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As we all start to put away our Birks and flip flops from our very casual summer, let’s revisit an old casual favorite for fall: Converse.
I keep seeing images of Kamala Harris in her Chucks and smiling; she apparently has a large collection. It’s a great bit of personality for the campaign trail. While I worried at one point that I was “too old” for them, it’s been interesting to see how everyone is like “YEP GEN X,” which makes me feel right at home wearing them. (Apparently because she was born in 1964 there was a debate whether she was more of a Boomer or GenX person.) Years ago I switched from stark black to dark gray Chucks instead… but maybe it’s time to go back to good old black Chucks.
If you haven’t bought a pair in a while, now is a great time to revisit them — they alleged improved the comfort back in 2015. These knit slip-on versions also look really nice, and note that there’s also an All Star 70s Ox version that has allegedly more cushioning and better materials (but requires a slight breaking in period). The pictured classics, All Star Core Ox, have a 5-star rating at Zappos with 5,600 reviews (!).
You can also get them at Nordstrom. Amazon/ShopBop have an incredibly extensive collection of what looks like special edition Chucks “for him,” — but they’ve always been a unisex style (women’s size 8 = men’s 10, approximately) so if you see one you like I’d get it.
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Workwear Sales of Note (10/21/20):
- LOFT – Extra 70% off all sale styles
- J.Crew – 30% off your purchase plus 50% off wear-now styles
- Saks Fifth Avenue – Fall Sale: Up to 40% off
- Neiman Marcus – Fall Sale: Up to 40% off
- Boden – 15% off plus free shipping
Reader Favorites on Sale:
- Tumi on sale, up to 30% off!
- Aquatalia boots on sale, some down to $225
- Caslon joggers on sale for $35-$38
- (I’m always on the hunt for these — some great belts for dresses on sale!)
Psst: We’ve actually had a conversation about what your weekend sneakers say about you if you want to check it out!