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post #6601 of 6814

Hi!

Does anybody have Clarks DB "Brown Nubuck" (#70281) or "Smokey Brown" (#67053)?

 

http://store.shopping.yahoo.co.jp/hi-style/10130281.html

https://svpply.com/item/469833/Mens_Originals_Boots__Desert_Boot

 

Would love to buy ones. I doubt I can get new ones but will appreciate any help!

 

Thanks,

Al

post #6602 of 6814
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Originally Posted by CounselorStyle View Post

Thoughts on the new Horween models?  http://www.onlineshoes.com/Mens-clarks-desert-boot-burgundy-horween-leather-p_id303411?adtrack=tpart

On the one hand, the fact that they're actually making them out of reasonably decent leather now (optionally) has me considering buying a pair.  On the other hand, they come only in green and purple.

I bought the burgundy instead of an Alden Chukka in #8. So much cheaper and pretty comprable looks. The leather is definitely not first rate as there are lots of visible scars, but it's full grain.

Buy it if it's the look you want. The quality is pretty darn good for the $120 I paid; IMO.
Edited by phxlawstudent - 9/29/13 at 11:19pm
post #6603 of 6814
They are full grain, not top grain btw. Top grain leather would be far too thin to make the boots, because top grain is simply the outer mm or so the leather shaved off. That being said, although fullgrain is desirable in basically all shoes, it does not indicate high grade leather, you can have poor quality full grain leather. I am not saying the leather quality on these is poor though, I am just making a point. The leather on theses should be a step up from other clarks, as horween is very reputable.
post #6604 of 6814
edit: for some reason I thought top was the top half of full grain.

The leather is definitely a step up. Never really liked the suede versions. Felt sort of thin, but most importantly, got really dirty really quickly and at the price point, just aren't worth the effort/cost to clean. The beeswax was good, but was missing that higher quality leather look and feel.

The Horween collabs seem to be meeting all my requirements for a casual shoe.
post #6605 of 6814

bought some brown suede dbs from urban outfitter and they sent me some grey ones instead. i sent them an email and they gave me a refund without asking me to return them. free pair of shoes :)

post #6606 of 6814
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Originally Posted by Nolvadex View Post

bought some brown suede dbs from urban outfitter and they sent me some grey ones instead. i sent them an email and they gave me a refund without asking me to return them. free pair of shoes smile.gif

were they the taupe suede?


cause what they're advertised to look like and what they actually look like is pretty off, yeah
post #6607 of 6814
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Originally Posted by masshi View Post

were they the taupe suede?

cause what they're advertised to look like and what they actually look like is pretty off, yeah

Yep.it looks almost light grey even though the pic was quite brown
Edited by Nolvadex - 9/30/13 at 8:20pm
post #6608 of 6814
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Originally Posted by phxlawstudent View Post


I bought the burgundy instead of an Alden Chukka in #8. So much cheaper and pretty comprable looks. The leather is definitely not first rate as there are lots of visible scars, but it's full grain.

Buy it if it's the look you want. The quality is pretty darn good for the $120 I paid; IMO.

 

I'm sort of ambivalent on them.  I like the way they look.  I really do.  I also don't think I should like the way they look.  The combination of burgundy, polishable, full grain leather with crepe soles and a frumpy last sort of seems like it screams identity crisis.

 

I think I'd have to see them in person before I buy.  Hopefully it won't be too hard to find a pair in NYC.

post #6609 of 6814
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Originally Posted by CounselorStyle View Post

The combination of burgundy, polishable, full grain leather with crepe soles and a frumpy last sort of seems like it screams identity crisis.

These were my thoughts as well when I first saw the pics. I don't like 'em. For CDBs, beeswax can't be beat IMO.
Edited by Flyswatter - 9/30/13 at 9:32pm
post #6610 of 6814

Having a look at the clarks desert mali. Anyone know if clarks have another version with a rubber sole instead of crepe, similar to how bushacres are the rubber soled version of desert boots.

post #6611 of 6814

Clarks Desert Boots have a very odd fit for I guess most folks. Strangely, they come only in narrow sizes.

 

What is a reasonable upgrade from them? I like crepe soles, would prefer a more sleek, modern design and more comfort (normal width).

post #6612 of 6814
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Originally Posted by name View Post

Clarks Desert Boots have a very odd fit for I guess most folks. Strangely, they come only in narrow sizes.

Huh? Pretty sure they only come in normal (D) width. CDBs run a tad large, but other than that, I don't think many people here find the sizing odd. I don't.
post #6613 of 6814
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Originally Posted by Flyswatter View Post


Huh? Pretty sure they only come in normal (D) width. CDBs run a tad large, but other than that, I don't think many people here find the sizing odd. I don't.

 

See their UK site (a UK brand): 

http://www.clarks.co.uk/p/20356344

 

Only F (narrow).

 

Edit: I just checked their US site: it seems in the US they sell normal width, in Europe narrow. Strange. Very strange.

 

Btw. do you have an idea why they cost nearly double the price in Europe compared to the US? Being a UK brand.

 

In Europe, these cost ~half price, would be same price for the US, but quality wise?

Ben Sherman Mens Clegg Desert Boots

post #6614 of 6814

F=D

post #6615 of 6814
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Originally Posted by name View Post

See their UK site (a UK brand): 
http://www.clarks.co.uk/p/20356344

Only F (narrow).

Edit: I just checked their US site: it seems in the US they sell normal width, in Europe narrow. Strange. Very strange.

Btw. do you have an idea why they cost nearly double the price in Europe compared to the US? Being a UK brand.

In Europe, these cost ~half price, would be same price for the US, but quality wise?
Ben Sherman Mens Clegg Desert Boots

Very strange that the UK site only lists narrow width. No idea what to tell ya. As for the pricing, 79 GBP is about about 128 USD right now. Not sure what you're thinking Clarks Desert Boots normally sell for here in the States, but I paid $110 for my beeswax DBs and lots of places now have them at $120 retail. So the price in Europe certainly isn't double compared to the U.S.

Those Ben Sherman boots look like a blatant (but uglier) ripoff of Clarks. Pass on them and just get the real deal.
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