Recently on FashionBeans, we have informed you of the benefits and ways to care for your highly-prized leather goods. As if by magic, the time to invest in quality footwear from one of Britain’s most iconic brands, Dr. Martens, has never been better with the provision of a bespoke service only available at their Spitalfields store in London’s East End.
The opportunity allows one to purchase a handmade pair of Doc’s, crafted to the ‘exact customer specification’ at the Northamptonshire factory. Two classic styles are available; the 1460 8-eye boot and the 1461 3-eye shoe. Both silhouettes are versatile enough to be worn casually or with more formal attire.
With a range of premium leathers available (including Ostrich!), the chance to customise everything from eyelets to stitches to welts (and even the colour of the famous Dr. Martens heel loop) means the possibilities are quite literally endless. Remarkably, this service has been taken a step further with the equipment in place to have lasts of your feet taken. Your Doc’s will not only be individual but truly your own. By request, these lasts can be stored and reused in the future.
This special service will not only provide you with a beautifully crafted pair of shoes but is reminiscent of slower days when gentleman routinely sought after professional shoemaking. If the Doctor is trying to rekindle a relationship that has been somewhat lost in today’s ‘fast fashion’ era, I know where I’ll be registering.
Book quick, relish the experience and enjoy them forever.
Dr. Martens bespoke service ends on the 27th April (after quietly appearing back on the 26th March), with prices starting from £225.
Looking good isn’t important, it’s everything.
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