Thursday, June 3, 2010

Let's get this straight....

... this is streetwear. Tricker's is running an excellent business off shoes like this and I think they're pretty neat. Would I ever wear them? I don't think so. While cool, these shoes don't seem much different than a pair of limited edition Jordans (which I have a secret crush for, I just don't indulge). As brands like BAPE and Supreme move into more classical wear, I think we should remember, it may not be timeless. Wacky colored brogues may just be too over the top to be wearing a decade down the line, as well as some of the other pieces brands like these offer. These brands moving into workwear and Americana style isn't a bad thing, it's profitable, but I'm going to be using discretion when purchasing anything like this.

P.S. It's going to be a few years before we discover which pieces that are generally new from this 'Americana' fad are timeless. Part of me kind of hopes shoes like these are.

Edit: These are in collab with Waste(twice). Not sure who designed them; but they're over the top.


  1. Aren't these Tricker's for EG? If so, the finger needs to be pointed at the appropriate party. And EG's shoes all have insane two-tone shit so if it is indeed for them it's nothing we haven't seen before.

  2. I don't know who writes this blog or how I came across it. But you're sensible as shit. Brilliant.

  3. The custom brogues are like white Range Rovers.

  4. These particular shoes are hot and will always be.. Cant you see that?