The shoes that tap to Jamaica’s reggae beat

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The shoes that tap to Jamaica’s reggae beat

Postby Rootsman » Sun Oct 28, 2012 9:05 am

Gal alone tek off my underpants
http://www.johnbolloten.co.uk
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Re: The shoes that tap to Jamaica’s reggae beat

Postby Ringo » Mon Oct 29, 2012 9:01 am

Nice one, looks good :)

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Re: The shoes that tap to Jamaica’s reggae beat

Postby Rico » Tue Oct 30, 2012 11:45 am

They sould release a soundtrack with the book.

I guess there are some tunes abouth clark`s...
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Re: The shoes that tap to Jamaica’s reggae beat

Postby vane » Tue Oct 30, 2012 4:00 pm

To bring the story up to date, Clarks no longer manufacture shoes at their factory in Street, or as far as I'm aware in the UK at all. I still wear them tho.
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Re: The shoes that tap to Jamaica’s reggae beat

Postby Rico » Tue Oct 30, 2012 8:10 pm

Rico wrote:They sould release a soundtrack with the book.

I guess there are some tunes abouth clark`s...


Here are mine clarks tunes

Ranking Joe - Clarks Booty Style
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rlfa9Xm1f34

Dillinger CB200

and for shure

little john clarks booty
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T40I-X37L_4

Vybez Kartel clarks
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q_Mr7j4n ... re=related

Kartel clarks again
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lua7Zb0U0i4

Kartel Clarks 3
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mfl2yzjR ... re=related


They are nice, excepting the Kartel tunes, that not my kind of music.

DO you have some more ;-)
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Re: The shoes that tap to Jamaica’s reggae beat

Postby gongi » Thu Nov 08, 2012 2:20 pm

I remember walking past the Clark's shoe shop on Oxford Street back in 82 or 83 when I
noticed two dreads inside. To my surprise it was Don Carlos and Gold! I ran inside and hailed
them up. They were most taken aback at being noticed by this young white kid.No doubt
perusing some Clark's bootie. :)
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Re: The shoes that tap to Jamaica’s reggae beat

Postby Mark T » Thu Nov 08, 2012 4:53 pm

Hopefully Little John will be able to afford a new car as well as Clarks booties :D
It is a shame they are no longer made in England. Same with Docs and it has to be said that the quality and durability of Docs have gone down since their more to manufacturing in China.
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Re: The shoes that tap to Jamaica’s reggae beat

Postby Ras Berry » Thu Nov 08, 2012 10:28 pm

They still make some DMs in Northampton, Mark - a tad expensive, mind you

http://store.drmartens.co.uk/c-230-made ... -mens.aspx

That said, my 'latest' pair (2976s) were made in Thailand and are still going strong after 10 years and are indeed the comfiest footwear I own

8)
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Re: The shoes that tap to Jamaica’s reggae beat

Postby Mark T » Fri Nov 09, 2012 3:46 am

Ah yes Mr. Berry, I had seen them but as you say they are expensive. I was just generally disappointed that they had made the move. The last pair I bought were classic 1460's, 8 hole, oxblood. They are in their 6th year but just don't seem as good.
They do make Doc Martens 'For Life' line which they will repair/replace for the rest of your life and they are cheaper than the made in England products.
Bought my first pair, or rather my mum bought them, when I turned 13. There used to be a kind of army surplus store (the name escapes me) and they had a branch in Bromley North. 12.99 pounds if I remember rightly. "He'll grow out of them before he wears out of them madam" said the clerk - I was just grateful that he was backing up my choice as my mum was eyeing the same 1460's, 8 hole, oxblood very dubiously. Had a pair of Docs ever since - currently have three pairs one of which is their desert boot model - a little smarter for the office.
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Re: The shoes that tap to Jamaica’s reggae beat

Postby Ringo » Tue Apr 30, 2013 8:13 am

Finally got a copy of this. Beautifully presented book, awesome photos and great record labels and artists sporting their favourite Clarks. Essential.

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Re: The shoes that tap to Jamaica’s reggae beat

Postby Ringo » Tue Apr 30, 2013 8:14 am

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