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    Found some 24 Seven Chelsea boots at Samuel Hubbard for $245. Anyone have experience with these. Are they worth 3 times as much as the Louis Chelsea boots from Banana Republic with the current sale they have? Any other suggestions would be welcome. I have semi flat feet so finding comfortable foot wear is a priority for me. Thank you

    #2
    the allen edmonds ones are super nice. saw those in person last month. Much more shapely than I had figured.

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      #3
      Originally posted by evanparker View Post
      the allen edmonds ones are super nice. saw those in person last month. Much more shapely than I had figured.
      It's too bad they don't come in more of a medium-brown, though. They have black, walnut, and chocolate suede. Bourbon or snuff suede would probably be preferable, in my view.

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        #4
        Originally posted by srlclark View Post
        It's too bad they don't come in more of a medium-brown, though. They have black, walnut, and chocolate suede. Bourbon or snuff suede would probably be preferable, in my view.
        I'd buy the shit out of some snuff suede Liverpools

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          #5
          Harry Rosen here in Canada sells this exclusive AE Chelsea model in a different shade of suede. $498 CAD is about $375 USD.

          http://www.harryrosen.com/footwear/b...ots/p/20001495

          The J. Crew model ain't bad and could probably be scored for a lower price during one of their frequent sales.

          https://www.jcrew.com/ca/p/mens_cate...e&mode=sidecar

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            #6
            The Harry Rosen option is pretty good, but it's a bit lighter and less rich than AE's snuff suede. Or at least it seems to be in the photo. The description does list it as "light brown," and I'd have thought snuff suede is "medium brown."

            (The distinction I have in mind is roughly that between Loake's "tan suede" option on the Pimlico and its "brown suede" option on the Kempton. I don't think the Harry Rosen Liverpool is quite as light as Loake's tan suede, but it does seem to me to have a sort of yellowish hue that I don't think is present on Loake's brown suede or on AE's snuff suede. So far as I can tell, those two are very similar colors).

            If Loake's an option for the chelsea boot purchase, their Mitchum is pretty nice, but it has a leather sole, which might not be ideal for a boot. It's from the Shoemaker line, one rung down from the 1880 line but I think that's okay given that it's only available in suede. The suede seems to me to be a very rich shade of brown. Here it is: http://www.loake.co.uk/mitchum.html. It costs 180 pounds.

            The Blenheim, for 185 pounds, is another option in the Shoemaker line: http://www.loake.co.uk/blenheim.html. So is the Petworth for 190 pounds: http://www.loake.co.uk/petworth.html.

            Loake does have two chelsea boots in the 1880 line. They are the Thirsk, which also has some brogue design: http://www.loake.co.uk/thirsk.html, and the Chatsworth: http://www.loake.co.uk/chatsworth-rubber-sole.html. The Thirsk is 230 pounds and the Chatsworth is 220 pounds. I personally don't like the design of the Thirsk, as I'd prefer a simpler, sleeker look on a chelsea. I don't love the fact that there's a tab at the front of the boot as well as the back, but I presume that can be pushed inside the boot.

            Originally posted by Spex View Post
            Harry Rosen here in Canada sells this exclusive AE Chelsea model in a different shade of suede. $498 CAD is about $375 USD.

            http://www.harryrosen.com/footwear/b...ots/p/20001495

            The J. Crew model ain't bad and could probably be scored for a lower price during one of their frequent sales.

            https://www.jcrew.com/ca/p/mens_cate...e&mode=sidecar

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              #7
              Originally posted by srlclark View Post
              If Loake's an option for the chelsea boot purchase, their Mitchum is pretty nice, but it has a leather sole, which might not be ideal for a boot. It's from the Shoemaker line, one rung down from the 1880 line but I think that's okay given that it's only available in suede. The suede seems to me to be a very rich shade of brown. Here it is: http://www.loake.co.uk/mitchum.html. It costs 180 pounds.
              Any idea how the Mitchums fit on wide feet (EE width)?

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                #8
                I've got the Louis BRs, and they seem to be pretty well made. I got them right as the weather got sloppy, so I haven't worn them a ton yet. I paid around 100, they were closer to 80 recently. I don't think they are 180 bucks nice, but I think you'd be hard pressed to do better when they're under 120 or so. The cognac is lighter than it looks on the website (at least on my monitor).


                I also have some Frye Chelseas that I really like, but they are more boot like and less dressy.

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                  #9
                  While they're not the color you want my walnut Liverpools are flippin amazing....
                  https://www.professorhorseyhead.com

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                    #10
                    Originally posted by armedferret View Post
                    While they're not the color you want my walnut Liverpools are flippin amazing....
                    Those are a beautiful boot.

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                      #11
                      Late last year, I was in the market for a pair brown suede chelseas. I was about to pull the trigger on a pair of Loake Chatsworths, but instead hopped onto a Meermin MTO Group that was funding for a dark brown suede chelsea (similar to their 101498 Snuff Rapello Suede). Boots arrived just in time for Christmas. Absolutey gorgeous!

                      That specific MTO Group is now closed, but if you send them an email, and they generate enough interest, they will produce another run.

                      Here's the thread from Reddit that I came across that started it all for me:

                      https://www.reddit.com/r/goodyearwel...chelsea_boots/

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                        #12
                        Originally posted by Shade View Post
                        Those are a beautiful boot.
                        If what 3 different strangers just told me at the grocery store holds any water, you're correct.

                        I got seconds off the bank, and I found the "flaw"---a small crease on the inside of the right boot, at the heel, less than 1/4" from the welt. Completely unnoticeable unless you're holding them looking them over. For 2 bills even (240 with tax and 2 pairs of shoe trees) I'm quite happy.
                        https://www.professorhorseyhead.com

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                          #13
                          I was really liked the look of the AE Chelsea boots. I came close to pulling the trigger on a pair as the ShoeBank had a paid in my size but I couldn't do it. Not sure what held me back, but I figured I'd try to pick up some additional 'traditional' AE shoes before giving the Chelsea boots a go. Maybe if hey have another sale and the Chelseas are on sale I'll give it go.

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                            #14
                            Originally posted by voodoo View Post
                            Late last year, I was in the market for a pair brown suede chelseas. I was about to pull the trigger on a pair of Loake Chatsworths, but instead hopped onto a Meermin MTO Group that was funding for a dark brown suede chelsea (similar to their 101498 Snuff Rapello Suede). Boots arrived just in time for Christmas. Absolutey gorgeous!

                            That specific MTO Group is now closed, but if you send them an email, and they generate enough interest, they will produce another run.

                            Here's the thread from Reddit that I came across that started it all for me:

                            https://www.reddit.com/r/goodyearwel...chelsea_boots/
                            For those looking for a snuff suede, the Meermin Snuff Rapello Suede Chelsea's are always available to order without waiting for a MTO, just in case it wasn't obvious from this post above.

                            https://www.meermin.es/articulo.php?idArt=4203

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                              #15
                              Originally posted by thedude1980 View Post
                              Found some 24 Seven Chelsea boots at Samuel Hubbard for $245. Anyone have experience with these. Are they worth 3 times as much as the Louis Chelsea boots from Banana Republic with the current sale they have? Any other suggestions would be welcome. I have semi flat feet so finding comfortable foot wear is a priority for me. Thank you
                              Did you find them at Nordstrom? I see that Nordstrom has them listed at that price, but other retailers do as well. If you decide to buy those boots, I'd suggest buying them from Nordstrom since they offer free returns and shipping along with unrivaled customer service.

                              If you're looking for a sleeker rubber-soled option, I'd suggest looking at Jack Erwin's Ellis Chelsea boots. I've had good luck with my pair so far.

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