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.

The Converse Essentials Collection will be available from September 29 at Size? and Converse