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post #6826 of 6915

Just got my first pair of the suedes--in love with them already. 

Sizing really depends on how tight you can be comfortable with. Definitely size down. I normally wear an 11 or 11.5, and went with 10.5 for clarks. 

They do stretch a bit, but will certainly be tight the first week or two, in my experience. If you have wider feet near the toes, or higher arches, they can be a tab uncomfortable while you're breaking them in. Soldier through it, though, and you have a pair of very comfortable, smart looking boots. Absolutely in love. 

Treat your suede! I learned the hard way. 

Best,
John

post #6827 of 6915

what would be a good color of chinos to pair some oakwoods with?

post #6828 of 6915
black
post #6829 of 6915

Any low rise light chukkas you guys like. 

 

(cannot wear clarks- never fit properly)

 

have these now- awesome comfortable but not built to last; sorel balmoral

 

post #6830 of 6915

What about these? 

Vivo Barefoot-Gobi

 

post #6831 of 6915
for those who have emailed clarks about replacement laces. Was there a response or did laces just come in the mail?
post #6832 of 6915

Don't email. Call.

post #6833 of 6915

Just a quick question. Two actually. I've seen Clarks Beeswax DBs lighten up over time to a great brown/tan color. Its a big part of why I bought them yet they don't seem to be lightening up. Had them since August '13. Any way to speed up the lightening process?

 

Also where would one get their DBs resoled? Vibram? Desert Trooper style sole? Thanks.

post #6834 of 6915
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Originally Posted by lakersfan8357 View Post

Just a quick question. Two actually. I've seen Clarks Beeswax DBs lighten up over time to a great brown/tan color. Its a big part of why I bought them yet they don't seem to be lightening up. Had them since August '13. Any way to speed up the lightening process?

Also where would one get their DBs resoled? Vibram? Desert Trooper style sole? Thanks.

Very odd. I don't think I've ever seen the "lightening up" of which you speak. Quite the contrary, as with most leather products, they tend to darken over time. Also, if you are responsibly taking care of them by occasionally conditioning them with a leather condition, that, too, will make them get darker.

So... um... if you really are expecting them to light up, you may be waiting a while.
post #6835 of 6915

 

Currently my DBs look similar to this^

 

 

 

 

 

On this pair, I notice a lighter color around the eyelets and just above the toe compared to the toe and ankle area.

While the third pair has been treated with Obenauf's, it again looks noticeably lighter compared to the first.

post #6836 of 6915
My guess is anywhere from 6 to 12 or even 18 months or possibly quite a bit longer, depending on several factors: how much daily wear you give them, the conditions you wear them in (weather, etc.), the humidity in your house, and any number of unknown variables.

I wouldn't obsess over it. With leather, it looks good however it is. Just take reasonable care of them and let them break in and develop their own patina over time.

I wouldn't do anything to speed up the process, whatever that process is. Why force something so artificial on such a nice natural product?
post #6837 of 6915
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Originally Posted by Robert View Post

My guess is anywhere from 6 to 12 or even 18 months or possibly quite a bit longer, depending on several factors: how much daily wear you give them, the conditions you wear them in (weather, etc.), the humidity in your house, and any number of unknown variables.

I wouldn't obsess over it. With leather, it looks good however it is. Just take reasonable care of them and let them break in and develop their own patina over time.

I wouldn't do anything to speed up the process, whatever that process is. Why force something so artificial on such a nice natural product?

+1

In the summer these are my go too shoes for 99% of my casual wear. The other 1% would be sneakers. I think i've had my clarks for a bit over a year I don't recall exactly but if you wear them in summer they will last a long time.

Winter is a big no no unless you want to be sliding all over the place
post #6838 of 6915
Hey guys I'm going to but the clarks desert boot but idk what kind of jeans to use , can you help me out with some the brands of jeans I should use to go with my clarks
post #6839 of 6915
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Originally Posted by gesuuus View Post

Hey guys I'm going to but the clarks desert boot but idk what kind of jeans to use , can you help me out with some the brands of jeans I should use to go with my clarks

Brand? Any as long as it's dark denim and slim fit or as long as it fits you properly. I rock Levis but thats because I don't want to spend money on selvage.

Levis is wassup! the other members will chime in
post #6840 of 6915
chinos might suit you better depending on the color of the boot
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