We have seen Grosgrain in clothing and shoes before, and we have seen woven sneakers before. But trust Thom Browne, master of the subversive avant garde, to bring all these elements together in one. New from him is a woven, silk grosgrain sneaker shoe.
At a first glance, the bold sneaker with Thom Browne's signature tricolor stripe looks like just that, a tennis sneaker. But a closer look exposes the brogue like detail on the toe, adding a note of formality and transforming this into a hybrid sneaker shoe.
The shoes are available now, but sadly, such excellence does not come cheap. They will cost willing consumers £850 per pair.