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Lonely and forgotten

Nope, they’re not Vans. Although these kicks do resemble a few of the Californian skate brand’s more recent embroidered drops. They’re actually by AMB, a brand that I believe are run out of Japan, with construction in Portugal.

Without wanting to sound like a ‘how to’ of dressing (before doing exactly that) using charismatic footwear to create the focal point of an otherwise uncomplicated get up, is a simple and timeless tactic. But it’s easily ballsed. This is not an excuse to deploy your old perforated, pointy brogues from Dune.

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Maybe try something like the ‘Aztec’ pattern here. Framed by a wide, parallel chino, they give me a middling level of feels. I mean, I’m not trying to start a wide chino and mildly interesting Vans-rip-off revolution here. I’m not that bothered either way. Being candid, it’s possible I’m slightly less interested writing this than you are reading it.

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So anyway, they’re £127.54 over at Digital Mountain. And doubtless, if I had them, right now, I’d probably bust them down the cafe for a bacon baguette and a latte. And when I got back, I’d notice that the soles were slightly less pristine. And over the next few weeks they’d get a knock here and a scuff there. Soon they’d be lonely and forgotten at the back of the shoe rack. While I poke about on Japanese websites looking for more trainers.

1 Comment so far

  1. Mr Brown

    Bag packed, new shoes on and a pair of those chino’s that lad in Peckham was banging on about and fuck me, yep, can’t get it… he’s clear forgotten where he was going.

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