Saturday, July 9, 2011

CLARKS FALL 2011 Media Preview

Bryant Park Hotel, NYC

Words/Images Judith Ecochard

When we got the invite for Clarks---we had images of the unflappable Queen Elizabeth---and a certain Aunt-

They resemble each other in a way, less those fancy (fanciful) hats. But certainly alike for their favoring sturdy footwear...

Hiker boots from city to trail

Lug soles grip

terrific boot for men-side strap buckle---utilitarian and handsome

Everyday lace-ups---contrast stitching functional and eye catching detail

And for many relatives in fact---it's the iconic crepe sole, lace-up shoes, Desert Trek...that are the kickers of choice.

 From their 1825 English origins where the Clark bros cobbled together shoes from sheepskin scraps-very eco btw- Clarks the brand is now a full out footwear brand--- with several divisions, including:

Bostonian, the classic American brand known for shodding office bound men for generations...appropriately and comfortably.


Clarks Originals® ---for men and women...yes the original durable Desert Boot was by Clarks, inspired by the kickers worn in the bazaars of Cairo-and favored by off-duty British Officers...
zipped, knit, =warm, an Original for winter

Female take on the duck boot-a waterproof, warm shoe that's coming back into favor, imho

ECO ALERT: Eco-friendly uppers, made from Supernatural® branded leather using renewable and recycled materials, natural latex rubber sole sourced from fungicide free Sri Lanka, organic cotton laces...for Clarks Originals EcoStyle Desert Boot and EcoStyle Walllabee.

And Wallabees®---the "it" shoe hailing from the 1960's---simple design concept, enormously comfortable- and hugely popular in lotsa colors too.

Cords and crepe

For Fall 2011, the classics and modern takes on them--- were many styles of shoes and boots for men...

Well made all---and the prices seemed a steal---with most less than $120.


Booties with fake fur cuff our fav

Nice ruching at top on a stacked outsole-walkable and elegant

Nice styling-side swept bow

PLUS: The Artisan Collection---we kinda liken it to the female version of Bostonian shoes---stylish and comfortable, ready for work and made of top quality materials.

Side seams, brass rivets on this clog ---and the heel makes these trendy & feminine -

Indigo flat in center pretty ballerina in textured leather

Indigo is a fashiony collection of footwear with nice silhouettes and eye-catching details....
snake embossed leather flat---cute