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CLARKS ORIGINALS X GOODHOOD

This season sees an exciting new collaboration between Clarks Originals and award winning brand Goodhood. Based on the Clarks Originals Wallabee, these limited edition styles feature the classic crepe sole with a contemporary upper design.

“I grew up wearing Wallabees through the British acid house era and it is a shoe I love,” says Jo Sindle, Co-Founder of Goodhood. “We focused on trying to stay true to the original and updating it with sympathetic details taking inspiration from the music videos of that era. The finished product is interesting but totally easy to wear and we know our customers are going to love them”.

““The synergy between Goodhood and Clarks Originals has always been very strong,” says Dan Newton, Group Head of Product at Clarks Originals. “They’re a fantastic partner for us, beautifully curated products in a wonderful environment. This collaboration epitomises Jo and Kyle’s strive to deliver classic products with a contemporary crafted twist, and it’s fundamental that our icons continue to be re-energised like this”.

Clarks Originals x Goodhood

Clarks Originals x Goodhood

Available exclusively at Up There Store and Cabinet Noir.

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Clarks Originals x Stussy

Originally released in the 1960s, the Clarks Originals Wallabee has become an iconic shoe across different continents and sub cultures. Recognised by its moccasin construction and the quality of its English suede and crepe sole, the classic style presents an exciting opportunity for Stussy to reinterpret this favourite through the brand’s unique lens.

The Stussy Clarks Originals Wallabee is available in two colours; True Navy and Harvest Gold. Both feature a premium suede upper with a tonal ostrich leather collar, gold tipped laces, and subtle Stussy branding on the removal fob and the insole.

The collection is available in Australia, exclusively at Highs and Lows.

RRP $299.95

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Clarks Trigenic has landed

“Trigenic is a creative rebirth of a concept from our archive, combined with the latest technology and our understanding of biomechanics fused with sport DNA.” – Prad Indrakumar, the creative force behind Trigenic.

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Footwear in 1883 was pointy. Restrictive. Uncomfortable. So we created the Hygienic shoe, adapting its shape to mirror the foot and improving what they called ‘foot health’ back then.

For 200 years we’ve been obsessed with crafting shoes that closely follow the foot’s contours. We still are. And, taking inspiration from that Hygienic last – as well as what we discovered digging through our archives – we’ve designed and created an all-new shoe in which the past meets the future: the Clarks Trigenic.

There are three key parts to the Trigenic Flex. A new anatomical last, a footbed with integrated fit-sleeve, and a three-part decoupled outsole for maximum flexibility – following the foot’s natural motion.

We’ve used premium leather for the upper, veg-tanned leather for the footbed and neoprene for the fit-sleeve. And building the shoe on an EVA midsole – as well as Vibram rubber outsole pods – provides a superior ride and cushioning.

The result is a never-done-before fusion of footwear engineering technologies and classic moccasin construction. Centuries of shoe making knowhow distilled into a future-facing, athletic silhouette.

“We wanted to create something completely different,” says Prad. “I took the original concept and modernised it by making the shape asymmetric to match the foot. All the panels on the upper are specifically cut and angled to aid flexibility.”

Trigenic is available now at Up There, Cabinet Noir and Glue.

 

Pictured shoe: Trigenic Flex, Pale Green | Pics courtesy of Up There

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LIMITED EDITION | Clarks Originals x Herschel Supply Co.

Celebrating 65 years of the iconic Desert Boot, Herschel Supply proudly introduces a partnership release with Clarks Originals.

Available in Navy and Grey premium suede, Herschel Supply’s rendition remains true to the timeless Clarks Originals Desert Boot silhouette. Details are subtly integrated, including a monochromatic rubber crepe sole, colour-dipped lace aglets and a contrasting pebbled leather tongue, along with a quality chambray liner and custom interior branding.

Available now exclusively at Glue Store.

 

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LIMITED EDITION | Made in England

Clarks Originals Desert Boot Limited Edition | Made in England

Clarks Originals celebrates the 65th anniversary of the Clarks Desert Boot with a special Made in England collaboration which sees the Originals brand and the Charles F. Stead factory come together to create a handcrafted, limited-edition Clarks Desert Boot which heroes the artisanal skills at the centre of British style today.

After Nathan Clark stormed America with his revolutionary Desert Boot design in the early 1950s, it was to the highly-skilled shoemakers and tanners of England that he turned to produce the boots which would go on to become signifiers of cool around the world. Each of the 1,950 pairs – a number chosen to reflect the year when the boots first hit the market – of Made in England Desert Boots are hand-numbered and come with spare leather laces. The collaboration honours the unique partnerships forged by Clark, which are still integral to the Desert Boot 65 years on.

The original Cordova Velour suede which characterised the very first Desert Boot styles of the 1950s came from long-time Clarks collaborators, Charles F. Stead. Based in Leeds, England since 1895, the tannery is renowned worldwide for the exceptional quality and colours of its suede.

Available in Australia from 1st July 2015, the Made in England Limited Edition Clarks Originals Desert Boots come presented in collectible packaging containing commemorative artwork. Potts Printers of Northumberland, a family-run company founded in 1875 by William John Potts produced the limited edition boxes which also includes

With only 10 pairs available for purchase in Australia, these are set to move fast.

Exclusively sold at:
Up There Store
RRP = $499

 


Clarks Originals celebrates the 65th anniversary of the Clarks Desert Boot with a special Made in England collaboration which sees the Originals brand and the Charles F. Stead factory come together to create a handcrafted, limited-edition Clarks Desert Boot which heroes the artisanal skills at the centre of British style today.

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Five minutes with Highsnobiety

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Clarks UK take five minutes to catch up with the head honcho of Titel Media, David Fischer – Editor-in-Chief and Founder of taste-making sites Highsnobiety and Selectism.

After moving to Berlin some 10 years ago, David has gone from running a small scale fashion blog at university to growing a hugely respected media network of some of the biggest influencers on the scene. We travelled to his office for a chat and a quick ‘kaffee’.

How long have you been running Titel Media now David?
Highsnobiety for 10 years in 2015 and Selectism for 7 years. We are globally a team of 24 staff over five sites who serve trendsetters, early adopters, people that are up to date at all times with the latest and greatest in men’s lifestyle and fashion.

What are the differences between the two media channels? There’s some cross-over for sure?
The Highsnobiety reader is very trendy. He follows trends closely and adapts to the latest trends very early on. The Selectism reader is slightly older and knows exactly what he wants and his likes do not change as much over time. They are trendy, but appreciate longevity, high quality, lasting products. In many cases the Highsnobiety reader eventually becomes a Selectism reader.

What’s in a Selectism wardrobe?
A good pair of raw denim, oxford shirts, some solid cashmere knitwear, lots of premium basics. In terms of footwear he might be wearing a pair of Clarks Originals Desert Boots, Red Wing boots or maybe a pair of Alden shoes on a very regular basis.

How do you see the Clarks Originals Desert Boot within Sneakerhead culture? 

I feel like the Desert Boot is the one pair of shoes that the sneakerhead picks up when he decides to dress up or dress a bit more formal. It’s a perfect bridge between the sneaker and something a little more mature. Solid, timeless and still fashionable.

What’s your favourite item of clothing/footwear?
A well worn in pair of raw jeans.

What does it say of you?
I like to be dressed well, yet comfortable, ready for any occasion.

Describe your perfect weekend.
Wake up around 11. Check my emails, make sure all our sites are running smoothly. Go for a walk in town, do a bit of shopping. Go for a nice healthy lunch. Do some more shopping, meet up with friends for a coffee. Go back home, relax, check the websites again, check email. Go out for dinner with friends, go out for drinks to a nice bar. On Sunday I like to sleep long, have breakfast at home with my wife, and just chill at home, cook dinner, watch a nice movie or go to the cinema.

And on a Monday morning, what’s your commute like?
Berlin is actually still a great city for driving. Traffic is not too bad. I take the car to work.

How important is a story like Clarks Desert Boot and its 65th Anniversary? 

I think it is very important. One of the most iconic boot silhouettes, and so connected with UK culture. Also, I believe the Desert Boot, unlike most others, really speaks to several generations. The 20 year old sneakerhead as a pair in the closet, and the 35 year old architect as well. It is such a timeless shoe, offering it in a more premium version absolutely makes sense to me.

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Is film as valuable to you guys and your medium as say photography and words?
A film transports an experience. It gives you a more personal, live view of sorts and therefore I think it is a fantastic medium that will continue to play a very important role in our market.

As strong players in the digital realm, what does Highsnobiety and Selectism do to engage with its audience?
We do so many things to engage with our audience. Through our site we engage daily with them, but mostly at this point through social media. We communicate through Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Pinterest, Tumblr and other platforms, to make sure that we catch our reader wherever he is active. We attend a ton of seasonal trade shows to interact with industry professionals and readers. From Pitti Uomo, Seek, Bread & Butter, Capsule to other big industry events, it is always a great chance for us to meet everybody in one place.

…And the printed Highsnobiety magazine, is it the same voice, more in depth?
Highsnobiety Magazine brings our digital presence into the real world. We were really overwhelmed by the great feedback from our audience. It is another kind of presence. We take great care when it comes to the choice of paper stock for the magazine and the quality in general. People appreciate that and collect our issues. Also the timelessness of print is really beautiful and a nice change of pace compared to the fast moving online side of our business.

Where can we get it?
The Highsnobiety magazine is available at fashion retail stores and concept stores internationally. As well as select train stations, news outlets and airports around the globe.

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1950 ‘Til Infinity

Clarks Originals Desert Boot

CELEBRATING 65 YEARS

Launched in 1950, Clarks Originals most-loved silhouette – the Desert Boot – celebrates its status this year as the Original Desert Boot. Modelled on a shoe made in the bazaars of Cairo and worn by off-duty British army officers.

Nathan Clark cut the pattern for the boot himself, but it got a lukewarm response from the Clarks stock committee. Undeterred, Nathan launched the boot at the Chicago Shoe Fair in 1949. A feature in Esquire magazine later, and the maverick shoe maker had a best selling hit on his hands – this radical boot was like nothing anyone had ever seen before.

65 years after its debut, it’s still crafted using the same techniques, including the ‘stitchdown’ construction and the distinctive slim line last shape and natural crepe sole of the original.

To kick off the celebrations, Clarks UK held a launch at their Regent Street store earlier this year, as well as a celebration of our heritage which is being rolled out globally. The International launch begins early July with the release of the SandSixtyFive boot. Only 150 pairs were made, so it’s set to move fast.

Watch this space for details.

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COMING SOON | Clarks Originals x Herschel Supply Co.

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Clarks Originals x The Herschel Supply Co. Desert Boots

Clarks Originals and Herschel Supply Company have teamed up to celebrate 65 years of the Clarks Desert Boot. Previously only available overseas, this will be the first year we have access to this collaboration in Australia.

Available in Navy and Grey premium suede, Herschel Supply’s rendition remains true to the timeless Clarks Originals Desert Boot silhouette. Subtly integrated detailing includes a monochromatic rubber crepe sole, colour-dipped lace aglets and a contrasting pebbled leather tongue, along with a quality chambray liner and custom interior branding.

Available July 2015.

 

 

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