Wednesday, May 07, 2008
Musings on Doc Martens
Doc Martens are pretty cool in my book, but they haven't always been that way. They used to be the footwear of threatening and rebellious youth! And weren't they orthopaedic shoes before then? I don't want to be the indie kid who hates his favourite band once everyone else caught on to them, but having them co-opeted by high-fashion has ruined them a little bit in my books. I know a few lovely bloggers have bought them and I wouldn't try to discourage anyone from wearing them, but just try to keep Ian MacKaye in mind instead of Alexander Wang. Though I would rather have you think about Alexander Wang than skinheads. That would just be wrong.