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.
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Score versatile shoe choices that are a step above the rest
Give your wardrobe a subtle shot of effortless, all-American cool with this massive selection of picks from the popular collaboration between John Varvatos and Converse. From trim sweaters and button-downs, to spring-weight outerwear—these looks perfectly blend smart, go-anywhere style with just enough downtown edge to keep things interesting.
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