Wednesday, January 6, 2010

One of a kind sneakers

It has been said by many, that the first thing they notice when meeting with someone is not their shirt, jacket, sunglasses, cufflinks, trousers, jeans, or watch, it's their shoes. To some shoes are a minor outfit complimment, to others a collectors item, while others consider them as something that adds a final touch to their ensemble.

I could go on and on regarding the shoes every stylish gentlemen must have in his wardrobe, which are appropiate for certain ocassions and seasons, the variety of colors and materials. But this time I would like to focus on two original pairs of canvas sneakers.

The first one, a pair of Tommy Hilfiger Peace Symbol print sneakers (which I proudly own after looking for weeks for a size that fit me) in red, navy blue, and white. The Peace Symbol is one of those iconic symbols from the 60s, a favorite of mine due to its representation of Peace & Love, and a symbol that has made a comeback as of last year. Besides this pair, one can find a black and orange pair, and also some bed sheets and even a bikini for your girlfriend with the Peace Symbol all from Tommy Hilfiger.

The second sneaker pair is from Vans and it has all over them the iconic Piet Mondrian painting which was made popular in 1965 by Yves Saint Laurent with his Mondrian dress collection. These sneakers are literally a piece of art.

I would recommend wearing any of these sneakers with a pair of jeans, white or blue trousers, or a monochromatic outfit to add a touch of "color". Ideal for those moments of leisure or hanging out with your friends at the club and lounge, these sneakers will certainly get the attention of many and express your sense of style.

Photos: Flickr


jeune_premier said...

Lovely advices on how to match these amazing shoes!!especially with white trousers!!Love these shoes!!!

RetroVintageModStyle said...

Hope it's helpful...indeed with white trousers in SS they'll look great! I believe you can still purchase them online. I want the Mondrians!