Rock-and-roll fashion designer John Varvatos and the iconic shoe company Converse are a match made in heaven. Since 2001, Varvatos' edgy, downtown-cool reinterpretations of Converse's sneakers have included chic Chuck Taylor All Stars toughened up with metal studs, decorative zippers, and a metallic sheen; lace-less, slip-on Chucks; Jack Purcell low-top sneakers constructed from distressed leather, suede, or vintage canvas; and Weapon high-tops in all-black or bright dyed leather. Musicians and style stars alike adore Varvatos' sexy takes on Converse’s world-famous wares, which look just as great with a slim-fitting suit as they do with Ramones-style straight-legged jeans and a biker jacket.
Once in a while, we wind up with some great items that haven't found their way to a good home (read: yours). It’s tragic, we know. But there’s a silver lining — we've put all those stylish pieces in one place for easy browsing (and picking). We’ve only got a few of each item in stock, so move fast before we run out.
When quintessentially American labels Converse and John Varvatos teamed up in 2006, Converse's history and brand authenticity seemed a natural fit for John Varvatos' integration of old-world details with a rock-and-roll twist. Varvatos adds modern elements to the classic Converse silhouettes, creating a look that exudes effortless style. Fashionable celebrities from Daisy Lowe to Casey Affleck covet these designs, which include richly textured cardigans, lacy peasant tops and suspendered chino pants.
No, it’s not an oxymoron. As any guy that’s spent time on the sand after the sun goes down knows, it can get a bit nippy beachside. But a little chill is no reason to retreat back indoors. Just throw on one of these handy, summer-friendly knits, and keep things going as long as you like—maybe even until the sun comes back up.
Our roundup of great picks under $50 is all about elevating your style without devastating your wallet. So whether you're looking to fill a gap in your wardrobe—or to rebuild it entirely—we’ve got what you need to kit yourself out without breaking the bank.