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—01. Red Wing Chukka.

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Every season, or year, there are a few pieces that I tend to wear all of the time. These three items are pretty standard for me to be wearing 5 days a week lately. The Red Wing chukkas were tough to figure out my sizing originally, but now that they are broken in, they've quickly become one of my favorite pairs of shoes. The color is great, the weight and silhouette is nice and they go with pretty much everything. Everything, meaning oxford BD shirts and 12 oz sweatshirts. I consider the Engineered Garments Workaday oxfords and Real McCoy's sweatshirts both best in class, so I have a hard time wearing anything else.

Sweatshirt available at Inventory Stockroom
Boots available at Oi Polloi
Shirt available at The Bureau

Reader Comments (6)

Red Wing sizing is bizare isn't it? I sized down a size and a half when I got my boots. They were actually a bit small for a while but now they're broken in, they're just about right.

I think you have to play the long game when you buy them because if they are at all large initially, they'll end up very large after a lot of wear.
November 24, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterPeter Parker
So why don't you post pictures of your own pair of chukkas? Or anything that isn't brand new? I don't mean to sound negative but it would be nice for a change. To see clothing that actually has has been worn. Much more inspiring.
November 24, 2010 | Unregistered Commentercrumbmachine
I am sat at my desk in the very same items
RW chukka boots are dark brown though, RM sweat is grey and Oxford shirt is blue
If I ever run in to you one day Ryan it's gonna be like 'his'n hers'!!!
November 25, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterjason
@ Peter Parker

I've heard this problem before from others. I'd think SIZING DOWN A SIZE AND A HALF is what made the boots feel tight.
November 25, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterslim
True Slim but they fit nice now!
November 25, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterPeter Parker
ALWAYS SIZE DOWN ON RED WINGS!!!!

All items listed are amazing... that's it
December 9, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterSmk

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