Rags&Pieces

Every week, there’s a new shoe collaboration announcement saying <insert designer/celebrity name here> inked a deal with <insert sneaker brand here>. And if it’s not an __ x __ collection, each season more models are strutting down the catwalks with luxury sneaks. Street style sites are also teeming with photos of the latest and greatest original flated footwear. 

While stilettos will always have a place on the pavement and runways, it seems this trend is shifting towards mainstay.

Personally, I’m really excited to see what Mary Katrantzou will come up with. I’m hoping she’s going to delve into her roots of graphic prints of bold colours rather than the more muted patterns she went with in her last A/W ‘14-15 collection. 

All bundled up for chilly London Town: Helmut Lang pants, Ralph Lauren sweater, Aritzia blazer, vintage pashmina, Longchamp tote, Converse sneaks

All bundled up for chilly London Town: Helmut Lang pants, Ralph Lauren sweater, Aritzia blazer, vintage pashmina, Longchamp tote, Converse sneaks

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Premium Italian lamb leather laces @aglit_italy - yay or nay?

heydoyou:

Premium Italian lamb leather laces @aglit_italy - yay or nay?

Continuing this week’s theme of “street wear”, I’m reconsidering how I might be able to rework my vintage Jil Sander x Puma pumps into the mix. 

Like the sweatpants I posted about a few days ago, sneakers are generally considered street wear and rarely associated with professional office wear. But if you take a closer look, all over the world, sartorially savvy folk are incorporating their dandy kicks with their suits and ties. On the female side, some kick-as* ladies can been seen shedding their stilettos in lieu of sportier sneaks too. 

Based on observation and street style photos, the footwear isn’t just any old footwear. Usually, what’s called for are New Balance or Nike shoes. Sometimes there’s a pair of Adidas thrown in for variety, but generally, people seemingly prefer the aforementioned brands. 

I popped into Gravity Pope in Toronto’s WQW area and found a few pairs of NB shoes that I’d consider. I haven’t seen many other stores carrying fashion-friendly NB shoes versus actual NB running shoes. 

**In other sports shoes news: I came across LeBron James’ new shoe, the LeBron 11, and my jaw kinda dropped. The King’s Pride version is siiiick. 

Casual Friday OOTD hails from the land of carbohydrates&#8230;aka Italy. 

Miss Sixty baggy boyfriend jeans and a pair of old school Jil Sander x Puma kicks.

Casual Friday OOTD hails from the land of carbohydrates…aka Italy.

Miss Sixty baggy boyfriend jeans and a pair of old school Jil Sander x Puma kicks.

Fancy footwork
Source: Style.com (Tommy Ton)

Fancy footwork

Source: Style.com (Tommy Ton)