Hello lovelies! Ah, I've added another pair of Dr. Martens to my collection... Looks like it's time for an update :) I have loads of sentimental value infuuuuused in these shoes, and so I thought I'd write little anecdotes about each one, in chronological order:
1. Union Jack 1460s
This was my first pair of Dr. Martens that I got as a graduation gift one summer (well, I payed for half). They're my favorite, mainly because they were my first babies and I am such an Anglophile it's insane. I've worn these to countless concerts, but only ones that have a band/artist from the UK performing: basically every concert I go to. Some notable moments: I met Ed Sheeran, talked to Luke Pritchard from The Kooks while I was front row at their Troubadour show earlier this year. and touched Chris Martin of Coldplay in these.
2. Brown Made in England 1460s
I got these at the Rose Bowl Flea Market for like, 30$. They're my dirty boots, and I wear them on hikes and explorations and stuff. My main love for these is because I wore them to my first-ever music festival, Coachella 2013.
3. Portland Rose 1461s
These are my only other store bought, full price docs... I got them as a birthday present two years ago. I imagine walking down Brighton Pier in England wearing these, listening to The Kooks and holding someone's hand.
4. Black Made In England 1460s
I got this pair (the one without laces) at the Melrose Trading Post about a year ago. They were pretty beaten up when I got them, and still are - but that's what gives them character. They're really old (ha). I love them, though. These were the boots I brought to Ireland last summer and England this summer, my two favorite trips/adventures ever. I also wore them the last night of my last time at real summer camp last summer, which is ~emotional~ for me.
5. Black 101 (6-hole)
These are basically the classic Dr Martens boot, but with 6 holes instead of 8. My newest addition, I bought these for 40 bucks at the Melrose Flea Market like two weeks ago. They look brand new, and are Made In England, so that's super cool considering I payed like 30% of the original price. My black 1460s are going to be retired now (unless I decide to wear them for arting or something), so these are my new black boots. Can't wait to make more memories with them!!!
As you can probably tell, I'm emotionally attached to my Dr. Martens. Is that a bad thing?