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Clarks Desert Boots

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

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    ^ya, i just ordered a pair
     


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    Just an idea: for the suede water-spots, could you just dip the whole shoe in water, then brush them once they've dried (stuffed with paper of course)?

    I know that's what I used to do when I spilled water on prints I was developing, just dip the whole thing in water and you can't tell.
     


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    heres a 40% coupon that expires at midnight tonight 6/30

    for banana republic...it works on clarks and all new arrivals

    one time use only:
    BG48PHQ6FGMT
     


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    THANK YOU FOR POSTING THE MATTE BLACK DB! Been looking for so long thanks!

    The matte black is also suede though right? (correction they are nubuck) Damn I used the code above for BR (thanks!) and get the all black suede for about 70 compared to 90, huge discrepancy between quality? Which pair best with some black denim/versatility ?
     


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    (possibly a search-fail....)

    In trying to find comparisons between the J.Crew MacAllister and Clarks DB the only thing I saw was people either bashing the price, or a few comments about the sole being thinner. Pricing aside (SA discount ftw), how does the shoe rate purely on quality?

    The store I work at doesnt sell men's shoes, and I'm sure I'll be able to try them on at some point, but basically...is it worth trekking down the MacAllister?
     


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    (possibly a search-fail....)

    In trying to find comparisons between the J.Crew MacAllister and Clarks DB the only thing I saw was people either bashing the price, or a few comments about the sole being thinner. Pricing aside (SA discount ftw), how does the shoe rate purely on quality?

    The store I work at doesnt sell men's shoes, and I'm sure I'll be able to try them on at some point, but basically...is it worth trekking down the MacAllister?

    I purchased a pair of the J. Crew MacAllister Boots in an anchor grey color, but ended up returning them. It's not bad quality-wise; I particularly enjoyed the plush soles of the shoes. But for $135 + tax, you should be able to do better. It doesn't help either that my girlfriend told me they were the ugliest shit ever.

    I ended up swapping them out for a pair of these:

    http://images.jcrew.com/erez4/erez?s...if&tmp=prdDtIm

    I'm enjoying them a lot more.
     


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    Anybody ever use a shoe stretcher on a pair of DBs to get a little more room?
     


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    I purchased a pair of the J. Crew MacAllister Boots in an anchor grey color, but ended up returning them. It's not bad quality-wise; I particularly enjoyed the plush soles of the shoes. But for $135 + tax, you should be able to do better. It doesn't help either that my girlfriend told me they were the ugliest shit ever.

    I ended up swapping them out for a pair of these:

    http://images.jcrew.com/erez4/erez?s...if&tmp=prdDtIm

    I'm enjoying them a lot more.


    So you liked em, barring the price.... and your girlfriend hated them. Interesting haha. We get a really good deal on the MacAllisters making them around $65 so the price part is somewhat negated. Thanks for the input, I guess I'll just need to find them and try em on

    - Also, Ive really wanted those Sperrys since before I started working here. They made them look pretty sick in all the photoshoots. Just tryin to finally get a pair of b00ts for now though...these will definitely get picked up at some point
     


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    Has anyone ordered a pair of DBs off Pediwear? What's the service like?
     


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    i'd also be interested in this

    i'm sure they can be resoled, i found this picture a while back of what appears to be clarks DB resoled with a leather sole

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    I wish there was an option for leather soles, I like how casual suede desert boots look, i just can't get past that crepe sole, i think its ugly.


    Got this response from the guys at Resole America regarding a crepe->leather conversion:
    So if you want it done, resole.com is the way to go. Sounds like they know what they're doing.
     


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    So would you guys wear these with khaki's or just stick with denim?
     


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    They look great with khakis, especially the beeswax ones. I have a pair of medium blue J. Crew pants I wear them with all the time, and they work with Reds for a casual look when you get tired of boat shoes.
     


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