Often overlooked in the world of dress shoes, the chukka boot is a comfortable and stylish alternative to traditional oxfords and bluchers. The simple design of a chukka is easy to incorporate into your professional wardrobe, with its unadorned leather and minimal lacing. Switch from slacks to jeans, and your chukkas won’t seem out of place. They’re a versatile footwear choice that can add an element of unconventional cool to your workweek attire and an air of refinement to your weekend digs.
Paul Evans makes a handsome version that’s both stylish and an incredible value. The Newman chukka boot, priced at $399, is made in Italy from full-grain Italian calfskin leather and has a leather sole and leather lining. It is hand painted and features sleek blake stitching. Surveying the Newman’s six available colorways, there is a shade for every aesthetic. All things considered, the Oxblood color is the most stylish option. It’s a dark red, burnished and restrained, with glints of scarlet showing through in changing light. The color pairs well with a navy or gray suit and looks equally dapper with jeans and chinos.
The Newman chukka is a smart and stylish way to step up your footwear game. And with direct-to-consumer pricing, Paul Evans eliminates the middleman, giving you incredible, handcrafted Italian quality for a fraction of the price of competitors.