Almost 100 years since its debut, Converse’s Chuck Taylor All Star remains timeless, iconic and forever on-trend. Attempting to distil the same longevity into its clothing, Converse is getting ready to launch an all-new range of sportswear staples.
Dubbed the Essentials Collection, the line-up includes T-shirts, zip-up and pull-over hoodies, sweatshirts, and joggers in five colours: heather grey, egret, obsidian, red and black.
Minimal enough to rival Converse’s Jack Purcell shoes, each piece is designed to look better with age, made from pre-washed premium cotton that fades and softens with wear. Meanwhile durable stitching, managed shrinkage fit and premium hardware like nickel zippers and rubberised eyelets ensures quality won’t suffer across a lifespan.
Our money for a classic of the future is on the pull-over hoodie, which has ribbed binding at the pockets and collar and features a sewn-in collar notch for additional stretch when pulling over the head as well as an inner phone pocket.