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.
Yes, dress shoes are a basic — you simply shouldn’t be without a good pair. And with offerings from old masters and modern mainstays, this selection has everything the discerning gentleman could want. Be it wingtips or cap toes in calfskin or suede, this footwear will take your work look to the next level.
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.
Designed to be the lightest kicks on the market, the shoes by Hey Dude combine the best of both worlds: Italian style and California-inspired comfort. These selections include contrast-soled and two-toned wingtips, suede boat shoes, slip-ons styled similar to the famed Wallabees, and much more.