We rarely feature Converse because they’re so popular there’s next to no point in doing so. Even the special editions are worn by every Tarquin, Richard and Harold. With all that said, I am particularly looking forward to these leather jacket trainers.
Fashion writing is often ridiculed for outlandish phrases, flowery prose and a reliance on clichés. I’d like to add to all of the above by declaring that Superga are the new Springcourt.
As you might have guessed, we’re quite the fans of Puma here. You could say that Puma is our version of crack. No matter how much we try to stay away from it, we just keep on going back for one more hit. This will be the last time you see Puma on Brandish. This week.
Vans, who already have collections with APC and Supreme, have now added Number (N)ine to their extensive list of collaborators. With Number (N)ine’s status on the rise, it looks like a beneficial partnership for both brands rather than piggybacking. But none of that would matter if the trainers were ugly.
The chukka boot is one of my favourite styles from Vans. It’s juicy looking
These puppies are gorgeous. Great colour combination, great design, great shape. They’re amazing. They have a really authentic eighties look to them – something about grey mixed with colour is very evocative of the era. Also the leather (or could it be leatherette? Do I dare dream?) padding on the uppers is just divine. You can get hold of them …
The 80’s trend started out as one movement
but then fragmented into whatever you took to be 80’s. On one side was the
coloured jeans 80’s trend, thankfully that was short lived. On the other side
was the 80’s as seen in the film “The
Business“, starring down-to-earth cockney superbloke Danny Dyer. If you’re
looking to complete your superbloke look then these Onitsuka Tiger trainers
should do the job. Or the business, if you’re into bad puns.
I do like these puppies. They look a bit like a cross between the Visvim moccasins and a Nike Blazer.
If you need to make an impression for your
Christmas party, a one button suit may be the way to go. They’re sharp enough
to make you look like you’ve made an effort, but are still casual enough to
wear with a pair of trainers.
These Puma hi-tops come in such a suave colour, you could get away with wearing them to a wedding or other such formal do.
The wonderful Manolo posted about these transformer trainers today that Japanese company Takara are making.
Nike have released a ‘Fallen Hero’ range of sneakers in which they pay homage to one hit wonder Vanilla Ice, Milli Vanilli who were exposed as fakes then either Milli or Vanilli killed himself, and Pee Wee Herman who found out that masturbating in a porn cinema is not compatible with being a children’s presenter.
Japanese designer Yasuhiro Mihara’s latest collaboration with Puma throws up some pretty interesting things. Psychedelic patterns, gold leather, studs and rivet details gives your everyday sneaks an out-of-the-ordinary touch. Mihara also has his own shop in Japan, called Sosu (prime number) selling men’s and women’s clothing and accessories. My favourites from the Puma collection are the reptilian MY-25, they’ve got …
Aldo have been making waves in the womenswear world with their Chloe rip-off wedges, and their men’s stuff seems to be catching up. These trainers (£44.99) keep it simple without looking too boring and the halfway between grey and beige tones means they’ll look great with browns, navys or blacks. I can see these becoming summer favourites, so it’s a …
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