Dr Martens have a seriously strong roster when it comes to collaborative efforts, as do Needles. Both have an impressive history when it comes to working alongside other forward thinkers, making for some truly great collections.
It’s always great to see two forward-thinking brands combine to create something truly special, we’ve seen our fair share of that over the years at Wellgosh. What’s even better is when two of our favourite, forward-thinking brands collaborate to create something.
Japanese brand Needles are experts in their own right in regards to upcycling, thanks to their ‘rebuild’ program in which they take old flannel shirts, deconstruct them and then combine them to create one-off, unique and stylish pieces. Not only that, Needles track pants have taken the world (and lounges) by storm as of late, the subtle trousers are a perfect blend of everything you need in a track pant, and have even worked with the likes of A$AP Rocky on a capsule too. Needles are inspired by the west-coast style of the US, and true Americana culture, which is pretty evident when looking at their collections, and if you haven’t already, be sure to check out our Needles offerings here.
Dr Martens has returned to Wellgosh this season with a hefty delivery of the mainline footwear, providing some of the finest footwear that you could treat your feet with, with the likes of the classics range, Made In England range and a few others which you’ll definitely want to feast your eyes, you can check our selection out here over on the main page.
But I digress, if you’re here reading this then we would like to introduce the Needles x Dr Martens 2976.
The 2976 is a Chelsea Boot style from Dr Martens that has been a sub-culture classic since it’s inception decades ago. Whilst the Chelsea Boot silhouette has been around since the Victorian days, it was reimagined in the vision of Dr Martens back in the 1970’s, with elasticated side panels, a custom Air-cushioned sole and premium leather construction.
The 2976 gets the Needles treatment in the form of the ‘Papillon’ butterfly branding, of which it’s based from the film of the same name. The upper also boasts a silver needles tassel on the Black Smooth, and gold on the Cherry Red version. This collaboration is a perfect mixture of Needles West Coast-inspired design, and Dr Martens burning desire to constantly think outside of the box and push the boundaries of innovation.
Of course it wouldn’t be a Dr Martens without the excellent attention to detail and excellent craftmanship. This collection is hand-made at the original Dr Martens factory in Wollaston, Northamptonshire, and features all the regular signs of expert build quality such as the yellow welt, pretty much indestructable sole and stitching across the upper.
The pairs in this collection are complete with a branded dust bag, and a special edition Made In England box which further cements the build quality and acts as a nod to the prestigious heritage of the brand.
This collection is a very welcomed one here at Wellgosh, two of our favourite brands coming together again to create a great update on an already great silhouette, the Dr Martens x Needles 2976 is now available at Wellgosh launches. You can head to the Black here, or the Red here.