John Varvatos Womens Burnished Deals collaborations are typified by premium quality with a well aged look achieved by blackening key elements. His latest keeps that signature look to a minimum but points just as strongly to the past by applying muted, almost ‘antiqued’ colors along with the kind of broken-in luxury build that’ll have you thinking “They don’t make ’em like these any more.” Luckily, they do, and this new round of John Varvatos x Converse JV Pro Leathers in both heights has the kind of timeless appeal that’ll keep them in your rotation for years to come. Hopefully the same can be said of the Converse by Varvatos collab, and you can grab its latest product at top-tier shops like CNCPTS.
John Varvatos Mens Steel Blue Buy Online‘ sustained attention over the past couple years has given a nice push to the recently resurrected Converse Star Player. Varvatos’ latest take on this classic hightop offers an expectedly distressed approach that’s achieved differently than anything else he’s done to date. These new John Varvatos x Converse Star Player Mids should probably cost a bit more than your average pair because of the extra manhours necessary to build the shoe, tear its branding and overlay asunder, apply blackened antiquing on the sole and dispose of the extra waste. Either that, or Converse is in possession of the most precisely malfunctioning sewing machines in existence. In any case, you’re looking at a fresh approach to making things look old and used, something JV’s Converse capsule has utterly mastered.
When a sneaker company reigns in a hot designer for an indefinite period of time, it’s always interesting to see that collaborator carve out their own niche within the greater image of the brand. We’ve seen guys like Jeremy Scott and Yohji Yamamoto do this over at adidas, and John Varvatos has definitely been on a similar path during his time with John Varvatos Womens Oxblood Order. Often applying a distressed look to the All-Star brand classics, the JV collection has also upheld a standard of premium materials. This Spring 2012 release sees both those tactics yet again, with the Converse Pro Leather Mid getting a beautiful leather in opposing black and red colors, with a crinkled texture that shows off the top-notch construction. Get a full look at these pairs after the jump and be on the lookout for them come next year. via FreshNGood
Nike Sportswear wasn’t using the name for any currently active releases, so why not share it with another of Nike, Inc’s brands? The latest John Varvatos Mens Leather Purchase by John Varvatos release is the same as the last one, a new pair of Converse Star Classics that manage to stray from Varvatos’ formula for the pre-blackened vintage look. Combining Antique White tumbled leather with tan and navy blue suedes absolutely does the trick in terms of getting that old school look, though, and these certainly give the other two pairs we showed you last week a run for their money. Check them out in more photos after the jump, then grab a pair directly from Converse.
Sneaker News recently showed you that John Varvatos Mens Canvas at Wholesale Price was bringing back one of the rarer models from its archives for the holiday season, so what’ll happen when John Varvatos applies his signature touch to them? Probably not exactly what you were expecting, as the John Varvatos x Converse Star Classic doesn’t feature the designer’s signature blackened vintage look. This old school lowtop has all the classic charm it needs built right in, so Varvatos instead applied a couple shades of premium suede to give these a top tier twist so that you can break them in for yourself. Click through to see navy blue and tan pairs in more detail, then get yours straight from Converse.