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.
Hopefully Little John will be able to afford a new car as well as Clarks booties 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. Mark T
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. Mark T