By now you probably know how important it is to have a sharp white sneaker in your footwear rotation. They’re probably the most versatile casual shoe you can own. We’ve discussed other styles in the past, and in our latest edition of Worth It, we’re reviewing a new entrant in the minimal white sneaker game, the Low 1 from Oliver Cabell. Tune in and find out if we think these white sneakers are worth it!
Great Design – We loved the clean, minimal design and sleek profile. It has a nice shape that’s reminiscent of another one of our favorites, the Adidas Stan Smith, but with a bit slimmer profile.
Good Materials and Construction – We really liked the high-quality leather and solid construction.
Multiple Colors – We tested the white version but there are a bunch of other versatile color options too.
Good Price – While not cheap at $178, they do compare well to pricier options.
Squeaking – Our main issue with the shoes, and it was a big one, is that they are incredibly squeaky. We tried two different sizes and unfortunately couldn’t figure out what the issue was, but it was very distracting.
Ashley and Dorian: Not Worth It
While we loved the design and quality, ultimately the squeaking was so pronounced that we just couldn’t get on board.
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As we discussed in our Spring Essentials and our Budget-Friendly Chino Pants posts, chino pants are a major wardrobe key. Since we’re in prime chino pants season we thought we’d dive in on the all-new chino pants from our friends over at The Tie Bar. How do they stack up? Are they the best chino pants of 2019?
Extra special thanks to our friends at The Tie Bar for sponsoring this video! Don’t forget to check out our picks and outfit details below.
Materials & Construction
We really liked the stretch chino fabric which had a nice weight and thickness. They are available in 3 versatile colors and have a sharp, dressy feel. You should note that they are flat front but do come with a crease, which we actually didn’t mind since it added a slight slimming effect to the leg.
The Tie Bar chino pants come in a slim fit that’s trim but not tight. The thighs have a little bit of room and the leg has a nice taper down to the ankle. Overall, these would be a great fit for a range of body types from large to medium builds.
Like with all things Tie Bar, we felt these chinos were a great value for the money at $60 plus free shipping. They’re of high-quality and definitely compare favorably to a lot of the other chinos we see that are more expensive.
Denim Jacket (similar)
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In this Pick of the Week, Ashley and Dorian are sharing their latest pick to help you get organized, be more productive and crush your goals.
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We’ve talked about how important white sneakers are to your casual wardrobe. In our latest video, we compared 3 of our favorite white sneakers, Greats, Koio, and Common Projects, to find out which ones we liked best. They all have their pros and cons so tune in to the video to see which ones we liked best! Don’t forget to check out the special offer below from our friends at Koio.
- Clean, minimal design
- High-quality leather
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- Clean, minimal design
- High-quality leather
- Suede accent adds a unique touch
- Good value
- Classic design
- Lowest price
- Poor value
- Comfort / inside seam issues
We see a ton of bags, some good ones and plenty of bad ones, and finding a good-looking AND well-priced leather weekender bag can be super tough. We recently got a chance to check out one of the weekender bags from Beckett Simonon and we were so impressed we had to make it our Pick of the Week!
The bag features excellent leather quality, a solid build and a nice set of features, all at a great price. We loved the tan color but it also comes in a few other colorways. Make sure to check out the links below for all the options!
Tan Weekender Bag
Black Weekender Bag
Oxblood Weekender Bag
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Nvidia Grenchen Chronomaster (Vintage)
Now that we’re headed into Fall it’s about time you start thinking about your sweater rotation. While cashmere is expensive, it’s no longer just a true luxury item, and you can now find cashmere sweaters at multiple different price points. We get asked about cashmere sweaters a ton so we thought it was time we gave you our opinion on whether or not cashmere was worth it.
-Very light, soft, and warm. Cashmere is the ideal material for sweaters.
-They are extremely comfortable and layer easily.
-Have a nice finish that can be dressy or casual.
-Expensive to very expensive.
-Delicate and require extra care. Not as durable as merino wool or cotton versions.
-Cashmere sweaters now come at a huge range of price points so it can be tough to know the quality.
Ashley: Worth It
Dorian: Not Worth It
Rag & Bone
As I’ve mentioned before, solid white sneakers are a casual staple that no man should be without. Over the past few years the Nike for J.Crew Killshots have gotten very popular, so we wanted to discuss whether they’re actually worth the $100 price tag or not.
-Great, vintage/classic design.
-A versatile basic color scheme with blue, white and gray.
-I like the vintage look of the Nike logo back detail.
-The gum sole – I’m not a fan.
-Better looking alternatives available – they’re basically a white sneaker with a really weird colored sole that gets even worse as they get worn and dirty.
-Price is high relative to similar shoes.
Nike Killshot 2’s are not worth it.
Better alternatives to the Nike J.Crew Killshot 2
Nike Tennis Classic In White
Onitsuka Tiger GSM
Reebok Classic MEMT
Reebok Classic Club C 85
New Balance 288
New Balance 791
Adidas Stan Smith
Nike Blazer Low ID
We discussed the Adidas Stan Smith previously and now we’re back with another sneaker recommendation, this time it’s the well-known, and well-loved beauty, the Common Projects Achilles. But, are they worth a purchase if you’re looking for white sneakers? In this video, you’ll find out if the Common Projects Achilles is worth it!
Other White Sneaker Options:
Adidas Stan Smith