Ever since I was a kid growing up with hoop dreams I’ve had a love for sneakers. I used to collect them. At one time I think I had almost 100 pairs, including every Jordan from I-XX (and no money in my pocket, of course).
As I’ve gotten older my style has evolved with me. With the exception of a handful of favorite Js, I traded in most of my athletic sneakers for low-top, neutral, classic kicks.
Here, I styled one of my favorite pairs three different ways, from casual to corporate commuter.
1. Simple but Not Sloppy for the Weekend
The best weekend outfits are often the simplest ones.
This is a simple v-neck sweater with dark jeans, but I used accessories to give it my own spin. In this case, my own spin is a faux-fur scarf that I whipped together in one of my first sewing practice sessions.
Bonus Tip: Just because they’re sneakers doesn’t mean they have to look cheap. Similar to dressier shoes, it’s easy to tell the difference between these hand-sewn suede & leather luxury sneakers and some cheap canvas & rubber joints. Along those same lines, a quality sneaker is typically more comfortable, durable and rare as well.
Bonus Tip II: We all know that brown is a great color for footwear, sneakers are no different.
- Brown suede captoe sneakers by Lanvin
- Brass railroad spike cuff bracelet by Giles & Brother
- Gold hand-engraved aviator shades by Matsuda Eyewear
- Beaver fur scarf handmade myself out of my late grandmother’s old fur coat
- Marled v-neck sweater by Ralph Lauren Denim & Supply
- Brown alligator belt by Ralph Lauren Purple Label
- Indigo denim jeans by JBrand