How to Choose Chukka Boots

Yes, gentlemen, you NEED Chukka boots in your wardrobe.

They are simple, practical, and look great — especially in the fall, but can be worn in most seasons.

Now, how do you go about choosing your Chukkas?

Well, you could just go around and look at them.  Or, you could seize upon the recommendations of a very fine young lady.  None other than Mollie.  Yes, the one in Seattle.  She’s quite stylish herself, really.

So, here are three Chukka Boots you might choose.  I like them all, well, mostly.  The first two are nice and the third is different, but with the right outfit on the right man, it may work.

First, the Boat Ox Chukka from Sperry Top-Sider

This is simple, straightforward, and goes great with jeans or chinos — try some colors, guys!

Next, the ‘Botas – Desert’ Suede Chukka from Toms

Again, versatile, simple, and fun.

Finally, this thing called the Drifter, also from Sperry.

I can’t say I’m super excited by it, but still … with jeans, sure.

So, yes, you do need Chukka Boots.  And you should listen to Mollie.  She knows her shoes.

 

 

A Gentleman’s Selection of Eyewear

A gentleman always pays attention to every detail. I wear glasses and have since I was nine years old.  As an adult, I’ve kept my frames simple and clean.  Something that complements my face, is functional, and can be worn with whatever I’m wearing.  Practical and timeless works for this gentleman.

However, until recently, I’ve struggled with what to do about the sun.  I need sunglasses when I drive but I can’t drive without my prescription lenses.  Truly, sunglasses would also be helpful when taking a walk on a warm sunny day.  But to clip on some plastic sun shades to my glasses? Yuck! Not for this gentleman.

Fortunately, my always stylish friend Mollie suggested I check out Warby Parker. And of course, I did.

This gentleman found incredible satisfaction by way of WP.  For starters, the price is quite reasonable.  Then, the glasses and sunwear are incredibly stylish.  And then … for each pair you buy, they donate a pair to a person in need.  So, you look great and can feel good while doing so!

The best part of the entire experience was the Home Try-on option.  I wondered about buying eyewear online.  How would it work?  I’m accustomed to going to the shop and looking in the mirror.  Bringing a trusted friend and getting feedback.  Well, WP does it even better.  I chose five frames I liked and they were quickly shipped to my home.  Then, I could try them out at work or with friends or just at the house.  I didn’t have to go anywhere or stand in line or feel like the whole shop was looking at me.

The process was fast, easy, and painless.  In fact, it was down right pleasant.

Here are a few of the options I tried out:

Felton

Felton

Aldous

Aldous

Beckett

Beckett

I chose a couple more, but these three were the ones from which I finally made a selection.  As warmer weather (and shining sun) approaches, I’ll be ready with the perfect pair of prescription sunwear thanks to Warby Parker.