In 1908, Converse started making tires and rubber-soled shoes out of Malden, Massachusetts. The tire business faded, but basketball buoyed the shoe trade. In 1918, Chuck Taylor joined the company; in 1935, Jack Purcell became a badminton champ while wearing his signature custom-designed Converse. Affordable and iconic, these sneakers have been worn by members of every subculture from rock 'n' rollers to jocks. Now in its second century, Converse is perhaps the most singularly American shoe to grace feet from the sandlot to the runway. But it doesn't stop there. The sportswear brand that was there from the beginning also offers a range of accessories with the same timeless vibe as their kicks, and with Black Canvas — their first standalone apparel collection, launched in 2011 — they’ll have you outfitted in classic-but-current style from head to toe.
The weather is a cruel mistress, so it’s important to have outerwear alternatives should temperatures quickly change (newsflash: they will). Choose from a variety of stylish parkas, jackets, windbreakers, and coats from brands like <span>GANT</span>, J. Lindeberg, Jack Spade, and more. Mother Nature will never catch you unprepared again.
Looking to punch up your look this season? A colorful pair of jeans from James is a great way to do it. Check out the slides at left for a few crucial pointers on how to wear your new denim, then shop the sale to add some new life to your own wardrobe.
Coats by Vince Camuto, French Connection, and more, for a steal.
Henleys, colorblock tees, and more versatile streetwear.