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Beeswax Desert Boot - Not Clarks

Discussion in 'Streetwear and Denim' started by mcqueen007, Feb 3, 2012.

  1. mcqueen007

    mcqueen007 Well-Known Member

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    Is there a brand of desert boot in beeswax someone can recommend that isn't made in China or Vietnam? I'm interested in Clarks', but am willing to pay a little more for a better boot.
     
  2. wj4

    wj4 Well-Known Member

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    If this is the case, just look into something like Whiskey cordovan Chukka from Alden. It will be more than 'a little' though, but quality is much superior.
     
  3. mcqueen007

    mcqueen007 Well-Known Member

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    A true beauty. I saw that piece of art on a WAYWT thread. Unbelievable.

    I need something I can beat up and distress, but would be willing to resole and treat. Those are too beautiful for daily wear, and Clarks' sound like throwaways these days.
     
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    Oliberte? I'm a big fan of this brand now

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    You could still beat up and distress the Aldens
     
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    I got these on sale for like $60 and they have held up nicely and are super comfortable
     
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    I have a pair of MTO chukkas from Trickers coming. Like the Aldens, they are more than just a "little bit" more. But if you are a person who buys shoes only once every so often (like, one pair of non-kicks a year), something like the Aldens or Trickers (Richard from www.shoehealer.co.uk is great to work with) are well worth it. Also worth it if you are mint.
     
  8. ChronBong

    ChronBong Well-Known Member

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    i believe hes looking for something suede beeswax.

    mainly, the clarks are suede.

    the alden one is too nice and is made of leather. something more casual.
     
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  9. wj4

    wj4 Well-Known Member

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    The Clarks Beeswax is not made from suede.
     
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    alden has some leathers that are similar to the beeswax in clarks, i.e.: vintage oiled nubuck or reverse chamois
     
  11. wj4

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    If the OP wants something to beat up and distress, a great choice would be the NXL leather from Alden.
     
  12. mcqueen007

    mcqueen007 Well-Known Member

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    Couldn't find "NXL leather" online. Link?

    I am not looking for suede, as I already have a pair of dark brown suede chukkas. I see beeswax boots worn with Levis jeans and some chinos that I own on the actual online ads, and I think they look great for casual wear... and look just brilliant with age and wear & tear.
     
  13. derrida26

    derrida26 Well-Known Member

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    So basically you're looking for a clarks style beeswax desert boot, but not from clarks? If you're not willing to let a pair of alden/red wings/other similar quality boots wear out, then I would say clarks db are your best bet.
     
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    He wants a clarks desert boot that isn't of the current crap quality coming from China.

    I'd like one too. I bought a Gorilla one, but I find it is too stiff and I miss the crepe sole.
     
  15. gastarbeider

    gastarbeider Well-Known Member

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    geography isn't your strong suit, is it?
     
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  16. wj4

    wj4 Well-Known Member

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    NXL is a code for natural chromexcel. Try searching that and you should find results.
     
  17. akatsuki

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    And manners aren't yours. We all have our flaws.

    So why would someone recommend Clarks when the OP says he specifically doesn't want Clarks currently coming from China and Vietnam?
     
  18. gastarbeider

    gastarbeider Well-Known Member

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    honesty has as much to do with manners as china does with vietnam.


    there you go again.
     
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    Red Wing Heritage Work Chukka
     
  20. akatsuki

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    I am really not sure what you are getting at. Are you denying that Clarks are made in India, China, Brazil, and Vietnam?

    Or maybe you are upset that I said their quality was now worse and the association is that it is worse because it is being made in China? Well, the two things aren't necessarily tied together, China is perfectly capable of making world class stuff for the most part, but most companies don't go there to make world class stuff, they go there to make stuff cheaper, and Clarks definitely went the latter route.
     

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