How Dr Martens Boots Became A Model-Off-Duty Staple


Surprisingly, perhaps, for a term that yields 345 million results on Google, there appears to be no industry consensus on where the phrase “model off-duty style” originated. Popular in the early 2000s, around the birth of street style, it came to denote Alexander Wang skinny jeans, a grubby tank top, an Acne Studios “Velocite” shearling jacket and a mop of bed-head hair. Today, thanks to social media, there’s little formula to models’ pavement looks – with one exception: a pair of Dr Martens boots.

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Antonio Catalano