Reddit Reddit reviews Clarks Originals Men's Desert Boot

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Men's Shoes
Men's Boots
Clothing, Shoes & Jewelry
Men's Chukka Boots
Clarks Originals Men's Desert Boot
Stabilizing suede lined heel counterPlatform measures approximately 0.5 inchHeel measures approximately 1 inch
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114 Reddit comments about Clarks Originals Men's Desert Boot:

u/zzzaz · 150 pointsr/malefashionadvice

2 Lands End OCBDs (One white, one Blue ~$40 each (on sale) $80

2 Lands End Gingham or Plaid shirts ~$40 each ~$80

2 Lands End Tailored Fit Chinos (1 in light beige, one in khaki ~$40/each (on sale)) ~$80

1 pair Clarks Desert Boots in Beeswax ~$70

1 Navy Surplus Pea coat ~$40 at a Navy Surplus store

3 crew-neck Sweaters (different colors @ ~$50/each) ~$150

Levis 514s, dark wash or raw ~$50

LL Bean blutcher moc (not as ubiquitous as Sperry's) ~$70

Bean boots (For winter or snow) ~$90

Timex Easy Reader ~$25

Allen Edmonds Park Ave. (in brown) ~$200

That leaves you $75. Go to Target and buy plain short and long sleeve tee's from the Merona line and a few pairs of nice Merona socks.

That will be a very simple wardrobe that can be dressed up or down and should cover all of the basics that a 20 year old needs. The next pickups will be a blazer, more shirts, and more sweaters for variety. Remember that fit is everything; if you are slim, get the LE tailored fit, or take them to a tailor.

u/tPRoC · 48 pointsr/malefashionadvice
u/[deleted] · 22 pointsr/AskReddit

I disagree about graphic t-shirts, band t-shirts, and cargo shorts. Your beef with cargo shorts probably arises from everybody in the fucking world wearing them, so they're a bit overused, and sometimes too baggy. I'd say don't wear only cargo shorts, and don't wear them with the camo pattern.

Graphic tees are way to versatile to say, don't wear them! Lol, no one is wearing graphic tees to try and look badass (but don't wear skulls on your shirts for the love of god). 19, 20 is not to old to wear graphic tees. But there is a range. If it looks like someone threw up on your shirt, then no, don't wear that. However, there's nothing wrong with liking a band and wearing a shirt by them I think. The ones I don't like are the black background rock ones with 90% of the front taken up with some graphic and ones that have tour dates on them.

also this is a fucking awesome shirt, but I wouldn't recommend wearing it.

This however is better.

Funny t-shirts can come off as lame, but if you like it, then get it, wear it. Today I saw a kid in this as a t-shirt. I would not recommend that. This is alright, still not the coolest thing, but it can make you happy to wear it, and other to see it, so why not.

Not sure what is wrong with pac-sun, they have good shorts that fit this guys specifications, and some other good stuff. Just don't get the Volcom/Element label stuff, especially if it looks like someone threw up on it.

Don't wear too skinny jeans if you have no leg muscle.

He suggests wearing these and I've got to disagree. He's far off on the shoes in general. I think I have a better feel for you, and wearing dress shoes around is probably not your style. Get some sandals that aren't super cheap. I don't see anything wrong with New Balance, I'm sure the guy I'm replying too will, but only people who are really into shoes are going to look down on people who are wearing New Balance or the like. Just get something simple that isn't 20 different colors and patterns.

V-necks WILL make you look like a douchebag, the not so dipped collar, just a little bit to some people, and never, ever, ever the super low V-necks

u/chrispscott · 19 pointsr/frugalmalefashion

Henchman On The Left

Chambray Shirt

Waffle Shirt

Levi's Khaki 511

Clark's Desert Boots in Olive

Hager Classic Commando Watch

Lakehouse Leathers Watch Strap from redditor /u/lakehouseleathers who posts codes on here quite a bit

u/nexttonormal · 18 pointsr/malefashionadvice

Not exactly them, but pretty damn close--just swap laces:

Robert Wayne Desert Blake Boot in grey suede, or, Clarks Original Desert Boot in distressed grey. I have a pair of Robert Waynes and they are incredibly comfortable, purchased at a retailer in the mall for $25 USD, on sale. Incredible value.

or search 'Desert Boot' in grey.


u/Jardun · 15 pointsr/malefashionadvice

Clarks Desert Boots, Sperry Boat Shoes, and Vans Authentic in pretty much any basic color. Shop around on any of those you can find pretty good sales on them almost anywhere, with the exception of maybe the desert boots. 80 is the cheapest I have seen for those recently.

u/jay199x · 10 pointsr/frugalmalefashion
u/Willravel · 10 pointsr/malefashionadvice

>There is no silver bullet to dressing better.


Otherwise, dynamite post.

u/saskd · 9 pointsr/malefashionadvice

In that case the bigger boots like Iron Rangers, 1000 mile boots and Katahdins are out. But I'd still consider some chukkas or desert boots. I currently own and love the MFA standard Clarks (beeswax is probably the color you want) and these Red Wing chukkas.

u/ehsu · 8 pointsr/malefashionadvice

Yeah, I'm not in love with those GBX shoes either. I really like these or these. For something that works equally well at work or afterwards, this is a good option. Or perhaps these if you're feeling adventurous?

EDIT: I forgot to mention these.

u/abadonn · 8 pointsr/malefashionadvice

Desert boots are a type of chukka boots. They look great with jeans, I recommend Clarks in beeswax. Wait for a sale though, you can find them for around $60 if you are patient.

u/givemeadvice18 · 7 pointsr/frugalmalefashion

For example:

I just bought "XYZ product in X color" for $xx.xx shipped with coupon code ABCD12 ($xx.xx off normal price).

u/jppbkm · 7 pointsr/malefashionadvice

A: Congrats on deciding to dress more fashionably. I don't think that you should necessarily conflate this with dressing "more grown-up." Many grown-ups dress sloppily/non-fashionably/wear clothes that don't fit.

B: Good job reading the sidebar. For additional information I am a big fan of Alan Flusser's book "Dressing the Man." It focuses on what, today, is a formal wardrobe for the average man. It explains many of the "why"s of wearing items/fabrics/patterns. I also recommend the "Basic Men's Fashion" series of articles on the website fashionbeans.

C. There are a few keys to spending your money wisely. First, fit is key. Ask questions and read up in order to understand how each article of clothing should fit. Second, certain things are in or out of fashion. Pleated pants, for instance, are really out of fashion (with the possible exception of suit trousers). When in doubt, simpler is usually better when it comes to styling. Third, figure out what colors work together and what colors work for YOU. Your complexion will play a part in choosing what to wear.

D: It sounds like you may want a separate set of clothes to wear in the lab if there are really accidents as often as you say. It would just be unfortunate to buy some nice clothes and ruin them the first week.

E: The shoes are rather unfashionable. Some would even say "ugly." Ideally, shoes should be shaped to fit your foot. A squared or extremely pointy toe is a no-no. The toe of these is rather bulbous looking. Rather than coming to a smooth round toe they kind of flare out. In addition, the sole gives them a chunky look. This contrasts with the leather and the stitching just throws everything off. The shoes seem unable to decide whether they want to be a work boot style shoe (brown leather, chunky sole) or a more casual sneaker type of shoe (toe shape, contrast stitching).

F. It is sometimes said that your shoes should be the most expensive part of any outfit. Shoes can be pricey but when well-cared for they will really last. It is also a lot easier to find shoes that fit (for most) than pants or shirts as foot sizing varies less than body sizes. I would recommend a couple of the following classics.

  1. LL Bean Moc

  2. Clark Desert Boot in Beeswax

  3. Converse All Stars

  4. A nice clean penny loafer in brown leather.

u/Dead_Politician · 7 pointsr/BuyItForLife

Redwings will do you good. The chunk heel seems to be the most popular for casual use. I also like Clark's desert boots, which are a similar style but not quite as boot-y. I wear mine everyday.

u/Kayron648 · 7 pointsr/arrow

Dessert boots.

His might be a more expensive brand / pair. But the style is pretty popular. The Clarks Dessert Boots have achieved meme status over on r/MaleFashionAdvice due to how much they were recommended as a basic style piece.

u/jrocbaby · 6 pointsr/malefashionadvice

You need to read a lot from the sidebar. It will help. I know it's a lot to read and it's intimidating, but it's worth the time investment. Also start paying attention to what you think looks good. Movies, pictures, people on the street. whatever. with time you'll get better.

Everything is too big. Since corsair_002 did an amazing job, I'll try to just give a few specific recommendations. You dont need to take them, but it might help you get at least 1 good outfit going.

  • Get some slim fit tshirts in solid colors with no graphics or branding. Navy blue, dark grey, & medium grey are the first ones I would get for you. You are going to want to pay attention not only to where the shoulder seem lines up, but also to the diameter of the sleeves. Being so thin means that most mall brand shirts will not fit you in the sleeves. I would only buy shirts that fit you there. It makes short sleeve shirts really look good on a person.

  • Get some slimmer jeans. levis 513 or levis 511 in a dark wash like the rigid dragon color on the 511s. I would try the 511s first. if you are too uncomfortable in them, either give it a few days to get used to it, or try the 513s. Whatever the inseam is on your jeans now, you will want to try 2-4 inches shorter. You have what's called stacking, and when keeping things simple we dont want that much of it.

  • while plimsolls are awesome and cheap. Try van authentics in the color labeled "true white". Dont worry about keeping them white. They look better when they are a bit beat up. Dont expect them to last more than a year.

  • after you get plimsolls get some boots. clarks desert boots in the color labeled "beeswax" are cheap and look good. Chippewa gqs are the next cheapest, but decent looking boot. These will last you a few years.

  • ditch the glasses. Get contacts and get some sunglasses. I like rayban wayfayers, since you have what looks like brown hair I would get the color labeled "tortoise shell" with the green lenses.

  • I would grow your top hair out just a bit more and cut the sides shorter. Your haircut, glasses, & outfit are making you look boring. If I was you, I would fight that with a killer haircut. it can add a lot of attitude to your looks.

    One thing you dont want to do is get some slim jeans, nice footwear, dope shades, a new haircut and then wear a big old baggy shirt like this. You are a slim guy. Keep it all slim.
u/BaconCat · 6 pointsr/funny
u/Lithiumt · 6 pointsr/malefashionadvice

I'm 16, so I may be able to help you a bit with what would look good on you, since I wear this stuff.

  • Docker's Alpha Khaki: Grab a few pairs of Dockers alpha khaki's, they have them at Macy's - if you don't have a Macy's near you, you can order online. The grey, navy, and tan are all good colors.

  • GAP's skinny selvedge: We here at MFA love raw jeans, but not every teenager can afford them. Gap has some fairly cheap ($35) 1969 jeans that are fairly nice. Get them in a dark indigo wash. If you don't like the gap jeans just remember get a pair that is slim (but not skin tight) and dark indigo is a great color to get them in.

  • Target's Merona V-neck: Your shirt seems kind of odd in this photo, the V is really deep, and as others have said it's best not to get such a deep V unless you are more on the muscular side. Target's merona brand has a great V-neck shirt that is pretty good on fit and has a lot of colors. Their crew necks are good too, but its just personal preference. I personally like the crew necks more because they fit my body type better.

  • OCBD's (Oxford Cloth Button Down): This is a button up shirt made of oxford cloth (heavier than the average "dress" shirt, lighter than flannel) and has a button down collar. You can get these at a variety of stores but MFA typically recommends Jcrew, get them in slim. If that's too pricey gap makes some fairly ok OCBD's. Its a great shirt for fall/winter with layering and spring by itself (but you can layer if you feel like it, might be too hot) its not much of a summer shirt because it can get hot if you are in 80 degree weather+

  • Shoes: Van's authentic's are good shoes. Off white is a good color. Once it get's to fall/winter you may want a boot. I own a pair of red wings, but obviously everybody can't buy them since they are fairly expensive. The Katahdin's are also good, but again - to a teenager they might be pricey. You could go with Clark's but they aren't great for winter (the crepe sole has a tendency to absorb water, which isn't good if you want dry feet) but they will do OK if you aren't walking around too much in rain/slush. If you want boots you may have to pay a bit more... but it will be worth it since they will last, and they are very stylish. If you get the right pair, you will definitely get some compliments.

  • Sweaters: Cardigan's, Sweater's, they are great. I actually made a post about this today. Jcrew has some great sweaters, a bit more expensive than other brands but I hear they last for a very long time and are high quality. Banana republic also has some great options. Gap makes a great cardigan that I am going to buy tomorrow.

  • Jackets: Get one in black/olive/or brown. The guide over in the sidebar is great for jackets, they are a long subject and it would be hard for me to cover all of them in this comment. EDIT: Also, vests - if you can pull that shit off, wear one, on the right person they look great. Like this

    As a few final tips:

  • Make sure your belt matches your shoes in color.

  • Make sure your pants fit you well, you shouldn't be able to fit more than 2 fingers in between your waist and your pants.

  • Shirt and shoes shouldn't match.

  • Button up's shouldn't be too long, if its long it is meant to be tucked in, and it looks odd because me and you usually wouldn't be tucking in our shirts.

  • Fit is very important. Make sure it fits well before you buy it (but not so well that when you wash it, it shrinks up and you can't wear it).

  • As others have said, cut your hair.

    MFA is a great community, but a few people criticize things pretty harshly, don't feel offended if this happens, its happened to most of us here.
u/narcism · 6 pointsr/malefashionadvice

Are you goddamn serious? Here, if the rest of your outfit is ultra casual, wear sneakers or a shoe made of canvas. If your outfit is casual, maybe a suede. If you're dressing to impress, something made of leather.

If that still doesn't answer your question and you don't know how to use Google.

u/flight120 · 6 pointsr/TeenMFA

I think he could use some Clarks Desert Boots here is a purchase Link Beeswax is the most versatile color. youre welcome

u/JiForce · 6 pointsr/malefashionadvice

These. MFA loves these and wants to have their children.

u/zSolaris · 6 pointsr/malefashionadvice

What kind of shoes do you like? What's your budget?

Just some general suggestions:

Desert Boots - Standard "r/MFA uniform" boots. But they are very classy looking, I get compliments for mine all the time. They are very comfortable to walk in and are usable most seasons of the year (but not too great in loads of water).

Plimsolls - Come in loads of colors, help tie together your outfit/make a personal bit of flair. Very clean, very simple. Loads of people love them.

Boat shoes - Personally don't understand them but people seem to love them. They're more of a spring/summer shoe, IMO though. Just remember, no socks or no-show-socks.

u/Live-On-Pool · 6 pointsr/malefashionadvice

Hey fellow midwesterner,

Try looking at /r/frugalmalefashion for deals. You can really get some amazing deals there.

But besides that, here are the few things I can suggest;

Tshirts: [Uniqlo Supima Tshirts] (, H&M Basic Tees (Just because they are cheap and fits me perfectly), Wohven (Tshirt subscription for $8 per month which delivers good quality tagless plain t-shirts).

Shirts & Button Ups: [Brook Brothers Blue Oxford] (,default,pd.html?src=googleshopping&cmp=ppc_us_GG_pla_Men%27sShirts&gclid=CjwKEAiA2abEBRCdx7PqqunM1CYSJABf3qvaJzMdov7_cDkjagUYYv8vI7bsXNFBcoXyM6IgEsCkMRoCGY3w_wcB), Casual Shirts from Charles Tyrwhitt

Pants: [Levis Jeans] (, [J Crew Factory Chinos] (, Jomer Chinos (Very hard to get hold of these, sign up for their newsletter and see when they are back in stock)

Shoe: Adidas Stan Smith (Currently on Sale), [New Balance] ( (Good Prices at their outlet store), Clarks Original Chukka, [Golden Fox Boots for Snow] ( (These are some of my favorite boots for cheap. They are extremely comfortable.)

Outerwear: [Parkas] (, (ASOS usually have some good ones), Pea Coat (Not extremely sure where to shop for a good pea coat), Uniqlo MA-1 Bomber Jacket

Again, there are some of the basics, cheaper options that I can think of. Good Luck

u/wimwt · 5 pointsr/malefashionadvice

Honestly, I think these shoes are pretty ugly - I don't think the patch on the sides works very well and I think you could get a much more versatile shoe than these.

I'd personally recommend you look at some brown chukkas (CDBs etc), some plain tan bucks (eg Bass Buckinghams) or possibly some camp mocs (eg LL Bean camp mocs)?

These are all a lot cleaner and versatile than the Florsheim; and more often than not simpler looks nicer.

u/greedhead · 5 pointsr/frugalmalefashion

It kinda depends on the rest of your style - what does a typical outfit look like for you?

Clark Desert Boots or another pair of chukkas might be a good start - they can fit well into most any casual outfit.

Vans Authentics, Jack Purcells, or Chuck Taylors are also good starter shoes and are usually good quality for the price - you can probably find better sales on other sites. This may be better if you dress more like a typical college student. I'd avoid the bright/loud colors for fall shoes.

Those are just wide suggestions based on knowing nothing about you. Examples of your usual style would help.

u/AlGoreVidalSassoon · 5 pointsr/malefashionadvice

There's a reason Clark's Desert Boots are such a popular shoe. They don't have much competition in that price range. Red Wing makes a workboot like chukka but it's much more expensive.

u/atWorkWoops · 4 pointsr/malefashionadvice

Clarks Desert Boots you can find them mentioned in the boots section of the shoes in the sidebar. You can also see a pair here:

u/patrickjst · 4 pointsr/malefashionadvice

Dressy but casual, eh? I believe they call those "grown-up" shoes or "not-sneakers."

Here are some examples. Ignore the prices, you can find cheaper alternatives to these almost anywhere if you wish. These are just style examples.

u/reposts_old_stuff · 4 pointsr/malefashionadvice

Definitely agree with this. I'll just add a list of specific places you could start your search with.


Gap Modern Oxfords - My personal preference

Uniqlo Slim Oxfords - Highly rated on this sub and affordable


Dockers Alpha slim tapered cut - Try New British Khaki, Dark Pebble, and Gravel

Gap Lived in Slim Chinos


Clarks Desert Boots

J Crew Mcallisters

Red Wing Work Chuckkas

u/-BigBoss- · 3 pointsr/malefashionadvice

Boots? Leather? Brown? 100 dollars? Clark's Desert Boots seem like a good match for you. Here

u/gilbertAAA · 3 pointsr/malefashionadvice


olive parka - 60

blackwatch flannel - 30

unbranded raw denim - 88

clarks desert boots - price varies but its in your budget

this is a good basic fall/winter starter kit.

u/Hellyeahseansu · 3 pointsr/MaleFashionMarket
u/kr0n0s · 3 pointsr/malefashionadvice

Bushacres still come in real leather- it's just the sole that's synthetic.

Note the difference in the descriptions between the originals: "crepe sole."

and the bushacres: "man-made sole."

u/Bizkit64 · 3 pointsr/frugalmalefashion

$77.75? Think another $7.75 isn't to bad? What they go for roughly at my local Clarks outlet.

u/woobwoobwoob · 3 pointsr/frugalmalefashion

Dang. To be fair, the company closed down, so I'm not too surprised - they're essentially just selling the leftovers now.

To be honest, I just got into this fashion thing recently (2 months ago?) myself. I can't say I know too many others specifically like the Simple in that price range, but a google image search for "chukka" or "desert boot" yields a ton of examples.

I'd check /r/frugalmalefashion for sales - for example, the Lands End Jackson Chukka is a good cheap alternative to the now-famous (and MFA classic) Clark's Desert Boot. I just got a pair myself, and they're very solid for the price. Admittedly they're more on the formal side than the Simple shoes, but there are plenty of less fancy chukka options (Vans even makes a pair, but their sole is kinda ugly IMO).

Unfortunately, it looks like they're sold out of the Tan ones, but if you don't mind a dark brown (better for winter) look, they might have your size hanging around. Other good options are the current half-annual Nordstrom's sale, and the Anniversary Nordstrom sale which hits July 20.

I'd be patient and stay observant. Something always come along :).

u/aka_Citizen_Snips · 3 pointsr/TeenMFA

-wear them with any kind of long pants. Good chukkas fit everything from biz caz to caz caz.

-I'll break down some options:

cheap tier: sigh Clark's Desert Boots in Beeswax, $120

mid tier: Cole Haan Winter Colton Chukka Boot, $228

expensive tier: Red Wing Heritage Men's Beckman Chukka, $320

u/2cubetaing · 3 pointsr/malefashionadvice

Clarks makes really nice Chukkas in various colors. I found some really cheap ones (compared to your $395 price tag) at Amazon

u/eggs_and_steak · 3 pointsr/malefashionadvice

like common_sense_ffs said, they're desert/chukka boots. They're versatile, often durable, and really basic. They work with a smart casual style (definitely not rugged) and they're one of the most recommended types of shoes for beginners here on MFA. You can get pretty good ones for under $100 from Clarks or L.L. Bean.

u/Fuiste · 3 pointsr/malefashionadvice

So I know it's become a bit of a joke in MFA about how much we suggest these shoes, but I think you'd probably like the Clarks Desert Boot in the 'beeswax' or 'sand suede' color.

They're relatively cheap, of decent quality, and should be able to work in a wide variety of outfits.

u/cowboyhaze · 2 pointsr/frugalmalefashion

You can get the original CDBs here in brown suede and distressed grey in size 8 for under $75 with free shipping.

u/femmeswag · 2 pointsr/malefashionadvice

are you looking to get three pairs for $150 total or each? either way, i'd try and just get one really nice shoe that will last you for several years rather than something that will fall apart in 2.


give us more info on where you live/weather/do you want to be able to walk in them/what your style tends to lean to

u/urog · 2 pointsr/frugalmalefashion look here. more colors and fabrics here too but none at such a nice price

u/-dav · 2 pointsr/malefashionadvice

Quoddy's suede blucher is a great option that can be worn on the casual side of bizcas.

JCrew's suede bucks have a nice shape and similar color to what you linked.

Clark's DB make the ubiquitous casual-but-can-be-dressed-up, taupe chukka.

u/ObjectiveMonky · 2 pointsr/malefashionadvice

Shirts: Size, Medium

  1. $30 White OCBD
  2. $30 Light Blue OCBD

  3. $88 Berkman Trucker Jacket

    Pants: Size, 32/30
  4. $40 Gray Chinos

    Shoes: Size 10.5
  5. $50 White VANS
  6. $50 Grey VANS
  7. $60 Navy Sneakers
  8. $115 Beeswax Dessert Boots

  9. $95 Black Wayfarers

  10. $55 Watch

    This was my list that I gave to Family/Friends. It's basically my first attempt at dressing nice, so any criticism/suggestions would be great. It was basically completely based on this, besides the jacket, watch, and sunglasses.
u/chimpfunkz · 2 pointsr/TeenMFA

The color you get shouldn't be based solely on what you like; the best thing to do is match your shoes with the majority of your wardrobe. For example, if you wear a lot of blue denim in the fall and the beginning of spring, then black leather might not be the best color/material for you. Also keep in mind that your shoes should match your belt. If you do wear denim (which, lets be honest, most teenagers do) then a lighter color would look better (it would give you good contrast). I would recommend CDB's in the 'Dark Brown' Color (which look more tan). But, like someone said before, CDB's aren't really winter shoes. I have friends who, in high school, regretted wearing CDB's because they were freezing their toes off. Get a pair of something like these or these combined with some good woolen socks like these and your feet will stay warm and dry.

u/jrhu92 · 2 pointsr/malefashionadvice

They look like a pair of Clarks Dessert Boots to me.

u/SuchWillingness · 2 pointsr/malefashionadvice

The $200 ones are a bit too much considering I’m Australian. So what do you think about their $149 Scout boots?

And would these be good?? Cant find any other ones in stock anywhere else.

u/Stunkinafuck · 2 pointsr/malefashionadvice

I'm not a fan, personally. They're not most flattering and if you're just going to have one pair (I'd recommend having two biz cas shoes if one at least one is leather to give them a day to breath), I'd go with brown because I think its a little more versatile.

This guide is pretty helpful and has some links to further guides. But hard to go wrong with some oxfords, derbies, chukkas (the meme itself, Clark's Desert Boot in beeswax is your budget option), loafers, etc.

A lot of people will recommend getting some Allen Edmonds and similarly priced and they're not wrong. They're beautiful shoes that'll last you for years. If you can swing it, I would. But if you're not prepared for the investment and want something cheap, the Stafford shoes at JCP really aren't bad at all for the money. Here and here if you want boots. And they're on sale. But thats on a budget and they will crease, so use shoes trees after use.

Explore some of the styles I mentioned and check the guide. Don't just pick what I like, ultimately you have to like it.

Also, if you can get away with it at work, some nice clean and minimal detailed sneakers can be worked into a biz casual, depending on how casual we're talking. Like Greats Royale. But only if you can get away with it. I would definitely still get some nicer shoes.

u/flyingpenguin36 · 2 pointsr/malefashionadvice

those are Clark's Desert Boots, or CDBs. They can usually be had on sale from a variety of sites (check /r/frugalmalefashion). Here they are at amazon.

u/allforthekarma · 2 pointsr/frugalmalefashion

Billy boot looks promising was trying to order one in black. Obligatory first boot recommendation: CDB in Beeswax Leather Wait for sale though

u/Contrapaul · 2 pointsr/malefashionadvice

Dark tan/light brown?



I don't know man, nothing comes to mind. In Beeswax.

u/veryable · 2 pointsr/malefashionadvice

You can always try some Clarks Desert Boots in Beeswax (the ugly-looking upper part doesn't show when you wear jeans, making them look much better). Those go well with what you have too.

u/cyco · 2 pointsr/malefashionadvice

It seems like you're already getting advice on the "new jeans" front (also check out the links on the side -->), so I can offer some shoe recommendations if you want.

Basically, there are a LOT of options in between "gym shoes" and "dress shoes." It really depends on your style. You could go with a simple canvas shoe like these if you want to stick with sneakers. For a slightly classier look, Sperry boat shoes are comfortable and never go out of style.

I love my Sperry Topsiders, especially now that it's getting warmer out, since you can wear them without socks and they go with shorts as well. But I live in an area where "preppy" style is the norm, so boat shoes are almost required :P

For shoes specifically with jeans, another common MFA recommendation is desert boots, especially Clarks. They're a great casual/going out shoe with jeans, and a good summer pickup as they are meant for warmer months.

Hope that helps! Also check out this guide for summer shoes.

u/Apokk_ · 2 pointsr/malefashionadvice

I'm sure I'll get raked for this but...

You should start with the loved/hated "MFA Uniform."

Some of the big ones that are helpful for beginners:

Shirts: Given your claim of being tall/skinny/long armed I'd doubly recommend Oxford shirts and rolling the sleeves in lieu of t-shirts, as an OCBD is suitable for nearly all occasions. A rolled sleeve will disguise if the sleeves aren't the correct length, and will also help you to seem better proportioned. Prices vary a lot, but you should be able to find some affordable ones at virtually any retailer.

Jeans: Fit is obviously the most important for jeans. Trends favor "slim" jeans but not everyone can rock it, so don't worry if you end up with "regular," but for the love of God avoid boot cuts or the like. A big thing you need to know is that jeans fade over time, giving them a more desirable appearance (better contrast/visible texture). Because of this you should get dark jeans (which go better with most clothing) and allow them to fade naturally over time. Here is an album of Levi's 511 "Rigid Dragon" jeans after 3 years of wear, to give you an idea of just how radically the colors of your jeans will change over time. Wear them as often as possible and wash them as rarely as possible (wash inside out only, cold water, do not machine dry), as washing causes the color to set in. If possible just get some Levi's jeans, they're not that expensive and they'll last a long time.

Shoes: Three words my friend: Clarks Desert Boots. Get them in Beeswax and they'll not only go with almost any outfit, but will be appropriate for almost any occasion outside of formal ones. CDBs run big, so get them in at least a half size smaller than you usually wear. Try not to get them wet, they're meant for moderate dry weather.

That's some starter advice for you, I hope it helps.

P.S. Don't buy stuff right away, try to keep an eye out for sales.

u/jdbee · 2 pointsr/malefashionadvice

Yeah, "bucks" describes that general style of shoe. Lots of companies make them - some are cheaper, and some are much, much more expensive. Bass is a decent value - not the highest quality or greatest materials, but a decent price tag.

Plain-toe boots like the ones I linked to are also very traditional and conservative. So are the ubiquitous Clarks Desert Boots (especially in beeswax leather). Basically, you'd be looking for something with a classic shape, simple materials, and straightforward construction. Avoid shoes with excessive detailing or those awful dress-casual hybrids.

u/SkinnyHusky · 2 pointsr/malefashionadvice (beeswax)

Note: these are oft' recommended by MFA.

u/ch0rtle · 2 pointsr/wallpapers

It's a Clark Desert Boot.

u/pancake-breakfast · 2 pointsr/malefashionadvice

Fellow big-foot here. The struggle is real. I have wide-ass feet (wide ass-feet?), and have a terrible time finding shoes.

MFA is split on the sneakers thing, but I love a pair of New Balances just because they have consistently made shoes in my size. Depending where you work and who you are etc some simple, classic sneakers can look good with jeans and a button-up.

I love their classics line with jeans, and there are a bunch in size 15.

Generally, most classic, clean shoes work well with jeans and a button-down. I've been wearing a pair of white nike blazers recently which also come in a 15.

The MFA-favorite, the Clark's Desert Boot comes in a 15.

It looks like neither Apache nor Chippewa come in a 15, but you could probably peruse this post to find a brand that makes some. Even if they're a little expensive, always just buy the right pair of boots the first time! I skimped on my first pair, and I'm just counting down until next winter when I can justify buying the right pair.


u/NomCarver · 2 pointsr/malefashionadvice

I really don't like that (canvas?) panel on the upper. As played out as they are, I think CDBs probably fit your needs best.

u/Hyz4r · 2 pointsr/frugalmalefashion

Well, Clarks Desrt Boots are casual and look very nice, but you would have to break them in to feel nice. At $70 you can snag a pair from amazon in Beeswax.

u/nathos · 1 pointr/frugalmalefashion

I got a pair of Clarks Desert Boots in Beeswax leather for $62.20 (with the Amazon shoe promotion) last week.

They're my first pair of CDBs, and I'm pretty impressed. Comfortable, simple design, and they look great.

u/weftyandmash · 1 pointr/malefashionadvice

This really belongs in /r/frugalmalefashion but let me have a look.

Edit: notich cheaper, you are already looking at a pretty price effective pair, but Clark's is always an option:

u/TheBizness · 1 pointr/malefashionadvice

If you want something that goes with black and blue jeans, I would say grey is your best option. Depending on how casual you want to go, I'd recommend vans, CDBs, oxfords, or whatever else might strike your fancy in that color.

If you're careful, something white, black, or oxblood could also work as well, but the oxblood (if it's too close to brown) and the black might not go well with blue, while the white might have too much contrast with the black.

u/ninjasalt · 1 pointr/malefashionadvice

Two questions:

  • What's the difference between D and M in shoe sizes, in particualr whats the differnece here:

  • Second I've been buying shoes too large my entire life, I just measured and my foot is just under 10.5 inches, which means I should be a 9.5 or 10. What would be the best size to order a pair of CDBs in?
u/twisted_spoon · 1 pointr/malefashionadvice

spreading out the money over three pairs will get you three pairs of crappy shoes. If you need to start from scratch basically, two pairs for 150 would be doable. Since you're 17 and in high school, I'm assuming you don't really do much walking around in puddles/snow since you just walk from the car/bus to the school and back for the most part, is that right?

Do you have something to wear in the snow when it does snow? What do you normally do?

If that's the case, you can get away with getting some three-season shoes instead of a winter boot.Clark's Desert Boots in Beeswax leather is something that is recommended a lot (the subreddit logo is even a desert boot) because they look good with virtually anything besides shorts. The only problem with these is that even though they are a boot, they are a desert boot and are made primarily for warm climates. Even if you treat them with a waterproofer, water will still get through the seems and they won't keep your feet very warm. If you don't do much outside walking, that's not really a problem though. Try them on in a store first and then shop around for a good deal. You should be able to find a pair for like $70 or even less.

If you wear shorts, you need a pair of shoes to wear with those. A pair of light grey or off-white converse will fit nicely. Light grey is a little less harsh and you can wear white shirts with them. I have a pair of white Jack Purcells but when I wear white shirts, it feels a little too matchy-matchy. Chuck Taylors are a little cheaper (~$45) but they are more ubiquitous, while Jack Purcells look a little nicer imo (at ~$55).

you should have like 30 bucks left over after that, just save it or grab a pair of leather laces for your Converse. If you have to pick just one, I would pick the Converse if you're planning to wear shorts. If not, then go with the Clarks.

Oh, just remembered another option instead of the Clarks for you would be this LL Bean Blucher Moc. You can wear these with basically anything, including jeans and shorts, and they should be able to take more weather than the desert boots will. If it gets wet where you live, you might consider these instead of the Clarks or instead of both. When it gets cooler, use some of your other cash for some wool socks and that should look really great while still being functional.

If you don't have a winter boot and if it snows a lot where you are/you spend a lot of time outside, you might consider getting a pair of boots with your money instead. These fit your price range, look good, and should last through a lot.

Also you should check out /r/TeenMFA and /r/frugalmalefashion because there are a lot more kids in your age and with your type of budget restraints.

u/SargesHeroes · 1 pointr/malefashionadvice

Sand Suede CDB. Will be my 3rd pair (beeswax/grey leather), Bushacre

Gap Linen Plaid. Kind of like the pattern

Edit: updated link to bushacre. 1099 CDBs

u/dazbekzul · 1 pointr/frugalmalefashion

My mistake. Linked the wrong page; CDBs here

u/tablloyd · 1 pointr/malefashionadvice

You're right, they're pretty hard to see. Maybe Clarks Desert boots?

u/Ask_About_My_Marks · 1 pointr/malefashionadvice

If the shoes are black, then I would go with a black belt.

The ideal situation would be beeswax belt and a similar colour of shoes. Do you have lighter pants?

u/ReverendGlasseye · 1 pointr/malefashionadvice

If you still want to find a good solid pair of shoes that are in between causal and formal, as with most people on MFA, I would recommend the Clarks Desert Boot in Beeswax.

They're recommended here so much because pretty they're not terribly expensive, can go with almost anything, and can be dressed down for a casual night with friends or up for your first date with that girl from accounting.

However, they're only good for the Spring/Summer/Fall months because they have no insulation to keep warm from the cold and the soles are slippery when wet.

u/direstrats220 · 1 pointr/malefashionadvice

awesome, those shoes arent really my style either, just sort of a safe, classic look at a low price. Honestly both those shoes you linked look pretty cheap and awful. How do you feel about these Allen Edmonds? Much higher quality, very classy, great dress shoes, and can even be dressed down.

Are you looking for casual shoes, work shoes, dress shoes, or a combination? another mainstay classic are the Clarks Desert Boots, a great shoe for at the office or at the bar with your friends.

u/CrowdedVelvetCushion · 1 pointr/malefashionadvice

here. Select "grey distressed"

u/rgb3 · 1 pointr/OkCupid

People are straight up confused if I wear dresses to work. We are not a sartorial bunch.

re: shoes, I consider pretty much anything that isn't sneakers as nicer shoes. There are some nicer sneakers though. I think these look nice. Although, double standard, because I wear sandals meant for 'hiking' about 90% of the time. Most of it while not actually hiking.

u/rosterplayer99 · 1 pointr/malefashionadvice

It is fuzzy. Here is a pic. Sorry for the bad quality, but I think it shows what it is enough. Here is the Amazon link - it is the Sand Suede version.

u/TheDeadBird · 1 pointr/malefashionadvice

If you're getting into smart-casual, then some casual boots would do quite well. Clarks Desert Boots in beeswax are often recommended due to their versatility and their semi-casual look. Not as casual as sneakers, but not as formal as dress shoes. They'd go nicely with your current pant selection, except for the black jeans. You'll just want to wear your black trainers with those, since black and brown don't usually go well together.

u/Rorran18 · 1 pointr/malefashionadvice

The desert boots recommendation is great. I've got a pair that I get a hell of a lot of use out of.

A suggestion: go for the "Originals" Desert Boot, as opposed to the Bushacre. The higher quality and increased comfort of the Originals is well worth the price difference. Sometimes, you can even find them closer in price.

The Amazon price on the Originals is all over the place, ranging from $70 to $130 (source).

Either way, I find the "Beeswax" color option to be highly versatile and easy to care for.

u/rcourtie · 1 pointr/malefashionadvice
u/Aducky · 1 pointr/malefashionadvice
u/anonthing · 1 pointr/malefashionadvice

What's the difference between the B(M) and D(M) sizes in these boots?

u/AntiVortex · 1 pointr/malefashionadvice

It would be a lot easier if we knew your budget, but the go to on MFA for chukkas is going to be Clarks Desert Boots. But every major boot maker has a pair of chukkas as well.

u/DonDraperInTheTardis · 1 pointr/malefashionadvice

I am :) I dont own a pair but i hear on their own they are fairly comfortable and they fit they way you dress fairly well try these ones in beeswax

u/nettlebladder · 1 pointr/malefashionadvice

I like the blazer but am not really sure about the shoes, they are as you said a bit busy and that type of shoes with elastic fastenings tends to look a little lazy. They are also synthetic leather, and will get hot and sweaty really fast. Real leather breathes more and will look better in the long run. Maybe a pair of bucks of a pair of CDBs (clark desert boots)? They are more expensive but will last a lot longer than plastic leather boots and are quite frequently recommended here on MFA.

Edit: Amazon links:

u/TheTrueMuffinMan · 1 pointr/teenagers

They come in many flavours but I suggest beeswax

u/whoisthismilfhere · 1 pointr/malefashionadvice

Yeah I don't want to spend more because honestly 90% of the day my shoes are under a desk. I just really like the comfort level of the Sketchers. When picking out shoes, I would wear crocs if they were the most comfortable things on earth, looks are a far 2nd place.

That being said, if given a choice I would want what looks best if they are all the same level of comfort.

So you are suggesting these pair of shoes/boots? I gotta be honest, they don't look very comfortable. (I have sissy feet mind you).

u/SupaZT · 1 pointr/malefashionadvice

Clarks desert boots There's also cheaper clarks that have leather soles. (the sole doesn't get as dirty as the crepe sole)

Or if you want a bit nicer quality:

I just got a pair of these:

Brown goes with any color of chinos and doesn't look bad with jeans if they're more tapered at the ankle

Depends on where you live though too. These might not be the best for a winter area.

u/Charwinger21 · 1 pointr/malefashionadvice

College bars, jeans, and casual environments?

Sounds like you should probably be looking at Desert Boots (you can grab a good pair for $50 if you look carefully. They take a bit of breaking in, but then they feel great afterwards if you size properly), bucks (bad picture), boat shoes (pure summer shoes), and work boots.

Here is a boot guide, shoe guide, body type guide, and a general beginners guide.

Keep in mind that at your size you are limiting yourself a little bit. It is harder to find things that fit, and depending on your proportions it may be difficult to find things that fit well off the rack. Even at 183 cm 100 kg (6'0" 220) I ran into a lot of trouble. If you wish to make a change in that department as well as in fashion, I highly recommend /r/fitness, however that is entirely up to you and it is still possible to look good at your size.

u/djamies1 · 1 pointr/malefashionadvice

Which boot color should I get!?

I mainly wear dark blue jeans, brownish corduroys, and olive khakis

EDIT: I'm an 11.5!

u/chunkyrice · 1 pointr/malefashionadvice

These Cole Haan Air Everett slip on shoes?

I'm thinking of using for casual to semi formal. I have super shiny Cole Haan Air Garrett shoes for more formal occasions and Clark's Desert Boots in Dark Brown Suede to cover my brown needs.

u/nostalgicBadger · 1 pointr/AskMen

Alternatively, if you're looking for something to wear casually and not specifically for exercise, you might want to consider investing in a pair of brown leather chukkas if you don't have some already. My Clarks Desert Boots (beeswax) are easily the most versatile shoe I own, and I get a lot of compliments on them.

u/godlesscreature · 1 pointr/malefashionadvice

These are highly recommend as a starter boot around here. The circlejerk is strong but they are a quality boot so many people like them: There is a Clarks store near you at:

7875 Montgomery Rd
Kenwood Towne Centre
Cincinnati, OH 45236
Phone: (513) 791-0548

These are cheaper on Amazon ( however if you have Amazon Prime you can get them shipped 1 or 2 day. Amazon is also running a 20% off coupon if you sign up for their fashion newsletter which brings the price even lower. Size down 1/2-1 size of what you normally wear. I am a 10.5 but I bought my clarks in a 9.5

On the cheaper end, you can get this same style at Target for around $50. They are called the Estes boot if I remember correctly. It's called a chukka. You get what you pay for though as these won't last long.

These are also options from Amazon for around what the Clarks would be:


Just remember to use that Amazon code if you order any of these from there. The 20% works on anything clothing or shoe item

u/clarksdb · 1 pointr/malefashionadvice

Fixed Link

They are garbage. The leather is bad, the sole is bad, the construction is bad. They will fall apart in a short period of time. There is nothing redeeming about these other than availability and price.

You're better off saving the money until you have enough to buy a pair of Clark's Desert Boots. Remember to size down 1/2 size from your normal shoe size.

u/Kavoi · 1 pointr/malefashionadvice

I KNEW someone would say that!

In all honesty Clark's Desert Boots are a great place to start. It's a well rounded boot that can be found easily under $100. There are also several different colors, materials, and you can find the cheaper Buschacre II variety which have a rubber sole.

I'd be amiss if I didn't also mention the Gafney Wingtip.

u/MaPh · 1 pointr/malefashionadvice

They're just regular Clarks Desert Boots in Beeswax as often get recommended here. I love them. Here's a link.

u/pushingHemp · 1 pointr/malefashionadvice

If you think those are funny looking, you should run away now. Compared to what I've seen recommended in this subreddit, those Red Wings have a very "generic" look to them. I don't mean that as a bad thing, a better word might be "standard" or "conservative." It looks like an alternative would be the always suggested Clarks Desert Boot.

u/thomaspaine · 1 pointr/malefashionadvice

clarks desert boot in beeswax, there's a reason why it's recommended all the time. Casual shoe that's not as casual as a sneaker.

u/LongIslandPiracy · 1 pointr/malefashionadvice
u/evilchris · 1 pointr/malefashionadvice

Whats stopping you from getting those boots then? Price? Sole? something else? CDBs in beeswax are the obvious suggestion. check out this awesome writeup by /u/root33r

u/Emb3rSil · 1 pointr/malefashionadvice

Someone else rec'd sneakers, so let me give you some other style options that are all semi-casual:

the oft-recommended CDB

Red Wing Heritage work chukka would be a much better quality version of the CDB in a lot of ways, and it's here

Red Wing also has a lot of boot options too

on the non-boot side, ll bean blucher mocs are fairly well recommended around here, and a higher end version might be the OSB trail oxford.

There are mixed opinions on boat shoes with jeans, but if you're into it, Sperry's are cheap and decent

u/PhlyingHigh · 1 pointr/malefashionadvice

I have fallen in love with these CDBs. I can't seem to find that color anywhere though. They say they are taupe suede but when I looked at amazons taupe suede they looked completely different.

u/scatmanbynight · 0 pointsr/AskWomen

Nothing surprising about that.

I'd also suggest checking out Dappered and Primer Magazine. Both are very well run men's fashion blogs that focus on affordable clothing.

One thing that you'll find is that even guys looking for "affordable" clothing do not skimp on shoes. Shoes are an investment. $50 for a pair of vans are fine, but when you're talking about nice leather shoes/boots, you're going to spend some money. A $250 pair of shoes will be intimidating, but if you take care of those shoes they will last you a decade+. A $100 pair of shoes will be done in 6-12 months depending on how much you wear them.

For a college guy I'd suggest you get a pair of:

> Clark's Desert Boots in Taupe Suede.

> A pair of canvas sneakers in a color that's not too crazy. I like these.

> And a pair of Johnston Murphy wingtips. These are an affordable pair of shoes that can be used in a semi-formal environment and dressed down with jeans.

u/MetGEKerry · 0 pointsr/frugalmalefashion

Clark's Desert Boots. They may not look like much by themselves on those pictures, but if you try them on they look awesome. They work well with casual clothing and can be worked into more formal clothing. They're not too formal, nor too casual.

Try searching Google Images for "desert boots wearing" for pictures of men wearing them, so that you know how they look.

If you google "chukka boot" or "desert boot" you may find cheaper. Urban Outfitters have them. If you ebay it, you may find even cheaper -- and, depending on what you choose, better quality, after a repair.

u/krokenlochen · 0 pointsr/malefashionadvice


Beeswax is the best and most versatile, but if other colours suit your taste go for it.

u/dasninja · -1 pointsr/frugalmalefashion

Timex Weekender- $30 FS

Spend a few more $ for this awesome watch, or wait for it to go on sale (happens fairly frequently).

Otherwise I would just hold on to it to buy some ~$40 levis jeans or dockers alphas

or Clarkes Desert boots ~$70

u/moskowe · -2 pointsr/frugalmalefashion

Correct me if I'm wrong, but isn't it the same as those ?

Amazon has a sale on a bunch of different colors for it, including brown.

u/karmapuhlease · -2 pointsr/malefashionadvice

I don't think you dress all that poorly for a 19-year-old college student, for the record, but if you want to change your style to something (a) more mature and (b) that she will be impressed by, do the following:

Step 1: Go to J. Crew (probably J. Crew Factory, if there's one near you - similar stuff, and much cheaper)

Step 2: Buy 5 button-down shirts you like, 2 polo shirts, 1 pair of dark blue jeans (can also get this from Levi's, which might be preferable actually), 1 pair of Driggs pants (navy, brown, or dark green)

Step 3: Buy a nice pair of casual shoes. I've been getting a lot of compliments on these recently, and this is a great price for them (I paid 79 euros for them when I was travelling in Europe this summer, didn't know they had U.S. locations until I just checked). /r/MaleFashionAdvice has been recommending Clark's Desert Boots for a long time, and you can't go wrong with them either.

u/ieatsushi · -9 pointsr/malefashionadvice

i could use the karma.

clarks desert boots