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got this package of shoe polish as a present from a former skinhead who used to have his own shoe repair shop over here...and especially the shoeboys polish is way better than kiwi or any other shoe polish i used before...
this ones taken at the last resort shop in aldgate, early 80s...http://www.skinheadheaven.org.uk/index.php/articles/61-the-last-resort
ok, "astronaut style", without nitpicking..
from the skinheadheaven page:A popular boot post-1970 was the 11 eyelet Hawkins Astronaut. These weren't Doctor Marten produced but had the AirWair sole. They differed in style but I have to admit they had a good shape. They had no heel strip, just a blind stitched seam running up the back of the shin. There was no tag at the back and most importantly had internal stitching between the sole and the boot instead of the yellow stitching. This gave the boot a flatter, wider...
everybody is talking about dr martens, but dr martens were just the soles that klaus maertens designed in germany.."British shoe manufacturer R. Griggs Group Ltd. bought patent rights to manufacture the shoes in the United Kingdom" (quote wiki)...and as buttons allready mentioned above and also quoted from wikipedia:" a number of shoe manufacturers in the Northamptonshire area also produced DM's under license, as long as they passed quality standards. "nps/solovair,...
really nice ones!!!
yes, they are 7 or 8 eyelet... they are vintage and i still wear them alot as you can see... here are a pair of my 6 eyelet astronauts..and these are my 7 eyelet solovair...
here are the ones you are talking about... and here is a pair of mine..
found this on fb today...
as long as you can find some nice and old deadstock martens on ebay, there is no need to buy ugly and crappy shit like this... and even if i have to buy new ones, i would only buy solovair these days... --->>http://www.solovair.co.uk/Boots/Retro/ElevenEyeHawkins.html
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