The Chukka Boot or Desert Boot has both a military and sporting heritage. The lace-up ankle boots were once worn by British polo players in India, the name itself originates from the word “chukker” which signifies a period of a polo game.
It is important to regular maintain your shoes to ensure there longevity. Before applying any products make sure to clean your shoes using a humidiﬁed sponge or cloth, then let them dry.
Once dry, use a conditioning cream to hydrate the leather, which will bring back its suppleness and shine. Use a cloth to apply the cream, then wait 10 to 20 minutes before bufﬁng with a soft cloth.
If you want to give your patina an extra shine you can apply a good quality wax polish. Use a cotton rag twisted around your ﬁngers to apply the wax, then remove the excess with a soft brush. The wax adds a small degree of protection against water and dirt.
HOW TO STYLE
The Palermo is an elegant Chukka Boot, well adapted for smart wear. The deep patina calls to be paired with a navy or flannel suit.
CONSTRUCTION & LEATHER
The Palermo is constructed using three pieces of outer material; inside quarter, outside quarter and vamp with three eyelets. In a true Casa Fagliano tradition, the Palermo is Goodyear welted and finished with a bark tanned leather sole. The Palermo is completely re-solable, designed to last a lifetime.
Our leather soles are a masterpiece of craftsmanship to themselves, hand stained and endowed with a “gentleman’s corner”,to prevent your heel from getting caught in your trousers cuffs.
The Palermo uses shell cordovan leather, a rare and particularly noble leather that requires very little maintenance and ages beautifully, it’s not incongruous to say that a pair of cordovan lasts a lifetime. This rich leather has the particularity of being extremely resistant, with a natural shine and strong waterproofing capacity.
The Chukka is equipped with a pull tab at the back for practicality.