Forget all that you've ever known about Dr. Martens. Yes, they still make their classic 1461s with the contrast stitching that most of us wore in high school (and some of our parents wore in high school), but they're offerings for Spring show that they have moved far beyond just being the staple of youth rebellion and counterculture.
Brogues, streetwear and leather goods that, dare I say it, are classy made up a good chunk of their collection. I was especially enamored by the saddlebag leather attache cases for men. Never did I think I could envision a guy in a dapper suit tailored in today's slim cuts wearing it with a pair of Dr. Martens brown brogues and attache, but that look is possible with their new collection. To be fair, they may have had these styles for some time and it's the first time I've noticed it, but they've got my attention now.
Also, I bet you didn't know that former supermodel Agyness Deyn had a capsule collection with Dr. Martens that's going into it's second season. The "DM x Agyness Deyn" collection consists of bow, interlaced sandals, cropped tops, denim dresses, and t-shirts with appliques placed smack dab on the boobs. Dr. Martens has been just as popular among women as men, but this collection feminizes the brand a little bit more and will catch on with those who were turned off by the rebel intonations.
Dr. Martens were popular among certain groups when I was in high school, but I wasn't part of them and never owned a pair. But now I can say, with this new collection, the brand can now count me as a fan.
PS. Watch our little vine video to get a 6 second look at the whole shoe collection.