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post #31 of 47
Great sneakers. They've got style and function and edge too.
post #32 of 47
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Originally Posted by LA Guy
I'm thinking, why would anyone wear those hideously expensive non-sneaker sneakers when you can go get a pair of Vans (even the overpriced designer ones) for something under $90, or a pair of Chucks or Adidas Italias. Something from a proper sneaker company, in any case. Hermes and JL and whatever sneakers scream "I have money but don't know how to wear sneakers. I really, really don't". Some Italian guys pull it off, but even then, it's hit and miss.
I love my white distressed costume national tennis shoes.

!luc
post #33 of 47
I like them but not with anything but jeans/casuals. The guy in the photo would look better imho wearing some Tods slip ons or similar. These browny and beigey suede/leather semi-sneakers are very popular with both sexes here in IT. I've never seen anyone wearing such with a suit, though ; but maybe I ought to pay closer attention to the ground level action.
post #34 of 47
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Originally Posted by skalogre


The shape of those sneakers looks nice. Not sure if i like the white/dark brown contrast.

Dont like the shape of the JL sneakers. But leather and construction should be top notch.
post #35 of 47
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Originally Posted by Britalian
I like them but not with anything but jeans/casuals. The guy in the photo would look better imho wearing some Tods slip ons or similar.

These browny and beigey suede/leather semi-sneakers are very popular with both sexes here in IT. I've never seen anyone wearing such with a suit, though ; but maybe I ought to pay closer attention to the ground level action.


---Sneakers are quite popular in the streetwear segment of Chicago. After trying it with various pants and such, they only work well with jeans, with shorts, they look weird, as the white suede or loafer I like with the best. They are great walking shoes, quite comfy. Time will tell, if not ebay or buying and selling awaits, as I do love ankle boots over all with jeans, but on a summer day where I wear jeans and doing a bit of walking, they may fit nicely, and I love the honesty of style forum when I want to try something a little different, I got alot of different views on this one.
post #36 of 47
I really like them. Nice purchase. I recently purchased a pair of Car Shoe (not for Prada) tan leather sneakers and I absolutely love them, the most comfortable pair of shoes I own.
post #37 of 47
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Originally Posted by Soph

Interestingly enough, AAAC has been pretty positive, yet style forum not, now I wonder who is more trad


First off, thanks for talking things in stride Soph. After all, we are all talking about clothes. Just clothes

Second, I suspect that their are more members on SF know a *lot* more about sneakers than the folks on AAAC, thus the stronger reactions here. The popularity of sneakers grew from decidedly street and urban subcultures, and I doubt that the folks down at JL are particularly familiar with those subcultures, thus the reason that these sneakers don't particularly look like any classic sneakers that I know of (well, maybe something like le Coq Sportif, but those are French). I like them as shoes though. Just have a visceral reaction to people calling those *sneakers*.
post #38 of 47
Thread Starter 
[quote=LA Guy]First off, thanks for talking things in stride Soph. After all, we are all talking about clothes. Just clothes

Second, I suspect that their are more members on SF know a *lot* more about sneakers than the folks on AAAC, thus the stronger reactions here. The popularity of sneakers grew from decidedly street and urban subcultures, and I doubt that the folks down at JL are particularly familiar with those subcultures, thus the reason that these sneakers don't particularly look like any classic sneakers that I know of (well, maybe something

--- At Kellogg school of management, they pride themselves on having one discenting voice, that is their job on the team to disagree no matter what, on everything, no matter how good the idea/proposal is, that way you always get a more level headed analysis. Let's call it a summer casual shoe then.
post #39 of 47
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Originally Posted by Beckwith
I really like them. Nice purchase. I recently purchased a pair of Car Shoe (not for Prada) tan leather sneakers and I absolutely love them, the most comfortable pair of shoes I own.

why is it called 'car shoe'?
post #40 of 47
Surprised no-one has mentioned Visvim yet. A Japanese brand that does very high quality footwear that falls perfectly between sneakers and shoes. They have their own version of various styles (FBT is a moccasiin type shoes, Hockney a deck shoe, Buckminster a chukka boot). They use top materials and the quality is excellent. I've been wearing these ones all the time recently (although they're probably too sneaker-like for here): The toe area is Elk skin and indredibly soft, the back part is much tougher leather for support.
post #41 of 47
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Originally Posted by generic_guy
Surprised no-one has mentioned Visvim yet. A Japanese brand that does very high quality footwear that fals perfectly between sneakers and shoes.
They have their own version of various styles (FBT is a moccasiin type shoes, Hockney a deck shoe, Buckminster a chukka boot). They use top materials and the quality is excellent.
I've been wearing these ones all the time recently (although they're probably too sneaker-like for here):
The toe area is Elk skin and indredinly soft, the back part is much tougher leather for support.

I've never been particularly impressed by Visvim, popular as they are among "urban" fashionistas. THe mocassin are interesting (and a lot of other companies, including Vans, are copying the designs), if ugly, but the other stuff is just blah. Nothing really original. Who cares how nice the materials are, sneakers are meant to be worn to death, no regrets, not $300 precious.
post #42 of 47
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Originally Posted by LA Guy
... but the other stuff is just blah. Nothing really original. Who cares how nice the materials are, sneakers are meant to be worn to death, no regrets, not $300 precious.
That's pretty much the point though, Visvim aren't trying to do anything completely new, their plan is to take something good, make a few alterations and make it as good as it can be. I guess it depends how you view sneeakers. I wear them often so for me it's worth paying for the best, and as I've said I think Visvim bridge the gap between shoes and sneakers very nicely.
To be honest I though this board would be more tolerant than most of the quality materials/construction=high price that Visvim suffers from.
That said it's nice to hear someone who's not keen on Visvim who gives better reasons than "They look weird!"
post #43 of 47
I love the Lobb Cinnamon Sports.
post #44 of 47
I do not think that the problem with the sneakers on the photo on page 2 are the fact that they are sneakers: the problem is rather that they are the wrong sneakers. The Sutor Mantelassi ones would have fitted well, especially if the guy would have been wearing another type of jacket, maybe a light blue linen (or linen&cotton) one with white chalk stripes.
Now, what about wearing a tie when wearing sneakers?
post #45 of 47
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Originally Posted by epa
I do not think that the problem with the sneakers on the photo on page 2 are the fact that they are sneakers: the problem is rather that they are the wrong sneakers. The Sutor Mantelassi ones would have fitted well, especially if the guy would have been wearing another type of jacket, maybe a light blue linen (or linen&cotton) one with white chalk stripes.
Now, what about wearing a tie when wearing sneakers?

The guy in the photo also got the 1/4 inch of cuff thing wrong, and is instead showing 1/4 inch of sock over his shoe, which IMHO looks trailer park. Wear really cool looking socks, or none.

I agree they are also the wrong sneakers.

As far as sneakers and a tie, I did it once and looked really cool--all the girls loved it and thought it was cute--but I was 12 years old at a school dance. Tried it again at age 13 and it didn't work.
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