Common Projects Sneakers


Finally bit the bullet on a pair of Common Projects sneakers that I have been lusting after. Common Projects is a collaboration between designers Flavio Girolami and Prathan Poopat.  The brand was launched in 2004 and started with a single shoe design that the founders were laser focused on to create a luxury sneaker with a sleek and clean aesthetic. There in was the birth of the Achillies, Common Projects’ most popular style.  Top notch nappa leather, made in Italy, it has a cult following with sneakerheads.  With comfort like this, who needs dress shoes!  I purchased this pair from Revolve Clothing.

Nike Lunar Force 1 Duckboot Leather Sneakers

These kicks by Nike are a definite winner in my book – stylish, comfortable and weather proof.  I purchased them from Mr Porter online where the customer experience is always superb!


Here are some pictures I took after unpacking them from the box.

IMG_9397The leather on the boots is supple and the striped laces are a nice touch.

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Overall they have a rugged quality similar to what you would expect with a hiking boot.  The rubber soles are perfect for inclement weather where I live in Chicago.


Perfect with slim sweatpants or denim.

What Polar Vertex?

It’s been a beautiful week in Southern California …


Time for a coffee break …

IMG_8980Back to the ocean view in Laguna …

IMG_8979Sorry about the Polar Vertex my friends elsewhere in the United States.  Stay warm and have a great weekend!

Gucci 1953 Houndstooth Loafers

Another fabulous version of the iconic 1953 Gucci loafer in houndstooth …

IMG_6164Sported here with Dockers Alpha camo chinos.