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.