Dr. Martens Goes Punkabilly with Demented are Go Pascal Boot

Dr. Martens teams up with legendary Welsh Psychobilly band, Demented are Go for a punkabilly inspired boot design. Dr. Martens states “As one of the first bands to mix punk rock with rockabilly, they trailblazed the psychobilly movement and we’re unbelievably proud to be working with them.1

The Demented are Go Pascal Boot features two album covers on a 1460 boot; Dr. Martens’ classic 8-eye boot with yellow welt and signature air cushioned sole. The albums inspiring the design include 1989 studio album “Demented Are Go Present… The Demon Teds ‎– The Day The Earth Spat Blood” and a 1990 live release, “Go Go Demented”.
(In some instances, you can purchase these two albums together SEE https://www.amazon.com/Day-Earth-Spat-Blood-Demented/dp/B0012LA9S4)

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Demented Are Go Present… The Demon Teds ‎– The Day The Earth Spat Blood Go Go Demented

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Demented are Go Pascal Boot

 

(Also available in Red)

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Stand for Something

This isn’t the first time Dr. Martens has team up with a Psychobilly band. As part of their #standforsomething campaign and #standfornothing films, Dr. Martens worked with Female Psychobilly band As Diabatz.

When asked to comment on the #standforsomething Campaign, Dr. Martens says:

Throughout Dr. Martens history, the brand has been adopted and subverted by countless rebellious characters, subcultures and tribes. Dr. Martens wearers bring the shoes and boots to life, and should be recognized. These are the people who stand out from the crowd in their own unique way and for many, their journey of self-expression has always been accompanied by a pair of Dr. Martens. Dr. Martens A/W-13 campaign (What Do You Stand For?) celebrates these free-thinking individuals; from the first timers to those who have been with us forever. These are authentic characters who stand for something.

With all the available styles and colours of Dr. Martens, along with the British heritage, it’s no surprise that these boots are worn by punk rockers.

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Has the Psychobilly/punkabilly sub culture adopted Dr. Martens boots? I think so,
and It looks like Dr. Martens has noticed!

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I ordered my Demented are Go Dr. Martens from http://rocklondon.ca http://punkabilly.ca/punk-fashion-ontario-london-rock/ Email them for more info.

Where to Buy Punk Fashion – Southwestern Ontario

Where do I buy my Punk Fashion? I get asked that all the time. The truth is that I do most of my shopping online. I find when online punk fashion brands send out email blasts with coupon codes, I can get some great deals. As someone who has worked in the e-commerce web industry, I have no problem supporting the online market. I live in Toronto and the price of everything here seems to skyrocket. Sometimes, I might go shopping in Kensington Market in the Summer. I have found some unique, well priced items there. But other than Kensington Market, and maybe some independent “pop-ups” (Like the Bazaar of the Bizarre) the only place I shop for clothes in person (real life lol) is at my favourite punk retail store London Rock, located at 202 Dundas St. In Downtown London, Ontario.

Punk Fashion - London Rock

They also have an online store too, located at http://rocklondon.ca/. Though I would recommend paying them a visit if you are ever in the area to view all of their inventory. At London Rock you never know what you will find. Whether you are looking for punk fashion, punkabilly clothing, or psycobilly fashion, this store has some great finds for you. I have seen everything from Batmobile t-shirts to this cool Social Distortion sweatshirt.
punk fashion - Social Distortion Sweatshirt
Heck, even if you are not in area, even if you spent $50 on gas getting there, you would still save yourself money with the well-priced merchandise they have AND find very unique items.

Here is their discount $5 rack. D.Y.I ALERT: If you’re in a band. This is a great rack to get some unique items that you can put your band logo on and resell at shows!
Punk Fashion- London Rock Discount Rack

Forget HotTopic – which is basically the “Walmart” of the punk fashion world. London Rock has been independently owned and operated since the early 90’s (yes, over 20 years!). You can get bargains and not support large corporations. 🙂
(Though, I’m not going to lie, I have totally shopped at HotTopic in the Eaton Centre before, mostly because I’m weak.)

London Rock is the ultimate Punk Fashion retail store to go to. Trust me.

Horror Punk Fashion – The Cleaver Clutch Bag by Kreepsville 666

Like Horror Punk Fashion? The best place for “original scare wear” is http://store.kreepsville666.com/. They have the some of the best items for Punk Fashion. Sometimes while I am on their website, I have a very “what came first/the chicken or egg?” type experience as many of their original designs are mimicked elsewhere. For example, a bought a Cleaver purse that I found on eBay back in 2013. I thought it was so cute and unique, but when I got it there was clearly something “off”. I later found out it was a rip off of a Kreepsville design!

(or view on Youtube)

The copyright for the Cleaver Clutch Bag is owned by Kreepsville. The original was designed by Kreepsville designer/owner Ash Ghoulmore.

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Horror Punk Cleaver Clutch Bag by Kreepsville 666

This Kreepsville 666 vinyl Cleaver Clutch Bag, has a red satin style kreepsville 666 lining, with zip coin pocket and card pocket, zip closure, and is approx 37cm(w) x 18cm(h) x 3cm(d).

Like music, it is always better to buy from the original source. When independent designers first start out, it is very similar to musicians, or any other type of art, where they are working for little/no money. I see many independent designers struggle at first. If you want great art to be created, then you need to support the artists.
After discovering the http://store.kreepsville666.com/ site I have purchased many things from hair accessories, to purses and clothing.

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Their spooky accessories add a bit of flare to any outfit

My favourite product is their comfy t-shirt dresses. They are one of my favourite things to wear in the summer because they are comfortable and cool. They even have an official Elvira line. Their products are a unique take on the horror punk look. Perfect for any Punkabilly/Psychobilly lover. Here is a Pinterest board of some of my favs:

Online Horror Punk Fashion

Follow Lauren Spike’s board Kreepsville on Pinterest.

Punk Hairstyles – Spiked Punk Mohawk Tutorial

Looking for punk hairstyles? The liberty spiked mohawk has been around since the punk movement started in the early/mid 1970’s. My take on the punk mohawk is that I add pompadour bangs to make it a true punkabilly look.

Punk Hairstyles - Punk Mohawk. Get the Ultimate Punk Hair

Punk Hairstyles – Punk Mohawk

You asked how I do my Punk Hair and here it is! I could probably do a whole other video on “What people say to people with a Punk Mohawk” but maybe later. I’m not sure if it is clear in the video, but near the end when I am doing my bangs, I roll my bangs around a bobby pin and then twist and stick the bobby pin forward into the teased part of my bangs. Anyways, enjoy!

Here is the Punkabilly Mohawk Video Tutorial:

What you’ll need:

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Hair Spray

Optional stuff you’ll need (nice to have)

  • Cloth or Hand towel
  • Coloured Hairspray
  • Hair Gel

 

 

Here is the Video I Shot After Filming the Tutorial