BTW great site, Simon. Personally, I wouldn’t wear a tailored jacket with trainers, no matter how casual and unstructured it is. Obviously opinions and tastes vary, the beauty of life. What are your views on pairing tailored linen trousers with trainers in cream/white? Surely it must get stressful at times? It’s where a lot of country clothing comes in. The compressed organs include stomach as well. definately check these boots out. But I do wipe mine down with baby wipes now and again, in the same way I’d brush down my proper shoes. I see neither you nor anyone else has responded to my previous comment which I think demonstrates that you may know more about clothes than I do but I know more about style than you do. What’s your take? The wash and the softness mean they’re not really designed to have any drape or a hard line, unlike a tailored trouser. And a slim, neat fit. In fact, if this is your first spin class, I’d recommend wearing something that you already have. And I agree entirely on the tone of such comments. Haven’t CPs all got gold branding on the outside near the back? | Check out 7 answers, plus see 539 reviews, articles, and 131 photos of Ministry of Sound, ranked No.2,339 on Tripadvisor among 8,252 attractions in London. Do you have any experience of these cloths? Most of these outifts would work much better with a simple apir of loafers or a derbies. For me these rugged, practical pieces still work with the trainers because they are simple and restrained in terms of colour and pattern. Master of the sunny-mini-and-trainers combo and self-confessed sneakerhead, Emily Ratajkowski, is a poster girl for the hype and her pairs of Nike Cortez, Air Force Ones and Keds have earned repeated wear … It’s ridiculous, but I find very tempting the “sneaker” made by Aubercy. You can wear any shoes to go running in, running shoes tend to be comfier and lighter though. | Check out answers, plus see 41 reviews, articles, and 58 photos of Damajagua Waterfalls on Tripadvisor. It is hard to wear them, and they often end up dictating the rest of the outfit. As you say, Simon, it’s the elongated last that’s behind its success. Harrods, London: "Can you wear Trainers? I go into these designs points in part 1 of this series. I prefer running shoes because they are light and allow my feet to 'breath' so yeah.. You can wear any form of trainers. Whilst the consideration might be an anathema to some trainers have acted in a similar role to denim being matched to all forms of dress from athletic to formal – Chuck Taylors (perhaps due to the black colour) seem to span this breadth the best. Linen also. Oversized soles, clashing colours, larger-than-life logos and – dare we say it – do… Best wishes…Mike, https://images.search.yahoo.com/search/images?p=jfk+wearing+sweatshirt+and+sneakers&fr=ush-mail&imgurl=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.manolith.com%2Fwp-content%2Fuploads%2F2013%2F02%2FJFK-crew-neck-sweater-and-chinos.jpg#id=40&iurl=http%3A%2F%2Fwww3.pictures.livingly.com%2Fmp%2FBToeuu_QxEjl.jpg&action=click. In order to get long-term results from waist training, you would need to wear the corset all the time.” 4. Suede derbies might well be easier to wear, but of course will look smarter. No brown in town, never wear polished black shoes with denim, no socks with sandals. Thanks, Yes, generally. And hence these smart trousers you have pulled off! First off, no jackets. As a way to reaffirm their own principles, if nothing else. I’m sure many will dislike it, but it’s worth setting out the few things it has in common with other things discussed on the blog. ), the creative aspect is in pulling together low cost incongruous items to complete a whole. Done nicely and designed to maximise space it might even keep harmony in the home , i doubt if I am. Other than this area you know your onions and keep up the good work. I agree, but some linens would be fine. There is a dress code that applies to evening visitors after 17:00hrs and trainers would not be allowed then. The first running shoe was made by Fosters (who supplied Harold Abrahams), the company then developed into Reebok. If you wear a waist trainer consistently, your core muscles can atrophy and shrink from lack of use. For me, plain-front trousers would be great too, just not at this limit point. Plain, classic colours of blue, navy and beige. They’re relatively unbranded. I don’t like them, to be honest. We will share updates here and via our newsletters and social channels. The waist trainers that we don’t usually recommend using for all-day wear are workout bands . Permanent Style is the UK authority on classic and luxury menswear. Denim would have worked well too in my opinion. Hi Simon, These are constructed more durably so that you can wear them during vigorous movement. Jeans in summer? Great site you have here. They push up your heel, making the trouser too short, and I think look rather out of place with any clothes that are simpler and smart. On a warmer day, I’d wear lighter trousers, perhaps in linen, and then either a thin sleeveless cardigan or a linen overshirt, Can I ask if the Real McCoy hoodie is 10oz or 12oz? I am in my early 30’s. So in the outfits shown here, we take a single pair of trainers (white Achilles Low from Common Projects), and put them with trousers and knitwear that vary in their material, texture and fit; but not in their colour or pattern (all are plain navy/blue and cream/beige). PE teacher. But it’s a fine balance – anything more than one or two per cent and the trousers can be too stretchy. Fewer are smart enough (as detailed here) to work with smarter clothing. Most recently it was the film director Matthew Vaughn, who directed Kick Ass, Layer Cake and X-Men: First Class, who was spotted in a pair of white trainers leaving the Ivy last week, alongside the model Claudia Schiffer. This post is an illustrated explanation of how I wear trainers, or sneakers. . I haven’t used leather whitening products, but with my smarter ones I use Jason Markk cleaning products – although you really just need something kind to the leather than won’t take the surface off (as soap will do). And would you prefer this sweatshirt or the Loopwheeler’s one that you mentioned before? Yes sir! 5-8 years - £6.7 Would a similar model in a dark brown leather be more suitable with tailoring, or would it just look like a poor replacement for a ‘proper’ shoe? I've kept the comment but edited some sections. Personally, I think they kind of mellow down an over-all look to an outfit but still appear put together–like how you style the first outfit of a refined casual look. If your jeans are longer, you can roll up the cuffs so your shoes can still be seen. I hope that makes sense – the point about these being at the very limit of what’s appropriate is an important one! Here’s to hoping that rewarding feeling follows us in everything we devote ourselves to. I’m certainly looking forward to that. I’m gonna go out on a limb here and say what I feel is a fairly important side note: Most men would be fine to wear a high quality hoodie and sneakers as above regardless of age, it’s a question of confidence to a certain point, more so in a higher age I’d assume. Otherwise the trainer look makes a grown man look like he’s trying to recapture his teenage years,a very bad idea. Like the best workwear, you can wear the crap out of them - camping, playing in the park with the kids - and they look all the better for it. I guess it’s the texture. You might be tempted to ditch your next-level abs workout and don one yourself. I still hesitate at pure white ones and have seen some nice ones in shades of light grey that appeal to me. Cheers. I’d probably still wear white, yes, just in a more casual style or last shape, such as the examples at the bottom. With this in mind, do you take a view that leather trainers can age well (like a dress shoe can) or best kept looking as new as possible? Thanks Joseph, yes I am. 9-12 years - £10.3. Here’s how. This is a very informative and well-thought article. You’ve hit the nail on the head. If you’re going to wear trainers they should be white only and worn only with jeans in the Summer. I think the things that those styles miss, however, are the combination of slim last and quality materials. In general, cottons are a safer bet for tailored trousers with trainers. There is no branding, no designer flourishes. And many experts and religious waist trainers often opt towards the good old corset style waist trainer. Unlike the first outfit, where everything was of the same level. It looks too much like a trainer trying to be a dress shoe. Luxury, minimalist sneakers may be the shoes that convinced men to do the unthinkable (wear sports shoes with a suit) but right now, rumblings of a mutiny are afoot and big, bold trainers are on the march. Simple texture-based design in garment-washed cotton or waffle-knit wool. Rest assured Simon, I believe you are trying your best to keep them out. This piece is a reproduction of an American cold-weather sweatshirt, which is actually two loopback sweatshirts sewn together. The Ivy, London: "Can you wear converse or trainers to The Ivy City..." | Check out 12 answers, plus 6,356 unbiased reviews and candid photos: See 6,356 unbiased reviews of The Ivy, rated 4.5 of 5 on Tripadvisor and ranked #1,216 of 23,128 restaurants in London. As long as people have the right look overall they can wear trainers." Thus this piece that is truly a compromise with those we see today daring to wear even smart suits with sneakers! Odd how many people ignore that. Amarilla Golf, Tenerife: "Can you wear trainers?" Skip the hoddie, and make that a Shetland jumper (as mentioned) or likewise, and I’ll be in, despite I’m “older”. I don’t understand why anyone would wear trainers anywhere other than an athletic field or a gym. A lot of others, Stan Smith’s etc, are far too bulky and end up creasing badly. Can I ask where the socks are from? The context is key here; where are the boundaries between more formal and casual. Otherwise I really like the other 2 outfits especially the APC sweater at the top. The trainer can in no way reduce your body fat. Yoga pants, gym shorts, a tank top: they all work great. If others are distracted by our loafers well, there’s an opportunity to discuss why they are so great. It was a nice feature of our pop-up shop back in April that we brought these small, vintage pieces up to London. Would you/do you ever wear other colours of trainers? On the flip side of that Simon, where do you see those (usually italian) dress shoes with beautiful patinas in green, navy, etc. Also, there are enviroments where loafers (as much as you and I love them) would be too distracting for others (startups for example). And the company clearly indicates that (they also have to do various things, like state their…. I like to think that I avoid looking like a PE teacher, but acknowledge that there are limitations in wearing such an outfit. Thanks Simon for such a great article! I guess a more formal equivalent for the weekend would be a Shetland sweater and cotton trousers – cords etc. But not classic browns and blacks. Not to mention the guaranteed laidback ease they bring to every look. If you care more about performance and want to be thriftier with your budget, tennis shoes are still better. Worsted wool (what most suit trousers are made of) would be too smart for trainers, for instance. Whilst I would never go out for a nice meal with my wife, or head out to a cocktail bar or club wearing a pair of trainers (regardless of how normal that is now) I would not think to pull out my cleverley loafers to nip to Starbucks for a coffee. Ikos Oceania, Greece: "Can you wear smart trainers to the restaurants..." | Check out answers, plus 3,755 reviews and 5,019 candid photos Ranked #1 of 4 … – all have borrowed from utility (military, work clothes, sports clothing etc.). I do try to keep out the worst ones. Great article. But for a reason you might perhaps not expect. Blouson type jackets like Private White or Valstar also look great with CP sneakers, Great call on both counts. But they are not that formal. Not a few readers on the mature side (whom I salute and respect) manage to express their adherence to classic style without descending into comments on self-respect or fantasies of returning to childhood. Personally I wouldn’t wear pleats and turn ups with Trainers. Great blog and another thoughtful article. Or does..." | Check out 7 answers, plus 1,395 unbiased reviews and candid photos: See 1,395 unbiased reviews of Buddha-Bar, rated 4.5 of 5 on Tripadvisor and ranked #256 of 12,123 restaurants in Dubai. I can see that, although it rather goes against your point of just relaxing re the style, perhaps? Some colours maybe in suede. Although it might seem easy, you can't just throw on any pair of trainers with a suit. Nice, thanks James, that does sound good. I guess they might also be less likely to be chasing their kids round the park. Indeed, while musing over how far up one could move sneakers as a piece of wardrobe on the formality scale, I ended up with the idea that you have made a compromise here. Also, on a hot summer day when wearing heavy-ish knitwear is not possible, how would you make outfit 2 work? As for shoe makers i also use Cleverley without reservation but have recently been unfaithful ( or it feels that way), and am having a bepoke pair of saturday boots made by Fosters. I fail to undertand what an adult interested in classic style, though I acknowledge your move towards a casual aesthetic, would gain by looking like a PE teacher. You were right, Simon – I did rather enjoy this article! Yes, you can wear trainers for work. This can also help your waist trainer last longer by preventing it from absorbing the oils in your skin. Hi Simon, great article as always. Can: Alter Your Shape … Temporarily. Outfit two demonstrates this very well, to me those trousers are on the limit with trainers but the cardigan balances the whole. Anglo-Italian denim and Ralph Lauren cardigan, I have many fond memories of John's shop on Russell Street as a frequent visitor in my youth. And here we go again. You’d want something with a bit more texture and not too solid – like Italian rather than English. Most importantly, quality. Maybe this one you could fathom wearing with a jacket? Finally, pleated trousers! Or would you go for a more “casual” trainer in say canvas? I find linen trousers goes better with canvas sneakers rather than leather. Read on to find out exactly what a waist trainer can and can’t do for you. But I also know many readers will respond well. As with most vintage there were only a couple of lengths available. I’ve read this post with great interest. It is worth considering that trainers as we know them are a century old. Simon, don’t you think white sneakers like these don’t really work with darker trousers? By using the site you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Have you heard of C.QP’s Racquet? It is an example of classic street fashion wherein the cheaper, original version is better regarded and has more cachet than the later more expensive designer imitations. I still wear trainers from time to time. If you get used to it in the future, you can try to wear a waist trainer for 8 to 12 hours a day. You can also try pairing straight legged or skinny jeans with low-top sneakers for a polished look. Most times I would not wear them, but something safer – like the chinos/jeans and Harrington/blouson combination you suggest. As suggested by a recent reader what about a shoe wardobe project as a follow on from the (very indulgent) dressing stand you collaorated on.? It is worth noting however that since the invention of fast fashion street wear, as a creative output of youth culture, is diminishing…and being supplanted by the received notions and products of the high street. No self-respecting adult over the age of 25 should wear sports shoes for anything other than activities requiring them. Any smarter than outfit 2, and I think you need a classic welted shoe. Damajagua Waterfalls, Dominican Republic: "Can you wear trainers?" And you shouldn’t let clothing get in the way of life! But maybe too far away from your idea to swap texture and but stay in the same colorscheme. It’s also really useful for anyone looking to dress better in an inherently casual office - taking pretty much the same clothes as everyone else but making them simpler, better fitted and better quality. Seems to be somewhere between your outfits 1 and 2. If you wear steel-bonned ones, then it’ll be a better idea to wear bulkier clothes on the outside. That’s probably a dimension of PS (and blogging in general) that deserves more attention and appreciation from us in the audience. A very small bit of elastane can be good with washed, soft cotton chinos like those from Incotex. Simon's books and product collaborations are available to buy through the Permanent Style shop. being used? By the way, Drake’s website seems not be accessible from yours. Shirt: Bespoke denim button-down from Luca Avitabile, Knitwear: Shawl-collar lambswool cardigan from Anderson & Sheppard, Trousers: Vintage Fox Brothers cream wool, bespoke from Pommella. Goodness, there are worse? It’s one thing to declare your preference for tried-and-true standards of dress; it’s quite a different thing to demean, subtly or otherwise, those who might venture beyond that paradigm. Shirt: Collarless bespoke shirt in chambray by Luca Avitabile, Knitwear: Waffle-knit merino crewneck by APC, Trousers: Incotex classic-fit chinos, via Trunk Clothiers. First off, no jackets. Attempts to translate it into fashion wear (as CP has done) are paradoxical as real trainers already exist in fasion – street fashion. Thinking of outfit 3 and us slightly more mature individuals who may not look or feel right in a hoodie? 55 Colmore Row, Barwick Street Entrance, Birmingham B3 2AA. You have thousands of articles on tailoring and only a handful on more causal looks. I have a pair of unlined suede derbies that I find quite a bit more versatile. One is real, the other, the CP, an imitation, rendered rather unstylish by the conservative approach (as in a brown leather trainer). Just more in the home, I doubt if I am want to like. Aside, this outfit is also more unusual or showy than the first service of river. 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