$1,800 Thom Browne x Converse Sneakers
Impish cutting edge men's designer Thom Browne has collaborated with classic sports shoe brand Converse on a limited edition pair of patchwork grosgrain ribbon sneakers. The quirky take on Converse's iconic canvas Jack Purcell model sells for $1,800 at so-hip-it-hurts Parisian boutique Colette. A pair of original canvas Jack Purcells, designed in 1935 by the badminton champ of the same name, runs about $40. The red, white and blue patchwork ribbon motif was used by Browne for one of his characteristically loopy men's suits in his spring fashion show. Men's style expert Alan Flusser, who called out President Obama's dodgy inauguration ball tuxedo, has dubbed Browne's out-there designs "irresponsible."
Gallery: Converse by Thom Browne