The Sneaker Comes of Age — New York Times Fashion & Style piece on the rise of the sneaker with suits, at work, on the red carpet, at the ballet. As big as the fall of wearing hats when President Kennedy decided to show more head hair and less sculpted fabric? Equivalent to the rise of jeans away from western work clothes to high priced fashion statements? Bonus track: sidebar of men’s fashion reviewers discussing the trend.
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