Monday, April 12, 2010

#1182 Rocking the SNEANS

Photo: Katherine Lowe

The last three days I've been ridiculed, teased, taunted and shunned. Beaten, laughed at, foot tripped and bullied. All by my closest friends, family and collaborators. Why? Because I've gone back to my Jewish roots and taken style inspiration from the main man - Jerry Seinfeld (though let's face it, I bear a closer resemblance to Kramer). I've been rocking the SNEANS. Sneakers with jeans. If it's good enough for the American tourist, it's good enough for me.

Back in December I bought this super high tech pair of Asics running shoes. I had grand ideas of running every day, getting fit, keeping healthy. I went for one run and just about had an asthma attack. I spewed a little in my mouth. The shoes went back in the box and there they sat for four months... Until Saturday morning.

The day started like any other. Except for one small difference - my beige pants were in the wash. Since I've given all my other pants away (I'm looking at you Katherine), I was forced to wear jeans. Now, I have this thing with pants and shoes. I can't deal with the pants covering up any of the shoe. The dilemma is further enhanced by the fact that I only wear hitop Chucks. And whenever I wear jeans with Chucks, I always think how annoying it is that I have to roll them up so high. So this time I decided to change the shoes.

Alongside those golden days of style that were the Seinfeld glory years, I remembered the chunky Raf Simons trainers from Fall 2009/2010 and decided to channel them with my Asics.


I think it works, don't you?

Blazer: Crane Brothers
Sweater: Karen Walker for Swanndri
Jeans: Simon Miller
Sneakers: Asics

I LIKE YOU!

28 comments:

Emma said...

Nooooooooooooo

J said...

Aprils Fools Day was almost two weeks ago.

Jonny said...

Bahahahahahaha blarg!!

This is not right....

k said...

To be honest, I don't even mind how odd you look in your sneakers-jeans combo. In fact, I hope you stick with it. It means I can 'borrow' (ie. take and not give back for extended periods of time) your pants without feeling like I ever have to give them back.

PS: This is unrelated, but the beard is awesome! Why didn't you grow one sooner?!

Anonymous said...

get some dope kicks.. ditch the runners. kicks for kickin it. runners for running..

Sarah said...

No.
Just... no.

Serah said...

Its a bit too engineering student but you make it acceptable, but only just and only because the turn ups make it bearable.

Sophie Rose said...

Lets just say.. You're brave. Very.

Anonymous said...

you should move to Rotorua and become a mother

JJ said...

You're dead to me.

C├ęcille said...

i've been secretly doing doing this since i've gone back to uni but i make sure that no one that knows me sees me... it's soooo much more comfortable, and actually doesn't look so bad at first if you kinda squint whilst assessing the situation in the mirror, and then, it even actually grows on you :-|

Anonymous said...

AGREED! If you keep your catwalk stubble, nobody will be looking at your feet (I wouldn't!)

Leonie said...

Isaac. Pants can't touch shoes? Is that a little OCD? Do love your jacket, but.

Anonymous said...

Isaac. You are SO weird!

Jenn said...

bahahahahahaha! Hilariously awesome.......but no.

Tamakikat said...

Oh dear me no.

Pebbles Hooper said...

I think this alone could save mankind and unite the galaxy

Renuka said...

SNEANS is quite a good name but i prefer JJ's - Jeans and Joggers....as theres no chance of joggers sounding like cool shoes,where as sneakers could be all sorts of amazing shoes!!

You're a JJ and you should be ashamed of yourself!

fashion westie said...

Gave it a go at the old Pak n Save yesterday and rocked it!!! I like SNEANS and shall continue to SNEAN on a regular basis. Just watch those naysayers come around Isaac...peeps always rubbish stuff only to eat their words in the coming months. Clogs? No Socks? Texan Tuxedo? Dungarees? Jumpsuits? Beards?

Noelle said...

Dude, this is off the hook. You're channelling Melanie Griffith in Working Girl. Only one of my favourites EVER.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=odR6tGpZTis

Miss J said...

You look a little like a thin David Brent

Anonymous said...

vom

Anonymous said...

when hipster douchebag irony goes wrong

Anonymous said...

steve jobs in a few years?

James said...

This is just sooooooo WRONG! Sorry.

J.

Owelle said...

oh honey, no.

wendalls said...

roll down your jeans and it'll be sweet. : ) xx

Henk said...

I LOVE IT THIS IS LA MODE SPORT AND CLASSY THAT IS WAHTS COMING BUT PEOPLE DONT KNOW IT YET WHATS OUT AND IT WIL COME SNEAKERS ARE COMING IN FASHION