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Why aren't Clarks Originals given the love they deserve?

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by bunburying, Dec 1, 2009.

  1. JayJay

    JayJay Senior member

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    I've never been a fan of Clark's even though I imagine the shoes are quite comfortable.
     
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    matt22616 Senior member

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    I think desert trek's are fresh. I bet if you polled streetwear + denim you'd find you're not alone. As a newbie to these fora I've found that there are both lame and fresh styles in each forum.
     
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    MyOtherLife Senior member

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    Compared to Crocs, Clarkes Originals are haute couture.
     
  4. ysc

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    Compared to Crocs, Clarkes Originals are haute couture.
    Actually I would say the shoes in the OP are as ugly as Crocs, maybe less noticeable because they are not as bright, but damn, they are ugly. Desert boots look ok, those look like the shoes the weirdest boy in class would wear to school aged about eleven.
     
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    I am likewise not a fan of Desert Treks. They look clunky at best.

    I do like their Desert Boot. And while I would never wear a Wallabee outside of the house, they are terribly comfortable, and the do make a great house shoe.
     
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    I actually do like the Desert Boots and have several pair of them. The shoes in the OP are ugly as sin, though.
     
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    Lots in the streetwear/denim crowd love the desert boots, but not much else as far as I know.
     
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    tobinbridge Senior member

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    I find them popular with line cooks.

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    Wallabees are my preferred shoes in a very casual setting.
     
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    I have a pair of Natalie's which I really like. I don't think they were sold in the states so when I was studying in europe I had to track them down. They were very big in Japan at the time (late 90's?), but have since faded into obscurity. I don't really think they are that ugly at all actually and look pretty good with a pair of APCs, but I am sure many will disagree. I still wear them infrequently as they still look nearly brand new. [​IMG]
     
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    I have a pair of Natalie's which I really like. I don't think they were sold in the states so when I was studying in europe I had to track them down. They were very big in Japan at the time (late 90's?), but have since faded into obscurity. I don't really think they are that ugly at all actually and look pretty good with a pair of APCs, but I am sure many will disagree. I still wear them infrequently as they still look nearly brand new.

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    ugly as well [​IMG]
     
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    look like granny's orthopedic shoes...[​IMG]
     

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