A little something ‘Specials’ to celebrate that melting pot moment in the 1980s when vintage ska, rocksteady and reggae collided with punk and pop to create something new out of something old. So Originals.
From the three chord thrash of punk to the rock-steady beat of rudeboys and girls.
In a tribute to the four defining moments in the story of music may we introduce you to the one and only Desert Boot.
Founded in the Austrian Tyrol in 1895, in recent years Swarovski crystals have been adding a dash of glamour to the catwalks of Paris, London and New York. Swarovski Elements ™ adorn the black suede Desert Boot in our tribute to Ziggy, Marc, Roxy and the rest.
Hainsworth have been making textiles since 1783. They’ve supplied everyone from the Queen of England and the British parliament to Steinway & Sons, maker’s of the world's finest pianos. And now they’re supplying Clarks Originals with a fabric, regal and red, for our salute to Sergeant Pepper and 60s psychedelia.
Never mind the mimics, here’s the original – the Desert Boot in a remixed version of one of our most iconic designs in recent years, What better way to acknowledge a time in British music when three chords was all it took to spark a revolution.