Thursday, 25 November 2010


Every season it seems the power fashion brands are pushing each other to come up with cooler more interesting high tops. So with Balenciaga, Lanvin, Gucci, YSL, Martin Margelia and co all producing all these high tops the question is which one do you go for?  Let’s start with Balenciaga, their 2 styles are both pretty cool, I love the all one colour hightop with the metal lace hoops, while the others are a little try hard, the kind of thing Justin Bieber and his hairdresser would share, basically I wouldn’t recommend these to anyone over 35

Next is the YSL, these have got a wicked sense of easy cool about them, the tan colour is sick to wear with nearly everything from jeans to flannel trousers. The white are very cool too, adding the patent back to jazz them up a bit

Lanvin have kind of revolutionized high end trainers, their trainers over the last few seasons were definitely the item to rock. However they do seem to be dying out a little, but the hightop collection is still very cool, even though the green ones are a little dodgy. Their classic hightop though is still the one the others aspire to.

Martin Margelia, little is know about the reclusive Mr. Margelia and it is believed that he has left the brand, yet they are still pumping out very cool trainers. These black and gum sole hightops are great for jeans but think are a bit more difficult to dress up, but again if your over the age of about 35 might make you look like a serious try hard or one of Westlife
These dip dyed washed leather Paul Smith high tops are very cool, with a grey sole and faded grey/black leather and metal lace holder s these trainers are great for any guy at any age. My only criticism of them is that they look like that they could be from anywhere, which isn’t really what you want for nearly £200
Overall I think hightops for men are here to stay, at least for a while. The only advise I would give is maybe for the older guy to stick to the one or two-tone colours otherwise you risk looking like an x factor reject.

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