Dr Martens in black or oxblood are your Rolls Royce of skinhead boots.
From the 8 hole boot to the 20 hole model they could be worn with a suit or jeans and always looked the business. Real skins kept their DMs highly polished.
You can watch this documentary with talking heads yakking on about how great ‘docs’ are but we reckon this clip from Shane Meadow’s This Is England explains the skinhead love of DMs.
D is also for… Dance Craze: Released in 1981, Dance Craze was a documentary film following Madness, The Specials, The Selecter, The Beat, Bad Manners and The Bodysnatchers on tour. The film has yet to be released (officially at least, cough!) on DVD but clips like Madness running through Razor Blade Alley can be peeked at on YouTube.