Common Project

This collaboration is almost 15 years old from the former V magazine art director Peter Poopat and brand consultant Flavio Girolami. They have many other lines of fashion, including women's wear, but it all started with the men's shoes, specifically the Achilles. Emblazoned on each shoe is a 10 digit number describing the model number and size. These shoes are a chic alternative to a new basic; they are clean and basic sneakers. It’s a coup they pulled off designing shoes that both elevate and pay homage to familiar silhouettes, stripping away the details to let the pared-down shapes speak for themselves. They come in a variety of colors for those that are less boring than me, so choose your personal style.