I've always really really loved the items that Gelline has in her closet, especially those for the colder months of the year. Her style as we've seen in the past is very classic - with a twist. I like to think that her closet is one part Blair Waldorf and 2 parts Astrid Leong (for those of you who have read Kevin Kwan's novel). The result is subtle, chic and simply Gelline.
1) The biggest trend to supposedly seep out of men's fashion in the last five years, with origins in black/hood culture
2) What makes you rate a guy based on his face and kicks subsequently
A little background before we dive in. There is more that gives sneaker culture depth and diversity, but that's a discussion for another time. At the present moment sneakers occupy a huge part of our collective psyche as a society in the west. Limited edition releases, releases and general restocks have come to the forefront of my mind in the last three years. This is a two part series where I talk to two of guys I know who are killing the game, and have shifted how I see shoes. These guys are very normal, they are not so called fashion insiders, every shoe you see them wear has been earned; not through connections per se but through hard work, planning and saving. Below you will find my candid conversation with Christian on how he sees sneaker culture as a whole as well as his part in it.
Let's dive in.