Label Love: Vans Sneakers

Gentlemen, if there’s one thing I’ve noticed since moving to LA, it’s the lack of originality I see in most men’s wardrobes. Granted, LA dudes have a bit more style than the average Midwesterner, but how couldn’t they considering the wide array of options. Is it so tough to say… wear a little color? maybe add an accessory? Seriously, the first guy that sparks my interest and has some style, might just win my heart. Fellas, as I’m sure you know, shoes are the FIRST things chics notice. So why settle for sub-par? Since most guys I know can’t splurge on the really good stuff {i.e. Pierre Hardy, Balenciaga, and so on} Vans is a great option for the stylish dude on a budget. They’ve come a long way since they’re classic slip-on. Here are a few favorites:

      

Textile/Super Suede Alomar, $75 via vans.com

 Sk8-Hi Reissue, available July 1st via vans.com

Leather Cobern, $85 via vans.com

      

Suede/Textile Bedford, $70 via vans.com

Suede/Canvas Larkin, $65 via vans.com