Engineered Garments teams up with Dr. Martens
Minimalistic menswear brand Engineered Garments has partnered up with Doc Martens to reinvent some of the London footwear brand’s most iconic styles.
The main inspiration of the collection will be Dr. Martens ‘1460’ shoe, but Engineered Garments will bring in elements of the Plain Toe and Ghillie shoe. The shoes will retail in four different colorways: a black and white to represent Dr. Martens heritage and a navy, olive, and beige to represent Engineered Garments previous designs. Each shoe is hand-made in England.
Engineered Garment’s creative director Daiki Suzuki described his inspiration behind the collection: “Plain toe and Ghillie shoes were the first Dr. Martens I ever saw and sold at a store I worked in Shibuya around 1980. Soon after I started to see Dr. Martens’ typical 8 hole and 10 hole iconic boots and I really liked their boot pull tab and yellow welt stitches. I wanted to take what Dr. Martens meant to me, my personal view and put it all together in one shoe. The asymmetry of the Ghillie eyelet tab and plain quarter was ideal to get the effect of Plain toe on one side and Ghillie on the other. This detail comes from the typical EG aesthetic, it's very much a trompe-l'œil effect that I always love.”
Engineered Garments has become renowned over the past 20 years in the industry for making minimalistic basics inspired by both American sportswear and Japanese design.
As of now, the collection will only be released exclusively with Nepenthes New York, at 307 West 38th St, and on the boutique’s online website.
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