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Look Book | Dr. Martens S/S 2019

Late last year I REALLY had the chance to discover the Dr. Martens brand, see its SS19 line and explore its various capsule collections. Those familiar with the brand (if you grew up in the 90s) often associate it with the grunge scene, music festivals & (if you’re my mom), rebellion. But the brand has a rich history based in tradition & authenticity dating back over a century ago.

Dr. Martens’ appeal to people who have their own individual style but share a united spirit – authentic characters who stand for something. People who possess a proud sense of self- expression. People who are different.

On a stylistic level, Dr. Martens’ simple silhouettes allows their wearers to adopt the boots and shoes as part of their own individual and very distinctive style; on a practical level, their famous durability and comfort make them ideal for the unforgiving world of gigs and street fashion; and then finally on an emotional level, they are a badge of attitude and empowerment.

However, it wasn’t always this way: Dr. Martens were originally a modest work-wear boot that was even sold as a gardening shoe at one stage. So, how did this utilitarian boot transform into one of the most culturally relevant brands of the modern era? It is an interesting and unique story…

To continue reading their history click here

Below are some of the stand out styles available at select Dr. Marten stores specialty retailers & online now.

Photos: Dr. Martens

Julio Reyes

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