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Editor’s Pick: the insiders’ must-haves

12.09.2016

IAN WRIGHT

Menswear editor

DESERT STORMERS

They’re the versatile companion to adventures near and far – here’s why desert boots deserve their place in the footwear hall of fame

When the Allied troops of WWII stationed in Egypt got their first desert boots made, little did they know they were pioneering an iconic men’s footwear style. Made to be lightweight and grippy in the shifting sand, their design was so adaptable that it’s gone on to be a bit of an everyman style. The earthy brown and sandy tones of our version go with everything, from shorts in summer to jeans or chinos in winter. We deliberately haven’t messed with the classic, simple construction, making them an essential buy wherever you’re headed.
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