Wednesday, September 17, 2014

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I wore an Oxford shirt to work yesterday and regretted it all the way to five o'clock—tucking in, readjusting—so uncomfortable. I'd rather wear a sweatshirt any day, and given the dominance of sport in ready-to-wear, am unsure why I'm not! Comfort and practicality are key focuses in apparel and footwear design right now. And we should all be taking advantage of the loosened-up look. Lately I'm loving the casual incarnation of traditional athletic shoes for men. Lace-up styling and a tall shaft give these hightops vintage basketball game, while leather or canvas uppers elevate the look—and extend the ground they can cover. Sweats, Chinos, jeans? Nothin'. But. Net. Sneakers were a key player on spring Milan runways (so the trend isn't slowing down), and Esquire recommends a logo-less, leather hightop as the stylish guy's go-to fall shoe. As the weather gradually cools (September already half over?!), the extra coverage you get from these guys will only make you wear them more. And BTW: the whole mature-but-playful-jock-at-heart vibe won't be lost on the ladies.

1 // Frye Chambers // $138
2 // Frye Greene // $168
3 // John Varvatos Hattan // $248
5 // GUESS Truman // $98
6 // Kenneth Cole Double Header // $158 (my favorite!)
7 // Volcom Buzzard // $80
8 // Marc Jacobs Trainer // $555
9 // Tommy Hilfiger Kerman4 // $89

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