Photographed by Connor McDonnell.


how your favorite musicians rock dr. martens

your coffee table is about to go punk

If there’s anything more British than a worn-in pair of Dr. Martens boots, we’ve yet to find it. (Okay, okay, Ginger Spice’s Union Jack dress is pretty high up there…) It’s a book rooted in punk rock and other counter cultures. Over the last 55 years, the brand has gone on to become one of Britain’s most iconic exports. People from all walks of life have laced their feet up in a pair and a new coffee table book by Martin Roach seeks to highlight that.

Music lovers and those itching for a little more punk in their lives have found a new go-to coffee table book for inspiration in Dr. Martens: A History of Rebellious Self-Expression. Photographs of musicians and creatives living in Dr. Martens are spread out over 200 pages. The timeless boot is on full display in images featuring Ellie Goulding, Miley Cyrus, All Time Low, Reel Big Fish, and more. Click through for an inside peek at what you can expect. God save the queen.

Photographed by Paul Harries.

All Time Low

Photographed by Amuse Inc.

Baby Metal

Photographed by Colin Bell.


Photographed by Connor McDonnell.

Ellie Goulding

Photo: Courtesy of Martin Roach.

Frank Iero's set list.

Photographed by Nick Rodgers.

Punk is not dead.

Photographed by Pennie Smith.

JJ Burnell

Photographed by Pennie Smith.

Joe Strummer

Photographed by BJ Papas.


Photographed by Jonathan Thorpe.

Reel Big Fish

Photographed by Ben Gibson.

Set It Off

Photographed by Mark Richards.


Photographed by Chris Floyd.


Photographed by Sheila Rock.


Photographed by Jill Furmanovsky.

The Specials

Photographed by Tom Welsh.

You Me At Six