Jerry Kaye, former creative director for Perry Ellis, has just been named head designer for Dr. Martens. That's probably the most sensible fashion appointment we've ever heard. Kaye came on as Men's fashion director at Ellis in 1993, the same year Marc Jacobs was fired, and stayed up until 2005 when he launched his own consulting firm working with clients like Levi's. Hartmarx, the company that owns Dr. Marten's and hopes to expand into ready-to-wear, chose Kaye because of his "vast experience in taking heritage brands and making them modern and relevant in today's marketplace." We're still waiting for our new docs to arrive in the mail, (they're a gift and we'll be scribbling all over them), and now we'll also be waiting to see Kaye's take on the classic shoe. The question is, will we actually wear them?
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