Martens, My Way
The Dr. Martens resurgence continues. Longtime fans of the romper-stomper English boots may prefer the classic models, but anyone looking to tweak tradition will be glad to hear that the brand now offers customization. The Dr. Martens Bespoke service launches today at London’s Dover Street Market, where customers can begin with one of two styles, the 8-hole 1460 boot and the 3-hole 1461 shoe, and select their own leathers, laces, stitches, uppers, and liners. (The finished product is delivered, complete with the signature of the craftsman who made it, in three to four weeks.) The in-store custom program remains at Dover Street Market until the end of the month, after which it travels to Beijing, Ginza, Paris, and the U.S. After that, beginning in April 2012, it’ll be open to any and all online.