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Dr. Martens Collaborates


We join forces with the globally renowned eclectic apparel brand Engineered Garments. Equally big fans of each other, this collaboration fuses the essence of both brands through unique design and a premium lens. The result is a twist on our iconic 1461 shoe style – an ever-popular product that we’ve been making since 1st April, 1961.

Creative director and head designer of the brand Daiki Suzuki said of the collab that it’s the “people at Dr. Martens” that made him want to rework the classic shoe style and he’s inspired by “anything, people, nature, colours or patterns draw me in. Movies, stories, music and any type of events really move me when they are right. Whatever I see, feel or hear around me [inspires me]”.

Engineered Garments enlisted close friend of the brand, Parisian photographer Clement Pascal to help shoot the styles. The result is a photo-series that at once feels authentic and fun, with the guys from Enineered Garments asking the ‘everyday heroes’ they encounter each day around their NYC offices to act as models for the collab. Angelo Urrutia of the brand said “we see these guys every day, they’re literally our deli guy, the person who delivers our mail… we just thought it would be a cool thing for them to wear the shoes – and they loved them too”.


How did they get them to agree to an impromptu photoshoot with New York’s hottest brand? “we kind of coerced them into doing it, they thought we were crazy at first, but the photos turned out great.” The blue collar worker’s uniforms also blend perfectly with the industrial-influenced design of the shoes.

The Dr. Martens x Engineered Garments SS17 collaboration.The Dr. Martens x Engineered Garments SS17 collaboration.

Available in five military-inspired colours (Milk Shake, Khaki, Navy, Black and White); the shades are muted to reflect the pared-back aesthetic of Engineered Garments, and to let the industrial manufacture Dr. Martens is famed for take centre stage. Asymmetric ghillie lacing is added because they were details on the first pair of DM’s Engineered Garments founder and head designer Daiki Suzuki ever saw. Traditional DM’s details—scripted heel loop, iconic yellow stitching and durable Goodyear welt—ensure each of the pairs remains classically stylish.

The Dr. Martens x Engineered Garments SS17 collaboration.
The Dr. Martens x Engineered Garments SS17 collaboration.

The utilitarian styles, all crafted in England in Dr. Martens original Northamptonshire factory, are completed with a dual branded sockliner and patented AirWair™ technology for a supremely comfortable fit. Each pair comes presented in a bespoke box and cotton tote bag.

The Dr. Martens x Engineered Garments collection is available at Engineered Garments and Nepenthes New York and Tokyo on the 25th January 2017.

The collaboration will be on sale at select boutiques and Dr. Martens retail stores and drmartens.com from 25th February 2017:

Engineered Garments (New York, US)
Nepenthes (Japan)
Beams, (Japan)
Ships (Japan)
Need Supply (Richmond, US)
Blends (Orange County, LA and San Diego, US)
American Rag (LA, US)
Garbstore (London, England)
End Clothing (Newcastle, England
Goodhood (London, England)
18 Montrise (Glasgow, Scotland)
Karfka (Aberdeen, Scotland)
Mr Porter (London, England)
The Hip Store (Leeds, England)
Envoy (Belfast, Ireland)
The Bureau (Belfast, Ireland)
Colette (Paris, France)
WP Store (Milan, Italy)
Norse Projects (Copenhagen, Denmark)
C-Store (Stockholm, Sweden)
Up There Store (Melbourne, Australia)
Fabric (Aukland, New Zealand)
Dr. Martens Stores (Soho, New York City)
Dr. Martens Stores (Seoul, South Korea)
Dr. Martens Stores (Tokyo, Japan)
Dr. Martens Stores (Hong Kong)
Dr. Martens Stores (Thailand)
Dr. Martens Stores (Malaysia)

Find out more about Engineered Garments on their website, Facebook and Instagram.