Charles Tyrwhitt tan military pebble-grain boots — Some of you may remember about two months ago when I was debating getting a pair of pebble grain boots. First, thanks to all of you who gave me your opinions between the two and suggestions on alternatives as well. In the end, I did go with the boots from Charles Tyrwhitt and made the purchase.
What finally pushed me toward the decision and caused me to act now? Frankly, it was the price. They are currently £99 ($160) on discount and also have free shipping with code DELIVERY. In the past two months, these have dropped about $80 in price and free shipping was just the icing on the cake.
If you’re U.S. shoe size 8.5 wide, 9.5, 10.5 or 10.5 wide, they still have boots in stock. I’d also recommend using the U.K. site to order, because prices are higher on the U.S. site. (It’s also worth noting that there isn’t any value-added tax subtraction, which some have debated might be illegal, but the price is still pretty low.)
I should also point out that they’ve discounted their pair of black plain captoe oxfords also to $160, which doesn’t seem like a bad deal. Yes, I was also skeptical that the shoes might be “corrected grain” or “polished calf” leather, but after asking the customer service, I found out they are, in fact, “full grain” and “produced in Northamptonshire”, which was an interesting surprise.
So, for those looking for something cheaper than Allen Edmonds on sale (read: sub-$200) and yet perhaps higher quality than other $150-shoes on the market (read: Florsheim), then perhaps it’s worth giving Charles Tyrwhitt a shot? I’ll be sure to give my impressions of the boot when it arrives.