Sneakerheads, Here’s Why Suit Pants Should Be Your Next Cop

Sneakerheads have more choices than ever before and generally that’s something that’s great for the #culture today.

But often it’s not so straightforward to pick out bottoms that will complement your kicks, especially when the landscape runs the full gamut from timeless tennis styles like the adidas “Calabasas” Powerphase to futuristic shoes like the Nike VaporMax. Usually, our first instinct is to pull out a reliable pair of jeans, and then cuff them or pin-roll them if we don’t love the fit at first.

For a little while, the go-to solution for everyone was jogger pants, championed by Publish Brand but subsequently produced by everyone from Zara to Balmain. Featuring a ribbed ankle collar that looks great with almost any sneaker, one could argue this silhouette, and the trend it inspired, became so prevalent that people inevitably became bored with it.

In the meantime, sneakerheads have lazily tried pin-rolling, and tucking their socks into their pants, which is only slightly less embarrassing than tucking your shirt into your underwear.

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In our street style sets from around the world, you’ve probably seen people like Nick Wooster and Eugene Tong who have been killing this look for years, as well as other cool but slightly intimidating style combinations (customized and distressed denim, or draping bell-bottoms) that are difficult to pull off, unless you’re a big-time fashionista. While those fashion week galleries do serve as a source as inspiration for daily fits, here’s another suggestion:

Cop a pair of suit pants.

Not some khakis or chinos, not Dickies or Carhartt, but some proper pleated trousers. You probably won’t find these in your neighborhood sneaker boutique, and they’re not something you should buy online without trying on first, but a nice pair of suit pants can accentuate your kicks in a strong way.

Of course this is a look for all ages, and there are many young sneakerheads pushing the culture forward, but for those of us around the corner from 30, the ability to produce a smart look from your arsenal is very key.

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Inspired by urban living and the often-requisite commute to work, years ago New York City brand Outlier sort of pioneered the idea of office-ready trousers that stand up to cycling to an office job day-in-day-out. They still remain a strong choice today, and we recommend copping when they’re in stock.

Alternatively, while being designed with less raw function, Scandinavian brands like Acne Studios and Our Legacy always have trousers on hand that will strongly accentuate what’s in your sneaker closet. Stores like Uniqlo or H&M stock men’s suiting as well.

I mean, CEOs and corporate players have even found a way to rock kicks with office attire. Nike’s Mark Parker isn’t doing too bad either tbh.

Not only will a bit of quick tailoring give you the perfect length, but suit pants add a nice veneer to nearly any sneaker, elevating mostly anything from YEEZYs to Vans. Not to sound too much like the guy from those Men’s Wearhouse commercials, but…

I just don’t want to see another pair of pin-rolled jeans on Instagram.

Check out some recommendations below, courtesy of Highsnobiety‘s curated shopping channel What Drops Now.


Us young people need to get our political shit together

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Right, let’s get real. Today is May 21, you’ve been vaguely aware of the upcoming general election on June 8 for a few weeks, but you’ve been putting off the remarkably easy task of registering to vote.

Well, maybe not you, but definitely someone you know if you’re a young person. The Electoral Commission have warned that 30 per cent of under 34s who are eligible to vote are not registered. There are approximately seven…

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Watch Lana Del Rey debut latest track from ‘Lust for Life’


That Lana Del Rey is a modern incarnation of Kate Bush gone mainstream was never more evident than during her afternoon set at KROQ Weenie Roast Y Fiesta (an oddly-named annual music festival in LA), when she debuted her new track – reportedly called “Cherry”.

Del Rey had initially teased the track on Instagram during rehearsals for the festival, and sang “Cherry” alongside her

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Kyle MacLachlan on the return of Twin Peaks


“Some of your friends are here,” said the Man From Another Place, his cadence warped by a reversal of time. Agent Dale Cooper was seated in the Red Room, a purgatorial waiting area between two netherworld lodges, one good, one evil. The spirit of Laura Palmer appeared. “I’ll see you in 25 years,” she said. Then her irises rolled white and she let out a

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The 10 Best Sneaker Photos on Instagram This Week

We’re back with a selection of highlights from our series showcasing some of the best sneaker photos we came across on Instagram this week. By now, “floating” kicks and shots of shoes precariously dangling off buildings have become commonplace, but remain worth a look when done right.

Whether it’s a glimpse at the latest hype release, something super rare, or simply a stunning shot of a more common pair, we’re looking to bring you a look into how the creative community captures their favorite footwear, as well as highlighting some of Instagram’s biggest sneakerheads. In this week’s roundup we are treated to a new look at the recently released Supreme x Nike Air More Uptempo silhouette, a pair of murdered-out UltraBOOSTs, with one user reminding us why new, white sneakers are still the best thing ever.

Without further ado, here are ten of the best sneakers photos from this week.


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The Nike Air Max 1 Jewel gets the back for 2017.

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10 of the Best Nike Sneakers Under $100 & Where to Buy Them

Although we’d recommend that every sneakerhead should own a couple pairs of investment sneakers, not every new cop has to break the bank. Most of your favorite brands are still offering heat for any budget. We’ve rounded up some of the best Nike sneakers under $100. Check out the best ones below.

This basketball sneaker was originally released as a high-top in 1973, but has since been repositioned as a lifestyle shoe, and a skate shoe as part of the Nike SB catalog.

Initially part of Nike’s ACG line, the Air Zoom Albis boasts a rugged design with durable mudguard and functional, hiking-style laces.

Another model from Nike’s archive, the Bruin originally dropped in 1972, but now exists as a lifestyle shoe and skate shoe, similarly to the Blazer.

As the name implies, the lace-free Sock Dart features a sock-like fit and adjustable strap closure over the forefoot. The shoe’s modern design belies the fact that it was originally released in 2004.

By far one of Nike SB’s most successful signature models, Stefan Janoski’s eponymous shoe is treated with a floral-themed release, perfect for summer weather.

From Nike’s running catalog, this Lunar-equipped running shoe is equipped with an engineered mesh upper and Flywire support.

A mid-top take on the Air Force 1, this version features an ankle strap, and is pictured above in a black-on-black colorway.

A classic among classics, the Air Force 1 Low originally dropped in 1982 as a basketball sneaker, and today is seen as one of the most revered Nike shoes of all time. The white-on-white colorway is one that should be in everyone’s sneaker collection.

The Cortez was one of the first-ever shoes to be created by Nike founders Bill Bowerman and Phil Knight. Originally a performance running sneaker, today the shoe is available in a variety of colors.

Another take on the Nike Blazer, this SB version features velcro straps and a subtle Nike Swoosh.

Now see our choices for the best timeless sneakers out there, and where you can buy them.


Raf Simons & adidas Originals Drop New Footwear for FW18

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Brand: Raf Simons x adidas Originals

Model: Ozweego II, New Runner, and Stan Smith

Key Features:

Release Date: FW18

Price: 280 EUR (approx $314 USD) – 390 EUR (approx $437 USD)

Availability: VRNTS

Editor’s Notes: New models and colorways from the ongoing Raf Simons x adidas collaboration are currently available for pre-odering. Of note, we see new colorways of the so-called New Runner, which features a classic canvas upper and juxtaposing trail sole unit. Also don’t miss our choices for the best adidas of the year so far.

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This is what it’s like to have black heritage but look white


Being white-passing – a person of colour with black, Asian or another ethnic minority heritage who most people assume is white – is a topic ripe for exploration. It gets to the core of why the concept of race is inherently flawed, but also forces us to remember the very real pressures that society puts upon people to fit their racial identity into neat boxes.

Two is a…

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