Originally Posted by JLibourel
If that's what you're looking for, I think "Desert Boot" is probably a misnomer. "Chukka boot" would be the proper term. A desert boot to me is a lightweight suede chukka boot (typically in tan) with a crepe sole, with Clark's being the definitive Desert Boot. Clark's Desert Boots are now made in Vietnam, as I recall, so there may be other variations on this theme of better quality.
But wouldn't burgundy suede be awesome? I have the same association with "desert boot", but that could look amazing.