As you already know I am a Converse addict and love the shoes private line designed by John Varvatos for this company, all priced under $80.00. Then I received this picture of a new Hi-Tops model that John Varvatos is selling direct. Love at first sight till’ I read the price. $250.00. I understand that John Varvatos has big bills at his fabulous 315 Bowery, New york, NY store installed in the location of former iconic rock club CBGB (hope you have been there during its 30-year run).
But still quite “over the top” in these times of “buy only what you need”. So, for this price, what do you get? A limited edition, Nappa leather upper with leather weave along eyelet and tongue. Bowery NYC branded outsole. rawhide laces. pinstripe lining and a stained outsole because as you know, it’s very expensive to look so cheap. Anyway, if you are in New York City, at least visit the store full of vintage clothing, CBGB memorabilia, vinyl records, and 70’s audio equipment, of course sold alongside Varvatos’ latest fashions. His website rocks, too.