
    Have a look at the Loake 1880 Pimlico chukka boot. Lined & with a dainite sole for a third of the price. The Aldens look like a glorified Clarkeís desert boot to me.


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    have a pair they are a bit dressier imo

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    Quote Originally Posted by cyrusir View Post
    depends on what ones you buy doesnt it ;)

    and thanks for the link to chelsea boots but they were never chukkas

    btw i have a pair of expensive chelseas as well
    You must be rich beyond the dreams of avarice.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Holsterman View Post
    You must be rich beyond the dreams of avarice.
    not at all, i just happen to see the value in good shoes, i last bought a pair of timberlands when i was 21

    but each to their own.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Holsterman View Post
    You must be rich beyond the dreams of avarice.
    People spend stupid money on plastic trainers that donít last a year.
    Good shoes are an investment and actually work out cheaper over their long lifetime.

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    I like decent boots, but I can't see where the money is going with those.

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    I have a pair of Chesney so +1 and for 120 pound you can return them when they need a freshen up after a year or 2
    Quote Originally Posted by Bristolian View Post
    They are nice, but..

    The £6c will buy you nearly 2x pairs of Cheaney Garforths which are just about the best made chukkas available, without going bespoke.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Harry Smith View Post
    I see watches as an investment pleasure. I rarely buy anything new as I prefer to let someone else take the depreciation hit. Of course if I had the chance to buy a 'premium' item at retail be it watch or anything else I probably would.
    But boots? No, or any clothing ftm. Maybe a handbag but that's another story
    Sure, every individual is different. I take pleasure in getting a solid shoe from a top brand like John Lobbs, Alden with their cordovan series are very nice too. Sure a 150£ timberland from an outlet will get me from A to B. To each to their own!

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