After finally trying and passing on the unlined Leydon last chukkas from Alden, I decided to give the new chukkas sold by J.Crew a shot. These will be ideal for casual attire, and are intended to replace the J.Crew desert boots that I just recently threw away (to their credit, the MacAlister boots had no quality issues even after lots of wear, they were just flat out uncomfortable).

The leather is not actually suede in the traditional shoe sense, but is instead the special reverse chamois that has been showing up lately on several different Alden makeups for stores. It has a very matted and oily texture, and is very easy to care for.