• Smarts and Sneakers

    Why you should be blurring the lines between smart and casual


    Since the introduction of the haute-sneaker- collector cult which roughly began around 2010, casual sneakers have entered into the formal domain. With warning to proceed with caution, this trend is receiving its nod of approval from us.
     Last November, Saks Fifth Avenue created a window display devoted to elaborate men’s sneakers, this month, a total of five windows were devoted to men’s sneakers, that’s why this time of year, the most noteworthy trendsetters are swapping their formal brogues for a pair of slick sneakers and sporting them with a tailored suit. With every new refined male who cultivates this trend, another phrase in the language of men’s fashion is being re-written. Of course, mixing formal with casual is risky business, but if this modus operandi is executed in the correct way, it can yield a seriously dapper, summer look. Jim Moore, creative director at GQ said that you have to “respect the suit” – think minimal, clean-cut when choosing which sneaker to go with your suit.
    For further inspiration, we’ve picked out some fine advocators of the suit + sneaker trend that are looking crisp and elegant on the street as well as a Dorraj style inspiration tip: A blue slim-fit suit with a pair of white casual Dorraj python skin sneakers. 

    As for the Ladies?
    In women’s fashion, wearing sneakers with formal wear has never been something of a trendy approach to fashion, however with the introduction of the ‘sporty lux’ trend this season and after Karl Lagerfeld sent an armada of models down the runway wearing glistening sneakers dressed in full couture, sneakers have since become a slightly more acceptable accessory for the smart outfit. We are, however not sure whether we’ll see trainers worn with embellished gowns of grandiose anytime soon. That being said, nothing wrong with mixing it up smart casual style.  We’ve suggested wearing a pair of Dorraj red python hightop sneakers with cream silk shorts and a herringbone blazer suit. 



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