17 comments

  1. positively the same dame

    November 5, 2006 at 5:22 pm

    i’m enjoying these two despite the converses (conversai?) which set my teeth on edge in the same way that flip-flops do for others (but not me).

    our sart is very busy today — any shots of the crowds at the marathon? there are two entrants from scotland staying with our upstairs neighbors who would have made excellent subjects for the blog.

  2. StyleScout

    November 5, 2006 at 5:35 pm

    I love Converse and this colour is awesome. I am looking for the super high-tops which are great.

  3. Kathleen

    November 5, 2006 at 6:00 pm

    Cute! Love that they’re both wearing them – is one pair the laceless John Varvatos kind, though? Can’t quite tell.

    NYC remains my source for funkiest Converse in the world. I bought six pairs, in total, the last time I was there.

    I did wonder what the security staff at the airport made of me on the way back to Australia: smuggler? black market? Converse-obsessed?

  4. Miss Scarlet

    November 5, 2006 at 7:42 pm

    I like the laceless ones. I think they pull the look off and now I want some!

  5. vintagent

    November 5, 2006 at 8:56 pm

    I have to admit to being on the fence about sneakers in general use. I think they work on the outfit on the left, but not on the right. And I know Lanvin is showing their tuxedos with trainers on the runway (yes, their own design and in leather, and none of their 6 outlets in the US carry them!), but I haven’t drunk the kool-aid yet.

  6. Tamberk

    November 5, 2006 at 11:20 pm

    Lanvin has satin(!) sneakers in olive at Barney’s!

  7. Maria

    November 6, 2006 at 12:20 am

    I think the theme here is age.

  8. ontheMARC

    November 6, 2006 at 1:21 am

    i love their neutral colors. very fresh.

  9. Lit

    November 6, 2006 at 5:54 am

    The lady on the left looks great, despite those things on her feet, even if they are the John Varvatos kind. Inciodentally I think the clothes by Varvatos for Converse are pretty good, but Chuck Taylors must be damned, no doubt.

  10. Anonymous

    November 6, 2006 at 6:09 am

    I don’t like the sneakers.

  11. roseag

    November 6, 2006 at 10:00 am

    I like them but they are not comfortable shoes. I put them way above flip-flops!

    I hope those two have Dr. Scholls insoles in theirs!

  12. Alice Olive

    November 6, 2006 at 11:52 am

    I love Converse but agree with Roseag – they can be uncomfortable for all-day wear unless you have insulation!! They “get” to everyone – whenever I wear them to work, so many people comment.

  13. serpah

    November 6, 2006 at 1:32 pm

    I think I’m going to have to run out and buy a pair of Converses now. Such a nice, unexpected touch to some more conservative clothing colors

  14. Anonymous

    November 6, 2006 at 7:03 pm

    oooooooh the coat on the girl on the left is divine! does anyone know where it’s from?

  15. Anonymous

    November 6, 2006 at 7:04 pm

    oops make that the coat on the right!

  16. Anonymous

    November 7, 2006 at 11:07 pm

    The Converse aren’t the John Varvatos laceless Converse (he hasn’t done them in grey…yet), they are actually a limited edition grayish flannel-felt that was put out at the beginning of the fall season 2006! They are low-top with laces.

  17. H

    November 8, 2006 at 1:14 pm

    Gaahh.. GOD they make me want to go to Starbucks..!! Is their coffee even from Starbucks btw?

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