Street Style Sneakers & Suits

If there were something that I was going to endorse, it would probably be something like sneakers
- Justin Timberlake


All photos by Nudio Studio


There's always a fine line between the cool and the ridiculous.
A t-shirt, pair of jeans and sneakers always work together well and the same can be said of a suit worn with clean leather shoes.

Then there are the so-called 'trend-setters' who try to wear both of the aforementioned styles at once - most teaming suits with a pair of chunky style trainers like New Balance 574s, and although I like both, I don't necessarily think that they should be worn at the same time - It only evokes images of the stereotypical office worker speed walking through a crowded city on his way to work. However there is a simple way of marrying both styles together.

Your best option is to try and balance out the weight of your outfit. For example; if you're going to wear a chunkier style of shoe then it's a good idea to try and add more bulk to the top half of your outfit. The other option is to find a sneaker with sleek and sophisticated lines, the holy grail of the sports shoe world. To put it into layman's terms, you might have to take a good look around before you find the perfect pair.

Over the last few months I've had the chance to meet with a few Australian labels, testing out their shoes for quality, style and durability. One of the first brands that I was in contact with was the Melbourne based leather company, Nudio Studio - who first came to my attention when they ranked me as the number one Melbourne menswear style influencer on Instagram (Thank you kindly!).

Nudio Studio invited me to take a look at their collection and this pair of 
sneakers really stood out. They're super streamlined and remind me of the weightless Lanvin trainer. Pairing them up with a suit or smart trouser and jacket worked perfectly and kept the look of my ensemble clean, not to mention the price is pretty amazing. These shoes are a nubuck leather upper with a clean vulcanized sole. There's no extra padding and no unnecessary finishings and they work perfectly with my wardrobe.





Polo by Hermen Menswear
Gilet by River Island
Sneakers by Nudio Studio