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Doc Martens

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by sinnedk, Feb 25, 2011.

  1. sinnedk

    sinnedk Well-Known Member

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    Before anybody makes fun of me, the point of this thread was just to show a quality boot, that i've had since 1999, I havent resoled these, just polished a bit, they've been through snow, rain and many metal concerts and still serve me well, guess its boot for life...
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  2. Ianiceman

    Ianiceman Well-Known Member

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    You might get more traction on the streetwear side of the street but you won't get much argument from me. Here in MC they always advocate longings with jeans but I prefer either my 8 year old Frye harness boots or three holer doc Marten shoes (black or oxblood).
     
  3. sinnedk

    sinnedk Well-Known Member

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    You might get more traction on the streetwear side of the street but you won't get much argument from me. Here in MC they always advocate longings with jeans but I prefer either my 8 year old Frye harness boots or three holer doc Marten shoes (black or oxblood).
    well im not a fan of the non boots, but i do appreciate them because these shoes can take a beating and still be good to go
     
  4. UrbanComposition

    UrbanComposition Well-Known Member

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    They do last forever. I've had my oxblood 3 hole Docs since 1993, and somehow the soles still hold up.
     
  5. youngScholar

    youngScholar Well-Known Member

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    Are these the made in England boots? I ask because I had a pair a while ago (not English made) and the leather started cracking within a few months.[​IMG]
     
  6. sinnedk

    sinnedk Well-Known Member

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    mine are made in UK...
    odd those boots should last a long time,
     
  7. Ianiceman

    Ianiceman Well-Known Member

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    Are these the made in England boots?

    I ask because I had a pair a while ago (not English made) and the leather started cracking within a few months.[​IMG]


    Since they moved offshore a few years ago in my experience the leather quality has diminished. You can still get Made in England docs but you have to stump up the extra dosh.
     
  8. DerekS

    DerekS Well-Known Member

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    when i was in Jr High they were all the rage in my town. I have a couple pair that have held up great. My dad wears them to mow the lawn or do yardwork in. he has a pair of the aztec crezyhorse leather boots that hes had since i was in probably 3 or 4th grade. (im 28 for reference) and they still look great.

    Not my cup of tea now, but those sonsofbitches wont die.
     
  9. imatlas

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    This past year I finally sent my 'peanut' 8-eyelets that I'd owned since 1987 or so to Goodwill. They'd held up incredibly well, although they were ready for a resole.
     
  10. phailing101

    phailing101 Well-Known Member

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    Haven't seen those forever.

    I used to have a pair and all I remember was they were suicide to wear in icy or packed snow!

    You could literally take a run at it and slide half the length of a city block.
     
  11. Uncle Ernie

    Uncle Ernie Well-Known Member

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    I'm wearing my brown english made boots right now. About 10 yr old. They look quite good, although the leather is all wrinkled, since I didn't take much care before.
     
  12. Sazerac

    Sazerac Well-Known Member

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    I love a woman in Docs.
     
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  13. Chico2007

    Chico2007 Well-Known Member

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    I love a woman in Docs.
    yep.

    I still wear my black 8 holes from time to time.
    I had a great pair of blood 8 holes Made in England that I wore almost everyday from 1990-1998.
    Man, I miss those boots.
     
  14. NewYorkIslander

    NewYorkIslander Well-Known Member

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    Just sold my black 10 hole made in England ones...think I'm gonna hold onto the red ones though. When I was in HS I had about 5 pair. Had a black steel toe oxford that I took a black sharpee to to get the scuff out of the toe...lol, a 8H purple boot, a 8Hbrown boot, a navy blue oxford shoe, and a 10 hole Cherry Red boot that I actually picked up on Oxford St in London. They still would fit now if I ever find them (somewhere in my parents attic and me and my pops are doing a cleanout this summer).
     
  15. designprofessor

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    mine were stolen - but manditory uniform for art school
     
  16. Sazerac

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    mine were stolen - but manditory uniform for art school

    But only if they're spattered with paint.

    I adored that look and still do.
     
  17. etcetera

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    It looks really nice for being from 1999. It looks like the sole is just beginning to get worn. I have that model in size 12.5UK or 13.5US, when they still made half sizes.

    Also have a few 8287 boots. Three MIE and one MIC. But I like the model shown in OP better. It's harder to get snow and rain into it while 8287 is more susceptible to that.

    They do take forever to wear out. A decade is not unreasonable. Depending on how often you wear it and rotation. The local cobbler refused to resole a pair but that's OK since it lasts a long time anyway.
     
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    I've seen some with yellow rubber uppers around. I'd be tempted as rain boots.
     
  19. etcetera

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    I like DMs. Here is my collection. My favorite is 8053. [​IMG] [​IMG]
     

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