Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Apparel Watch...Thom Browne Converse Sneakers

I'm not even sure if this is a good to put in the "Apparel Watch" because these shoes are $1,800, but I'm doing it anyway. While master designer, Thom Browne, isn't doing a runway show this Fashion Week he is still making headlines in the fashion world. He has done a show off runway, but I'll get to that later.

Browne is known for his close, custom tailoring and design in his suits, but he has stepped outside the box - as he usually does - to team up with Converse to design a limited edition Jack Purcell sneaker. It's a patchwork grosgrain ribbon sneaker design that is reminiscent of the inner lining on many of Browne's tailored cardigans (see the detail picture from his Spring 2009 Show).

An original Jack Purcell Converse model will run you $40, but if you want a kick of Thom Browne you'll have to pay extra.

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