It’s a classic silhouette. Everyone on our staff has at one point or another owned a pair of Adidas Stan Smith sneakers. I got my first pair for free when we were looking through the stock of the store that would become re:fresh (baton rouge). They were a cloth fabric instead of leather with velcro straps instead of laces. I probably wore them twice before giving them away. I didn’t mind the velcro, so much as the color. I couldn’t do much with a sky blue Stan Smith.
2014 was the year of the Stan Smith, and adidas made sure it wasn’t hard to get your hands on a pair. Here’s a few example of Stan Smith’s from last year.
Pictured Above: The hundreds x adidas stan smith vulc “black pack”, raf simons x adidas stan smith, barneys new york x adidas stan smith, shigeki fujishiro x adidas consortium stan smith “play”
Obviously, adidas didn’t shy away from collaborating in 2014. We live in the collaboration world, but I wasn’t upset with the amount of collaborative Stan Smith released. I found myself considering a few different pair, such as the CNCPTS pair and the Barneys (or Dover Street) pair.
Instead, I bought one pair before last summer and I’ve beaten them into the ground in the 12 months that’s passed. You can view photos below of my current pair of Stan Smith, as well as photos and commentary from the rest of the staff.
Yes, I switched the laces on my sneakers. Originally I left the white laces on the sneakers, but once they were worn down a bit I needed something to give them new life. They infrared laces came with a pair of Pure Boost I have. I usually don’t swap laces and never use the additional laces that accompany most sneakers, but I was ecstatic to have these this time.
Straight up, to be completely honest with you, they look like designer sneakers. If you take the dots off the side of these, they look like designer sneakers. – Marty
pictured above : a bathing ape t-shirt (Pack of 2) $80 , John elliott + co. cast denim (coast wash) $275
this is pretty much my uniform. the colors go really well with my pink leather hat. – lu
LU IS WEARING A SHIRT FROM J. CREW ($75), PANTS FROM ZARA ($50), AND A LEATHER BASEBALL CAP BY AMERICAN APPAREL ($50).
And look, if our opinions and thoughts aren’t enough to persuade you to adding this all-time classic to your wardrobe, you could always just say you saw one of these guys wearing them. That’s usually the case anyway.
PHOTOS COURTESY OF NICEKICKS.COM, GOOGLE IMAGES.
Every season, there’s usually an item or two that everyone on our team can agree on. Sometimes it’s a jacket, sometimes it’s a pair of sneakers, so on and so forth. Most recently, we’ve all been able to agree on the A.P.C. Petit New Standard in Marine Blue.
Another picture, straight from A.P.C.’s website of a very unflattering fit of the pants above. Maybe that’s just my opinion, I don’t know. Let me assure you, the pants aren’t THAT tight.
I am a big A.P.C. fan, I’d admit that I have some bias, but I really like these pants and think they’re a great add for any wardrobe. They can be dressed up or down, worn to work or to just hang out. Personally, they’re my go-to “work” pants. The fit is slightly different than the VERY popular Petit New Standard denim, which is probably due to the difference in material composition. (These are made of Japanese cotton gabardine). The difference in fit falls in my favor, so no complaints from me. Can’t forget to mention the color. Really ill shade of blue on these pants. Photos don’t do them justice.
Below, you can read a few quotes from myself and the team regarding complimentary wardrobe staples that we’ve worn with the A.P.C. Petit New Standard.
PICTURED ABOVE : CASIO G-SHOCK FROGMAN (CIRCA 2006-2008) $650
“I can’t say I wear these Vans every day, but at least every other day. Some people like Chucks. I like Sk8-Hi’s. They gave these a bit of an upgrade in recent years and now they’re almost perfect. They really tone down the feel of these pants.” – Cody
“This hat is classic, can’t go wrong with a classic. Looks old, not flashy, just classic.” – Marty
Pictured above: Adidas Stan Smith UPDT $120, A.P.C. Petit New Standard Jeans $200, John Elliott + Co. Classic Crew T-Shirt $76, Raised by Wolves for Ebbetts Field Cap $40.
PICTURED ABOVE : LIKE SUSHI TEAM LOGO SNAPBACK CAP $36
pictured Below : Air Jordan 1 mid nouveau $130
“Color blocked and monochromatic outfits are my favorites. I enjoy mixing tints and hues of the same color.” – Wayne
PICTURED ABOVE : BSBCBU X JBF CUSTOMS OSTRICH CAP $285, JOHN ELLIOTT + CO CLASSIC CREW T-SHIRT $76, AIR JORDAN FUTURE $160
“When I’m at work, I like to be as comfortable as possible, yet stylish. I feel like John Elliott and A.P.C. are perfect when it comes to everyday wear.” – Frankie
There’s also an affinity for John Elliott + Co. basics amongst our team, but we’ll save that for another day. Shop A.P.C. and John Elliott + Co. in our online store.