Designer trainers – or sneakers as our American friends call them – are all the rage.
An elegant trainer will likely be one single colour – the more changes in colour, even subtle ones, and the more it risks losing its simplicity.
A classic mistake people make here is thinking that a black trainer will be smart. Because a black dress shoe is, right?
You don’t have to be a trainer obsessive, but look after your shoes. Wipe them down, keep them in a box. Even put shoe trees in them – it helps.
I know there will be purists out there that shudder at the very idea of trainers. I’m with you; I get it. We both share a love of tailoring, but around that tastes can be narrow or broad.
For everyone else, perhaps looking to experiment with sockless trainers under their cotton gabardine this summer, this is where to start.
(I will do a separate post also on the quality of trainers – how they are made and what makes quality in that market – at a later point also.)