The Made in England Vintage collection is handcrafted In the good old Doc's Northamptonshire factory cobblers using original construction techniques — plus Quilon, DM's rare, original specification Dr Martens leather. Thick and corrected-grain with a matte finish, this leather only gets better with age. This 1460 boot takes those essential stylings and adds some old school British performance fabric in Ventile to the mix. Ventile for those unaware was originally developed during the war for fighter pilot suits and is a fully water-resistant fabric that is lightweight and constructed entirely from untreated cotton. Developed today for performance outerwear, the material's unique properties are found in the densely woven yarn that expands to create a shield when in contact with water. As a result, Ventile®, whilst having the natural feel that cotton provides, offers excellent protection against the elements.