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  • #16
    I have the Thursday Boot Co Scouts in dark olive suede. I wear them a lot. I have a couple of pairs of dark grey jeans that I wear almost every day during the wintertime and these are my go-to boots with those jeans. So far they've held up well and are very comfortable. They're my second pair of Thursday boots; I also own a pair of Captain's in the natural leather.

    A photo of the Scouts from the Thursday website. My jeans aren't quite that fitted.

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    • #17
      Those are beautiful!

      Originally posted by Banks View Post
      Going to the pricier end of the spectrum - I picked these (https://www.carminashoemaker.us/mens-boots/product4034) up last Memorial Day when they had a 10% off sale across the entire site. They're a sleeker chukka, so definitely works with a suit or just wool trousers. Made of high-quality suede and on the well-known Rain last. I like that they've got Carmina's Tomir sole (rubber half sole), which can be replaced by a cobbler without having to resole the entire shoe.

      I posted a pic to the What Shoes Are You Wearing thread a few weeks back:
      https://threads.dappered.com/showthr...g-today/page16

      I also considered the C&J Tetbury, but it was a bit pricier and, from photos online, seemed like it may be a bit too sleek to work with jeans. I may be wrong on that part though.
      WHY ARE THE GUYS IN SUITS HERE? HAS SOMETHING GONE WRONG?

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      • #18
        Originally posted by alexd3 View Post
        I'm in the same boat in that I wear the 1901 chukka's and chelsea boots all the time, but I want to step up to something nicer when they go.

        I'm seriously considering these, but they aren't cheap https://www.cobbler-union.com/collec...-suede-leather
        I like those a lot--and I'm a big Cobbler Union fan overall. And I wonder if that pink-reddish stitching would make it hard to dress up.
        WHY ARE THE GUYS IN SUITS HERE? HAS SOMETHING GONE WRONG?

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        • #19
          Originally posted by mebejoseph View Post
          I like those a lot--and I'm a big Cobbler Union fan overall. And I wonder if that pink-reddish stitching would make it hard to dress up.
          I don't think that would be a huge problem since I think of a suede chukka as being an inherently more casual shoe.

          That said a lot of times when I have to wear a suit assuming it's not something incredibly formal or dour, I try to make one part of the outfit pop. So whether that be the tie, pocket square, socks, shirt, or shoes, I like one thing, and just one thing to clarify, being a bit more out there. I wish I had the need for enough suits to wear something like https://us.suitsupply.com/en_US/seas...green&pdp=true or https://us.suitsupply.com/en_US/seas...=pink&pdp=true once in awhile so the suit itself would qualify, but I just don't.

          So for me, I could put these in the outfit with everything else being conservative and think it would be fine. Granted if I was wearing a chukka with a suit it would probably be with a polo or sweater under the jacket to keep it a little more casual.

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          • #20
            Originally posted by TMann View Post
            I have the Thursday Boot Co Scouts in dark olive suede. I wear them a lot. I have a couple of pairs of dark grey jeans that I wear almost every day during the wintertime and these are my go-to boots with those jeans. So far they've held up well and are very comfortable. They're my second pair of Thursday boots; I also own a pair of Captain's in the natural leather.

            A photo of the Scouts from the Thursday website. My jeans aren't quite that fitted.

            Those a quite nice looking. I was also looking at the same boots in their "Ginger" color.

            I tried a pair of the Thursday Captains in brown and as much as I loved the way they looked I wasn't happy about the way they fit. I'm a 10.5 on a brannock and the 10.5 was too big the 10 too small.

            How would you say the chukkas fit compared to the Captains? I realize we are kind of comparing apples and oranges.

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            • #21
              Originally posted by Ron View Post
              Those a quite nice looking. I was also looking at the same boots in their "Ginger" color.

              I tried a pair of the Thursday Captains in brown and as much as I loved the way they looked I wasn't happy about the way they fit. I'm a 10.5 on a brannock and the 10.5 was too big the 10 too small.

              How would you say the chukkas fit compared to the Captains? I realize we are kind of comparing apples and oranges.
              Interestingly, they DO fit a little different. Part of it, in my case, is the fact that I've had the Captains for over a year, so they're more broken in than the Scouts. The lacing on the Captains cover more of the shoe: it obviously extends higher on the ankle, but it also starts closer to the toe than the lacing on the Scout. So the Captain feels more secure; my foot seems to slip more in the Scout. Also, the suede on the Scout is surprisingly stiff; this isn't a pair of floppy desert boots. It feels like it took more time to get the Scouts to feel "broken in" compared to the Captains.

              Both are good solid boots, though and I'm very happy with both.

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              • #22
                Originally posted by Ron View Post
                Those a quite nice looking. I was also looking at the same boots in their "Ginger" color.

                I tried a pair of the Thursday Captains in brown and as much as I loved the way they looked I wasn't happy about the way they fit. I'm a 10.5 on a brannock and the 10.5 was too big the 10 too small.
                Consider trying the 10.5 with an extra insole inserted. I had that problem with my AE Chukka boots (They had 12 and 13, and I take a 12.5) and that works very well.
                WHY ARE THE GUYS IN SUITS HERE? HAS SOMETHING GONE WRONG?

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                • #23
                  Thanks. I think I may give them a try.

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                  • #24
                    Thank you for the suggestion. I will probably give the 10.5 a try and if it is too big I'll try an extra insole.

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                    • #25
                      Another cobbler union vote! i absolutely love their chukkas!. they are perfectly sleek and i love the red stitching. Nothing worse than a chunky chukka.

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                      • #26
                        Originally posted by TMann View Post
                        I have the Thursday Boot Co Scouts in dark olive suede. I wear them a lot. I have a couple of pairs of dark grey jeans that I wear almost every day during the wintertime and these are my go-to boots with those jeans. So far they've held up well and are very comfortable. They're my second pair of Thursday boots; I also own a pair of Captain's in the natural leather.

                        A photo of the Scouts from the Thursday website. My jeans aren't quite that fitted.

                        Those are really sharp. Is the toe area burnished?

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                        • #27
                          I picked up Blake stitched SuitSupply chukkas in their July outlet sale a couple years back and have been very impressed with them. The massdrop AEs could pop up again too, I believe I got those in the spring in years past.

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                          • #28
                            I have those same Nordstrom 1901s. Mine aren't quite worn out yet, but I've been keeping an eye out for replacement options. Just ran across this today:

                            https://www.dsw.com/en/us/product/as...8alaECQhXw_wcB

                            I have no experience with these, but they might be worth looking at (perhaps a bit lighter shade)?

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                            • #29
                              Originally posted by Kurps View Post
                              I picked up Blake stitched SuitSupply chukkas in their July outlet sale a couple years back and have been very impressed with them. The massdrop AEs could pop up again too, I believe I got those in the spring in years past.
                              I have the same boot. I vote for this boot if it becomes available again.

                              Sent from my SM-G960U1 using Tapatalk

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                              • #30
                                Originally posted by Ron View Post
                                Thank you for the suggestion. I will probably give the 10.5 a try and if it is too big I'll try an extra insole.
                                How tight were the size 10? If it's not too bad, they'll loosen up a little when you break them in. I've had bad experience trying to make a shoe that's too big fit well. I ended up almost never wearing them until I gave up on them.

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