While in the past DNA Footwear has carried only the “Converse by John Varvatos” series, for the first time in DNA history we’re stocking select footwear options from both the Varvatos U.S.A and LUXE collections.
Coming from the Motor City, it’s no wonder John Varvatos draws inspiration from legends like Iggy Pop, Alice Copper and many others. Like most (if not all) that hails from the JV camp, high quality and craftsmanship are a must and that continues to be a standard for their Fall and Winter 2014 offerings. The John Varvatos Gibbons boots start the collection with a serious bang. Part of the USA series, the boots feature a smooth crimson leather build with gusseted tongue sitting on a lug style sole with stacked heel. Other details include gun metal colored grommet, lace hooks and waxed flat laces.
A simple spin on an essential piece of means footwear, and really the perfect work to weekend pair, the Hipster Chukka – as dubbed by John Varvartos is build using a soft pebbled leather upper sitting on a stacked heel. Less was the way to go with the Chukka, and while JV can be over the top sometimes (see the Converse by JV collection) they kept it seriously classy here.
The following two pairs are much less weekend warrior and much more business professional. Both oxford-style shoes boast premium leather build constructions. The first – a Derby (the more traditional of the two) features a standard lacing system with great black-to-brown gradient upper. Closing out the collection is a Monk style shoe, which features a black upper with double strap enclose system complete with silver buckles.
The entire John Varvatos Fall/Winter collection is available now via our webshop.