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#1 2015-11-18 06:10:16

SenorBlues
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Hutton Desert boots

Anybody mentioned these here yet? Relaunching apparently, and made in Italy this time round. Nothing on their website yet, but the Weejun's posted on them, and they've got an Instagram page.

https://instagram.com/huttonboots/

http://www.theweejun.com/the-return-of- … ert-boots/


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#2 2015-11-18 06:55:54

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Re: Hutton Desert boots

Discovered them a few weeks back when doing some additional research for the exhibit - decided not to post anything about them until they was a bit more info, then forgot. They do look interesting, though slightly odd that they didn't try launch with their 'famous' shoe?

If good, I might actually look at getting a pair - Desert boots have not been in my arsenal for some years.


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#3 2015-11-18 07:08:28

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Re: Hutton Desert boots

Hard to tell from the couple of pics available isn't it? I like them in the main side-on shot, but don't like the creasing and curling in the forest shot. It looks as though the model's got a pair three sizes too big on.


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#4 2015-11-18 09:22:53

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Re: Hutton Desert boots

That's not their shoe in the forest, but an example of what they view as a good DB.


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#5 2015-11-18 09:37:19

Harpo
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Re: Hutton Desert boots

Made in Italy - they do look like the Astorflex boots........... are they going to have a premium price?


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#6 2015-11-18 09:41:20

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Re: Hutton Desert boots

Yeah premium always sets the alarm bells ringing...Astorflex are pretty good value IMO

 

#7 2015-11-18 09:54:19

SenorBlues
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Re: Hutton Desert boots

Tomiskinky wrote:

That's not their shoe in the forest, but an example of what they view as a good DB.

Well that's promising I suppose.

No word on pricing yet.


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#8 2015-11-18 13:34:04

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Re: Hutton Desert boots

The Astorflex look similar and are for sure the better value price wise. That said I was surprised how near my Vietnamese Dessies are to my old Made in England Dessies  from the 90s...


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#9 2015-11-19 05:16:47

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Re: Hutton Desert boots

I just picked up a pair of Astorflex desert boots for $120 Canadian a pair.  If anyone is interested I can check for sizes and colours for you.  PM me.  Would only make sense to ship to Canada and the US, as I've shipped shoes to Europe/UK before and its pretty expensive.   They are sized in Euro size and to my feet fit true to size if that helps anyone.

 

#10 2015-11-19 15:39:53

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Re: Hutton Desert boots

Leer R. wrote:

The Astorflex look similar and are for sure the better value price wise. That said I was surprised how near my Vietnamese Dessies are to my old Made in England Dessies  from the 90s...

Are you referring to Clarks Dessies? I have both Made in England and Made in Vietnam boots and although they are nearly identical I have come to prefer the Vietnam ones. I usually buy them in sales for £50 or less so they are good value 'beater' boots. I couldn't justify paying £250 for a Made in England pair of Clarks.


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#11 2015-11-20 02:48:18

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Re: Hutton Desert boots

Yeah I'm the same - the Vietnam ones seem ok to me - maybe the old made in England ones were better but it's not as clear as say old Weejuns vs new plastic Weejuns

 

#12 2016-01-22 09:13:41

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Re: Hutton Desert boots

Win a free pair of Hutton dessies!

http://s.heyo.com/5852a4?ref=1s2dtnj

 

#13 2016-01-28 05:39:16

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Re: Hutton Desert boots

I've just ordered a pair using a promo code.  I'll post my thoughts when they arrive.


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#14 2016-01-28 05:44:51

Harpo
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Re: Hutton Desert boots

Oliver wrote:

Win a free pair of Hutton dessies!

http://s.heyo.com/5852a4?ref=1s2dtnj

I know the chap who won. They look great, to be honest - what I imagine Clarks were like 50 years ago.

I've got some of the Vietnamese made Clarks though, and they're not bad - but they're just........ missing something.


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#15 2016-01-28 06:27:53

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Re: Hutton Desert boots

No 1/2 sizes and fit info is a bit vague, so I'll skip this dance.
Will be very interested to hear some reviews.

The Astorflex's would take some beating on quality and price, the crepe sole on them feels 'right',
much like the crepe on the Padmore+Barnes shoes compared to modern ClarksWallabees.

Still puzzled by them doing a Desert Boot first and not the shoe they were famous for.


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#16 2016-01-28 08:24:49

Oliver
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Re: Hutton Desert boots

I know the fella too, Harpo.

I just sized up to a 43 from my usual 8.5 per the websites instructions, Acton. I figure at worst, if an exchange is necessary, it's still a substantial discount. I think I take a US 9 in my Vietnamese Clark's also.

 

#17 2016-01-28 08:26:30

Oliver
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Re: Hutton Desert boots

If anyone's interested, my promo code was: SEAOFSAND

 

#18 2016-01-28 08:48:22

IvyLeagueOfGentlemen
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Re: Hutton Desert boots

Acton_Baby wrote:

Still puzzled by them doing a Desert Boot first and not the shoe they were famous for.

My take on it is that a Desert boot will always be a safe bet and a better seller to start with, as opposed to a PB boot; which is more of an acquired taste (in my opinion).

Being a new venture, he may not want to put all of his eggs in the wrong basket.


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#19 2016-01-28 08:56:34

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Re: Hutton Desert boots

Oliver wrote:

I just sized up to a 43 from my usual 8.5 per the websites instructions, Acton. I figure at worst, if an exchange is necessary, it's still a substantial discount. I think I take a US 9 in my Vietnamese Clark's also.

I'm always a bit wary of taking a chance with sizing when it's a limited edition run.
If they were in another colour I'd jump on a pair and risk the sizing.


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#20 2016-01-28 10:52:40

Oliver
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Re: Hutton Desert boots

I don't think it's a limited edition run, I just think it's an early production run... I'm sure that the same boots will be available in the same color and in greater numbers several weeks from now. I'm hoping the package turns up before they sell out of all 100 pairs, but at worst, I'll take a future credit or refund and still maximize value from the savings, so I'm not too worried.

 

#21 2016-01-28 11:06:21

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Re: Hutton Desert boots

I bought a pair of these. They seem great. They claim that they only have 100 available, so they must have pretty much sold out. With discount the price was very good  and I wonder if they could produce a PB how much more it would be? I suppose the added workmanship would add cost but does Italy have any track record of Playboy construction?

 

#22 2016-01-28 11:48:03

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Re: Hutton Desert boots

The owner of the Hutton name was at the open night for the exhibition, I had seen te DB's by then and meant to ask him about doin the signature shoe but he seemed a bit snooty - playing the big "I Am" but he might well be a nice bloke.


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#23 2016-01-28 11:57:23

Acton_Baby
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Re: Hutton Desert boots

I'm not dissing the Hutton boots at all, they do look good.
I've already splurged on a few pair of Astorflex's early this year (when they turned up in the sales at the end of last summer at £75 a pair), so I'm not short of desert boots.

However what I really need is a brown suede pair with a natural coloured sole, hopefully that's a forthcoming option.


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#24 2016-01-28 12:05:33

our man in ginza
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Re: Hutton Desert boots

I'm just surprised how cheap a limited run of custom shoes are to make. To be able to produce a 100 pairs of varying sizes in decent quality and then flog them for 100 quid suggests that either Italian production costs are tiny compared to the uk, or Hutton is doing it at a very thin margin.

 

#25 2016-01-28 16:12:46

Tomiskinky
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Re: Hutton Desert boots

Just seen who the winner was, I linked him up! Haha.


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