FINAL TOUCH: ESSENTIAL HIGH-TOPS
The high top may have made its debut on the basketball court, but these days its signature ankle-supporting aesthetic has become a mainstay in the wardrobes of everyone from rock stars and off-duty athletes to fashion designers and Silicon Valley CEOs. Forget the oversized logos and multi-coloured uppers that once characterized the sneak primarily as an athletic accoutrement that was adopted into the realm of casual wear. Under-stated 21st century incarnations of the kick are made for a man with serious style game. No one has to know whats your free-throw average.
To get the cutting-edge look, invest in a high top that owes its versatility to its mastery of minimalism. A kick with a sophisticated all-black upper and white sole is refined enough to pair with a suit and tie, but also relaxed enough to rock with jeans, whether you channel Yeezy or RPatz. When paired with on trend grey harem-inspired pants, the monochrome upper keeps the high fashion, giving you the perfect base to then layer a quilted grey vest over a plaid t-shirt. Whether you’re en route to the library, the boardroom, or band rehearsal, you can still accessorize with a retro backpack with green details that compliment your tee. Top off the look with an oversized monochrome black watch, which nods to the old school style commandment of matching your watch strap to your shoes. Playing by your own rules never looked so good.