however, LA Guy, he's wearing them extremely tight and with a black t-shirt on top. it looks pretty cool, i don't know what the footwear was, but if you put a pair of white converse all-stars with that i'd imagine it'd look good.
If you are a rock star, you could rock them with distressed white loafers too (check out the back cover of the Velvet Revolver CD.) And yes, lots of artsy/hipster/DJ types are wearing them these days. However, point is that most guys can wear a well distressed straight leg pair with sneakers and look pretty good. Maybe even with a casual (i.e. garment washed) black or grey tee. However, veer from this, and *most* guys are going to look pretty tragic. Or German. Not always a good thing.