Patent Oxford by Doctor Martens

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by Josh Madden

We've loved Dr. Martens and worn them with everything since high school, it's true. When the occasion calls for us to dress up, we often find ourselves in a bind with the question: Can we wear our old Docs with this suit?

It's cool to wear dusty worn in old Docs with a button up shirt and slacks--the juxtaposition is fashionable. But when Raf Simons dropped the patent leather style in his collaboration with the legendary boot make, "WE NEED THOSE!" we said, but the Raf collection sold out. Two years later, we think of it whenever we get dressed for a wedding or black tie event. We looked around and there are other patent leather dress shoes, but none of them are Dr. Martens...until now!

The fall '13 range of Air Wair includes this pair of patent leather kicks with a wedge-style sole that not only look sharp with everything from denim to a tuxedo, but they are also mega-comfortable. The upper and the Goodyear welt sole are hot sealed and sewn together, so you know they'll last forever, just like the Doc's in your closet. They're available HERE for a mere $120 bucks, so grab 'em before they're gone!