The Doctor Is In


Last Friday I attended the VIP launch of the new Dr Marten's store in Belfast.

I remember getting my first pair of docs at 11. My sister and I asked for a pair each for Christmas; she wanted plain old black but I had to have oxblood. Unfortunately, announcing my request a few days before Christmas left Santa with few options and I got an amazing pair of 18(!) hole oxblood boots. I've been smitten ever since.

I met up with my blogging better-half Ruth of Willow Lane and a few more of the lovely FABB ladies Rosanna and Carolyn and we made our way to the brand new shop. The entire store was crammed with local bloggers, stylists and personalities, enjoying food laid on by Love & Death Inc, artisan beer by Farmageddon and some rock from local band The Groundlings.

me and the missus
Docs have had long connections with underground style and what better way to celebrate this link than a DJ set by the legendary Terri Hooley, founder of Good Vibrations record shop and pioneer of Belfast's punk scene. While the classic boots are as popular as ever, Dr Marten's offer so much more in styles like penny loafers, brogues and chukkas - all with the famous AirWair soles and unrivalled quality and craftsmanship.

I was kindly gifted with the Jules double monk shoes - I chose them as they were that little bit different but still me. I'm breaking many, MANY cardinal rules here wearing them with black jeans but feck it, I was punk for one night (as punk as I will ever be). My entire outfit (shoes aside) is from Primark. I think this tartan shirt is my new favourite.

I had my eye on the oxblood zip wallet but logic prevailed when I realised I couldn't fit all my cards in it 
all the tartan scarves a boy could ever want...
leather braces - pair with a short sleeve shirt, rolled skinny jeans and a classic pair of docs for instant punk

I've fallen for this shirt and bomber combo - classic Brit style
more oxblood - seeing a pattern here?
the groundlings

ruth & i go toe-to-toe (Ruth in her Jessyca brogue heels)
To celebrate the launch of the new store and that I've just passed 2000 followers on Twitter, I thought I'd do a wee giveaway.

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  1. When I was 16/17 I only wanted to wear Dr Martens with literally everything! I rocked out my black pair but was desperate for an oxblood pair that were rarer than a can of dandelion and burdock in those days! Great post and it looks like you had fun at the event. :-)

  2. I really like the ones you were gifted. Ive never owned a pair of Dr Martins, even in my EMO stage.


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