Originally Posted by XenoX101
Yay, as long as you get something other than the standard black, there are far too many awesome variations to stick with the most common. I recently copped a bright blue pair that I'll be wearing one of these days.
I just averaged 4 hours of sleep 3 nights in a row and I've done 4 of 5 finals so excuse my rambling, but I thought it'd be fun to write this:
I feel like this would depend on how you 1. approach your personal aesthetic 2. approach doc martens. Aesthetically, I find blue shoes, or the graphics collection of 1460s, the women's patent leather and flower print, etc. to be too loud for the most part, and entirely too gimmicky for myself. Also, I personally try to get pieces that fit with my everyday wardrobe. It's nice to have specific things that are perfect for that one occasion when you get to wear that perfect outfit, but i'm on a budget, i'm wearing the same clothes every day and I just want it to look good from fit and perhaps details that mean something to me. The clothes are an extension of your personality not a substitute. I wear docs because they remind me of my high school uniform, which I actually have fond memories of, and because of the longstanding history that they have with so many subcultures. Regardless of intention, and not to pigeonhole the shoe as exclusively belonging to a certain culture, it's channeled when I wear them. The stitching and sole is iconic to say the least. Further, the juxtaposition of the history of docs with the preppiness of my uniform adds a certain something for me as well in how I view them, how I feel wearing them, how I feel when I see them sitting on my floor stewing cedar blocks next to my crumpled up denim. It's all a part of the legacy and history of docs as they continue to evolve and grow in the minds of people. And it's in keeping with this that my traditionalist wants to stay within some general boundaries that my inner aesthetic agrees with. Bright blue footwear is a no, unless they're mad comfy bunny slippers with fluffy tails and warm shearling lining, and even then they won't be leaving the house.
as a nice way of saying
It's not what you're wearing, it's how you wear it. But i'm avoiding standard black 1460s for the same reason right now.