Originally Posted by NewYorkRanger
I had about 6 pair in HS, including a pair of purple boots...loved them all. Got my favorite pair one summer in London (1994 I think) on Oxford St...50 GBP for 10 hole steel toe oxblood boots...unfortunately, now I can't find a single pair of them.
What makes these that your selling here John, different from the ones on zappos that are going for 50 bucks less?
The purple ones are really cool - DM still do the purple smooth & also a purple shimmer in 8 holes (1460z). White are also making a come back in the UK.
I had a look on zappos - nice site. The ones on there are the made in thailand boots - I sell them also...e.g. 1460 are $114 - i sell them for Â£45 - Â£50 ($90 - $100 approx). The ones I had pictured on this thread are "Made In England" - basically there are some fundamental differences: leather is quilon - higher grade leather that was originally used in the 1960's when DM started. Also the tooling is the original British tooling from their old factory in Northampton - all hand made/stitch/welted etc. The oxblood boots are a deeper red than the Thailand cherry red. The quilon leather tended to wear in better - the Thailand "smooth leather" tends to crack if not regularly treated with nourishing wax polish.
DM have some specific US styles that I can't get, and vice versa in UK. I have some Union Jack 8 eyelet boots that are cool. I sell alot to France and Germany of all places!