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First of all, you don’t have to break the bank to look trendy and feel comfortable.
With summer right around the corner, I don’t know about you but I’m ready to slide into some new white sneakers!
While Wall Street and most boardrooms may not be ready for sneakers yet, there are many industries and workplaces today where they are accepted — and when worn correctly, they not only look cool but they can also add a level of sophistication.
It’s important to avoid the “Peter Pan Syndrome” though — when you reach 40+ you may not want to appear like you’re competing with your high school or college-age son.
However, if you’re that guy who’s been rocking Chuck Taylors since college, then by all means stay true to yourself.
Below you will find some examples of affordable all white sneakers and ways that you can successfully (and with confidence!) incorporate them into your wardrobe.
First, let’s start with what to wear with white sneakers in a professional setting…
Business Attire That Works Well With All White Sneakers
Here’s how to wear white sneakers with a suit:
- A navy or tan cotton poplin suit, paired with a classic 3-button polo or a long sleeve pastel-colored button down gingham check.
- A classic seersucker from Haspel in a light blue, tan, or gray is a fun summer option as well.
Here are some ideas for wearing white sneakers with a blazer:
- A classic navy solid in lightweight hopsack wool or cotton poplin can give you many cool casual options.
- Wear red, green, white, pink, gray, or sky blue chinos.
- Choose a simple high-quality white tee, 3-button polo, or a festive multi stripe button down long sleeve shirt.
The Coolest White Sneakers For Men
Which sneakers are the best?
These 2 are my personal preference to wear with suits, blazers, and sport coats:
- Converse Jack Purcell classic low top canvas sneakers
- K-Swiss Surf ‘n Turf Heritage canvas white sneakers
I feel that those are a little more refined and sophisticated for a sneaker.
When it comes to streetwear — such as jeans and your favorite graphic tee or chinos and your well-worn button down oxford — these are the best casual all white sneakers for men:
The Bottom Line…
To keep your canvas sneakers clean, I recommend following these steps.
I have personally used both methods, and while both work well — I have always preferred to machine wash my canvas all-white sneakers.
I’ve been in the men’s clothing business since 1991. My specialty is custom-tailored suits and shirts, as well as men’s accessories.