- Purchased, 1996
When first made, these boots were pure white. Grant Lingard was referencing the neo-Nazis that stomped around Ōtautahi Christchurch in their white-supremacist uniform of shaved heads and Doc Marten boots. As with the Sunlight soap rugby boots across the room, his choice of material was pointed. Knight’s Castile is a delicate white soap, a brand known at the time for its tender ‘mother and baby’ advertisements – a world away from the tough image the average skinhead wanted to project.
(Perilous: Unheard Stories from the Collection, 6 August 2022- )