Thursday, 13 January 2011

Desert storm

'What do you mean, be one of the Faces? I am one of the Faces'. And this summer one of the classic MOD clothing garments, the Desert Boot, is about to make a massive come back.

The boot, that has never really gone away, is set to cause a riot on the high street, reminiscent of the Brighton Bank Holidays back in the halcyon days of the sixties, enabling all lovers of the classic Quadrophenia to add this gem to their wardrobes.

And you are going to be spoilt for choice and colours as new ranges of the boot and producers get in on the act.

The icon will always be the Clarks classic boot. which this summer is available in a range of colours.

The classic four hole lacing boot, with stitching detail on the ankle and leather inner, with crepe sole, simple, subtle, sublime.

Ever since it's inception in the second world war, donned by the Eighth Army during numerous campaigns, and then brought to the high street by Nathan Clark, (who used the EA crepe sole to finish his boot design) in 1949/50 for the famous shoe proprietor the boot has held it's own, so it is no surprise that homage has been paid by lima Gallagher with his Pretty Green brand.

Gallagher carried out in-depth talks and gained invaluable guidance form Clarks before launching his boot last last year.

The Clarks range is available in denim blue, navy suede, a delicious tobacco limited edition, cola, black, brown and my favourite sand, so you are only slightly spoilt for choice.

While the Mancunian music maestro offers his in a lighter green and black, with others colours to come. The boot is a variation on the original, with a lower stitching, more rounded toe and lower profile sole, adding something new to a style icon.

So what you waiting for? Get your daisy's on and get out there.