Peter Poopat and Flavio Girolami cofounded Common Projects primarily to meet their own needs for well-designed sneakers. Selfish? Maybe a little, but also visionary. When the duo started making shoes in 2004, few companies were producing sneakers that fulfilled their aesthetic requirements: minimalist design, subtle colors, and top-quality construction. With the introduction of the Common Projects Achilles sneaker, Poopat and Girolami soon realized they were onto something big — especially when their fan base expanded to include the likes of fashion-forward celebrities Kanye West and Jay-Z. The Common Projects line still features the Achilles as well as boots, high heels, and the Rec shoe — a sneaker/chukka hybrid. Every Common Projects shoe is made in Italy and features a stitched, Vulcanized rubber sole for maximum durability. Though footwear remains Common Projects’ core business, in recent years the label has begun producing handbag and accessories and also collaborated with Moscot on a line of sunglasses.
Leather and black clothes are still an integral part of the "downtown look," but the style today isn't confined to those things. In fact, while those elements are certainly still in play (as you'll see in this sale), sporty pieces like baseball caps, sweats, and nylon zip jackets are just as important to today's downtown feel. Mix and match the pieces in this sale until you look equal parts edgy and athletic, and you'll be sure to fit in without looking like you're in some kind of uniform.
Give your wardrobe a dose of designer cool for fall with the selections in this sale. Whether you’re in the market for camo topcoats, denim military shirts, or wool-blend tuxedos, you’ll find plenty of great options here from brands like Paul Smith, Versace, and Dolce & Gabbana.
Elevate your wardrobe with help from Michael Bastian, John Varvatos, Rick Owens, and more.
With fall in full swing, now's the time to invest in a few great tweed pieces. Luckily for you, we've got you covered with our selection of smart sportcoats, pants, and topcoats — plus everything you need to wear with them.