Details Details: Low-cut sneakers for cut-above style
Beyond being versatile, modern takes on classic kicks mean trainers are more fashion-forward than ever when it comes to men’s style. To get Pharrell Williams’s black-tie style, pair a classic, no-frills, low-cut lace-up like Tylersgreen (02) in black with a slim fit suit complete with a black bow tie for a new school take on old Hollywood formal attire. (To go all the way like Pharrell, though, you’ll have to cuff your pants a couple of times!)
On the opposite end of the high-low spectrum, Robert Pattinson gives his grunge-inspired street-wear style a decadent edge with sleek designer trainers in black. The Wongtas (03), with their subtle royal blue details, have the air of a high-end pair when worn with black vintage denim, a white V-neck, a flat top cap and a pair of Ray Ban Wayfarers.
For a more casual “Americana” look, Cleandre (04) looks like the perfect hybrid of a skate shoe and a classic boat shoe. The east-coast-meets-west-coast black lace-ups with cognac detailing are perfect for casual Fridays at the office when paired with dark denim, and they still look surfer chic enough for the weekend when paired with chinos and a beanie.
For a guy who always looks laid-back and cutting edge, follow Drake’s lead by investing in a black low-cut sneaker with padded support and an athletic shape like the Thorman (01), which looks just as ready to hit the courts when paired with track pants and wristbands as it does to rock the stage in a designer suit.