26 August 2010

Dr Martens: Bank Holiday Sale

For anybody looking to pick up some boots for Autumn, this Bank Holiday weekend Dr. Martens are having their Summer warehouse sale.  Here are just a few of my favourite pieces from their latest collection to get you going...

Technically speaking this boot is from the women's collection, but I would happily wear it were I to find my size.  I like the idea of being dressed rather conservatively and low key, perhaps a white cotton shirt, knitted brown woolen tie, navy blue cashmere sweater, grey pleated wool trousers, and then the rose print Dr. Martens to really set the outfit off.  Then again, I am just ever so slightly obsessed with florals, but I do love these boots.

I have been looking towards traditional outdoors equipment more and more as of late.  I am rather enamoured with the Fjällräven Kånken bag, as well as their Greenland jacket, and these boots would be the perfect accompaniment.  I was rather taken by the Fracap mountaineering boots, however the pricing was a little too dear, so these Dr. Martens are a very welcome alternative option.  They immediately make me think of cable knit wool sweaters and tartan flannels.  Given the approach of Autumn, I guess that can only be a good thing.

Brogues are a classic footwear piece that are always worth the investment.  However as is usually the case I find myself seeking out a piece that is somewhat more on the unusual side, and whilst these shoes are certainly conservative, the grey-blue suede is a nice finish.  I am particularly fond of the all-black soles, removing the iconic Dr. Martens yellow stitches, as they make for quite the strong and interesting profile.

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  1. ah man, another DM sale i'm going to miss. yeah love the fracap boots but uber pricey. look brill in person though.

    love the brogues, get them!

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