Cole Haan X Nike

cole haan lunargrand leather collection

I TEND TO BE VERY SKEPTIC about reinventing the classics. For me, a tux is a tux (let’s say Ralph Lauren), a black stiletto is a black stiletto (let’s say Louboutin), a trench-coat is a trench-coat (let’s say Burberry), a pair of jeans is a pair of jeans (let’s say Levi’s), right? Of course there are other brands that make them, some of them even do it well and much cheaper, but these are still the references. I’m usually very strict about this matter but, as for everything in life, there are exceptions and this time New York’s Cole Haan got the best out of me. Because a full-brogue should be a full-brogue (let’s say Crockett & Jones) if it wasn’t for LunarGrands, a surprisingly balanced mix of a brogue’s top with Nike’s Lunarlon cushioning. And they did it for girls, too. Guess what? I love them.

EU TENDO A SER MUITO CÉPTICA quando o assunto é reinventar os clássicos. Para mim, um smoking é um smoking (digamos, Ralph Lauren), uns stilettos pretos são uns stilettos pretos (digamos, Louboutin), uma gabardine é uma gabardine (digamos, Burberry), uns jeans são uns jeans (digamos, Levi’s), certo? Haverá outras marcas que os fazem, até bem e mais barato, mas estes são as referências. Sou normalmente muito firme neste ponto, mas, como em tudo na vida, de vez em quando surgem excepções. Desta vez a marca Nova Iorquina Cole Haan ganhou. Porque um full-brogue seria um full-brogue (digamos, Crockett & Jones) se não fossem os LunarGrands, uma mistura surpreendentemente equilibrada entre a parte de cima de um brogue e a sola Lunarlon da Nike (isso mesmo, a dos ténis). E fizeram para meninas também. Eu admito, adoro.

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