• I'm happy to introduce the Styleforum Happy Hour, our brand new podcast featuring lively discussion about menswear and the fashion industry. In the inaugural edition, a discussion of what's going on in retail today. Please check it out on the Journal. All episodes will be also be available soon on your favorite podcast platform.

  • STYLE. COMMUNITY. GREAT CLOTHING.

    Bored of counting likes on social networks? At Styleforum, you’ll find rousing discussions that go beyond strings of emojis.

    Click Here to join Styleforum's thousands of style enthusiasts today!

Chucking your Chucks

ArtOrSartor

Active Member
Joined
Dec 20, 2010
Messages
35
Reaction score
0
I suspect that at least a few of you gents are longer in the tooth and have been through a few pairs more Converses than me. Maybe it's just me, but when people start telling me that it's time to get rid of a 'ratty' old article of clothing, I have a hard time seeing anything but a favored, worn-in piece of my wardrobe. In particular, I get nagged about my All-Stars. They're falling apart, they've got holes in them, the color is changing, etcetera. I was always under the impression that this was the point, that each pair would disintegrate uniquely to the wear and wearer.

At what point do you decide they have to go?
 

Eason

Bicurious Racist
Joined
Feb 20, 2007
Messages
14,670
Reaction score
1,905
Chucks are for the gym and trips to the laundromat
 

Ike

Senior Member
Joined
Dec 15, 2010
Messages
100
Reaction score
0
Meh, when I got out of college I stopped wearing them on a regular basis. If anything, I have a pair of Jack Purcell's that are my go-to "dad shoes" when I need something casual. (And I'm 26 and far from being a dad, but they're still dad shoes.)

Converses will always have a modicum of cool for certain situations. I guess I'd probably break out my All Stars... for a baseball game?
 

Makeshift_Robot

Distinguished Member
Joined
Feb 8, 2010
Messages
1,412
Reaction score
55
I stopped wearing one pair when the soles stopped adhering to the sides and just sort of flapped around. Then I stopped wearing another when they developed a series of tears along the side so that you could see my socks through them. Does that help?
 

dtmt

Distinguished Member
Joined
Nov 15, 2006
Messages
2,323
Reaction score
43
never get tired of seeing optical white hi's properly broken in, but it's difficult to get them to that state because they usually just disintegrate first. Other than that they usually just look cheap and ugly, specially the lows.
 

DerekS

Guyliner
Joined
Sep 17, 2010
Messages
8,625
Reaction score
4,843
i wore the hell outta mine. Last time they were on my feet me and some buddies were left at a bar by some girls who were upset and embarrassed at our drunken behavior and we had to walk a few miles back ot my car at 4 am. they were shot before the walk....after...the top was coming apart from the sole on the heel. I cant seem to throw them out,...never will. they were on my feet for some of the best/wildest/dont repeat this nights of my life.
 

Featured Sponsor

How many pairs of shoes do you own?

  • 1 - 4

    Votes: 16 3.3%
  • 5 - 10

    Votes: 82 16.9%
  • 11 - 20

    Votes: 160 33.1%
  • 21 - 30

    Votes: 79 16.3%
  • 31 - 40

    Votes: 41 8.5%
  • 41 - 50

    Votes: 30 6.2%
  • 51 - 60

    Votes: 18 3.7%
  • 61 - 70

    Votes: 9 1.9%
  • 71 - 80

    Votes: 13 2.7%
  • 81 - 90

    Votes: 4 0.8%
  • 91 - 100

    Votes: 4 0.8%
  • 100+

    Votes: 28 5.8%

Related Threads

Forum statistics

Threads
427,590
Messages
9,201,176
Members
193,212
Latest member
Jamesgatling

Styleforum is proudly sponsored by

Top