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Clarks Desert Boots

Discussion in 'Streetwear and Denim' started by Jared, Jan 8, 2007.

  1. crosswound

    crosswound Well-Known Member

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    Its going to scratch easily just let it darken itself from wear
     
  2. 7_rocket

    7_rocket Well-Known Member

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    Maybe they googled Clarks Desert boots and this thread came up? But damn they should at least read SOME of the pages!
     
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  3. crosswound

    crosswound Well-Known Member

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    I think they are coming from reddit+google
     
  4. Colin20

    Colin20 New Member

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    Hi Everyone,

    I'm fairly new to Clarks DB and I have a question hopefully you guys can help me with. I am considering buying a pair of wine DBs from Amazon but I have some concerns about the color. Some photos I see appear very red while others are more of a true burgundy color. Also I believe the burgundy color for Bushacre 2s are different than DBs, is this true?

    What is an accurate representation of the wine color DBs on Amazon?

    The photo from Amazon.com:
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    Clarks.com website:
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    What is an accurate color for these DBs?
     
  5. masshi

    masshi Well-Known Member

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    It looks like the 3rd and 4th pics are of a completely different colorway - are you sure they're "wine"?

    Other than that, it looks like the 2nd pic would be truest to real life since they're being shone under what looks like sunlight (?).


    Worse comes to worst, you're buying from Amazon so you could always just return them if they don't work out. If anything, I'd worry more over sizing your DBs properly if they're gonna be your first pair.
     
  6. dono

    dono New Member

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    Are the coral red desert boots still around I would really appreciate it if someone could buy them for me then sell them to me
     
  7. a tailor

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    I had the same problem.
    There is a sharp edge back there. All you have to do is work it yourself.
    Hook your thumb over the edge of the back and bend it backwards between
    your thumb and crook of the first finger. Keep working the area for a while
    do this every day . after a while the curve will stay there.
     
  8. Reggs

    Reggs Well-Known Member

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    I have them. Amazon is pretty close. It's more on the wine side than burgundy. The lighter color pics you have done look anything like the product.
     
  9. krk221988

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    What type of jeans do you wear with DB's? I have slim straight but they look too baggy. I'm thinking a tapered jean would look good. I can't do skinny that's too tight.
     
  10. masshi

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    not jeans, but i think cuffing your pants high with dbs looks pretty cool:

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    so yeah, that might negate the bagginess of your current jeans?
     
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  11. grundletaint

    grundletaint Well-Known Member

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    Even a small cuff will go a long way but that really depends on the jeans. Slim straights shouldn't be too baggy, either way though...
     
  12. Rzan

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    Got a pair of Tan Antique DBs from Asos recently. Good looking and comfortable boots I'd say. Thinking of running some obenauf's on them. Anyone has any idea how dark it will become after some obenauf's?

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  13. masshi

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    the current shade of brown looks great


    i wouldn't touch them at all, but that's just me
     
  14. andy9

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    I love my beeswax DB's!

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    I usually will wear them with my jeans which are slim/skinny with a few cuffs. In this pic I cuffed em up a bit more to flaunt the socks my fiancee got me, haha.

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    Tip: I polish them with the same cleaning balsam that came with my Dr. Martens 1460's and it works wonders. They always look brand new after! (This one: http://www.dmusastore.com/p-1573-wonder-balsam-neutral.aspx)
     
  15. brooklyn

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    Finally pulled the trigger on the horween burgundy db. They were on sale and i decided what the hell. Put a fresh coat on obeanuf lp on last night. [​IMG]
     
  16. evanmayer1

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    Here's my pair of Clark's Bushacre IIs in Beeswax Leather after one year. The Bushacre has a stiffer (non-crepe) rubber sole, painted brass eyelets, and some sort of soft, brown, rubberized lining. I applied Obenauf's LP every 3-4 months, with the last coat a week ago.


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    Here's my brother's pair, which received no treatment for one year other than a quick wipe down with a damp rag just before I took the pictures.


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    Here's the second pair immediately after a coat of Obenauf's. There are far more and deeper creases in this pair, and the leather seems weaker in high stress points, like near the ball of the foot, but otherwise, they look just as good after treatment.


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    Both pairs were worn daily. Great shoe.
     
  17. ac_slater

    ac_slater Well-Known Member

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    Got the Horween Burgundy for $60 at an outlet today. I was told it was the last pair in my size they had at any outlet. Crazy lucky.
     
  18. xxxamazexxx

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    Is the Horween collaboration a one-off thing? I don't need any more DBs this year but will be looking into it in a few months.
     
  19. Distorbiant

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    I don't think so. They've been around for a while now.
     
  20. PH28

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    I've had a bit of a nightmare on the sizing of my Beeswax DB. Had to send back the UK11 and UK10.5 and settle on a UK10. The UK10 do fit slightly snug but I'm anticipating the leather to stretch.
     

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