Dr. Martens Pays Tribute to Legendary New York Punk Bar CBGB With Latest Collection

Famed New York punk bar CBGB may have closed its doors a number of years ago, but its legacy lives on. 13 years after the doors shuttered on the iconic underground music club for the last time, Dr. Martens is paying tribute to the space that was integral to the punk movement—and the New York City music scene as a whole—with a two piece capsule collection.

The capsule is comprised of two styles of Dr. Martens classic 1460 boot. The first in all-black with “CBGB & OMFUG” (which stands for Country, Bluegrass, Blues and Other Music for Uplifting Gormandizers) emblazoned all over it in white gothic letters. The second features a bold all-over print with a CBGB skull pattern—a motif that has become synonymous with punk around the world. Both boots are finished with a one-off dual-branded sock liner and bespoke packaging.

CBGB is often credited with launching British punk into the American imagination, as well as catapulting the careers of American punk acts such as The Ramones, Television, Patti Smith, Blondie, The Talking Heads and others. The club’s booking policy paid no mind to notoriety; if you were passionate about what you were doing, you were given a slot.

Take a look below at some additional images of the styles, and watch for the collection to drop at select retailers and at Dr. Martens website starting Friday, January 17.







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