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post #6781 of 6889

they are good for spring / summer? look good with shorts?

 

for a young man of 22 years are better for the jink or od desert london for casual style?

 

 

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Originally Posted by HollyJoint View Post
 

they are good for spring / summer? look good with shorts?

 

for a young man of 22 years are better for the jink or od desert london for casual style?

Personally, I think the Jink is one fugly shoe.  The Desert London isn't all that bad, but I think you'd be better off going with a pure buck, rather than some buck-boot hybrid.

post #6783 of 6889

I honestly really like the desert london, but I think a very large sole to a shoe, has the same thickness of desert boots.

 

I wanted a thinner sole, you advise me some?

post #6784 of 6889

I'm on board with the Desert London's suede uppers, but the crepe soles are a deal breaker for me.  Here are two options that are in a similar price range.

 

http://www.amazon.com/Bass-PASADENA-Mens-Pasadena-Oxford/dp/B009PMADTW/ref=cts_sh_2_fbt

 

http://www.amazon.com/Bass-Mens-Buckingham-Classic-Buc/dp/B002LZTGI4/ref=pd_sbs_shoe_15?ie=UTF8&refRID=1ZT290SFYZ4VDFR3AQMC

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Originally Posted by HollyJoint View Post
 

they are good for spring / summer? look good with shorts?

 

for a young man of 22 years are better for the jink or od desert london for casual style?

 

Yeah I think the desert london's look way better than the jink. The sole thickness doesn't look bad imo, I think it looks fine.

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Originally Posted by jhwendland View Post
 

I'm on board with the Desert London's suede uppers, but the crepe soles are a deal breaker for me.  Here are two options that are in a similar price range.

 

http://www.amazon.com/Bass-PASADENA-Mens-Pasadena-Oxford/dp/B009PMADTW/ref=cts_sh_2_fbt

 

http://www.amazon.com/Bass-Mens-Buckingham-Classic-Buc/dp/B002LZTGI4/ref=pd_sbs_shoe_15?ie=UTF8&refRID=1ZT290SFYZ4VDFR3AQMC

The second link doesn't look too bad, but the first link shoe was too rounded looking. The second link is a little bulky looking, now that I looked at it again, but since you don't want crepe soles, it's not a bad looking alternative.

post #6786 of 6889

I also liked the second link, look good.

I'll have to choose between those and the desert london, the crepe sole is not a problem for me.

 

only one thing, these shoes look good with shorts and a polo or t-shirt?

post #6787 of 6889

I'm considering about CDB beeswax, my feet are 27cm and normally i wear other brands in 10 US- 43 EUR ( Diesel, palladium), so what size should i take, 9 or 9.5 US (both of them is 43 in eur) in additon, i intend to buy in amazon, tk you!

post #6788 of 6889
9 UK
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Originally Posted by dan138zig View Post

9 UK

tk you!, but my friend also told me that the beeswax will stretch a lot and if i size down 0.5 size, it will be loose after a few wear, i'm so confused and near my house don't have any store for me to try it on.

post #6790 of 6889
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Originally Posted by HollyJoint View Post

they are good for spring / summer? look good with shorts?

for a young man of 22 years are better for the jink or od desert london for casual style?


I own both and feel that the Jinks are the better warm weather shoe, more so for vacation use; sleeker in both profile and weight.
They're nicer on than photos suggest too and have a 'Dandier' look when worn sock-less, especially with linen pants or smarter shorts.
Without pant length to take focus away from some of their bulk (wrt toe width and sole thickness), the Desert shoes (London/Khan) as well as the boots can come off as rather clumpy.
I still generally prefer a nice 'boat/deck' shoe with short trousers though, which I never thought I'd be saying.
(Spending most of the past year on a Sun-drenched island finally made me come around to their benefits.)
Edited by nightic - 3/10/14 at 7:19am
post #6791 of 6889

Thank you for your feedback

In fact for the summer and hot weather jink seems more appropriate to me, although they look a little strange, the desert london are nicer. If I could buy the two would be perfect, but I can only buy one: (
I try to go into a store putting the two to me to decide.

post #6792 of 6889

Ist post - hello, all.

 

Since the question came up about 500 times in the preceding 10 pages, here's my experience with the light/dark beeswax. My first pair of DB's were beeswax size 10.5. I take 10.5, but I "know" my wide feet demand larger shoes. So, after 8 days of wear, I had huge, floppy DB's. It takes my thickest socks + insoles to snug them up. (I plan to get around to selling these, just haven't had time to put anything up in the Marketplace, but you can pm me if you want pre-broken, gently loved beeswaxes with the "light" color)

 

I ordered a second pair in 10, and they arrived much, MUCH darker. Looking at the two, the obvious difference is - the leather in the second pair had a much heavier oiling. They seemed softer at first, as well. Breaking in was brutal - expect a lil agony before your DB's soften up and stretch a little. The experience has been identical with two pair (although Pair II seemed to soften up faster since it had a head start) so that seems to be what I can expect every time. Pair II haven't lightened up nearly as much in (nearly) the same amount of time, but they continue to lighten with wear.

 

Long story short, it seems to be entirely a matter of how much oil the batch of leather got. They still get that "yellow crumbly" thing going where the leather creases. Still groovy shoes as long as you can stick it out through break-in. I have a pair of oakwoods on the way. I was thinking of black suede, but I'm not a kid anymore and I'll get more out of beeswax and oakwood.

post #6793 of 6889

So i have a pair of Clarks DB's that got some kind of sticky food stains pretty heavily on the right shoe. how do i go about cleaning it?

post #6794 of 6889
I have the desert london and the jink (beeswax on the desert, suede on the jink). I don't mind the crepe solo on either, you just obviously can't wear them all of the time.

As for the difference between the two, the jink is (as others have said) a warmer weather shoe. I got the desert london's in the fall, and stopped wearing the jink. Once it's warm again I will bring those back into the rotation. The jink don't look as odd as they do in the photos. Though, honestly, sometimes they feel like slippers when I am wearing them.

My desert boots and desert londons are both beeswax, the londons got too much mink oil, apparently, and are now much darker than when I got them FYI. I have been hoping it lessens with time
post #6795 of 6889

I'm looking to get a pair of light brownish chukkas. Right now, I'm kinda torn between the oakwood suede CDBs, the beeswax CDBs and the beeswax Bushacre 2. I understand that the Bushacre beeswax is a little lighter in colour than the CDBs?

 

Also, are the oakwood suede CDBs actually this colour in reality?

 

http://www.styleforum.net/t/27461/clarks-desert-boots/5670

 

http://www.kiph.co.za/Blog/clarks%20desert%20boots%20beige%201.jpg

 

Or is it more yellowish?

 

http://streetweardenim.alphaconsumers.com/wp-content/plugins/wp-o-matic/cache/47592_IMG_20110511_021002.jpg

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