Gargoyles

Roshe Flyknit-42The skies in my city have been real grey lately. Rain and hailstorms every other day. It is not fun being stuck indoors when you’ve got all these wonderful clothes to stunt. But hey, rain clouds are quite unpredictable. Never know when the sky just clears. Stepping out real quick and don’t know what to wear? Here’s a simple, easy outfit that you can throw on in no time.

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Washed denim may have been an 80’s staple, yet stays relevant to this day. There is something amazing about stone washed denim. Maybe its the rough-looking texture that feels soft to the touch. Maybe its the vintage appeal. Who knows? Just put it on. You can wear the hell out of denim without thinking twice.

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Sweatpants are the new jeans they said. This made me think about what the world was coming to, until I got myself a pair to try out this ‘jogger’ phenomenon. And I have been converted. Cuffed sweatpants aka Joggers are super comfy and can be worn just like a pair of jeans. Of course I won’t be throwing out all my jeans anytime soon, but joggers have found their place in my wardrobe. For sneakerheads, they are optimal for showing off shoes! Just make sure that they are cut slim and are cuffed, lest you end up looking like a soccer dad. These particular examples from      Forever 21 have moto detailing at the knees that really sets them apart. Look for interesting details that speak to you, in all the clothes you wear.Roshe Flyknit-44

We come to the most important part of this outfit, the shoes of course! These are Nike Roshe One Flyknits. You can find a full review of the shoe and some interesting details about Nike’s Flyknit technology in yesterday’s post here. Since the rest of this outfit is not loud, it is wise to wear statement shoes that immediately take the outfit up a few notches on the swagger scale. The Roshes are light and comfy and you will not want to take them off your feet, which goes with the overall laid-back tone of the outfit itself. Also with that beautiful knit upper, they are sure to turn heads wherever you go.
Roshe Flyknit-47Scowling at fences is fun. So there you have it, some easy streetwear. I wouldn’t recommend sweatpants for work just yet but they work great everywhere else, as long as the rest of your outfit doesn’t look sloppy, with a nice pair of clean kicks laced up.

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Denim shirt from Topman

Joggers from Forever 21

Nike Roshe One Flyknits from Myntra.com

Pictures by Lily Dechamma.

Nike Roshe One ‘Flyknit’

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Welcome back to Sneaker Sundays! Last week we had a look at the AJ1, a sneaker that changed the game back in 1984. Today we take a look at something much newer, the Nike Roshe One Flyknit. Seen here in the Wolf Grey/Sequoia colorway, this sneaker is guaranteed to turn heads. But there is much more to this pair than just looks, as you will see soon.

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The Air Jordan I

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Sneaker Sunday! Welcome to the new Sneaker section on the blog, where I will talk about sneakers old, new and upcoming and try to drop from kick knowledge on all of you who wish to know about these beautiful things that adorn our extremities. So to start with I’ve picked one of the most special shoes to be worn by any human being (If Jordan is human, that is) ever- The Air Jordan I.

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In 1984, Nike signed Michael Jordan, who was an unproven NBA rookie fresh out of college and had the $65 Jordan I designed for him by Peter Moore, in a black/red colorway to match his Chicago Bulls uniform. That was a big risk for Nike to take, which paid off beautifully and formed what is now a legacy. Michael’s rookie campaign resulted in an All-Star appearance, a Rookie of the Year award and he led the Bulls to the playoffs after a four-year drought. And these shoes were the first to come in what has become the biggest basketball brand in the world.

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The first Air Jordan shoe, unlike its successors, was based on the then popular Nike shoes like the Dunks, the Air Force I and the Terminator. The Air Jordan I features a Nike Air unit for heel cushioning, padded foam ankle collars for additional protection, a perforated toe and a toe overlay for added lockdown which was very important for fast moving players like Jordan. The AJ I retro re-issues featured here have the Jumpman logo on the tongue but OG shoes come with the Nike Air logo.

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Though the AJ I lacked any significant or game changing tech, the colors, in a world of white basketball sneakers, and its cultural significance made it a classic that is widely coveted by sneakerheads everywhere to this day. It is also the only shoe to feature the ball and wings Air Jordan logo, which was also sketched by Peter Moore. Some original retro AJ1s can fetch up to a thousand dollars in online auctions today, and rare shoes like the Black/Metallic Gold AJ1, of which only 12 were made can fetch up to 25,000 dollars. That also happens to be my favorite colorway, and I will never own a pair. Why would anyone in their right minds pay so much for some simple pieces of leather stitched together? History and beautiful design, that’s why. Take 10 popular sneakers today and tell me you don’t find design cues from the AJ I in there. You can’t.

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And that’s a wrap from Sneaker Sundays for this week. Coming next is something new, polarizingly new.

The Air Jordan 1 is available on Myntra.com.

Pictures by Uday Shanker.

Big props to Nandith for letting me shoot this shoe and being a patient model.