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Doc martens

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by matadorpoeta, May 1, 2004.

  1. matadorpoeta

    matadorpoeta Well-Known Member

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    just thought i'd share something i recently found. when i was in high school i really wanted a pair of doc martens but i couldn't stand the yellow stitching they have. i searched in vein for shoes that were just like them sans the stitching and eventually gave up. so yesterday i was browsing at shoes international and found that they have two pairs without the stitching, including the 1461 which is the standard model people think of, in shoes, not boots. here's a picture:[​IMG] i checked the doc martens u.s. website and they have the same shoe but only with the yellow stitching. i know to many of you it sounds like i'm writing about nothing but maybe this will help someone who, like me, has always liked everything about doc martens except for that one tiny detail that breaks the deal. i'm guessing the u.s. distributor sees the yellow stitching as a selling point or brand identifier or some other corporate b.s.
     
  2. j

    j Well-Known Member

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    I didn't really like the yellow stitching either but I had the ones similar to the pic you posted. After about a week of wearing the stitching gets duller and if you polish them with black shoe polish and get it in the stitching it gets dark and you won't even notice it anymore. I thought they looked goofy because of their shape anyway but they definitely look better and better with age and wear. Not the kind of shoes you want to keep looking new.
     

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