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Return of the 1461’s

October 15, 2013
Writer_Taylor Mcgraa Taylor Mcgraa ponders the rise of the ultimate boot – Dr. Marten’s are back in. Last night I came home from work and it was dark. Thus, autumn is upon us, along with a whole new season of trends. And I for one am very excited. Although girlish hues and pastels are a…

Writer_Taylor Mcgraa

  • Taylor Mcgraa ponders the rise of the ultimate boot – Dr. Marten’s are back in.

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Last night I came home from work and it was dark. Thus, autumn is upon us, along with a whole new season of trends. And I for one am very excited.

Although girlish hues and pastels are a heavily predicted trend for this season, so is the classic too-cool-for-you punk aesthetic. After all, what better way to keep yourself warm this October than with a flannel shirt and leather studded jacket?

With familiar faces such as Cyrus and Delevigne covering our magazines and instagram feeds, recent pop culture has just been oozing androgynous visuals. Beanies, oversized sweaters, and now, the classic Dr. Marten, once sported by Policemen and Milk Men alike.

Last Winter, I couldn’t look to the ground without seeing a pair of DM boots, or an ‘Airwair’ tag staring blankly at me; so being the ultimate non-conformist that I am, I bagged myself a pair or Dr Marten originals – the 1461’s to be exact.

With the 1461’s being the ultimate man shoe, I purchased mine in the classic black leather – although the oxblood pair did cry for my attention. Chunky and clunky, I ensure you that these shoes will keep you going for not only one winter, but a long run of them, with their oil/fat/acid/petrol resistant souls keeping you in good stead.

In the nature of any other timeless shoe, the DM 1461’s go with pretty much anything. Pair with jeans and a jumper, or even a skater dress, to transform yourself into the ultimate Agnes Deyne lookalike. I’m particularly looking forward to wearing mine with some comfy Christmas socks and Levis jeans.

Noticing this upcoming trend, high street shoe suppliers such as Office have began to expand their range of Dr. Marten accounts, in order to make some of these more classic DM styles readily available to the public. I am in full support of this decision.

So slap me in the face and call me silly if I’m wrong, but don’t be surprised if soon enough there are mini Sid and Nancy’s everywhere this season. And yes, I will be one of them.