August 15, 2012

rebel status...

the first thing that springs to mind when you think of rebel...
Dr. Martens.
yep the chunky lace up boots that are the epitome of all thinks rebel and punk.
huge in the 80's they are back with a vengeance, online fashion retail giant ASOS reported having a 230% increase in Dr. Marten sales! wowa!

Back in the 1950s, when the first generation of teenagers fired up a youth revolution, their goal was to look and behave differently to their parents. Previously, young people had been stylistic carbon copies of their elders. But with the advent of first-generation rock 'n' roll and also Teddy Boys, a generational schism cracked open that would never again be rendered shut.
Once the genie had been let out of the bottle back in the 1960s, the vapours of Dr. Martens' rebellious spirit could not be contained and the boot seeped into every corner and crevice of youth culture
Dr. Martens have recentley made an awesome video taking you through 50 years of history.
click here to take a look inside the world of the iconic air soled boot!.... plus if aggy likes them whats not to like!