The white sneaker has graduated from grade school. According to the New York Times, these classic kicks were a recurring trend at this month’s men’s fashion weeks, all the way from the models’ feet down to the front-row audience.

White Sneakers for Men

Image via the New York Times

But unlike grade school? These are white leather, not canvas. And they’re a whole lot more versatile. In Milan, Giorgio Armani’s menswear collection, “Echoes of Armani,” showed them with classic, tailored suits. Also, Gucci’s collection paired white sneakers with every color, pattern, and type of suit. London’s Alexander McQueen put a modern twist on this happening trend with printed graphic suits, combining British tailoring with an urban approach.

Off the runways? The white sneaker adds a more finished and tailored look than your everyday running sneaker. Josh Peskowitz, the men’s fashion director at Bloomingdale’s, claims he’s “been wearing them a lot more than expected.” He rocks them with formal suits and everyday outfits, on both sunny and rainy days. Jian DeLeon, the deputy style editor at Complex, even went so far as to pair a plaid suit with white sneakers out to the ballet (how bold).

Feel free to wear them with (almost) anything in your closet, from casual Friday to lazy Sunday. But for how long? I guess we’ll just have to wait and see if white is here to stay.

Read more on the New York Times.

By Natasha Iwanow, Copy Intern

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June 26, 2014

This week, Los Angeles–based menswear designer Asher Levine stirred up the Fashion Week runways by sending models out in – wait for it – giant rubber bat wings. But it looks like his bag of tricks doesn’t end there. Levine’s next line? Each piece will contain a microchip that’s linked to your cell phone. So, when you’ve dropped trou and just can’t seem to figure out where they’ve run off to, you can call them and they’ll beep until found.

Next up: geolocatable gym socks.

By Joanna Berliner, Editor 

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February 12, 2014

It looks like the ultra preppy aren’t the only ones rocking the popped collar these days. Thanks to street-style photos by Nam of STREETFSN, we’ve been seeing the trend at both Paris and Milan Fashion Weeks.

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Photo via hypebeast.com

Although a popped collar brings the cotton polo shirt to mind, that isn’t what’s happening here. Instead, street-style photos show the collar of a button-front shirt strategically poking out from under a turtleneck sweater or a crewneck sweatshirt with a tied handkerchief.

Is it a clever way of beating the winter chill? Or is it just a passing trend that looks uncomfortably snug around the neckline? We’ll just have to wait and see.

Read more about Fashion Week’s popped-collar trend here.

By Christine Mitchell, Staff Writer

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February 7, 2014

 
London, Milan, and Paris have concluded their Fall/Winter 2014 menswear shows – and there are a few things I am excited about. And a few I’m not so sure about, too. Here’s a look at both.

The Menswear Report 2014
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January 25, 2014