Combining the best elements of both a shoe and a boot, a chukka falls into the perfect sweet spot between dress and casual. Today’s workplace has seen the same shift, so it’s no wonder that every proper shoe collection has at least one pair of chukka boots. Our Tate Chukka features classic lines that are stylized to create a sleek profile, and we added details like a lightweight lug sole, a cushioned Poron® insole and cool brogue detail on the backstay. This is one chukka that won’t spend much time in the closet.
Kudu, two species of spiral-horned antelopes (tribe Tragelaphini, family Bovidae). The very large greater kudu (Tragelaphus strepsiceros) is common in southern African wildlife reserves. The svelte lesser kudu (T. imberbis) is an elusive dweller in the arid lowland thornbush of northeast and East Africa. Both species have corkscrew horns (in males only), depend on cover for food and concealment, and form small herds.
The greater kudu is the tallest antelope after the eland; males stand 130–150 cm (51–59 inches) but are narrow-bodied, weighing on average 257 kg (567 pounds), with a maximum of 315 kg (694 pounds). Females average 120 cm (47 inches) and 170 kg (370 pounds). Colour varies from reddish brown to blue-gray with white markings, an adaptation for concealment that includes 6–10 vertical torso stripes, a short spinal crest, a nose chevron, and small cheek patches. The greater kudu also has white forelegs with dark garters and a black-tipped tail. Males have a beard, turn darker with age, and possess the longest horns of any antelope: 120–180 cm (47–71 inches) along the curve. These horns take six years of growth to complete two full turns; the horn’s size and shape keep pace with and advertise the dominance status of the bearer.