More than four years after their last collaboration on the iconic 3989 5-Eye Brogue, Dr. Martens and Engineered Garments, the New York-based label of Japanese designer Daiki Suzuki, have reunited once again to rework the 1461s, a counterculture classic since 1961.
With a passion for vintage clothing and local manufacturing traditions, Daiki Suzuki drew inspiration for this new collaboration from his first pair of Dr. Martens 1461s, buried deep at a vintage store in the early ’90s.
“It is the people who work and wear Dr. Martens that really made me want to rework the classic shoe,” said Daiki Suzuki.
Thus, this fifth Dr. Martens & Engineered Garments collaboration nods to Daiki’s famous first pair of 1461s with its asymmetric lace system that stretches down one side of the shoe.
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Available in two versions: black Smooth leather and milkshake Hi Suede, the Dr. Martens 1461 x Engineered Garments feature several details that celebrate the shared utilitarian principles of the two partners: yellow welt stitching, twin scripted heel loops, signature DM’smarking, a silver-foiled sock liner and a second pair of two-tone laces for added customization options.
The campaign for this collection was shot in the original DM’s factory, with factory workers and members of the Nepenthes London family.
The Dr. Martens x Engineered Garments collaboration is available today at drmartens.com and select partners.