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13-04-2013 04:09 PM
Paul Smith White Trainers - Yes/No?
Hi everyone, first thread. I'm 22 and recently I've been trying to update my wardrobe post-university and FashionBeans has been a great help! Anyways... I was bought these trainers as a present off of eBay recently. I've generally read that white trainers should be 'minimalist' or 'simplistic' and these definitely are not.
Then again I've read you can make a 'statement' with your footwear with brighter colours etc. I think these look quite cool by themselves but I'm not sure what exactly I'd wear them with or whether they'd be considered stylish at all.
I do like them but I kinda want to be able to wear them with confidence, if I should at all. Do you like them? What might you wear with them? Am I disappointing my brother and putting them back on eBay? lol
Last edited by topcat; 15-04-2013 at 11:30 PM.
15-04-2013 11:31 PM
[Bump] Just looked back at this thread to see it had gone all HTML messed up. So here's an edit. Hopefully it's fixed.
15-04-2013 11:55 PM
They are definitely interesting. They aren't hideous. They definitely are a statement piece. I think if you feel comfortable in them, try to rock it. I'd probably wear them with some slim indigo jeans and a t-shirt during the summer. You couldn't dress them up too much. A vest or tie would be too much in my opinion. Let us know what you end up doing!
16-04-2013 08:24 AM
They're ok, but not very versatile. I personally wouldn't wear them.
You'd be better off with something plain white like Vans or Converse, or some smarter leather ones.
16-04-2013 10:03 PM
I definitely agree they're not very versatile. I think I'd only wear them in a casual, chilled-out setting. Perhaps with some slim-fitting navy jeans/chinos and a plain block-colour t-shirt.
The other clothes you chose to wear with them would definitely have to be understated, I think.