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post #136 of 273
i'm thinking bout the 1460 MIE in navy, sno seal the hell out of it to achieve a deap dark navy?
post #137 of 273
Yeah, no issues with shredded laces here. I do wanna know where I can get these though, I wanna put them on all my shoes. I can't decide if I want the brown boot or shoe... Hopefully they'll do their new years/christmas sale again like last year (and, I think, the year before).

The narrow last is really nice although I had to go a size up because I'm a half and as a result my right foot which is smaller has more creases. Oh well...

I just got a new tub of sno seal so I need to strip off the polish job soon and get some waterproof action going again.

Pick me up one of his gingham Fred Perry snuggies with the huge embroidered laurel.

also, ^^^ snoseal + black shoe polish over time and you're
post #138 of 273
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DM style oxblood monkey boots made by Solovair (the original company licensed to make Docs)


Hey, I know this is an old post, but I'd really appreciate your help with sizing on these. JTG say they run true to size. Would you say this is true in your experience? Thanks in advance.
post #139 of 273
Funny to realise that Dr Martens are actually 50 years old now since the first pair came off the factory on 1st April 1960 (hence the name 1460!). Given how many are made and how many shops we see them in I think they've become a part of our national heritage! To my shame i currently own 7 pairs of DM's. One for each day of the week?



Regarding quality the MIE or MIC or MIT or where ever they make em now is not so important as what leather is used. Kappa, Quillon and other good leathers are far superior to the standard 'smooth' leather gimmick the DM corporation mass produce. The 'smooth leather' will begin to crack after about two years useage and no amount of neatsfoot oil will make any difference.

See-

http://badgerandblade.com/vb/attachm...1&d=1279458807

Interestingly i just discovered that the shoe/key cutting company Timpsons can actually resole a worn out DM with an original Dr Martin MIE sole........worth knowing that!

See-

http://badgerandblade.com/vb/attachm...1&d=1279812112
http://badgerandblade.com/vb/attachm...1&d=1279812134

Here's a favourite pair-

http://badgerandblade.com/vb/attachm...1&d=1279054570

and for those who like brogues and DM's-

http://badgerandblade.com/vb/attachm...1&d=1279362843


I also managed to bag one of the special 50th anniversary pair of DM boots of which they only produced 1460 pairs!
post #140 of 273
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Originally Posted by easeback View Post
Hey, I know this is an old post, but I'd really appreciate your help with sizing on these. JTG say they run true to size. Would you say this is true in your experience? Thanks in advance.

Just got mine from JTG (thanks for the speedy delivery, guys!) and they are quite true. I'm 9½ on Brannock and got a pair of 9's which are slightly narrow from the toes, have to walk a few days to see how they settle.
post #141 of 273
A brand in need of a makeover or at least a return to higher standards a la Wolverine and the 1000 mile boot.
post #142 of 273
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A brand in need of a makeover or at least a return to higher standards a la Wolverine and the 1000 mile boot.

What's the point of a makeover when they're already producing part of their line in England and they've been doing the same look for 50 years?
The thing is with lines like Wolverine is that they went to crap and disappeared a bit, DM has never gone anywhere and has stuck to the same style since it started.
post #143 of 273
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What's the point of a makeover when they're already producing part of their line in England and they've been doing the same look for 50 years? The thing is with lines like Wolverine is that they went to crap and disappeared a bit, DM has never gone anywhere and has stuck to the same style since it started.
The point of a makeover is to make a better product that work boot enthusiasts such as myself will buy. If you would allow me to indulge... Take another tired British icon - James Bond. "Die Another Day" made a boatload of money in 2003, almost a half billion worldwide according to the folks at IMDB. But the movie was utter shite despite Halle Berry's impressive assets. The franchise was rebooted with Daniel Craig and you got a better Bond. Lots of people like DMs. I would gander that tens of thousands are sold worldwide each year to folks who wear them with pride. But it still can be a better product as per the suggestions on this thread. Like 007, DMs need a reboot (pun intended).
post #144 of 273
DM did get a reboot with the Raf collab (for better or WORSE), and there was one with Yohji Yamamoto (albeit unnecessary)

but if you want a better non-designer DM, Solovair (one of the original companies that made the DM boots) has many offerings that are a better quality Doc Marten (at least more consistent)
post #145 of 273
Re JTG/Solvair Monket Boots: When you guys are saying they run TTS, you do mean true to UK sizes, right?

How about the width? I am usually a 9.5 in Docs, but they can be a little narro, so I'm thinking of going up to a 10.
post #146 of 273
personaly i dont like them, far too many goth/hipster/trashy chicks wear them in toronto
post #147 of 273
I've had 2 out of 3 pairs split where the front grip of the sole meets in the middle. One i had to return a week into owning an original made in england pair. The chinese sole hasn't done it but the leather is garbage and too soft and just bad.

Have they fixed the sole issue ever? It may be due to me wearing a size 14...
post #148 of 273
Anybody know where to find a pair of 10eyelets in black?
post #149 of 273
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personaly i dont like them, far too many goth/hipster/trashy chicks wear them in toronto

mmmmm.... trashy/goth/hipster girls...
post #150 of 273
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personaly i dont like them, far too many goth/hipster/trashy chicks wear them in toronto

Yeah this. Docs look terrible to me because of this. Plus the contrast stitching is really, really unsightly.
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