PICK THE PERFECT SUMMER SNEAKER Join the sneaker pack by pulling off all white.
Menswear’s recent embrace of comfort over clean lines has turned the trainer from something lusted-over by 16-year-olds into something longed-for by older, wiser, sprezz obsessives. We’re not talking Yeezy Boosts: “Minimalist pumps made from quality materials take the edge off an otherwise formal look so you don’t seem overdressed,” says James Lawrence, head of menswear design at Asos. Face wipes will keep them boxfresh.
The white trainer’s natural habitat is nestled under denim: the darker and stiffer the better. Strategically applied duct tape inside the hems will prevent indigo dye in the raw denim from spoiling your pristine kicks.
If your shoes are unadorned – no logos, no coruscating colourways – then there’s no reason why they can’t sub for leather uppers. Wear with a slim blue suit and rollneck to dial down the stiffness and pep up your office garb.
Dope kicks are statement items: they need the right strides to show them off. “Wider-legged trousers cut a youthful look when hemmed at the ankle,” says Lawrence. Top with a cropped jacket to balance out the silhouette.
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