I have always admired the way a simple canvas sneaker looks and feels. Sartorially, sneakers are fluently gender and event neutral. They are even part of office attire for those who work in more creative settings. Nonetheless, for reasons I can’t quite explain I had always refrained from incorporating the canvas sneaker into my wardrobe.
That all changed back in March when I needed something uninvolved to wear during a 24-hour journey to the Middle East. The whole affair was essentially a throwaway purchase, a netural grey pair on sale from American Eagle for $14. Little did we know, my two feet and the pair of sneakers would spend the next six months inseparable.
These days I have graduated to something just as straightforward but even more classic. A pair of Jack Purcell’s. Yet again, for reasons I couldn’t explain I had deemed the style more suited for those who leisurely played golf with their khakis sagging but their cuffs handsomely rolled. They were also the cool guys behind the scenes in that awesome Pharell video.
The Garment Dye collection brings forth an immersed profile with an off-white cotton upper and classic rubber outsole. They are handsome, comfortable and ever so versatile. They look absolutely flawless with a pair of khakis or cords, or even suit pants. What’s best about this whole situation is that you don’t have to play golf or be an extra in a hot music video to rock these.