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Shoes, Style, Style Safari

Style – Clarks’ Marden Grove Navy Leather Shoes

By Stefano on January 29th, 2013

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As ever Clarks has a superb range of classic casual men’s shoes and of its latest arrivals I am quite taken with these Marden Grove leather shoes. These are in navy and are already sold out on the Clarks store though you can get them here.  There are also versions in tan leather and wolf suede.

They are great quality navy leather with the twist being the piping, which is this year’s big thing apparently. Nevertheless they look great and retail for £59.99.



Accessories, Sportswear

2012 is over. Why it is time to stop wearing the Union Jack

By Stefano on January 2nd, 2013

Happy New Year everyone. Hope is it a great one for you all. 2012 was pretty special wasn’t it! Even if you don’t really like sports you couldn’t possibly fail to be moved by the events of the Olympics and the Paralympics and the amazing stories they generated.

And as for the Jubilee, even as person who isn’t much of a royalist,  I couldn’t help but think it brought a lot of pleasure to a lot of people. 2012 will be remembered then as the year in which Britain wore a smile on her face.

But 2012 is gone and it is time to move on and one thing I want to see as lot less of is the fashion industry constantly recycling the Union Jack flag. Throughout 2012 it has been everywhere. From Stella McCartney’s Adidas sports wear through to Clarks shoes (and million T shirts on the way) the Union Jack has been ubiquitous. And let’s not even get into stuff like this.

So why should we stop wearing it? Well it is not that I am not patriotic, or even not appreciative of the flag’s design (surely only the Stars and Stripes runs it close in iconic flags)  It is just that last year we had very good reasons to be donning the colours – this year there’s hardly any sporting events that merit it as the key ones (like the cricket Ashes, World Cup football qualifiers) feature the home countries sides rather than Britain.

Of course the Union jack has been purloined by all sorts of pop culture magpies from The Who in the 60s through to Shane McGowan (yes you read that correctly in the late 70s. But they were arguably sporting the flag in an ironic way that reflected the pop art movement and punk respectively. There’s very little irony in anyone wearing the flag  today. Even Noel Gallagher and Geri Halliwell with their Union Jack guitar and dress in the 90s at least did something surprising. No one would ever look twice at a musician donning the flag today.

What I’d hate to see is the Union Jack turn into another Stars and Stripes and become some weird ubiquitous emblem that’s emblazoned throughout the world from Argentina to Zambia on hats, t shirts and more but really is little more than cheesy fashion. It is better than that. Also  we have seen so many permutations on the flag -  green, light blue and more, that re-inventing  it is neither clever or interesting now.

So it is 2013, the  Union Jack was so last year. Time to move on.

 

 



Footwear, music, Shoes

Clarks team up with Best Coast for Record Store Day inspired Desert Boots

By Gerald Lynch on November 12th, 2012

Clarks are once again teaming up with Record Store Day, putting together a line of tune-inspired footwear and bagging the services of Californian indie-pop maestros Best Coast in the process.

As part of Clarks’ Originals collection for 2013, the veritable shoe makers will be putting together a line of bold, colourful patent leather Desert Boots for guys and girls, as well as pumps for the ladies too. Incorporating a vinyl print line motif  in our favourite mens’ pair (pictured above), each pair also includes raised concentric circle detailing, just like the grooves of a vinyl record.

As well as putting out a limited edition vinyl of their own to mark the partnership, Best Coast will also be playing a one off LA gig for Clarks on Record Store Day 2013 (the precise date remains a closely guarded secret). Those not among the lucky few able to bag a ticket will be able to stream the entire gig online at www.clarksoriginals.com.

“This is the next chapter in the on-going story of Clarks Originals and our hugely successful association with music,” says Gemma Green, Clarks marketing manager.

“We are delighted to collaborate with US band Best Coast, supporting Record Store Day 2013. The partnership results iin an exclusive track produced on vinyl and a limited edition Desert Boot – both timeless classics that stand the test of time. record Store Day and its spirit is the perfect alignment for Clarks Originals.”

Keep an eye out for the boots to touch down early next Spring, ahead of April 2013′s Record Store Day festivities.

Click here for more details, and scroll down for some more images of the new range.

Clarks Record Store Day 2013 Desert Boots

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Collaborations, features, Footwear

Supreme teams up with Clarks on new desert boot

By Laura on March 31st, 2011

It seems like brand collaborations are all the rage at the moment, but I was especially excited when I heard that Supreme and Clarks had teamed up to bring us a new take on the classic desert boot.
Supreme has taken the hugely popular British classic, and redesigned the ankle area slightly, sloping the back and adding an extra lace attachment in the form of a hook eye.

The boots will be available in the standard black, gray and navy blue, but they have also made one the Supreme red that looks amazing. No news on the release date yet but we expect them to retail for about £165.00



Footwear

Futura x Clarks Wallabee

By Jonathan Smith on January 12th, 2009

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Futura is one of the worlds most prolific graffiti artists up to his eyeballs in collaborations and creating new designs for his own label Futura Laboratories. Now the man from UNKLE is hitting up the mainstream with his latest collab with British childhood favorites Clarks. Futura has added his own trademark touch to the iconic Wallabee, painting and tagging the canvas upper of this streetwear monolith creating something that the hip hoppers and street boppers (what?) are going to be stumbling over their Levi’s Vintage to get their hands on.

As a small side note this move is once more highlighting Clarks transition from outdated cobblers for the very young or very old to a fashion force to be reckoned with. Good game Clarks, very good game.

Keep and eye out this spring for these hitting stores near you and jump through to have a gander at further images.

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Footwear, Sales

Aquascutum white desert boots

By admin on October 20th, 2008

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The Clarks desert boots we featured last week went down so well that I thought I’d find another pair of the classic shoe. A little pricier but nonetheless covetable are these Aquascutum white boots. They’re reduced from £325 to a more acceptable £125 at Secret Sales -you have to sign up to get access to the site but once in there are plenty of bargains to be found.

The white uppers look very soft and the leather sole is pure quality, admittedly white isn’t the most practical colour but I think it makes an interesting winter choice. Teamed with a palette of pale neutrals they will look easily elegant, or try using them as a brilliant punctuation in an otherwise dark outfit.



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Clarks Originals Re Heat shoe

By ShinyMedia on April 23rd, 2007

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I love Clarks Originals, I may hate pie-crust shoes more than anything but some of their less copied styles are lovely. These shoes feature an all-important punched leather part which is very trendy at the moment, but more importantly keeps you cool. The Re heat name might be a reference to the crepe sole, which can easily rejuvenated by heating in a oven, but please don’t take my word for it. They come in easily dirtied greige suede but see after the jump for a slightly more wearable "mackerel" suede and white leather combo.

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