Every year, DM do a range of material updates and limited editions - example the 8417z Union Jack 8 eye Boots:
and Dark red; dark brown; khaki.
The these in the 8 eye, are also take forward to the 3 eye, 10 eye, 14 and 20:
3 eye Shoes - 1461z
Black / Cherry / Gaucho
10 Eye 1490z
Black / cherry
14 Eye - 1914z
20 Eye - 1420z
In general the more eye-lets the fewer color range available to you.
To finish this 1st guide off, I want to discuss the cream-de-la-cream of the DM world; the vintage oxbloods. These are very rare, and are a faithful reproduction of the 1st boots to roll off the production line in 1st April 1960 (hence the code 1460!). These are made from the finest quilon leather; handmade in England, in the original factory in Wollaston, Northamptonshire. They use the original tooling, thus giving the same fit. Modern DM boots have a more generous fit - on average 1 European size bigger than standard branded boots. They also have the original iconic yellow waxed stitching. They come in 3 styles:
1460 Oxblood Vintage
1490 Oxblood Vintage
1914 Oxblood Vintage
Thank you for reading this guide part 1 covers more styles. I hope it is of use. All items are available from my shop, so I hope to speak with you soon as a customer.
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