Tuesday, April 27, 2010
Debate: Jack Goes Sailing
The classic white sneaker has gone through quite a few facelifts in its storied existence and the Jack Purcell is no stranger to this. Its latest reincarnation comes in the form of a boatshoe now available from Converse for $70. The debate aspect of all this obviously comes from the fact that I am on the fence about these. Part of me thinks the JP should not be messed with, but at the same time I think this could also be a pretty sweet alternative to, say, a pair of Sperry Bahamas or Seamates (a whole different debate in itself). I have no idea how much boating Jack actually did in his lifetime so can't say for sure how he would feel about the most recent addition to his footwear canon. Should Jack go sailing or keep his feet dry?