Dr. Martens x Lazy Oaf ilustrates the so-called Y2K aesthetic.
2020 and 2021 might have been the years of throwbacks. From albums like Future Nostalgia to drips such as Olivia Rodrigo's whole closet.
But as pop culture defines what people are into, high-end brands take notes and put them to action. The so-called Y2K aesthetic is basically the visual representation of the 2000s and, thanks to TikTok's algorithms, the nostalgic millennial style has a legion of followers.
This subculture from TikTok can also be called Tumblrcore for channeling 2014 vibes that could be seen on Tumblr's endless feed. Poetry books, indie movies, leather combat boots in front of grunge city skylines, polaroids — exactly what ended up being the whole aesthetic of Taylor Swift's 1989 album released in 2014.
A brand that has picked up on this is Lazy Oaf. With an ironic vibe, the London-based lifestyle brand appears to be ripped off a Tumblr page directly into the 2020's.
Its latest collab with Dr. Martens is the very representation of chunky boots that continue to make an appearance year after year. Even tho they might have been only related only to the punk/goth culture in the early 2000s, from 2014 to now they're everywhere.
Centerpieces of Lazy Oaf's Happy Sad collection, the shoes present Dr. Martens timeless black Pisa leather uppers in fresh designs. One of our favorites is the Sinclair Happy Sad Platform Boots, which looks like a suit for your feet with a detachable zip insert and bow — from fancy to casual just like that.
The biggest takeaway from this is the following lesson: take care of your leather goods. They're always on the verge of a comeback.
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