D is for Doc Martins

 Another 90s flashback for you. The hip combat boot for the alternative teen. Do you wear them now? I remember my first pair of Docs. I learned to hacky-sac in them. Wow, the blisters were bad, but then I wore them religiously for years along with my flannel shirts. At some point I started alternating them with Birkenstocks. I was one of those grunge, alternative, somewhat punkish hippies. Well as a teen styles change with the wind. Right? I have always been a person that didn’t do well with styles though. I was never able to have all the right paraphernalia, the exactly right outfit, the perfect image. I was always just sort of me and I guess I still am. That, I think is the best style to be.

Did you wear Doc Martins?
What was your teen style?

9 thoughts on “D is for Doc Martins

  1. Wow – thanks for sharing your personal styles folks. It is great to connect with people from all over who are varied and interesting and similar too. Styles are just admornments, but I think when we share interest in stories it is a deeper connection of ideas and dreams.

  2. Never wore Doc Martins. And my teen style was kinda embarassing: I wasn't very confident with my body then, so dressed like a boy, in baggy T-shirts and jeans. In my later teens I experimented with tighter tops in rather bright colours in a lame effort to grab attention. Plus my mom still insisted on picking clothes for me, and I think she kinda forgot I was 16 and not 6 when she buys me stuff…Wasn't till my 20s before I settled on a 'style' I was comfortable with. 🙂

  3. I didn't wear Doc Martins. For some reason, I thought if I wore anything with a label, I'd break out in hives. Did I already mention I thought I was too cool for school? Anyway, other than my flannels, I wore random things I found at the used clothing store.So you were a grunge, alternative, punkish hippy, too huh? And you liked Twin Peaks. Something tells me we would've been best buds if we'd gone to the same school.

  4. I didn't have Doc Martens, but I did have the Payless version of combat boots, LOL. I wore my dad's old military field jacket (by necessity, not to be cool–that was what I had), and I lived in jeans. And, yes, being a teen in Colorado, I definitely had flannels. Hoodies weren't really a big thing then, at least not where I was.Shannon at The Warrior Muse, co-host of the 2012 #atozchallenge! Twitter: @AprilA2Z

  5. i was a teenager in the late 60 and early 70's—we wore lots of jeans and hippie shirts–but i mostly dressed in whatever i thought looked cute—some people described me as preppy–but i wasn't!

  6. That's weird. My email tells me I have two comments on this post, but they are not showing up here. Hmmm. Well to Fran @Broken Cookies… I have read all of Sarah Addison Allen's books and yes they are all good. Simple and sweet. My work is not so sweet I am afraid.

  7. I wore them after, I lived in Berkeley for a while and it seemed to work. I was a swimmer in high school so I rarely wore makeup after our morning swim but had plenty of freckles. One thing I would do it wear two different earrings, usually out of found objects like shells. Don't know why exactly, but it seemed to work for me.

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