The brand taps Sir Tom Baker for a new capsule line.

As it approaches its 40th anniversary, the celebrations surrounding punk culture are a diverse bunch, much like the individuals who partook in its initial explosion. The BFI has commemorated it on film, Vivienne Westwood and Malcom McClaren’s son Joe Corré has confirmed plans to burn his entire (£5 million) archive, and several fashion labels have similarly tapped the genre.

Perhaps one of the more apt commercial offerings, on account of its history as a sartorial fixture within multiple subcultures, Converse this week drops a new capsule collection inspired by the movement.

Part collaboration with the English tailor Sir Tom Baker – Savile Row educated, his clients include Robert Plant, John Cooper Clarke and Glen Matlock – the new line-up is comprised of a Baker designed sneaker boasting a croc flock printed upper, while elsewhere the monochrome theme extends to a white boot and mohair doused shoe.


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