Pairing sneakers with suit may seem like a fashion crime, but as we’ve detailed our How to Wear Sneakers with Suits post, it’s just another way to give your suit more versatility and to change up your wardrobe. Here are five sneakers that can be paired and matched with suits. When we chose these sneakers, the assumption is you already have a decent suit in place, if not, read our Top 10 tips on how to choose a suit. Once you’ve got your suit in place, the sneakers are the accessory, and these sneakers should be seen as such.
Another criteria we measured these sneakers against is how wearable they are with other pieces in your wardrobe. What you’ll find is these sneakers can be easily paired with denim jeans or shorts.
Lanvin Suede and Patent-Leather Sneakers – Made from suede and patent leather, these Lanvin sneakers are more upmarket and can be worn with lighter colour suits – think pastels and light grey. It would also work with chambray suits in blue since the suede give its a tactile look.
Adidas Originals Mesh Superstar 80s Sneakers – The classic Adidas sneaker revamped and polished for 2013. The nylon mesh means these sneakers are lightweight and breathable – perfect for the warmer months. Try this with cropped suit pants in navy, black or other dark colours to show them off.
Raf Simons White & Blue leather Low Top Space Sneakers – Best with grey, light blue or navy suits. Navy pinstripes suit would also compliment the electric blue. Stick to a slim cut, two or one-button suit.
Common Projects White Leather Achilles Low-Top Sneakers – Wearable with suits of various colours as long as the sneakers are kept clean. Will look great with dark coloured suits, like grey, forest green, black and blue. Pairing it with a pinstripe suit with cropped suit pants would also work.
DSquared2 White Striped Leather Bottalato Sneakers – For men who want to try something different. The splash of red is a great way to add some colour into your Spring wardrobe. Wear it with monochrome suits to accentuate the colours.