Lanvin’s sleek sneakers will smarten you up in an instant

When done appropriately the pairing of a suit with the right sneakers will make you feel and look smart and ultra-effortlessly chic. Because sneakers are the new go-to accessory to own.

A key theme on runways this season as models wore suit pants with leather sneakers in every catlwalk, this runway look is the easiest street style trick, at least according to Italy’s Instagram star Alessandro Squarzi, a man who got The Sartorialist’s Scott Schuman praising his fashion instinct numerous times. “I love that look” says Alessandro Squarzi of the suits and sneakers combo. “It can be quite difficult to pull off though. My advice would be to wear it very relaxed, maybe with a bandana round the neck and with a good quality T-shirt. If it has a little pocket even better, it makes the look more chic” he adds.

Ditching leather shoes at the weekend is a welcome way to remind your friends you’re wearing a suit to dinner out of choice, not because you can’t differentiate between socialising and networking. Patent Lanvin sneakers retain some of the finesse of a formal shoe, and, when worn with an understated shirt and tie, can be dressed up in a refined and contemporary manner. 

There are no strict rules when transforming your tailored suit for sporty chic yet, a two buttoned suit that is deconstructed and relaxed may be the best choice for a smart evolution. These patent Lanvin sneakers have the finesse of a leather shoe and the attitude of an urban lifestyle but do avoid being loud, opt for a suit in neutral colours and let this all-time classic sporty staples of the male wardrobe enjoy it’s victorious comeback from the runway to the streets and vice versa. 

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