So, I got these chukka boots this week. I had some negative thoughts about the model in question, Loake Pimlicos, but after trying them on I was actually quite surprised how well the shape works in real life. Here's a few initial thoughts and some pictures.
The Pimlicos have been made on the Capital last, and the shape is a sort of combination of sleekness and heaviness. A pretty good overall presence then, elegant enough to go with slim chinos and more sartorial looks, but rugged enough to be used with denim and rougher combinations.
The quality is the basic Loake 1880 series quality, so pretty good for the money. Not C&J, but better than most similarly priced products. They've been equipped with Dainite soles and suede is perhaps the best winter material, so I hope they will serve many seasons to come. All they should need is a wash and some Saphir every now and then.