Do you remember when the rules of footwear, especially for sports shoes, meant that sneakers should be worn only during sports or physical activities? How have times changed? With the thriving athleisure trend and the endless selection of sneaker options on the market, your favorite kicks are no longer simply banished to the gym. But can guys really wear a suit with sneakers? The men in a suit and tie have suffered with aching feet long enough to wear shoes in the office day after day, day after day, but are we there yet?
To be honest, this concept is not brand new. Celebrities like David Beckham, Bradley Cooper, and Will Smith have been experimenting with the suit and stylish sneaker pairings for some time, but without a prominent stylist watching over your daily dress-up, the results can be catastrophic for the average Joe. You work your butt out to get promotions, but a step in the office that looks like a mess and you could take a step back in your career.
Twin brothers Adam and Ryan Goldston know one or two things when it comes to making a successful suit and successful sneaker combination performance brand, running and training shoes by Floyd Mayweather worn down to Joe Jonas: not only many APL models are the ideal companion for a suit, but in particular co-founder Ryan has long behind the trend. tricky combination like a champion: when the company reaches its 10-year milestone, here are some practical tips shared with MensHealth.com what guys should know before they try the suit with sneakers.
Check the length and cut of your pants
For Ryan, the most important thing when wearing a suit with a sneaker is to cut the pants. "I wear my pants shorter and shorter, at least a point from ½ inch to 1 ½ inches above the toe so I can not break my pants," he says. He also proposes to wear a Taperhose, which is well suited for the short hem. While you may not want your sneaker to attract all the attention, the right proportions in your pants can make them a welcome centerpiece that complements your choice of formal wear.
The Sneaker Shape Matters
APL launched 2014 running shoes, and Ryan says the popular TechLoom Bliss and TechLoom Breeze models are some of his favorites for suit – and sneaker styling are. "At the CFDA Awards, I wore a dusty pink Richard James double-breasted suit with our bliss," he recalls. Ryan explains why shoes like Bliss and Breeze work. "It's slim on the foot, not so bulky and looks tighter with the pants," he says. And when it comes to color, a single shade is best when you want to look polished. Wild patterns and giddy prints can put off the whole look.
No tie required
If you want to wear a combination suit and sneaker, do not assume that you can only wear a button-down and a tie. The popular alternatives also include slim polos, lightweight pullovers and basic T-shirts. "I also like to wear a stand-up collar or a turtleneck sweater to give the look a casual look," says Goldston. "It all depends on how you tie everything together." In a business leisure environment or a cool cocktail event, these less traditional alternatives contrast beautifully with your bespoke suit for effortlessly cool style.