Converse by John Varvatos Spring 2009


From the casual distressing of the Slip-On Chucks to Crazy Laces and its 19 eyelets, cjvtee.jpg


Other minute adjustments, including light staining and tinting, printing on the reverse side and using a dremmel to grind edges, adds to the perfectly broken-in appearance.


But our newest favorite item to come from the partnership has to be the Bosey Boot, inspired by a utilitarian shoe from the Converse archives that's now in its second incarnation. The current version features a a lightweight, canvas upper that mimics the look of faded denim. Soles look similarly distressed with a paint treatment applied to the outsole and toecap that lends a rough-hewn look. The rustic appearance ends there however; the boot features haberdasher linings, pigskin footbeds and the choice of waxed or leather laces. Available in black or grey, the boots retail for $150 from Converse and are due out later this year.