Last summer we introduced you to the sneakers that you can wear to a summer wedding. Well, now we're back with another way to wear sneakers and suits without people having to tie the knot.
Some of us love the opportunity to don a suit, while others are not so keen on the prospect. We’re here to show you that wearing a suit shouldn’t be seen as a limitation but an opportunity to experiment. Of course, all within reason, but try to push the boundaries a little bit by incorporating some of the finest sneakers around. To point you in the right direction, here are three pairs of sneakers that we’ll be wearing with a suit this season.
The Common Projects Original Achilles is the gateway sneaker. The sneaker that is so easy to wear and so beautifully understated that it will ignite your hunger to not only buy more sneakers but to experiment in the ways that you wear them. The premium leather uppers are of such high-quality that they help the Achilles Low to expertly toe the line between smart and casual. Which basically means they won't look out of place in any suit situation that you to choose to dress them up in. Especially if you allow the warm-white colour hue to blaze a trail beneath an unstructured blazer and a pair of cotton trousers. Thanks to its natural off-white hue, the sneakers will look more of a complement to grey and navy suits than a more severe all-white sneaker would offer.
CQP was founded in Stockholm in 2013 and has since become one of the most suit-ready sneaker brands about. The Swedish brand expertly merge the comfort of a sneaker with the quality traditionally expected of a leather shoe, which makes them ideal to pair with a suit. The understated silhouette of the Mamba will benefit your cause no end, without drawing too much attention, thanks to the fact that the Mamba's premium leather uppers are stitched to a slightly higher sole. Which means, it gives you the silhouette and height more closely associated to formal shoes while ensuring that your trousers sit naturally better on the leg too.
If you’re looking to play it a bit safer with regards to colourway, Oliver Cabell’s Jet Black Low 1 is a great choice. The all black low-top premium sneaker will go almost unnoticed at a suited occasion, except for those with a penchant for high-quality sneakers. Not only is the all black colour variation perfect for suits, but the silhouette is restrained, with no superfluous detailing, just the small things done well. Pair these up with a coordinating colour or dark suit and let the subtle panelling and discreet gold branding provide an alternative focus to the outfit.
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