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The Desert Boot and Chukka appreciation/review thread

Reiver

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It’s a shame the modern Clark’s desert boots aren’t supposed to be the best quality otherwise they would be a nice option.

Some use CF Stead suede but I can’t imagine the same grade that say Trickers or Sanders would use.
 

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It’s a shame the modern Clark’s desert boots aren’t supposed to be the best quality otherwise they would be a nice option.

Some use CF Stead suede but I can’t imagine the same grade that say Trickers or Sanders would use.
I wouldn't say that the suede used by Sanders is of great quality, not at least the one on my HiTop chukka boots. On the other hand, my Clarks Wallabees use Charles F. Stead suede and nubuck of good quality but they are Special Editions for different shops: Barneys N.Y. and Stuarts.

The following link from a leather supplier shows a different kind of suedes produced by Charles F. Stead (as well as other tanneries):

 

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I wouldn't say that the suede used by Sanders is of great quality, not at least the one on my HiTop chukka boots. On the other hand, my Clarks Wallabees use Charles F. Stead suede and nubuck of good quality but they are Special Editions for different shops: Barneys N.Y. and Stuarts.

The following link from a leather supplier shows a different kind of suedes produced by Charles F. Stead (as well as other tanneries):

I suppose so, it is probably similar to the suede Loake uses which is good but not the best.

I heard that Edward Green’s suede is very soft, you would expect it to be good for the price however.

I haven’t experienced a lot of suedes yet as I have only recently started to appreciate it. The best I have personally experienced was Stead’s reverse kudu on some Trickers which was very soft and nappy and Church’s cape buck suede.
 

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Slightly off topic, but only just...My new CXL, MTO, handmade boots, from Jadd Shoes. Beautiful boots and comfortable from the off. My 4th pair of Jadd's. The others are desert boots of various sorts and leathers. This photo was taken before they were boxed up for shipping to me.

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Slightly off topic, but only just...My new CXL, MTO, handmade boots, from Jadd Shoes. Beautiful boots and comfortable from the off. My 4th pair of Jadd's. The others are desert boots of various sorts and leathers. This photo was taken before they were boxed up for shipping to me.

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Lovely pair, they will get better with use as CMX leather develops a very nice patina, enjoy them with health!

I would post your handsome new boots to the boots' lovers thread:

 

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Picked up these gray Sanders Hi Top chukkas recently. I wanted something light, sneaker-like and already had snuff and tan chukkas. They seem to fit the bill. I went with a 10.5UK and fit is perfect. I'm a 11D US brannock for reference.

Pictured here with all my suede chukkas. Snuff Alden on Barrie last resoled a couple of years ago to black Vibram Cristy after the crepe wore out and the tan suede Alden chukka on Leydon last.




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Lovely pair, they will get better with use as CMX leather develops a very nice patina, enjoy them with health!

I would post your handsome new boots to the boots' lovers thread:

Thank you, Mercurio. Yes, I am very, very happy with them and a great fan of CXL. :)
 

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