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.
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.
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.