Monday, March 2, 2015


"You're still in your winter outfit?," comments a magazine person when she saw me at the Converse Spring 2015 Press Preview held at Whitespace last February 10. I was wearing this trench coat over a different outfit. My initial thought was, "Oh man, I need to have a snappy comeback!"

A couple of things went through my head. Actually, several. First was, "What? I'm not in New York?!" and the other one, "So, you moonlight as a weather forecaster now? But of course, being the gentleman that I am, I told her the truth. "I'm feeling under the weather." And it was chilly that night. I had the perfect excuse.

You know what else redeemed me in that situation? I was wearing my Jack Purcells. If I was wearing Uggs or worse, ski boots, then I could've given her the permission to shoot me right on the hed. But I wasn't. Converse has always been my go-to-brand of sneakers if I want to dress down an otherwise dressy outfit. Think a tuxedo + a black low-top Chucks. Classic and I must say, iconic eh?
Burton trench coat
Topman chinos
Converse Chuck Taylors
It's versatile, too! You can actually pair all these shoes below with the outfit above and still, it won't even scream winter! I love my chucks.
Converse Chuck Taylor All Star hi-top and low-top SRP: Php2,090
You know what else I love?The Converse All Star Footwear Collaborations from the Spring 2015 collections!

Converse Chuck Taylor All Star Andy Warhol
Hailed as the preeminent American artist of the 20th century, Andy Warhol challenged the world to see art differently. To him, Converse sneakers were not only a subject for painting but a canvas as well; customizing his own Chuck Taylor All Star sneakers with silk screens in his studio. An iconic visionary who inspires rebels and artists everywhere, Warhol's legacy lives on through his artwork and his non-profit The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts.
Converse Chuck Taylor All Star Andy Warhol SRP: Php3,250 - Php3,510
Available colors: Natural, White, Black, Ocean, Black/Casino, White/Casino, White/Black
Converse Chuck Taylor All Star Missoni
This season, Converse Chuck Taylor All Star Missoni embraces two different graphical and executional elements that run through the collection. New this season, the iconic Missoni print will also be available on the Chuck Taylor All Star Lux, a fashion-forward elevated silhouette with an internal wedge. Styles shimmer with metallic thread detailing woven through the classic Missoni signature zig-zag design, while others are treated on a deconstructed canvas then washed for a worn in effect.
Converse Chuck Taylor All Star Missoni SRP: Php3,510 - Php3,900
Available colors: Ocean, Egret, Blue, Periwinkle, Carnival
Also available: Converse by John Varvatos in Black/Oxblood, Silver SRP: Php6,950

And then, there's the Converse Jack Purcell Signature Collection.

But let's save that for a different entry.

About Converse
Converse Inc., based in N. Andover, Massachusetts, is a wholly owned subsidiary of NIKE, Inc. Established in 1908, the Converse brand has built a reputation as “America’s Original Sports Company”™ and has been associated with a rich heritage of legendary sneaker such as the Chuck Taylor® All Star® sneaker, the Jack Purcell® sneaker and the One Star® sneaker. Today, Converse offers a diverse portfolio including men's, women's and children’s footwear, apparel and accessories. Converse product is sold globally by retailers in over 160 countries and through 87 company-owned retail locations in the U.S. For more information, visit Converse on the web at

1 comment:

  1. How I wish we can wear coats all year round.. Nice chucks!