Suits with sneakers. Once a forbidden combination associated with Students, overworked office workers and Ellen DeGeneres, is now becoming an in vogue interpretation of individual style and a ‘devil may care’ attitude. We’ve chosen our five best examples of dudes that dare to be different enough to don their comfiest casual footwear to complement their sharpest of suiting attire.
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Sneaker & Suit Combo #1 – High Tops
Iron Man himself couldn’t pull off a look like this. Robert Downey Jnr. Is famous for his constant suit and sneaker pairings. Check out his classically inspired High Tops that completely contrast his clean cotton suit, topping it off with his trademark ‘Lenon’ tinted specs. This dude is a champion of his own style.
Sneaker & Suit Combo #2 – Cons: As In Converse
A pair of cons with a suit is becoming so commonly paired it’s almost like mixing peanut butter and chocolate. The combination just works, it’s teaming up a classic with another. This gent has made exceedingly sure to keep his ‘chucks’ crisp and clean which adds to the casual yet classy finished product. Also note how he’s kept it simple with the colours of white & brown and topped it with the pop of a red lapel flower.
Sneaker & Suit Combo #3 – Seriously Sporty
I’m a massive fan of these chino style cotton suits. Casual enough to not have you look overdressed and stylish enough to wear for any smart occasion. Teaming it up with the New Balance trainers in a complementing colour is a stroke of genius. This ‘constantly on the way to the gym’ look doesn’t draw unnecessary attention to your sneakers but it does assist in extra speedy getaways.
Sneaker & Suit Combo #4 – Casual Cause
There’s two ways to interpret this idea: either he’s dressed down his suit or dressed up his Tee. Either way this is one look to keep in your arsenal as a go-to everyday/every night kinda outfit. It spans so many occasions and keeps you feeling exceptionally comfy at the same time. Notice the unadorned pure white plimsolls. Nothing ostentatious here.
Sneaker & Suit Combo #5 – Colour Camouflage
If you’re really trying to ‘sneak’ one in on your boss and not to draw too much attention to the fact that you’re getting away with sneakers, simply try colour matching. Not only does camouflaging your casual shoes with your outfit keep away disapproving eyes but it also helps to elongate your silhouette. If in doubt just go for black kicks, they tend to be more understated and unnoticed as white or contrasting colours.