I think it's more of a casual style.Men's business dress has gone a lot further downhill than I thought.
I've known quite a few men who went to five or six different stores and tried on every brand in town to get the "right" sneaker. They were dragged, years ago, to a dept. store by wife or mom or GF to try on one, maybe two different $100 leather shoes. They concluded that all leather shoes are not comfortable.Oh, Lord! Too much to comment on. The mind boggles at the thought of paying $1K for a pair of these clown shoes; the egregious bad taste; the deluded notion that quality dress shoes should be appreciably less comfortable than sneakers and more.
why on earth would you want to "dress down" a tux???Some, more controversially, even pair them with a tuxedo. Bally design director Pablo Coppola, who said he no longer wears dress shoes at all, donned sneakers for this year’s Costume Institute Gala at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, arguably Manhattan’s most prominent social event. When in formal clothes, he said, “wearing sneakers is a way of dressing it down a little bit.” Michael Schulson,Philadelphia-based chef and owner of restaurants Sampan and Graffiti Bar, also advocates sneakers with a tux. “I have a black-tie event next week and I’ll probably wear a pair of Lanvin’s or Cipher’s Parallax [style],” he said. However, he added, “certain people can pull it off, certain people can’t. It’s not for everybody.”
This made me absolutely cringe.Mr. Sills has put his money where his mouth is, recently unveiling an area in the store made of Carrera marble, steel and glass that’s dedicated to sneakers — “a temple to the category,” he said. And the retailer himself has swapped his stiff-soled Aldens for a pair of Yeezy Boosts, the sneakers from the high-end collaboration between Adidas and Kanye West. “You can wear them everywhere,” he said. “Every restaurant, every event.”
I ignore what the Wall Street Journal says about what I should wear , same way that I don't pick up a copy of Vogue for analysis on why Taiwan's M1B is growing slower than M2.
I kinda get the appeal of spending a bit on good sneakers – I want something well-made, and the quality just isn't there for most sneakers. Made to be trashed, you know?
I mean, am I going to anytime soon? No. But if I were buying real shoes at, like, the Edward Green level, then I'd probably have a pair of Common Projects instead of a pair of Adidas.
^^^I wear sneakers only when sneaking.
As a rule,I don't sneak.