Street Style: ‘Lived in’ Converse Chuck Taylor’s

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With Converse encouraging people to ‘Get Dirty’ and dropping their Well Worn collection lately, we decided to hit the streets of London’s Soho and do our first Street Style focusing on people who represent that traditional ‘lived in’ approach to Chuck Taylor’s.

You’d be hard pushed to walk 100 feet in certain parts of London and not see a beaten pair of Chuck Taylor’s. For this piece we wanted to see how the particularly well dressed young gents were styling their old-faithfuls, hence why we headed to the twisting streets of Soho.

It was interesting to see the mix of different people and different approaches to wearing a pair of Chucks, showcasing the sneakers versatility – a large factor of why it has remained a classic since it’s inception in 1917. In the sneaker world, there’s only a very few who can brag that they look good both box fresh and beaten to the ground, maybe even improving with age like a fine wine, but the Chuck Taylor has every right to brag about this achievement, and that’s what we’re celebrating here.

The Converse Well Worn Chuck Taylor collection is available now in-store and online from Office. Keep an eye on the site for an in-depth review coming soon, as well as more street styles in the future.

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Name: Antonio
Age: 22
From: London

Antonio’s look relies heavily on layering, allowing him to keep warm in this cold weather without bulking up in a heavy jacket. A well selected mixture of greys and blacks keeps things interesting and stops the layering from looking over complicated, while the red Converse Chuck Taylor’s are allowed to pop in comparison. A couple of rings and a long thin necklace finish off this look with style.

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Name: Taz
Age: 34
From: South London

Taz has opted for keeping warm and representing the knitwear without looking like a Michelin Man. A well used scarf and fur lined hat are brought up a sartorial notch with the addition of some thin framed glasses. Black denim and a crisp mac give this look a timeless smartness, while the fingerless knitted gloves and less common green Converse Chuck Taylor’s complete the looks character.

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Name: Alberto
Age: 26
From: Italy

Alberto has opted for a classic smart/casual approach with fitted jeans and an on-trend suede bomber jacket. The use of a tartan scarf shown just enough keeps this look from being too plain and compliments the tartan shirt poking out from under the jacket. White Converse Chuck Taylor’s finish this look off with a timeless approach to style and highlights the classic nature of the jacket.

Alex Synamatix

One of three co-founders at THE DAILY STREET, Alex is our Editor-in-Chief, overseeing all TDS activity. Outside of TDS, Alex is a respected creative in his own right, from art directing club nights (comm•une) to consulting for some of the largest global brands.

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