As the mercury rises leather straps an metal bracelets can get hot and tight, so switch it up for a lightweight fabric. Designed in Sweden, hand made in Portugal, and crafted in Italian suede. This rule applies to trainers, too. Team with dark jeans and a puffer jacket for a perfect winter look. We love the navy suede for an understated elegant look, and everyone knows that Tom Ford is never a bad.
Possibly the most casual of the bunch, but with a heavyweight name attached to them in order to ensure that nobody will ever consider you to be dressed-down. Team with dark jeans and a puffer jacket for a perfect winter look.
Nobody could accuse you of being inappropriately dressed for work in these sneakers. They have been crafted from butter-soft suede, lined with warm and fluffy shearling and the laces are knitted from fine cashmere.
Over at GJ, we love Mr. Porter Online for easy, premium online shopping. And these trainers are available exclusively through their website, designed as the shoes that would be compulsory if Mr. Designed in Sweden, hand made in Portugal, and crafted in Italian suede.
These trainers are a classic quarter top style and offer durability, and extreme comfort with several layers of cushioning. Perfect for the gentleman who spends his day on his feet as opposed to behind a desk. A top tip here: CQP sneakers are only available in full sizes. If you normally wear a half size, buy a pair half a size smaller than usual. We like these for a slightly different look.
These nappa leather kicks by Barcelona-based fashion giant Mango are handmade in Spain and will bring a Catalonian kick to your plates of meat. The bespoke shoemaker has welded the traditional double monkstrap to a classic trainer sole unit, resulting in a surprisingly solid kick for the best of both worlds.
Inspired by a Canadian, made by an American, worn all over the world — the Converse Jack Purcell is a modern classic. Once the go-to shoe of emo pop bands, the slip-on sneaker is now a firm sartorial stablemate. Able to dress down a full suit sans tie , these smooth black leather examples from headliner brand Common Projects hit all the right notes. Just give a quick treatment spray and get ready for sweet dreams. Luckily, this update from heritage shoemaker Grenson combines the comfort of the sports style with the craftsmanship of a luxury loafer — making them an ace addition to a smart-casual wardrobe.
French style is revered globally for one reason — simplicity. The contrast elastic vamp gives this otherwise minimal design a flash of colour that can be tied into smart navy trousers. This rule applies to trainers, too. Less Boys In Blue, more natty in navy. Sure, Kenzo is known for the roar of its loud Tiger motif, but the Parisian brand does also offers subtler pieces. The Tennix trainers typify laid-back-luxury with quality calf leather and tonal branding.
Iterations in pigskin and nubuck offer a subtle pivot from the classic model, yet remain firm smart-casual friendly choices.
With the ability to roll over from smart to casual with ease, these clean white kicks are best in show material. All-black is a safe yet impactful look, but it pays to work in a twist now and then.
Men’s Smart-Casual Trainers. Trainers aren’t the usual shoe you think of when looking for smart-casual footwear. Normally designated for the most casual of outfits and events, the humble trainer has come on a long way since its inception. GJ has curated a list of the best smart trainers on the market right now, to ensure that your footwear strikes the perfect ‘smasual’ tone. Smart-casual: two words every man dreads to hear. In a bid to combat dress code confusion, we’ve selected some of the trainers that’ll work whatever the occasion from the likes of Adidas.