I've always been a big fan of classic Converse sneakers and can't remember a time in my life when I didn't own a pair. They are classic, last for years (my current pair is four years old), are comfortable (okay, only with socks) and add a touch of tomboy charm to everything.
While tidying up my inspiration folders the other day, I realised many of my favourite street style pictures involve a pair of Chucks. Hence this post, a little love letter to a true wardrobe all-star.
The Sartorialist definitely appreciates Chucks, and props to him for capturing a diversity of looks; his pictures show the incredible versatility of Chucks and how they suit a broad range of styles -
And then there's Vanessa Jackman and Maya Villiger, who capture them the way I like to wear them -
Above, Vanessa Jackman
The best thing about Chucks is that when a pair gives way, you know you'll be able to replace them without difficulty. That's not an easy thing these days, when fast fashion rules.
Pictures from the sartorialist, vanessa jackman here, here, and here, turned out